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The Nostalgia Highway: A man makes the Martha Stewart Show
The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10 year increments. Enjoy the trip.
The Northwood Plan Commission derailed a proposal by Turner Vault to build a crematorium on property the company owns at Andrus and Tracy Roads. The commission stated the use didn’t comply with the site’s M-2 heavy industrial zoning.
The Martha Stewart Christmas Show featured Paul Drake’s home on Holly Drive in Oregon. Drake spent an estimated 90 to 100 hours to string his 60, 275 lights across his home and yard.
Gone: Remember these businesses which are no longer with us: Mel Berman’s Restaurant and Golden Jade, Oregon; Realty World, Properties by Blair, Elmore; and Cavalear Realty, Toledo.
The owner of the Clay Center Bowling Alley accused village police of harassing his patrons by running radar and unnecessary license plate checks.
Marcy Kaptur, Ninth District Congresswoman, wrote in a letter to the editor that the Federal Government’s only interest in purchasing the Howard Farms property along Lake Erie was to preserve wetland habitat.
Nearly 2,000 people packed the Woodmore gym to welcome home Colonel Tom Henricks, the Woodmore grad and astronaut who piloted the NASA Shuttle Atlantis.
John Donegan was sworn in as Northwood’s mayor, having defeated incumbent John Hageman in the November election.
Dick Kandik, Clay High baseball coach, was inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. At the time, his 17-year-record at Clay stood at 341-127 and included a state championship.
The Clay hockey team, under the direction of Jim Gramza, won the Metro Hockey League with a record of 15-2.
Ray Grob, an outdoors columnist for the Press for eight years, retired. He averaged 240 slide-show presentations a year to schools and organizations regaling them with his adventures around the world.
Gone: Remember these—Martin Jeweler, East Toledo; The Grapevine, Curtice; Herman’s IGA, Gibsonburg; and Blue Chip Auto Parts, Northwood.
Bette Buffington led a drive to raise funds for playgrounds at Camper and Brunner elementary schools in Genoa.
Coy Elementary School in Oregon reopened after being closed for six-months for a $1.1 million renovation.
Tanks Meats in Elmore was selling pork chops at $1.69 lb and Red Carpet Mohon Realty offered 11 homes for sale at 11 to 13 percent interest.
Gone: King Liquidators, Northwood; Weizer Furniture, East Toledo; The Original Pancake House, Oregon; Reeder Appliance, Elmore; Giant Food Warehouse, Northwood.
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