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You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Hollie Newton • May 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Four Huron women presented a bill "for firemen's wages" to City Council with the complaint that the fire chief failed to call out the department for a fire near their homes on Stedman Street. Two of the women, Mrs. Lily Evans and Miss Vera Perry said "When the women of the town have to put out the fires, then they should be paid the same as the men." Council decided to investigate the matter.

25 years ago, 1988: Sue Everhart, senior at Sandusky High School, was awarded the Gold Award at the Erie Shores Girl Scout Council. The Gold Award was the highest award given in Girl Scouting.

10 years ago, 2003: Gov. Bob Taft raised Ohio's terror alert one level to orange, or high, after President Bush did the same thing for the national threat level. State troopers increased patrols around Ohio's largest cities and increased security at state buildings throughout the state. This was the fourth time Ohio was at the orange alert level.

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