50 years ago, 1957: Non-teaching personnel of the Sandusky City Schools system would go under individual contracts. The board of education meeting approved the form of such contracts. The contract procedure, involving 45 persons here, was required by provisions of a recently enacted state law. While only the 45 were involved, it would go to 75 or 78 percent when cafeterias at the downtown Junior High School, the present Junior High School and the new building go into operation in the fall.
25 years ago, 1982: Sandusky took the first step toward joining a group of northwestern Ohio communities which intend to negotiate uniform natural gas rates with Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc. City commissioners ordered legislation by which Sandusky would join the "North Central Consortium." Final action on the ordinance was scheduled for the following week.
10 years ago, 1997: The ice had long melted and boats had started bringing tourists to Put-In-Bay. Local leaders were worrying about whether they would have enough water to get them through the summer. Water problems plagued South Bass Island the previous summer with the biggest water shortage taking place after the July 4 weekend. "We're going to keep an eye on it," Put-In-Bay Mayor John Blatt said, "If we get low, we're going to start hauling."