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Debates keeping school officials busy

Sandusky Register Staff • Oct 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM

For the past month, the Register has hosted ‘Debate Thursdays,’ a weekly gathering of candidates for the area’s November elections. Apparently they’re attracting a bit of attention, according to Huron Schools treasurer Mike Weis.

On Oct. 10, Register staff members hosted Huron school board candidates at BGSU Firelands.

“I take it you had a good debate on Thursday, since I had about 12 public records requests Friday morning,” Weis joked at this past week’s board meeting.

Only two of the dozen requests were mine, so I’d have to agree with Weis. I’m glad to hear the Register’s debates have generated some public interest and have encouraged voters to be as informed as possible before they head to the polls.

 — Alissa Widman

Roller Derby call not too small for sheriff

It’s not every day you can threaten the sheriff and walk away without a set of handcuffs.

And, well, she really didn’t walk.

One of my beloved roller derby teammates, “Oh Snap, it’s Sam!”broke her ankle during a drill at our Thursday night practice.

We called for a squad before she decided we could get her to the emergency room ourselves. I wasn’t really surprised when Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth showed up.

That’s just the kind of guy he is.

He heard the call on the scanner when he was passing through the area, so he stopped by to make sure everything was OK.

As another teammate, who is a nurse, figured out the best way to get Sam’s skates off and get her into her car, we did our best to distract her from her broken ankle.

And Sigsworth chimed in, joking that she was a derby girl and she should toughen up.

She may have quipped back that if she was able, she’d have kicked his butt. He made her laugh in the few minutes that felt like forever before our favorite maintenance guy at the fairgrounds, Kasey Decker, scooped Sam up and got her in her car.

Off we went to the emergency room. Sigsworth checked in the next morning to see how Sam was doing and wished her well.

That’s Sigsworth. Always ready to serve, and everywhere at once.

— Jessica Cuffman

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