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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Bomb threat clears NHS

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

SEPT. 12, 1974

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 33 years ago:

High school is evacuated

Students at Norwalk High School evacuated the school this morning after an unidentified young man called and said a bomb would go off at 10 a.m.

The man called the school at 7:45 a.m., principal George Perry said. Perry's secretary, who answered the call, tried to ask a question but he hung up.

Perry told Norwalk Police and School Supt. Albion V. Gotaas about the threat. At 9:50 a.m. students evacuated the school and police searched the building. They found no sign of a bomb.

Residents shortchanged on law enforcement: Sheriff

Huron County residents are getting shortchanged on law enforcement, says Sheriff John Borgia.

He believes his current focus of seven deputies would have to be increased to 15 and an additional cruiser provided to do an adequate job.

She's along at hearing

The public was heard at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing today in Norwalk City Hall council chambers.

The public was Ruth Gfell, a long-time resident of 37 Newton Street, near the Norwalk Foundry Co.

The hearing was on granting to the foundry an air variance permit. It would set a timetable for the company's compliance with state air emission standards, and would release the company from immediately meeting the standards.

The foundry did not send a representative to the hearing, leaving Miss Gfell the lone speaker. She emphasized that she was not against the foundry getting a permit, but wanted to know what she was breathing.

New teachers at St. Paul High

Pictured in the paper were four new teachers at St. Paul High: Paul Conry, history; Dick Alge, math; Sister Mary Libouri, English, art; and Father Dennis Gray, religion.

St. Paul home streak on the line

A streak of 32 straight home games without a loss is what the St. Paul Flyers will be trying to improve upon starting Saturday night when they open their home campaign against Danbury-Lakeside.

The Flyers, who haven't lost at home since a 41-14 pasting by Ottawa Hills Nov. 3, 1967, have only a 14-all tie with Monroeville two years ago as a tarnish on the record.

Quizzed about his club's opener at Lucas, Coach Dick Alge said he saw a lot of mistakes. He said when Scott Tinker had to pass he hurried his throws.

He seemed pleased with the defense.

"They gave up a lot of yardage but not inside the 30. Our kicking game was a phase that bailed us out. John Wiesenberger, Mike Fish and Mat Gross did great jobs," Alge said.

High school teachers

The nine new teachers at Norwalk High School were also pictured in the paper. They are John Schroeder, J. Richard Norton, Vicki Horvay, Priscilla Hough, Christine Sharpe, Gary Hicks, J.W. Cunningham, Jack Drinkwine and John Neighbor.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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