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Roasts & Toasts

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Toast the late U.S. Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin) for his years of service to the people of Northwest Ohio. Gillmor served in the Ohio Senate from 1967-89 and was its president from 1981-83 and 1985-89. He was elected to Congress in 1988. His body will be shown Tuesday in the Statehouse where he spent 21 years in the Ohio Senate, six as its leader. Gillmor, 68, was found dead Wednesday in his apartment near Arlington National Cemetery. "Congressman Gillmor was a tremendous representative of the people of Northwest Ohio and his absence is keenly felt by all of us here at the Statehouse," Ohio House Speaker Jon Husted said. We couldn't have said it any better.

Roast the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable. It happens every time a new cable television network pops up. The station and the cable company battle over money and the customer gets stuck in the middle. You know, in the end, we are going to be the ones who will be hit with the cost. Two straight weeks of no Ohio State game on television is a bit too much. And with the junk the Browns are giving us to watch on Sundays, we need our Buckeyes.

Toast 2007 Edison High School graduate Zachary Rospert, who plans to honor a friend and mentor, Keith Ostheimer, with a concession stand and restroom at the ballfields in Milan. Ostheimer died of a heart attack last year at the age of 46. Ostheimer was founder of the Berlin-Milan Youth Sports League and was a mentor to Rospert, a freshman business major at the University of Akron. This project will help benefit people for generations to come and will be a great honor to somebody who did so much for the youth program in the Berlin-Milan area.

Roast everybody who throws needles in their garbage. People don't realize how serious that can be. And don't forget about sharp cans and broken bottles. Sanitation workers have a tough enough job without having to worry about cuts and infections. Just use a little common sense.

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