Toast: To the village of New London, which last week began hosting a series of visioning meetings for villagers to lay out how they would like to see New London develop. Such citizen input is crucial to putting any kind of plan together to build a consensus for moving forward. Other meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20.
Toast: To Pride One Development, and St. Paul alumni and parishioners for working together to enhance athletic facilities for St. Paul. Pride One donated a building (which formerly housed Batesville Casket Company) for use as a fitness center for school athletic teams. Alumni made land available for the facility. A toast also is in order for Mike Myers, local businessman, who has been providing space to house fitness equipment and allow students to work out. The announcement last week was the highlight of another successful Catholic Schools Week.
Roast: All area school superintendents. Today it was a two-hour delay. Two days last week most of the students in the area stayed home Wednesday because it was too cold and Friday because it was too icy. We heard complaints from parents that the weather wasn't that bad and school shouldn't have been canceled. Then, on Friday, somebody complained on the Reflector Web site about Edison being IN school. Everybody has an opinion and sometimes you just can't win. We feel for you. Nobody said being a superintendent was easy.
Toast: The sixth annual "Give Kids a Smile Day" that took place Friday at the Huron County General Health District's Norwalk office. About 50 children participated in the free dental screenings as part of a national effort and sponsored locally by the North Central Ohio Dental Society. Local dentists participating were Joseph Kim, Bartt Colahan, David Heidelberg, James Loch, Julie Roberts, Adam Sommers and Norm Sommers.