50 years ago, 1963: J. Edgar Hoover, in his 40th year as FBI director, cautioned the nation that it faced "a tragic breakdown of law and order" unless crime was curbed. Hoover said serious crime increased by 114 percent since 1950. One major cause was public apathy toward law enforcement.
25 years ago, 1988: Four Sandusky residents found they couldn't dodge old parking tickets forever. Officers caught up with them and charged them with failure to pay. Of the four, one had 25 back tickets, one had 19, one 15 and one had 7 tickets. Each offense cost $10. All were to appear in Sandusky Municipal Court.