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Bingo is dropped by church

• Sep 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Sept. 26, 1974

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Bingo is dropped by church

WILLARD — St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church here is going to call it quits on bingo, it was learned Friday, because the parish was charged with permitting a common nuisance.

Based on this action by the church, it was reported that the city has dropped charges.

Complaints against the church were filed by Willard Police Chief Jack Fryman, a member of St. Francis Xavier parish. Defendants in the suit were Toledo Diocese, Bishop John A. Donovan and the Rev. James Risacher, pastor of the local church.

Father Risacher said Fryman told him before he opened up bingo games that he would file a complaint if bingo was played in Willard. “There’s a common nuisance wherever gambling is permitted,” Fryman said when he filed the complaint.

Fr. Risacher introduced bingo in the Father Nardecchia Hall Sept. 8 with the intention of holding games at the hall every Tuesday night. Fryman said her observed the games Sept. 8 and 15, and turned information over to City Law Director Frank Ekstein.


Ceramics show

Four Norwalk women were pleased with the results at the Toledo and Area Ceramic Show last weekend at Raceway Park. Their shadow box “Universe-Univase” won second place. It consisted of one basic vase altered in many ways to represent different countries of the world.

In individual competition, a first place trophy was won by Mrs. Donald Weltlin. Two prize winning ribbons went to Mrs. David Berry. Mrs. Arthur Jaster won six ribbons, including three first place trophies, and Mrs. Ervin Hall won seven ribbons with four first place trophies.


Volunteers for service

Tim Finch, son of Mayor and Mrs. Harold Finch, not only volunteered for the infantry but for duty in Vietnam as well.


Education notes

Charles Rupert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rupert of 12 Parsons St., is attending General Motors Institute at Flint, Mich. He joins his brother Paul there who is in his fifth and final year. Both young men are sponsored at the institute by Fisher Body of Flint.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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