The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1958:
Plymouth residents to vote on transfer to Huron County
PLYMOUTH — A referendum on the proposed transfer of the Plymouth school district to Huron County for the purpose of re-establishing the former Huron Valley consolidation will take place at the general election next November.
This was assured today following action by the Richland County Board of Education directing that the issue be certified to the Board of Elections on the initiative of a petition bearing the signatures of 734 eligible votes in the Plymouth-Shilloh area.
The petition was sponsored by a group of independent citizens who seek to unite the Plymouth district, as now constituted, with the Huron Valley district, to form a new consolidation similar to the one which was in operation before it was dissolved on a legal technicality by the Ohio State Supreme Court last December.
Hit by car, Plymouth woman is fatally hurt
Mrs. Berenice Morrow, 75, of 133 Mulberry St., was fatally injured at 9:35 this morning when struck by an automobile while attempting to cross the street near the intersection of Plymouth and West High streets.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at Willard Municipal hospital.
The driver of the car, Councilman Elmer E. Markle, told police that he was turning the corner and did not see Mrs. Morrow who apparently stepped form the curb into the side of the vehicle. After making a report to police, Markle was released.
New wings for eagle
(Photo caption) — William Seibert, Explorer Scout of Post 232, was the recipient of the Eagle badge, the highest award that can be earned in Scouting, at a special ceremony last Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk. William’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Seibert, Peru-Olena Road, are shown above watching as their son is being congratulated by Corp. Howard Jackson, of the State Highway Patrol, who, in his capacity as chairman of the Scouts district advancement committee, made the presentation.
New police captain, patrolman, take oath of office
(Photo caption) Mayor Louis Frey is shown in the above photo administering the oath of office last evening to Steve Mullinex, who was elevated to police captain, and Ray Ackerman, who was made a regular patrolman. The brief ceremonies took place in the mayor’s court in the police station.
Coming Wednesday -— This week in 1867: The Sheep Fair
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