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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Youth prevents possible crash

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:56 PM

MAY 9, 1966

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 41 years ago:

Youth prevents possible crash

An 18-year-old driver prevented a possible accident Saturday when he stopped his car in the path of a driverless automobile carrying four small children. The car with the children was rolling into Benedict Avenue traffic.

Gerald D. Hamer, 18, RD 1, told police he was backing up to leave a parking space on Benedict Avenue Saturday night when he saw the car parked in front of his start to roll backwards.

Hamer stopped his car to block the other vehicle.

Peter J. Hokenborg, Mansfield, owner of the car and the father of the four small children said one of them must have released the emergency brake.

7,000 tour Scout show

Approximately 7,000 persons visited the annual Boy Scout Show Sunday at the Huron County Fairgrounds.

"It was one of the best shows that we've had," said Jimmie Turner, scout executive. Pictured in the paper was Paul Hess of Norwalk Troop 218, who was covered in mud after completing the obstacle course.

Bar entered third time

The Centerton Tavern near Willard has been broken into for the third time in less than two weeks.

Tavern owners reported the break-in to the Sheriff's Department Friday. Missing were six quart bottles of wine and four quart bottles of screwdrivers, packages of gum and several bottles of soft drinks.

Senior first in art show

Top honors were awarded to Sue DeBolt Saturday at the annual Norwalk High School Art Show.

Sue, a senior at Norwalk High School, won ribbons for both the best single piece in the show and the outstanding senior display.

Robb Harst was awarded first place in the fine arts division while Carolyn Belden won the top ribbon in the crafts division.

Second and third place fine arts ribbons went to Kris Ultican and Sarah Schlacter. Dave Schild and Joanne Monnes took second and third places in the crafts division.

In the Art 1 and 2 classes, Diane Izzard was awarded best in crafts and Jan Mann was awarded best in fine arts.

Norwalk runner-up in NOL Track

TIFFIN - Close only counts in horse shoes and this is unfortunate for the Norwalk High School Trucker track team. The Truckers received superb efforts from everyone involved but still lost by a mere three points in their bid for their first Northern Ohio League cinder championship here Saturday.

Pictured in the paper were members of the 880-yard relay team which set a Northern Ohio League record, Jack Gelvin, Randy Biller, Bob Arnold and Dave Robinson.

Gary Draxler, pictured separately, broke a 31-year-old record by clearing five feet, eleven and three-quarters inches in the high jump.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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