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Roll Out the Barrel

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

50 years ago, 1963: Congress approved the principle that women should be paid the same wages as men for equal work, and it was close to becoming the law of the land. It took 16 years of plugging to get the recognition of simple justice, Asst. Secretary of Labor Esther Peterson commented after House passage of the equal pay bill.

25 years ago, 1988: The turn-of-the century Colonial Building on Put-in-Bay, which housed the Beer Barrel Saloon, Colonial Department Store, and Island General Food Market went up in flames. An explosion blamed on a loose propane pipe ignited the large two-story building which burned to the ground in less than an hour.

10 years ago, 2003: A 44-year-old Chicago man accused of getting drunk and causing a ruckus was kicked off an Amtrak train in Huron. Amtrak officials stopped the train, bound for Washington D.C., at the Norfolk Southern crossing on Main Street and escorted the man off the train and left him with Huron Police.

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