Toast Cheryl Ott for helping to fight breast cancer through the 3-Day walk. Everyone who participates in the event walks 20 miles per day for three days to generate awareness of breast cancer and promote breast health, while raising at least $2,200 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure effort. Ott is participating in one of the many ways citizens can fight back against cancer. We hope she will inspire others to follow in her footsteps.
Roast the 81 percent of parents not properly securing their 4- to 8-year olds when getting in the car. Studies indicate that proper use of car seats and safety belts reduce child passengers' deaths and injuries by as much as 60 percent, yet most parents are negating those positive effects. Parents should make an appointment for a free child safety seat check with Easter Seals of Northwest Ohio on the second Thursday of each month by calling (419) 668-6791.
Toast the President of Fair Publishing Kevin Doyle, who celebrated 50 years on the job last week. Doyle, and his son Charlie, have done their part in turning the Norwalk company into the largest publisher catering to fairs in the country. So when you bring home that blue ribbon at the next Huron County Fair, know that it was more than likely made right here in Norwalk.
Roast the scandal over substandard conditions for war-wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On Thursday the Army fired the general in charge of Walter Reed and Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey stepped down Friday. These actions followed a Washington Post report documenting the horrible living conditions for some outpatient soldiers at Walter Reed and the bureaucratic problems preventing some troops from getting adequate care. We hope these staff changes are more than simply a sacrifice to satisfy the outraged and will lead to genuine improvements.