The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1984:
Norwalk’s tentative 1985 budget sets spending at $4.805 million
Norwalk’s 1985 spending — if the budget wins council’s approval — could be $822,000 less than what the city is spending this year.
The tentative budget for next year stands at $4.805 million, compared to the current year’s budget of $5.627 million. It will come before Norwalk City Council Tuesday night.
Prank caller pretends he’s Sheriff Borgia
Several area residents were Sunday morning victims of a prank caller identifying himself as Huron County Sheriff John Borgia.
The calls, made between 2 and 4 a.m. Sunday, were convincing, a deputy said. “One of the persons called knows John (Borgia),” the deputy said, “and said the caller sounded just like him.”
The caller asked the victims to come to the county jail, saying he had a confidential matter to discuss. He said the matter was too important to discuss over the phone.
At least one person came to the jail, only to discover he had been hoaxed. Others called the jail to see if the calls were genuine.
Middle school’s quiz kids take on Fremont team tonight
Eighth grade students from Norwalk Middle School will challenge a team of students from Fremont Saint Joseph’s in an academic challenge match tonight at 7 in the Huron County Administration Building, 180 Milan Ave.
Members of the Norwalk team are Lisa Kaiser, Gina Derrer, Eric Stemple and captain Christ Baird. The questioner will be Bruce Hammersmith, eighth grade teacher at Monroeville Saint Joseph’s.
Sandusky edges Willard 47-46
Caution: Attending Willard basketball games could be hazardous to your health.
That warning should be placed on all tickets in Willard High School basketball games this year — especially after this past weekend.
Following a 73-56 blowout win in the opener over Huron, the Flashes have had the flare for the dramatic, winning one game and losing two, and the three have have been decided by a total of four points.
Saturday’s game — a 47-46 non-conference loss to Sandusky, was a see-saw battle from start to finish. WiIlard led 40-39 following a layup by Nolan Robinson with 5:17 left in the game.
Although falling behind 47-42 with 1:05 left in the game, Willard was still far from out of it. Robinson hit a pair of free throws to make it 47-44, and five seconds later the Flashes had possession again after winning a jump ball. …
… After a layup by Robinson with 10 seconds remaining, Willard called timeout with eight seconds on the clock. Then with seconds left, Sandusky missed again from the line.
Willard rebounded and Tim Scott missed a 20-foot jumper, which Robinson rebounded and missed. On a second attempt, Robinson put the ball in the basket, but it was after the buzzer.
Coming Monday — Dec. 4, 1984: Pepperidge Farm to close Pennsylvania plant, move its operations to Willard
Compiled by Andy Prutsok