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W. Clarksfield woman trapped on bridge by train

• Apr 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM

April 30, 1935 

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1935:


Mrs. Chas. Arnold badly hurt, engineer almost brings train to halt

Trapped on the Vermilion River W.&L.E. Railway bridge this morning at Clarksfield, with a long freight train bearing down toward her, Mrs. Jeanette Arnold, 47, of W. Clarksfield, received serious injuries.

Engineer Sherwood of Toledo, when the locomotive started to round the curve, saw Mrs. Arnold on the track. Realizing her danger, he applied the emergency brakes and the heavy train almost came to a stop by the time the bridge was reached.

Mrs. Arnold was hurled down on the narrow part of the bridge outside the rails, but through some twist of fate, the wheels did not pass over her. The train was west bound.

Members of the train crew placed Mrs. Arnold in the caboose. She was brought to the West Norwalk yards, whence she was removed to Memorial Hospital in Stein Orebaugh’s ambulance about 11 a.m.

Mrs. Arnold is the wife of Charles Arnold. The family lives about a a half a mile south of the center of W. Clarksfield.


Willard relief strikers as reinstatement

A suspension order has been received by the county relief department on the Plymouth sewer project. The improvement was inaugurated for the clearing, straightening and lowering 1,530 lineal feet of the Vermilion River channel to provide an adquate outlet for the sanitary and storm sewers of the village of Plymouth.

No reason ahs been assigned for the suspension. 

A delegration of Willard businessmen, a member of the Willard CIty Council and representatives of WiIlard FERA strikers, met here with J.T. Hogsett, chairman of the Huron County Relief Department, Monday afternoon to present a petition signed by 122 men who desire to be placed back to work and also requested the reinstatement of the Wilalrd sewer project.


Dart ball team feted

The Unviersalist Dart Ball team enjoyed the fruits of their recent victories Monday evening at a fish dinner served to them by Mrs. Stanley C. Stall at her home on South Linwood Avenue.

Those present were: W.D. Charville, Ed Henderson, Paul Henderson, Robert Henderson, Earl Halter, C.W. Lutts, Howard Lutts, Earl McCrillis, Walter Miller, Walter Pease, A.D. Sanders, Roberts Strimpfle, H.L.U. Underwood, Homer P. Stall and Rev. Stanley C. Stall.


Norwalk boxers win at Elyria

Vonnie Greenwald, 160-pound boxer, and George Weltlin, welterweight, both of Norwalk, won their bouts at the Elyria boxing show last night. 

Greenwalt won four out of the five rounds against Kid Zarambo of Cleveland and Weltlin made about the same showing against Art Booth of Elyria. Glenn Smith of Norwalk handled the local boxers.


Coming Tuesday — May 1, 1935: Blame vandals for truck bomb here

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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