While doing research for this piece, I stumbled on this caveat — Ashtabula also had a Playboy centerfold!
In the March 1960 issue of the magazine, Sally Sarell, born in Ashtabula in 1938, was the Playmate of the Month.
At the time, she was 5-foot-7 and 126 pounds and her measurements were 37-24-36. Her photographs that appeared in the magazine were shot by Louis Capuccine.
I have not been able to discover is Sally, an Ohio State graduate, is still alive, so if anyone out there in Loyal Readerland has knowledge of her or members of her family, please contact me at the email address that appears below.
By the way, happy birthday, Sally — she will turn 75 on Tuesday.
McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.