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Honoring The Career Of Cabot Rea December 9, 2015
Pat Tiberi, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate longtime WCMH anchor, Cabot Rea, as he retires from broadcast news. For more than 30 years Central Ohioans have welcomed him into their homes and trusted his balanced reporting. While he worked as a radio announcer when he attended Otterbein College, now Otterbein University, journalism was a second career for Cabot. He first served as the Music and Choral Director at Wilson Junior High in Newark where he was twice named “Teacher of the Year.”"
In Honor Of Velvet Ice Cream And The Entire Dager Family May 1, 2014
Pat Tiberi, R-OH
"Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to congratulate Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, Ohio upon its 100th anniversary. In a quintessential American story, 15-year-old Joseph Dager came to America from Lebanon in 1903 without knowing a word of English. Eleven years later he started his ice cream business in the basement of a local confectionary. His hand-cranked ice cream batches set his family and Central Ohio on a path that would make Velvet Ice Cream and Central Ohio famous. Although they no longer hand-crank ice cream in a basement, the company strives to maintain its connection to those by-gone years. In homage to Velvet’s adherence to old time values and tradition, Velvet is now housed in a refurbished grist mill from the 1800s. The “Ye Olde Mill” now manufactures ice cream, plays host to thousands of visitors and marks the center of activity during each annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival. Thousands stream into Utica each year for the festival. Having attended many myself, I know the joy locals and outsiders alike find in a bowl of good, old-fashioned ice cream. In a way, the festival commemorates the simple beginnings of a business started by an immigrant named Joseph Dager. Like so many other enterprises, Velvet Ice Cream started humbly but grew into a Central Ohio institution. America is richer for Velvet’s founder’s contributions to our country and Central Ohioans are grateful he chose to settle here. As the fourth generation of the Dager family carries Joseph Dager’s legacy into its 2nd century, Central Ohio proudly celebrates one man’s vision, hard work and sweet legacy."
Additional Statements May 7, 2013
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"I congratulate this vital organization on reaching this milestone and join many central Ohioans in expressing the deepest gratitude for JCC’s service to the Greater Columbus community."
Recognizing Anniversary Of Law Creating Real Estate Investment Trusts (Reits) September 15, 2010
Pat Tiberi, R-OH
"REITs haven’t just allowed middle class Americans to diversify their investment portfolios. They have also helped build our local communities—a true win-win situation. Indeed, over the last five decades, these investment vehicles have helped finance important commercial real estate projects in every one of our congressional districts across our country—from hotels to shopping malls, to hospitals, to office parks. In fact, in my congressional district, I am honored to have a number of important entities that are REITs, that truly people in our district don’t even realize are real estate investment trusts, which, collectively, employ thousands of central Ohioans. Fifty years after enactment, REITs remain an important part of our Tax Code."
Celebration Of The Columbus Recreation And Parks Department On Its Centennial July 29, 2010
Mary Jo Kilroy, D-OH
"Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. Through its 100 years of serving our community, the Department has enriched the lives of central Ohioans by offering social and educational programming, activities, and events for all ages to enjoy."

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