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Stop the Quackery

Hollie Newton • Mar 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1964: Noting that mail frauds filch millions from the public each year and are increasing, Postmaster Arthur G. Laimer warned Sanduskians to beware when responding to offers "too good to be true." Laimer said the Postal Service was pushing a strong drive against quackery by mail.

25 years ago, 1989: The deteriorated state of the Sandusky Fire Department's buildings and equipment called for about $6 million in repairs and replacements over the next five years, a committee from the fire department reported to the City Commission.

10 years ago, 2004: Ohio State University sold the names, phone numbers and addresses of all 358,000 alumni to a credit card company. It also granted exclusive rights to on-campus solicitations to MBNA in 2002. The seven-year deal was worth $1.3 million a year. 

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