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Some things never change

Hollie Newton • Jun 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Oran Wilson was named chairman of the action committee of the Central Business District Advisory Committee to improve Sandusky's run-down waterfront area. Plans included a mall shopping area on Columbus Avenue, one-way traffic restrictions, and tearing down some buildings to make way for off-street parking lots.

10 years ago, 2003: During an emergency meeting Sandusky commissioners approved entering contracts that would give the city the option to buy the Tricor and Keller buildings. With the one-year option the city secured exclusive rights to purchase the Shoreline Drive and Water Street properties that were part of its grand plan to redevelop the waterfront.

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