Toast the many people who pulled off another special evening that raised between $25,000 and $30,000 for the Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools. Many volunteers, the NHS Key Club, Fisher-Titus Medical Center, the Firelands Area Art League and the Hen House worked together for an evening featuring fine music, great food and a wonderful showcase for the schools.
Roast the presidential candidates — both Democrat and Republican — for bypassing Norwalk and Huron County as they criss-cross the state in their attempts at a primary win. In a presidential election where, finally, the “late” Ohio primary means something in the nomination process, they are ignoring a very pivotal area that may well be important to their chances. But who knows, their schedules can be subject to change at a time like this, so we could see one of them before it’s all over next Tuesday.
Toast the 11 area wrestlers who will compete at this week’s state tournament in Columbus, led by Monroeville’s Fab Four — Logan and Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips. Also competing will be Chris Doughty from St. Paul, Tim Majoy and Craig Ritz from Edison, J.J. Boyce from Western Reserve, Bret Essenmacher of New London and South Central’s Payton Oney and Nick Hamilton. Good luck and congratulations on a great season. Bring back the gold.
Toast the Norwalk Police Department for cracking down on traffic violations. The police issued 1,818 traffic citations in 2007, half of which were for speeding. While it may be tough love, the aggressive effort has contributed to a decline in traffic accidents despite an increase in the level of traffic.