From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Apparently so:

The national championship game between Ohio State and Florida is putting a struggling Lake Erie town trying to reinvent itself back in the spotlight.

Gators coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman are natives of Ashtabula, a city of 21,000 people about 60 miles east of Cleveland.

I, too, have a personal tie to Ashtabula. My mother grew up in a house right on the lake there, and in fact went to the same High School as Urban Meyer, albeit a number of years earlier. My grandfather […]

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