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Roasts & Toasts

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

TOAST the City of Norwalk and the hard-working crews who do their best to keep streets in safe condition for motorists.

ROAST the City of Norwalk for resurfacing Monroe Street and a few sections of other thoroughfares without prior notification to the public or any of the businesses located on or nearby them. And while a new layer of asphalt usually is welcomed on any street in town, we question why Monroe ranked higher than Cline Street on the priority list. It makes little sense that, with the expensive acquisition of land for the completion of the Milan Avenue bypass earlier this year and new smooth pavement on the northern end of this street, the southern part of Cline hasn't been improved.

TOAST Cleveland sports teams for providing a great weekend. The Indians knotted their best-of-seven American League Championship Series with Boston at one game apiece with their thrilling extra-inning affair, while the Browns evened their record by clobbering the hapless Miami Dolphins. An extra toast to Ohio State, for taking care of business against Kent State, and then finding itself atop the BCS standings.

ROAST Major League Baseball for starting ALCS games at 8:30 p.m. The ending of one of the most memorable playoff games in Cleveland history was missed by a lot of Tribe fans who were sound asleep when the last out was recorded at 1:30 a.m. An extra roast to Ohio State for playing Kent State this late in the season. We can see Mid-American Conference teams providing a good tune-up in the first few weeks of the season, but not in the middle of Big Ten competition.

TOAST all of the volunteers who made the Soil and Water Conservation office's Fall annual Fun Fest a rousing success. The event features horse-drawn wagon rides, a hay maze, face-painting, pumpkin-decorating and other crafts, demonstrations and food such as hot dogs and popcorn. And it's all free even the food. Special thanks go out to Sue Kramer of Kramer's Market, Huron County Senior Ambassadors, Farm Service Agency, Pam Hansberger, Huron County Farm Bureau, Western Reserve FFA, Enterprise Hill Farm, Huron County Master Gardeners, Natalie Demuth, Harlow and Carol Stahl, Patty Lamar and Dawn DeMuth, American Farmland, Norwalk Kiwanas and the Huron County Farm Bureau.

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