The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1975:
Steady rain throws damper on Huron County Fair. Thursday was the best day for going to the Huron County Fair, today is the worst.
A persistent rain fell this morning at the fairgrounds. Inside events continued though. Draft horse judging started on schedule at 9 a.m.
Fair president Tom Secor held out hope that the rain would ease by afternoon. “I think we could still get some people in here,” Secor said. “A lot of people have called me personally to ask about this Bicentennial (Towne and Country Players) show tonight, so I think that will go on, unless it’s pouring.
Jury still out in murder trial
Jurors in the Robinson murder case, after 11 hours of deliberating, will have the testimony of two state witnesses repeated to them.
Jurors late this morning asked for a transcript of the testimony of Gwendora Ward Cheshire and Lonnie Westbrook.
It was the second time jurors have asked for transcripts of testimony. Thursday afternoon jurors asked for a transcript of the testimony of Mrs. Cheshire, Cathy Moore and Glenn Seiple of the Willard police.
Judge Harry Bozarth explained it would take the court stenographer four to six hours to prepare the transcript and he was concerned that having the transcript would give “undue emphasis” to certain testimony.
He suggested jurors try to get by without the transcript.
Truckers, Flyers begin football workouts
Second year coach Dick Alge, who guided the Flyers to the outright Firelands Conference championship in his first season, has 32 upperclassmen and seven freshmen out. Th total of 39 gridders is down from 54 last season.
He has 11 lettermen. They include senior tailback Chuck Borgeson, senior fullback Clint Tinker, senior wingback Mike Gfell, senior end Steve Preston, senior tackle Steve Kayatin, senior guard-linebacker John Weisenberger, senior guard Tom Rippon, senior end-punter Mike Fish, junior defensive tackle Jerry Braden and sophomore defensive back-middle guard John Cacmarsky.
Norwalk High Coach Bob Hart is working with 62 upper classmen, up from 54 last season.
Hart guided the Truckers to a share of the NOL championship, an 11-1 record and a State Class AA Football Championship last season. He has been busy all summer coaching first on the North team in the annual Ohio North-South All-Start Football Game, and then for the Ohio team, which defeated Pennsylvania in the annual “Big 33 Game.”
The Truckers have 11 lettermen back from last year’s team. They are senior tight end-defensive end Jim Ramsey, senior guard-linebacker Ed Ciersezwski, senior two-way tackle John Lendrum, senior slotback-middle guard Randy Stower, senior split end-cornerback Harold Smith, senior halfback-safety Brad Mason, senior fullback-linebacker Jim Seitz, senior slotback-linebacker Rick Evans, senior center-defensive tackle Steve Chappelear, junior center Jeff Malcolm and junior fullback-defesnive end Jeff Orwig.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok