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Village bans drug paraphernalia; grocers saw meat shortage

The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10-year increments. Enjoy the trip through the pages of The Press.

February, 2004

News: A painting, once part of a collection entitled European Sojourn and worth an estimated $5,000, took a strange sojourn through “The Nickel.”

The painting “Indulgence,” was reported stolen from Gumbo’s Bayou Grille, a Tom Cousino restaurant located at The Docks in East Toledo. A city worker conducting a litter sweep in the International Park parking lot picked it up thinking it was a piece of cardboard. When he saw what it was he took it back to the city shop and eventually to his East Toledo home. A month later, after reading an article about the painting in The Press, he contacted Cousino and returned the painting.

The artwork depicted a monk selling Indulgences and was pa

Steve Conine's painting, "Indulgence".

inted by East Toledo artist Steve Conine.

Larry Dillin, president of Dillin Development Corporation, announced plans to include two high-rise residential buildings in his $325 million plans for the Marina District

Sports: Scott Bergman, a Woodmore grad and a three-year starter at Bluffton College, carried a 13.3 point-per-game scoring average which ranked him second in scoring for the Beavers.

Genoa’s Nicole Nissen scored her 1,000 point, only the fourth girls’ basketball player in school history to do so.

Carmen Amenta’s Waite wrestlers won their third Toledo City League title in five years. The team was led by Kyle Holliday, Jamie Cummins and Antonio Ramirez.

Dick Heller’s Oak Harbor girl cagers were undefeated at 20-0 and ranked second in Ohio. They were led by Jeanne Osborne, Tabitha Goetz, Megan Bodnar and Jen Moor.

Price check: The Village Pub in Millbury sold a large three-item pizza for $9.99.

Hot then, gone now: Robert’s Catering & Banquet Hall, Millbury.

February, 1994

News: The Dodge Viper RT/10 made an appearance at the Woodville Mall Auto Show co-sponsored by The Press. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds and had a top speed of 165 mph.

The Eastern Maumee Bay Committee launched its search for the first annual Prism Awards, a local initiative to honor excellence in local businesses and organizations.  

Sports: Mike Ditka, the winning coach of The Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, was announced as the speaker at Cardinal Stritch’s first Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner.

Carey Fouty, a Cardinal Stritch grad, averaged 8 points and 7 rebounds a game for coach Jim Welling and his Owens Express basketball team during their quest for a third consecutive Junior College Athletic Association Division II Championship.

Price check: Tank’s Meats sold rib-eye steaks for $4.99 lb.

Hot then, gone now: Oregon Cyclery, Oregon.

February, 1984

News: The Village of Gibsonburg passed an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, possession and sale of drug paraphernalia. Specifically targeted were pipes, water pipes, carburetion devices, smoking masks, roach clips, cocaine spoons, vials and syringes.

Eleven contestants vied for the title of Miss Glass Capital at a beauty pageant scheduled at the Playdium Ball Room on Front Street in E. Toledo.

Sports: Coach Melissa Chase and her Eastwood Eagles girl basketball team were 13-0. Terri Poggemeyer led the team averaging 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game.

Dr. Robert Culver, D.O., Clay High physician for football and wrestling, was inducted into the Ohio High School Hall of Fame.

The Northwood wrestling team, coached by Frank Cianciola, had a 22-dual match win streak over three years.

Price check: Blanton’s Carry-Out in Walbridge sold two-liter Coke or Pepsi for $1.29 each.

Hot then, gone now: Kash & Karry Warehouse Market in the Woodville Mall.

February, 1974

News: Local grocery stores were concerned supply lines would be disrupted when independent truck drivers threatened to stay on strike. The truckers wanted the Interstate Commerce Commission to allow a rate increase to cover the rising cost of diesel fuel. “There’s no guarantee of meat,” Ray Dierker of Kazmaier’s in Walbridge commented. Other grocers expected shortages in poultry and frozen foods.

Sports: Harold Potter, Clay baseball coach, was inducted into the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame. He led the Eagles to 13 championships.

Genoa beat Elmwood and Woodmore to move to 13-1 and a fifth place ranking in the state basketball poll. Jeff Shaneck and Harlan Niehaus led the team to the victories. Ron Hammye, a 6’10” senior, led the team in scoring averaging 18.9 points per game.

Price check: Veh & Son sold La-Z-Boys from $149.95.

Hot then, gone now: Mayberry Tire, Elmore.

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