March 14, 1974
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago:
Girls rehearse for St. Paul gym show
St. Paul seniors were pictured in the paper preparing for the Girls’ Athletic Association gymnastics show Saturday night.
Performing stunts that make those of us who are out of shape feel pain just to watch are Cindy Lesch, doing the splits, Janice Kluding, doing a swan on the uneven bars and Patty Stein doing a headstand on the balance beam.
Building, road named after Miller, Esker
The road and administration building at the city-county airport are being renamed to honor two men who were members of the Huron County Airport Authority.
County Commissioners were scheduled to dedicate the road as Jim Esker Road and name the administration building for late Norwalk attorney Paul Miller in a dedication ceremony this afternoon.
Miller, who died in September, was a member of the Airport Authority four years. He did extensive work in the airport’s first lease and other airport legal problems. He was a licensed pilot.
Esker, who died in 1969, was a survey party chief for the county engineer. He was an original member of the Airport Authority and was instrumental in selecting a site for the airport and staking out the runway.
Pettit replacing Freiling
Dr. Richard W. Pettit, pastor of the Ridgewood United Methodist Church in Parma, has been named superintendent of the Norwalk District.
Bishop Francis E. Kearns, resident bishop of the Ohio East Area of the United Methodist Church, selected Dr. John W. Freiling as pastor of the Ridgewood Church. He has served for six years as Norwalk district superintendent, the maximum term under church law.
Science fair winners want to be doctors
The two top scorers in St. Mary’s School Science Fair want to be doctors some day. That isn’t surprising considering both are children of Norwalk doctors.
Mary Beth Camardese and Andrew Vargas each scored 39 points on their projects, one point shy of a perfect score. Both are seventh graders.
Mary Beth, 13, did her project on leukemia. Vargas reported on anesthesia distribution.
Other superior winners: Donna Hemenway and Lisa Dixon, 38; Julie Hipp, 37, and Betsy Hipp, 36.
NOL 1st Team berths
Norwalk High’s 5-9 senior guard Scott Schilling and Willard 6-5 senior center John Frye were unveiled as first team members of the Northern Ohio League All-League Basketball team here Wednesday night.
Schilling has scored 384 points this season to lead the Truckers and stands third in career points at Norwalk.
He leads the Truckers in foul shooting with 76 percent and in assists with 91. He is shooting 44 percent from the field.
Joining Schilling on the elite squad is 6-1 senior Trucker forward Tom Ott, who was voted to the second team. Ott is averaging 13.0 points per game this season. He leads the Truckers in rebounds with 160, is shooting 45 percent from the field and 73 percent at the line.
Frye’s selection extends Willard’s domination of the first-string center spot. A Crimson Flash has nailed down the post in each of Coach Bob Haas’ three years at the helm. The last two years Mike Buurma was the choice.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok