50 years ago, 1963: The National Engineering Co., Cleveland, was awarded the construction contract for the four-tenths of a mile bridge linking Erie and Ottawa Counties as part of the Sandusky bypass project. The bridge would be the final step in completing the bypass. Completion date was Nov. 30, 1965.
25 years ago, 1988: Former Attorney General John Mitchell, died of a heart attack at 75. He wanted to be "a fat and prosperous Wall Street lawyer" but wound up a disbarred common criminal jailed in President Nixon's Watergate scandal.
10 years ago, 2003: After resisting for more than a year, former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay agreed to surrender personal and corporate records that could be used for criminal and civil investigations in the pursuit of charges against him.