50 years ago, 1963: The Vatican announced that Pope John XXIII had passed away. The Pope's stout heart gave up after a long and dramatic duel with death. The 81-year-old Pontiff, called "Pope of unity and peace" described himself as serenely ready, "going sweetly toward the end."
25 years ago, 1988: A semi-tractor trailer collided with an Ohio Edison utility pole on Milan Avenue in Norwalk, leaving 1,800 customers without power. The truck driver was making a delivery to Schild's IGA when a bolt of lightening momentarily blinded him, causing him to hit the pole.
10 years ago, 2003: Marconi's Restaurant, Huron, celebrated its 40th year of business. The restaurant began in 1963 by Italian-born Salvatore Martello, in a 50-seat breakfast spot and coffee shop. It eventually grew into a 120-seat full-service restaurant serving fine Italian meals, operated by Martello's son Carlo.