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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Zoellner refuses to leave

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

JUNE 15, 1976

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 31 years ago:

Zoellner refuses to budge after 4-1 vote to evict him

The Airport Authority voted to evict Ron Zoellner Aviation Inc. from the premises of the Huron County Airport at a closed session Monday night.

But Ron Zoellner refuses to budge. "It's a business as usual," said Zoellner this morning. "We have a lease that runs until 1994. "Just because the Authority voted for eviction has no bearing that they will get an eviction.

Evicting Zoellner will be a complicated process, said Huron County Prosecutor Richard Hauser.

"It's not just a question of the Sheriff going in there and removing him.

First through Hauser and Norwalk Law Director Ron Freeman, the Authority must prove that Zoellner has broken the lease. And Zoellner and his attorney say they have not.

"It'll probably be in the courts for some time," said Hauser.

Start construction

Pictured in the paper taking their first shovelful of dirt for construction of the new doctors' office facility at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital were administrator Richard C. Westhofen and Norwalk mayor Wayne Goodsite. Looking on were Dr. D.C. King and Richard Blackburn, president of the hospital trustees. The 8,000-square-foot facility is expected to be finished in the fall.

Leisure suits for Dad

Pohl's was featuring new summer styles and colors by Farah in their ad for $39 and $45.

Two new policemen

MONROEVILLE Mayor Clayton C. Lord administered the oath of office to two new members of the police department Thursday.

Gordon Lee Rogers is a full-time patrolman replacing William Field, who has accepted the position as chief of the Berlin Heights Police Department.

James Kazmierczak is a part-time patrolman. He resides in Bellevue and is an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railway. He replaces Patrolman James Weinert of Fulton Street who has resigned.

Honor policeman for safety town

Safety Town advisor John Short was honored Monday by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the start of the tenth year of the child safety program.

Short started the program 10 years ago. He teaches incoming kindergarten children bicycle, school bus and other safety practices. Children attend Safety Town from 9 to 11 each day of the week.

Don Henderson, safety chairman for the VFW's district nine, presented Short with the award.

Here are the youngsters participating in this week's session.

Julie Shaffer, Kurt Reilly, Robbie Zimmerman, Jeanna Schroeder, Graig Blevins, Elizabeth Garrison, Brian Rinner, David Cole, Michelle Wright, Cindy Gfell, Dawn Missler, Chad Coon, Barbara Souslia, Mike Hutchins, Heather Roth, Thomas Huffman, Jerry Bement, Kathy Bores, Chuckie Louder, Gregory A. Bauer, Rebecca Short, Andrea Angell, Michelle Swick, Amie Adelman, Jennifer Shober, Billy Ray Hatfield, Michelle Moser, Stacy Resseger, Jill Dyer, Aaron Newcomer, Chad Eckert, Theresa Schick, Melissa Prater, Shane Fisher, John Adams, Ty Keefer, Mike Hainline, Christopher Baird, Amy Schneider, Kisha Thomas, Deanna Waller, Vice Crites, David Schindley, Steven Wilcox, Maudi Motter, Amy Nardecchia, Virginia Gross, Kristi Lynn Schnell, Denise Justi, Tonia Dilger, Lisa Gormley and Anita Mullins.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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