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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Teens blamed for burglaries

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:51 PM

MARCH 30, 1970

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 37 years ago:

Police solve 16 burglaries

Sixteen burglaries in Norwalk have been solved with the arrest of three teen-age Norwalk boys, city police said today.

The boys, two 15 and one 16, are expected to be cited into juvenile court.

The arrests came after a police officer received a tip from someone who overheard one of the three boys talking about a quantity of 50-cent pieces missing after one of the recent break-ins.

Train is returned

Russell W. Street, 9 James St., told police Sunday parts to a model train were returned to his front porch in a brown bag sometime Saturday night.

Street reported earlier that someone had entered his garage and had taken the engine and caboose to his model train.

Sororities plan events

Eleven members of the Xi Alpha Eta chapter held their regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Robert Smith.

Officers were elected for the coming year. Elected as president is Mrs. Charles Cooper; vice president, Mrs. Robert E. White; treasurer, Mrs. Ralph Braker Jr.; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Michael Ebert; recording secretary, Mrs. Pat Pigman; extension officer, Miss Carol Giallombardo; civil defense officer, Miss Terry Miller.

Refreshments were served by the co-hostess, Mrs. Urban Livengood Jr.

Dogs kill pheasants

Two stray dogs burrowed under an enclosure at the Norwalk Bronson Conservation Club this weekend and killed 18 year-old pheasants.

Ervin (Bud) Mellinger, club caretaker, reported that a young boy alerted him about the attack Saturday. With a shotgun, he frightened off one dog and drilled the other one. It appeared to be an Airedale.

The dogs had forced a small opening in one corner of the fence where the club feeds young pheasants for the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

The club gets 500 6-week-old pheasants each spring. It released most of them last fall, but had retained 21 birds to release this spring.

Lee Ward, president of the club, estimated the club had spent about $10 on each of the birds.

Ohio-Michigan game

Norwalk high School girls are preparing for the 34th annual Ohio-Michigan girls basketball game to be held at 7:30 Friday night in the High School gym. Pictured in the paper was "Ohio" coach Mark Wolfong cavorting with two of his players, Wendy Roehrdanz and Jan Lorcerh. Jerry Emmons is coach of the "Michigan" team.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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