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Too Sleazy to Debate

Hollie Newton • Oct 16, 2013 at 7:20 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Huron police instituted a new program in which letters were mailed to parents informing them of misconduct on the part of their child.Chief Wargo said acts of unruliness at sports events, disregard for bicycle safety and swimming rules might warrant a letter.

25 years ago, 1988: Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, closed the door for any debates with Republican Senate nominee George Voinovich, saying the Cleveland mayor forfeited any debates with his "negative and mean-spirited campaign of smears, sleaze and gutter tactics."

10 years ago, 2003: Defunct cookie company Wisteria Hill Farms, did not garner a single bid at the Erie County Sheriff's Office auction. The property was appraised at $150,000 with 10 percent due at time of sale. In 2002 the bakery laid off more than 30 full-time workers due to poor sales.

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