SEPT. 28, 1979
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 28 years ago:
Life changes for Dennis Lloyd family
MONROEVILLE - Dennis Lloyd was working on a friend's car last summer when an accident happened that changed his life.
The 48-year-old rural Monroeville resident had hoisted the car onto a tree branch. But the tree branch broke and the car fell on top of Lloyd.
He underwent surgery that night to repair his stomach and removed his spleen. He also had seven fractured ribs and some vertebrae and nerves in his spine had been severed.
Lloyd, father of five children, three of whom live at home, is now paralyzed from the hips down and receiving therapy at Lorain Community Hospital.
He came home for several hours during the last two weekends, but it is not known when he will be able to return home permanently.
Before he can return home, he must have a special fire escape installed at his home, have several doorways widened and get a wheelchair.
To help the family with the expenses of making such changes in their home, the Vacationland C.B. Club is holding a benefit in Monroeville Sunday.
Humane Society wants dog pound out
Officers of the Huron County Humane Society warning county commissioners that they aren't a bunch of silly old ladies said Thursday that Huron County should abolish its dog pound and turn the facilities over to the Society.
The suggestion came form Mayely Waite, president of the Humane Society, Bobbie Mann and Roselle Ward.
The commissioners invited the three women to a meeting to discuss friction between the Humane Society and employees of the dog pound.
Since 1978, both agencies have shared a building at Shady Lane compound in Norwalk.
McCrann rolls 719
Kev McCrann and Denny Jaeckin peaked 700s to lead the men bowlers last week. Kev's tri-sum consisted of 276, 204 and a 239 for a 719 and the latter had 243, 215, 247 705.
Mike Graves received his "Arrow of Light" badge at the Tuesday meeting of Wakeman Cub Scout Pack 238.
The award is the highest that a Cub Scout can earn.
Mike also has earned all 15 merit awards and was inducted into Boy Scouts at the meeting.
A sixth grader at Western Reserve Middle School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graves, 18 Farmer St., Wakeman.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok