The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1919:
Willard man is badly hurt in plane crash
Three Willard men were injured, one seriously, in a B&O freight train collision at Willow Station, south of Cleveland last night, in which the injured totaled six. They are: Frank Warren, Willard, body bruised and cut; John Winn, Willard, internal injures; and Lee Myers, Willard, internal injuries.
The condition of Myers is critical and doctors at the City Hospital, Cleveland, state that he has small hopes of recovery. All six of the men were in an engine and caboose that crashed into B&O freight train No. 97 west bound from Akron. The engine and caboose was east bound out of Cleveland. Charles McBirney, Willard, engineer on the engine and caboose, escaped probable death by leaping from the engine just before the collision took place.
C.A. Blackman sells house but will erect another on E. Main
C.A. Blackman has sold his residential property at 139 E. Main St. to N.A. WIlcox of Centerion. The buyer will take possession the first of the year.
Mr. Blackman, announces he will build a handsome new home at the corner of E. Main and Grove Street. Because of the fact that it has been rumored that Mr. Blackman might move to Elyria, the announcement that he will remain a resident of Norwalk will be good news to his many friends.
News ballyhoo man is ordered to stop his raucous cries
Frank Egston, the husky young Sandusky man who has been “crying” Cleveland newspapers on the court house square, has been muzzled.
Police Chief F.R. Remington this morning took the leather lunged seller to one side and imparted the painful truth.
“You are a good boy but business and professional men say they can’t think when you cut loose,” said the chief.
“I think it would be a good thing to wake some of you guys up,” replied Egston.
English pheasants do not make hit with sportsmen
Many Huron County sportsmen are skeptical over the plan of stocking the state with ring neck pheasants. The birds liberated in Huron County this year seem scarcely wilder than chickens and it appears doubtful whether they will be able to survive even a short hunting season.
In the Norwalk Creek valley, the birds are some tame that one may approach within ten feet of them before take alarm.
Coming Saturday — Sept. 15, 1978: St. Paul fires Rhodes Scholar
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok