Meet the Newsies: Crutchie (Ep. 4)


Dylan Zielinski, Anchor

On this episode of Meet the Newsies, I got a chance to talk to Crutchie (Erica O’Conner) Crutchie is a dedicated newsie with a bum leg that’s painful, but helps sell more papers. Though he walks with the assistance of a crutch, Crutchie doesn’t let it define him; when in a jam, Jack Kelly’s best friend relies on a goofy- sweet sense of humor and optimistic resilience. Crutchie is the heart of the resistance. If you want to see this lovable and funny newsie in action come see the show at Alden High School on February 6th, 7th, and 8th. Get your tickets at