50 years ago, 1957: First Lieutenant Robert Sampsell, Fremont, parachuted safely when his F-100D Super Sabreget caught fire, the Air Force said. Sampsell, 27, was trying to land his disabled plane at the Chaumont Air Base in France when the fire broke out. He ejected from the plane and landed with only minor bruises.
25 years ago, 1982: Macy's Midwest officials confirmed it -- they're closing their Sandusky store June 12 and shutting the doors on what had been a downtown shopping attraction for 33 years. About 20 store employees will lose their jobs, while the city loses the largest department store in the downtown area plus the income taxes Macy's workers paid.
10 years ago, 1997: The developer of a Native American artifact manufacturing company purchased almost five acres in Ottawa County's Lake Winds Industrial Park, with plans to create 50 jobs within a year and more than 100 after that. Dajago Inc. owner Lloyd Victor Jugo, Huron Township, closed the deal Tuesday with the county commissioners, paying $73,050 for 4.87 acres.