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Norwalk mayor tough on son

• Feb 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM

April 15, 1970 

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1970:


Mayor tough on son

There was a Finch on either side of the bench in Norwalk Mayor’s Court this morning.

Timothy M. Finch, 18, cited for a traffic violation after an accident earlier this week, was appearing before his father, Mayor Harold E. Finch, to respond to the charge.

Young Finch pleaded guilty.

His father handed down a stiffer penalty than he generally does for high school students, fining his son $10 and ordering him to pay costs of $7.

“I think you are the first high school student who ever had to pay a fine in here,” the mayor said to his son.

Finch generally suspends the fines of high school students on the condition they see a traffic movie produced by the State Highway Patrol. Finch feels that fines are of little consequence to youthful offenders if their parents provide the money to pay them.

Finch said he was not suspending TImothy’s fine for two reasons, because he was his son and because Timothy works and had his own money to pay the fine.


Rainbow installs Worthy Advisor

Tammy Smith is the new Worthy Advisor of the Norwalk Assembly No. 103, Order of Rainbow Girls.

She was installed last month by a team which included Ramona Chumley, installing officer; Jerri Snyder and Pat Sanford, marshalls; Pat Shirley, chaplain; Helen Hamilton, recorder; Brenda Waters, musician and Evelyn Hayhow, soloist.

Others installed were Debbie Rule, Worthy Associate Advisor; Sue Beck, Sister of Charity; Jo Ellen Dunkel, Sister of Hope; Theresa Goble, Sister of Faith; Debbie Loolen, recorder; Debbie Rion, treasurer; Diane Horner, chaplain; Beck Shrinter, drill leader; Jane Vanderpyl, Sister of Love; Vicki Frayer, Sister of Religion; Pat Wallace, Sister of Nature; Linda Sandefer, Sister of Immortality; Nanette Newton, Sister of Fidelity; Paula Taylor, Sister of Patriotism; Marie Spiegel, Sister of Service; Susie Knoll, Confidential Observer; Lynda Bartow; Outer Observer; Elaine Colish, musician; Vickie Tyrone, choir director; and Tina Seidel, Karen McLoney, Brenda Horner and Debbie Poling, choir members.


Goal tending charge helps Shelby nip Norwalk

A goal tending charge against Norwalk in the final seconds of the third quarter seemed to give the Shelby Whippets the incentive they needed in taking a 68-61 scorcher from the Truckers here Friday night.

The Truckers led until the Whippets were awarded two points on goal tending with five seconds remaining the third quarter. It made the score 48-47 in favor of Shelby.

It happened like this: Shelby’s John Gurney, who finished the night with 22 points to match Norwalk’s Sonny Coles for the game honors, shot and the ball missed the rim completely. But Norwalk’s Phil Daniels jumped and touched the net so the referee awarded the Whippets with two points.


Bellevue wins share of title

Bellevue won a share of the Northern Ohio League crown Friday night when it defeated Willard 72-67 in the league finale.

Tiffin Columbian, which had a one game lead going into the final night of NOL play, lost to Bucyrus 70-69. It gave Bellevue a share in its third straight NOL crown.

Mark Hammersmith collected 13 field goals and six free throws for 32 points in leading the Redmen to this key victory. And Don Seymour scored 19. Dale Slater paced Willard with 21. 

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