MAY 8, 1934
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 74 years ago:
Girl instantly killed by motor bus
Isabelle Grossweller, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grossweller, was instantly killed by a Buckyere Stages bus driven by Louis Stevens of Mansfield at 4:25 p.m. Monday in front of the Grossweller home on the old Route 61, a short distance from the old water works.
This morning, after an inquest had been held in the office of Prosecutor E.L. Wolfe at the court house, Coroner C.L. Beil announced that Stevens had been absolved from blame.
Sheriff David A. Berry and County Road Officer Marion Watts, who investigated the fatality, took Stevens to the county jail and ordered the motor bus run to the Firelands garage here.
24 Norwalk High pupils take state tests
A scholarship team of 24 represented Norwalk High School at the Ohio scholarship tests which were given at Bowling Green State College last Saturday. Seven hundred students from this district were entered in the competition.
The following students were members of the team from Norwalk:
Jane Beasley and Ted Williams, chemistry; Minard Patrick, physics; Dean Peirce and Robert Pressing, geometry; William Fitner and Philip Bliss, algebra; Gladys Woodridge and Hester Bermbower, French; Ruth Truxell, Joyce Kellogg, Mary O'Donell and Lewis Lawrence, Latin; Harold Vietch, American history; Robert Suhr and Charles Blackburn, general history; Mary Louise Laning, Eileen White, Berthanne Lamb, Lois Bracy, Bettie Smith, Ned Bedell, Frances Pressing and Margaret Earnhart, English.
The young people were accompanied on their trip by Mr. J.E. Cole, Mrs. Sheldon Laning, Mrs. Margaret Pressing and H.E. Franz.
Mayor starts drive against fast driving
Mayor Fred P. Link has instructed Server William Saladin and the police to keep a sharp watch for speeding truck drivers. Following the arrest of a Greenwich driver yesterday came the arrest of a Cleveland man who is charged with driving a truck on W. Main St. past Pleasant St. at 40 miles an hour or more.
John Pheifer dies; stricken while plowing
After being overcome by a sudden illness while plowing on his Peru Twp. Farm about eight miles south of here last evening, John Pheiffer, 66, a well-known resident of the county, passed away 15 minutes after he was removed to his home.
Some sort of heart trouble was believed to be the cause.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok