The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 34 years ago
Success story orphan pup wins obedience title
A Labrador retriever that had been abandoned was high scorer among the dogs graduated from the Norwalk Kennel Club's Obedience Class Tuesday night.
The dog had been shoved out of a car in front of Judy Sweet's home on Bellamy Road. The family decided to keep him and named him "Spookie." Tuesday night he scored higher than any other dog in the Obedience Class and took top honors in the Novice A Class.
Jack Dawley, 16, 274 E. Main St., with his black Labrador, Cleo, took honors as high scoring junior handler.
Top honors in the Novice B Class went to James Meacham with his English Springer Spaniel, Danny.
Mrs. Sweet, Jack and Meacham were awarded trophies and ribbons.
City must apply for gasoline
The City of Norwalk must apply to the federal government to get gasoline to run its new garbage trucks.
The city's gasoline supplier can't increase the amount of gasoline he sells to the city without approval of Office of Oil and Gas of the Department of Interior. Norwalk's application for more gasoline will have to go to the regional office in Chicago.
Bob Johnson, local Standard Oil distributor, who sells the city gasoline says present regulations prevent him from selling the city the same amount of gasoline in December this year as was provided in December of 1972.
Pair placed on All Ohio football teams
Norwalk High School and Norwalk St. Paul High School each placed one player on the first teams of the All-Ohio football teams released today.
Senior Mitch Leak became the second Trucker in two days to gain a berth, being named cornerback on the United Press International Class AA All-Ohio first team defense. Denny Harkness was named to the Associated Press team Wednesday.
Norwalk St. Paul senior Dale Rinner gained first team offensive tackle honors on the Associated Press Class A first team offense.
Truckers can't afford to lose
Norwalk High School's basketball team has played just one Northern Ohio League game this season closing to Tiffin and already coach Len Hardman feels his squad cannot afford to lose another contest and remain in the race.
"We need two wins this weekend to climb back in there," he explains. "If we have two losses in three games, it will be tough to try and come back and win the championship.
A photo of junior Ed Arlin going up for a jumpshot accompanied the article.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok