The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1900:
Protest recommendation department be moved
To the Council of the City of Norwalk, Ohio:
Gentlemen: We the undersigned members of the Fire Department of the City of Norwalk, Ohio, hereby protest against the action of your Honorable Body in accepting the report of the committee which provided for the removal of the Fire Department from the present quarters to North Linwood Avenue for the following reasons:
1st — In order that the Department may render the most efficient service in responding to fire alarms, it is imperative that the egress from the quarters be such that absolutely no hindrances shall delay the start and driving. In the contemplated quarters the street on which the Department will start is not only too narrow for safe speed, but also the location is such that too many turnings are required before we can begin our straight away run.
2d — Every citizen of the town has a right to demand and receive the most efficient service we can render. Their property is often times either saved or totally lost by a few minutes delay. The contemplated arrangements of the quarters will be such that from three to five minutes delay will be caused in getting ready to start...
A Monroeville boy honored
United States Marshal Frank M. Chandler announced yesterday the appointment of Captain Fred M. Fanning as deputy marshal to fill the position made vacant by the retirement of John J. Keeley. Mr. Fanning is at present employed as proof reader on the Plain Dealer and is the captain of Company C, Battlion of Engineers. He will assume the duties of his new position September 1.
Mr. Fanning formerly resided at Monroville, O., and is a son of Wm. M. Fanning.
Fire occurred this afternoon at the residence of Bert Pebbles, No. 7 West League St., and considerable damage was done to the house and contents, mostly by water. The fire originated in the attic over the rear part of the building, but from what cause is not known. No one was at home at the time but Noah Himlin, grandfather of Mr. Pebbles, and the fire had gained considerable headway before he discovered it. The house is owned by Mr. Hamlin.
A new firm
The hardware store of E.F. Ketch on East Main Street, has been purchased by Samuel C. Tyler of Green Fork, Indiana, who will continue the business at the old stand. Mr. Tyler is now in possession of the store and about September 1st, he will move his family to Norwalk to make this his home. He is gladly welcomed to our city and we wish for him success in every way.
It will be welcome news to the patrons of the store that John Mullin will remain with the new firm.
Coming Thursday — Aug. 9, 1900: A shooting at New London
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok