Sisyphus from Greek mythology figured into Norwalk Mayor Sue Lesch's 2009 year in review address Tuesday.
Sisyphus' destiny was to "push a boulder up a mountain each day, with it inevitably rolling back down," Lesch said. She added that the next day he had to start all over.
Last year was the year of Sisyphus in Norwalk and Huron County, Lesch said. She noted that a year ago, Huron County had the highest unemployment in the state and one of the highest in the nation, at 18 percent. The beginning of 2009 also brought the loss of 100 jobs at American Coating Specialists, and in December, the lost of 125 manufacturing jobs at CVG Mayflower. Huron County also had the highest foreclosure rate in Ohio.