The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1978:
F-T is trying to put brakes on rates
Inflation is a lot like the weather. Everyone talks about it but there’s not much anyone can do about it.
Nevertheless, Norwalk’s Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital is trying to do something about it, says administrator Richard Westhofen.
Westhofen said the hospital has joined the Ohio Voluntary Effort on Health Care Costs. About 120 Ohio hospitals have been certified to participate in OVE.
Westhofen is optimistic about the effort to slow down the rising cost of health care, which has outstripped every other category in t he consumer price indices for the past several years.
Norwalk guard is honored
The Norwalk National Guard has received a state award because it had the highest percentage of members reenlisting of any unit in the state for 1977-78.
The award was presented to Company Commander Capt. Dale L. Leibenthal by Colonel Chupka, 16th Engineer Brigade commander, during ceremonies at Camp Grayling, Mich.
Basketball is still very much in the news
Putting together the week’s odds and ends or better known as cleaning out the basket:
Western Reserve cage standout Tim Parcher plans to enroll at The College of Wooster this fall and play basketball for the FIghting Scots.
Parcher goes from one excellent teacher, Tom Robson at Western Reserve, to another at Wooster, Al Van Wie, a former first-team all-district, honorable mention all-state and Firelands Conference Player of the Year. Best of luck, Tim...
....While the coaches at Willard have kept busy instructing, some of the Flashes’ cagers have hit the road to various camps throughout the state. Willard players have participated in camps at Ashland College, Earlham College and Miami University.
Sophomores Greg Bogner, Scott Franks, Dwight Slessman, Steve Barber, Chris Ebert, Doug Capelle, Jim Penwell and Jim Fyre attended the Ashland College Basketball Camp June 12 to 15.
At Earlham College, Indiana, Pat Thompson, Mark Miller, Gus Secor and Jon Penwell participated in Dick Baumgartner’s shooting camp.
Attending Darrell Hedrick’s Miami University Basketball Camp in Oxford were Jim Kanable and Jeff Cox. Kanable was named to the camp’s all-star team.
FFA members attend camp
Thirteen members of the Monroeville chapter of FFA attended a week-long session at Camp Muskingum at Leesville Lake.
Scott Miller, Bob Stieber, Jeff Keefer, Mike Burkett and Randy Sparks performed at the talent show.
Jean Riley placed third in the quiz contest. Leroy Stand was on the winning tug-of-war team.
Coming Tuesday — July 10, 1978: No clerks in Norwalk
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok