50 years ago, 1963: In order to eliminate the fluctuating level of Sandusky Bay, an engineering study was started to investigate the feasibility of damming the bay mouth. Besides the dam, which would run from Cedar Point to Bay Point peninsula, proponents proposed two sets of locks, a short one for pleasure boats and a half-mile one for freighters.
25 years ago, 1988: The country was saddened by the news that James Jordan, who as "Fibber McGee" amused millions of radio listeners every Tuesday night for 14 years with his tall tales, died in his home in California.
10 years ago, 2003: Mortgage rates around the country fell again due to worry about ongoing war in Iraq. The average interest rate on a fixed rate 30-year mortgage dropped to 5.79 percent, from 5.91 percent the week before, reported Freddie Mac.