Roast & Toast

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Jun. 12—Toast the Edison High School baseball team for its run to the state championship game Saturday. Coach Sean Hoover, his staff and his team stepped up and got hot at the right time. The Chargers lost, 2-1, in eight innings against Apple Creek Waynedale to finish as state runners-up. What an accomplishment and honor for the team, the school and the entire Milan and Berlin Heights community. Their names will forever be etched in the history books. Congratulations.

Toast the South Central High School 4x400-meter relay team of Isaac Blair, Carson Music, Parker Gray and Trey Beverly for winning the state title in Columbus. No track, no problem. South Central has an all-weather track — it is poor in all weather. While most of the other Firelands Conference schools have all-weather surfaces, South Central athletes train on gravel — the same gravel athletes trained on 50 years ago. And if it's not on the gravel track, it's in the parking lot. Great job. You made your school and the Greenwich-North Fairfield extremely community proud.

Roast Mother Nature and her continued hammering of the Cleveland Guardians. The team has been rained out seven times at home this season and Wednesday night's game came with a two-hour delay during the fifth inning — just two outs short of an official game. The Guardians have not caught a break this season, but they are right there in the American League Central Division race. With Tito Francona at the helm, we are always in good hands.

Toast the more than $1 million coming to Huron County from the state construction budget. "The capital bill provides valuable investments that make Ohio a better place to live," said State Rep. Dick Stein (R-Norwalk), who voted for the bill. "I'm pleased to support these local construction projects that will improve our aging infrastructure, advance educational opportunities and bring economic development to our region." Included in the bill is $300,000 for a new amphitheater at Veterans Memorial Lake Park and $450,000 for the new Feichtner Family Memorial Barn at the Huron County Fairgrounds. Great job Dick Stein and everybody who made this happen.

Roast More than five dollars per gallon for gasoline. Enough said.

Toast Monroeville Elementary School fifth-grade students Scarlett Shupe and Kiahna Smith, who earned a superior rating for their science project at the Ohio Academy of Science State Science Day. The two were the only students from Huron and Erie counties to compete in both the regional and state event.

Toast the great story about Western Reserve High School graduate David Lee and his family. They live in Romania and are doing great work helping out their neighbors in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began in late February. Check out the story in the June 9 Reflector — it will warm your heart.

Toast all of the great things going on this summer in Norwalk. Next up is the Norwalk Lions Club Fourth of July Parade and the fireworks that night. If you want to donate to the fireworks, you can send or drop off a check to city hall made out the the Norwalk VFW.