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BLAST FROM THE PAST Cops crack down on pinball machines

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:55 PM

MAY 4, 1959

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 48 years ago:

Pinball device

owners warned

Operators of the Norwalk Recreation Alleys on East Seminary received a warning over the weekend from the Sheriff's Department on the operation of a pinball machine in their establishment.

Sheriff Harry Broome announced that his department will begin a crackdown on business establishments permitting pinball or similar devices to be operated.

The machines are slated for confiscation and destruction by the department members, Mr. Broome announced.

Vet operators

Twelve Norwalk employees of the Northern Ohio Telephone Company, including Alma Miller, will be among the 85 who are to be honored at the annual recognition party to be held Thursday at Fremont Moose Temple. They have a combined service record of 955 years.

Mrs. Miller will be recognized for her 40 years of service and Irene Brickers is to be given a 35-year service pin.

Others to be honored are Thelma Barnes, Alma Baker, Toinette Jacobs, Olive McConkey and Lucille Strickling, 10 years; five year awards will go to Lucille Grimmer, Emma Hibbard, Agnes Riley, Maxine Tutchings and Mary Wallace.

Canine hero to be honored for saving boy's life

A hero's reward for saving a small child from drowning will given to Teddy, a large black English shepherd dog, in a special ceremony at the meeting of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club Thursday noon.

In recognition for rescuing Lee Allen Weilnau, 21-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weilnau, Dogtown Road, rural Monroeville, after the child fell into a creek near the family home June 30, 1958. Teddy is to receive the William O. Stillman certificate in honor of the American humane Association, Denver, Colo.

According to the child's parents, their son had strayed away from the house on the day in question. When they went to search for him, they heard Teddy barking in the woods some distance form the house. His barks led them to their son, unconscious, his clothes wet and partly torn from his body, lying about 25 feet from Fink Run, a stream which traverses the property.

Teeth marks on the boy's arms and legs gave further evidence that the dog had rescued him after he had tumbled into the water.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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