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Roasts & Toasts

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Toast Roberta Camp, formerly Miss Maple City, now Miss Ohio. The Grove City resident was Norwalk's representative in the statewide competition and she did the area proud. Camp will move on and try to add Miss America to her impressive collection of crowns. It's nice that Norwalk can make the state news for something other than a virus outbreak or caged children.

Roast: the Ohio policy that had allowed an intern in the Office of Budget and Management to have access to the Social Security numbers of all the state's 64,000 employees as well as more than 84,000 welfare recipients. A device with the information was stolen from the intern's car he had taken it home as part of a since eliminated protocol. The state continues to fail to adequately understand the threat of identity theft perhaps this incident will finally spur the state to action.

Toast: Stein Hospice for putting on Camp Good Grief to help children deal with the loss of a loved one, be it a parent or a pet. Helping children cope with loss and grief is important, not just in the short term but in the long term as well. While no one is ever truly prepared to say goodbye, being able to deal with it at a young age will create a healthy base for the losses we all experience when we get older.

Roast: the Ohio Supreme Court for taking 40 percent longer to issue its rulings compared to two-years ago. According to a Plain Dealer analysis, the average time between oral arguments and a ruling is five months. While justices should take their time crafting opinions they discuss and vote on issues the day a case is argued five months is far too excessive for those waiting for justice.

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