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BLAST FROM THE PAST - M'ville business burns

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

FEB. 27, 1965

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 43 years ago:

4 pulled from river

Four people were rescued from their car before it sunk beneath the Huron River ice by two area men. The rescue had overtones of "I don't want to get involved."

Dean Howard, 27, Reflector circulation manager, and Robert Barnes, 21, of Huron, pulled the Fremont and New Jersey couples to safety from the river within 10 minutes after the car crashed onto the ice near the Twine House restaurant in Huron about 7 p.m.

Howard lay suspended from the bank over the ice, his feet held by several unidentified persons, and his hand on the car, seven feet offshore. He pulled the occupants from the ice to the shore where Barnes pulled them from the water.


Norwalk High students didn't know what they were but they made one heck of a noise.

A miniature firecracker attached to a locker was exploded at Norwalk High School Tuesday morning. Principal James Ross said he recovered several of the firecrackers from students who claimed they did not what they were.

Police called to the school to investigate took the firecrackers to Prosecutor Bernard F. Freeman, who said they were definitely dangerous and in violation of the law.

He told police to advise the seller, Norwalk Music Center and Hobby Shop, to dispose of them or face prosecution.

Police said store officials removed the firecrackers form a window display and promised to dispose of them.

Monroeville business burns

MONROEVILLE Fire of undetermined origin gutted the Miller Filter Corp. building, 73 Wye St., here this morning.

No official estimate on the loss has been made. Some office equipment was salvaged but the entire interior of the two story 30 by 60 building, and an inventory building at the rear were burned. Walls were damaged.

The firm manufactures oil filters. President and owner of the building Albert E. Miller Sr., 149 W. Main St., Norwalk, said included in the loss was several thousand dollars worth of oil filters ready for shipment.

NHS, Flyers open tourney play

The Norwalk Truckers and St. Paul Flyers launch into the first round of sectional tournament action tonight after a one-day postponement because of weather conditions.

The dates are the only things that have been changed in the tourneys as the Truckers still open the show at 7 p.m. at Sandusky and Flyers play the second game at 8:30 p.m. at Willard.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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