JULY 2, 1979
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector 28 years ago:
Train rams W.L. Mead truck
MONROEVILLE The driver of a W.L. Mead tractor-trailer was hospitalized Monday after his rig was smashed by a train at the railroad crossing on Monroe Street (Ohio 547).
The driver, William M. Snow, 36, 4405 Gibbs Road, was in satisfactory condition this morning at Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital.
Store clerks raise eyebrows over new dollar coin
"What the heck is that?" asked Cindie Tarnowski, salesperson at the American Discount Store.
Why should someone get such a reaction when trying buy two candy bars with a dollar? It's easy, if you use one of the new dollar coins just minted by the United States government. The Reflector set out Tuesday morning to see just what kind of reaction people would have to the new coin, the one that's just a little bigger than a quarter with the picture of Susan B. Anthony on it.
Laura Phelps, salesperson at the Gift Gallery, took the coin in payment for a card. She didn't even blink.
Area couple celebrate anniversaries
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ott, Tiger Road, rural Norwalk, were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 8.
A festive service was scheduled for July 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Sand Hill Road, Pontiac-Monroeville, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of their wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coon, were celebrating their 25th anniversary and his 88th birthday on July 8 at the Hileman Building at New London's Recreation Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Rospert, Bellevue, were to celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 8.
Citizen panel finds schools dirty
Cleanliness and the need for repairs are two of the problems the subcommittees are finding in the investigation of buildings in the city school district.
The Citizens Committee for Buildings and Grounds is divided into four sub-committees which have been touring the sites gathering information on needed improvements.
Pictured in the paper were committee members Stephen Senft, Sydney Hadley, Thomas Fries, Martha Rice, Dennis McCreary and Michael Fegen.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok