Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Stanley J. Sliwa has been made a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Cohen and Lombardo, P.C., which he joined in 1991. He heads the firm’s Products Liability, Toxic Tort and Municipal Liability departments. A 1979 graduate of Rutgers Law School, Mr. Sliwa is a 1976 graduate of SUNY Fredonia and a 1972 alumnus of Dunkirk High School. He is the son of Stanley and Celine Sliwa of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Gail P. Gibson, 38, of Perrysburg narrowly escaped serious injury when her car slid off the road and plunged 50 feet down a ravine near Route 39 this morning. She attempted to get help by sounding the car’s horn but passing vehicles failed to see the car, which had landed at the bottom of the ravine. After managing to get out of the car even though the doors were blocked by snow, she climbed out of the ravine to the roadway. She flagged down a passing motorist who took her to Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda where she was treated and released.

Forty years ago – 1974

Popular recording artist Billy Preston and his group will appear in Dods Hall at Fredonia State University College. Larry Graham, the former bass player with Sly and the Family Stone, will open the event.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Jerome P. Wasag, a 29-year-old Dunkirk native, will be named Dunkirk city engineer at a special meeting of the Common Council. Mr. Wasag is the proprietor of the Lake Shore Sporting Goods store.