The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1979:
Willard plans $1 million jail
There have been a lot of changes in the Willard Police Department recently, but an even bigger change is being considered for the 14-member staff.
City Council has authorized Poggemeyer Engineers to prepare plans for a million dollar court and jail complex.
Though still in the planning stages, the “justice center” feasibility study is now in the hands of the Community Development Commission. The commission will discuss the proposal officially for the first time at noon on Jan. 23.
Truckers out to break 0 for January slump
Denny Corrigan and the Norwalk wrestling team were 0 for January last year.
The Truckers were victims of the weather in 1978 and didn’t get in a single match last January.
But the Trucker matmen will try to turn things around this evening at the junior high when they square off against Northern Ohio League foe Bellevue in a dual match at 7.
“Yeah, you could say these are the dog days of the season,” Corrigan said answering a question.
“Last year we didn’t get to wrestle at all in January and that was too long a layoff,” he added.
Jaeckin, Stewart hit 700
Two more fellows recorded pin sweeping counts of 700 plus. Denny Jaeckin, a 194 averager, chalked up a 244-236-247—727 and Jack Stewart, a 193 roller, posted a 234-226-244—704. Ruth Reed earned a 600 Club membership with a 232-607.
Willard cagers win
WILLARD — Teri Seiple fired in 14 points Monday night to lead the Willard girls’ basketball team to a 56-34 victory over Fostoria. Seiple got help from Kathi VanHook who canned 12 points and Jodi Henry who added eight.
In reserve action Monday night, Willard posted its second victory of the season by turning back Fostoria 27-23. Margie Forester was Willard’s leading scorer with 10 points.
The Flashes return to action tonight when they travel to Upper Sandusky.
Beck elected head of county board
Gerald Beck of Collins was named president of the Huron County Board of Education Monday night at its organizational meeting.
Vice president is Richard Winslow of Monroeville.
Coming Wednesday — Jan. 10, 1979: 30 teachers face job loss
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok