Flashback Friday to 1987 in Sylvania, Ohio

Travel back in time to March, 1987, when the Sylvania Herald published their annual "Progress Report," featuring all your favorites like Lindau's, Comstock's, The Chalet, and more.

Scroll down and remember what was going on back then in Sylvania, in Ohio, and around the world...

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In March of 1987, The Sylvania Herald publishes their annual "Progress Report," painting a rosy picture of Sylvania businesses, schools, parks & recreation, and more.  Also occurring that year in Sylvania, in Ohio, and around the world:

  • By October 4, the temperature in Sylvania dips below freezing to 28 degrees. It will also dip down to 28 on Halloween.

  • A contest is held for Sylvania junior high students to come up with a name for the new mini-park at the corner of Main & Maplewood.   "Maplewood Square" becomes the official name.

  • A "Teen Center" opens in the old post office building on Main Street.

  • Judge M. Scott Ramey is first elected Presiding Judge of the Sylvania Municipal Court.

  • Laura Bigelow, who will later become administrative assistant to Sylvania Mayor Craig Stough, graduates from Sylvania Northview High School.

  • The mayor of Sylvania is James Seney, the law director is Carl Dorcas, and Chief David Drake heads up the Sylvania Township Fire Department.  Gerald Sobb is the chief of police.

  • Donna Owens is the mayor of Toledo. Dick Celeste is the governor of Ohio.

  • In Toledo, an unidentified body, "Jane Doe 1987," is found in an alley off Collingwood.  The deceased woman, estimated to be between 16 and 21 years old, is never identified, and to this day her death and identity remain an unsolved mystery.

  • U.S. 223 is realigned to end in Sylvania at Monroe Street from its previous end in downtown Toledo. 

  • The U.S. Supreme Court rules the Rotary Clubs must admit women.

  • Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  • NY Giants win the Super Bowl, and Minnesota wins the World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3.

  • “Platoon” wins an Oscar, “Thirtysomething” and The Simpsons debut on T.V., and Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” is in bookstores.

  • Steve Winwood wins a Grammy for “Higher Love.”

  • Prozac is first approved for use.

  • Alissa Cziny, Maria Sharapova, Blake Lively, Evan Rachel Wood, Hilary Duff, Zac Efron, and Elizabeth Smart are born.

  • Liberace, Andy Warhol, Danny Kaye, Woody Hayes, Dean Martin, and Maria von Trapp die. 

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