The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 39 years ago:
Many like Cinevue idea, but say mayor’s right
The City of Norwalk and Continental Cablevision have been crossing wires about the proposed movie service to cable customers.
Mayor Wayne Goodsite charged that the company was violating its 1970 contract with the city which calls for 12 viewing channels. “Cinevue” would be aired on channel 7 to those subscribers paying an extra $3.95 for the first run movies. Homes with cablevision that do not sign for the movies would lose that station, one of two educational channels.
Joe Helms, area cablevision manager, announced Thursday they will drop Cinevue because of the conflict with the city.
“A contract is a contract,” said Paul Wechter of 32 Wooster Ave. Although he would subscribe to the movie service, he feels the situation presents an ideal situation for renegotiating what “was a bad contract originally.”
10,000 attend Oktoberfest
WILLARD — About 10,000 people have participated in the festivities here since Thursday, during Willard’s fourth annual Oktoberfest.
The Kiddie King and Queen are Jason Ratliff, 6, and Mickell Wallace, 10. Jason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ratliff. Mickell’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace. Both were sponsored by the Willard Fire Department.
Trucker basics embarrass Flashes 33-8
WILLARD — Norwalk returned to the basics Friday night and embarrassed Willard 33-8 in a Northern Ohio League football game.
“It was just a matter of going back to the basics,” Norwalk coach Bob Hart explained following the victory which leveled the Truckers NOL mark at 1-1.
“We went back to the basic things we started with at the beginning of the year. We started with the very first play we used in the preseason,” Hart added of the preparation which led to Norwalk’s triumph.
Meanwhile, Willard coach Don Graham could only say, “It was awfully embarrassing. I have to apologize to our fans. They deserve more than they got tonight. No phase of our defense worked. It was the worst game in my three years here at Willard.
Willard took the opening kickoff and marched down the field with all intentions of lighting the scoreboard. But quarterback Gus Secor fumbled the ball on the Norwalk 32 and Norwalk’s Jerry Tubbs gratefully fell on the ball.
That first Norwalk offensive thrust ended in a John Christopher punt to the Willard 48. Again the Flashes moved the ball with ease only to have another turnover thwart their efforts.
Paul Hinckley picked off Secor’s aerial at the Trucker 28 to stymie the second Willard drive.
Eagles still unbeaten
MAPLETON — Dave Hamilton soared 59 yards for Monroeville’s clinching touchdown Friday night as the Eagles downed Mapleton 36-22.
The win keeps Monroeville in a first place tie in the Firelands Conference with New London. Both squads sport a 2-0 record in league play.
Hamilton’s touchdown run came after the Mounties had narrowed the deficit to 28-22 on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Paul Light bolted over from the four and Mike Newell romped 65 yards to pull Mapleton within 28-22.
The Eagles took a 13-0 lead into the lockerroom at half time thanks to a pair of Kurt Simon touchdowns in the second quarter.
Coming Monday — Oct. 2, 1978: P.J. Garcia -— a ‘living saint’ — dies in nursing home
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok