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Girl friend drove tow truck for drunk boy friend, chief alleges

The Press celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Once a month until the end of the year, I will take you on a short trip through The Press archives.

The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10 year increments. Enjoy the trip.

August 2002
News: The Toledo Area Metroparks received nearly $1 million from the State of Ohio to purchase 300 acres for the Pearson Park expansion.

Dave Gallaher, Northwood council president, said the community was nearing its goal of raising $25,000 for a monument to honor the city’s military veterans.

Sports: Tom Matchick, a Woodville resident, recalled his six-year major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Matchick was a utility infielder for the 1968 World Series Champions.

Ashlee Warren, a Gibsonburg native and senior at the University of Notre Dame, was named second-team All-American in women’s rowing.

Matt Rivera of Oregon won a bronze medal in The Jiu Jitsu World Championships held in Rio de Janeiro.

Price check: Olney Market sold two-gallons of Ruggles Premium Ice Cream for $7.00; Welles Bowen listed a one-story brick home with 3-bedrooms, 3-full-baths and a 3-car garage on Wynn Road in Oregon across from Pearson Park for $269,900; Lee Williams sold t-bone and porterhouse steaks for $5.99 lb.

Hot then, gone today: River East Economic Revitalization Corporation, East Toledo; GenTec Computers, Genoa; Reflections of the Past, Woodville.

August 1992
News: The Oregon Chamber of Commerce surveyed 82 business leaders and concluded the best way to spur economic development was to develop a city-wide sense of cooperation and build a new Maumee River crossing.

Robert Skilliter, Genoa mayor, said the village will convert the former hardware store on Main Street into a senior center.

George Hyland, retired Genoa businessman and former owner of Superior Wire & Metal Specialties, was featured in a Press story by Scott Carpenter who updated readers on Hyland’s invention--the Jog-a-Dog, a treadmill for dogs.

Sports: Keith Diebler, athletic director at Gibsonburg High School, said the school will drop golf because of a lack of numbers.

Roller hockey was the newest rage at the Fun Spot in Oregon.

Price check: MidAm Bank advertised an adjustable rate mortgage for 6.375 APR.

Hot then, gone today: Suburban Motors, Northwood; Merle Norman Cosmetics, Woodville Mall; Doc’s Tuxedos, Northwood.

August 1982
News: Oregon City Council debated which firms it would grant a license for towing services. Police Chief Dennis Sheets cautioned council about their choice. He said, “I’ve seen people licensed…totally destroy vehicles at the scenes of accidents or scenes of an arrest. I saw people come to the scene where they were too drunk (to drive), so they got their girlfriend to drive the wrecker, and they pushed a brand new car off the road down an embankment.”

University of Toledo anthropologists continued their excavation of a burial mound along the shores of Lake Erie. The site was radio-carbon dated between 500 and 600 A.D., according to project director Dr. David Stothers. He stated the site was occupied by the first farmers in the Great Lakes area—the Riviere au Vase people of the Younge culture, an Iroquois speaking group.

Dr. David Cottrell, superintendent of Northwood Schools, resigned to take the top job at Newark City Schools in Southern Ohio. His new salary: $49,500.

Dennis Kayden, director of business technology at Terra Technical College in Fremont, said word processors will replace the typewriter because you can make additions, deletions and transpose copy blocks while eliminating tedious retyping. Word processors can also automatically proof-read copy.

Price check: Spurgeon Chevrolet sold a 1982 Chevy diesel pick-up for $9,195; Dunn Chevy Olds sold a 1982 Olds Omega for $8,539. Video Computer World on Woodville Road sold an Atari 800 Home Computer for $899.95.

Hot then, gone today: First Lady Styling Salon, Woodville Mall; Health Mart Discount Drugs, Oregon; The Batch Plant, Millbury, Portage Valley Interiors, Oak Harbor.

August 1972
News: William Paulsen, Oak Harbor police chief, purchased a camera to use in police cars to film motorists suspected of driving while intoxicated. The chief said the equipment would help eliminate “court tie-ups” due to the back-log of DUI cases.

Genoa Police Officers Craig Emahiser, Kenneth Leist, Walter Reed and Sgt. Gary Truman said they were “astounded” by a statement made by Genoa Mayor William Peloquin that there was dissension among the police ranks.

Mayor Peloquin alleged the department was falling apart since the resignation of Police Chief Thomas Muck.

The officers criticized The Suburban Press for its one-sided coverage. Rick Hemmer, Press general manager, called for the hiring of a new chief from out of town, “One who has had experience in leadership, a man with knowledge of police science…a chief who can take hold with a firm hand.”

Deanna Dunn, a drama and music major at Bowling Green State University and a Genoa resident, was chosen Holiday Rambler Queen at the travel trailer club’s rally in Berwick, Nova Scotia.

Sonny James, Jeannie C. Riley and Grand Pa Jones highlighted entertainment at the Lucas County Fair.

Price check: Elmore Cleaners charged 75 cents each to clean trousers, slacks and shirts; Myers “A” Station Restaurant at Rts. 20 & 51 advertised an all-you-can-eat roast chicken dinner for $2.45.




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