U.S. Southern District of Ohio Judge Ed Sargus, left, swore in state Sen. Lou Gentile during a ceremony Sunday at Eastern Gateway Community College. More than 100 people attended the ceremony, and Gentile thanked everyone for “making this a reality and for letting me serve you in the Ohio Senate.” He also offered the crowd a word of thanks for standing behind him. “The measure of a good friend is not when times are good but when they are bad,” he said. “Thank you for standing by me through a tough election. We prevailed and now Eastern Ohio has a strong voice in Columbus.” Also on hand for the swearing in were Gentile’s family, from left, Josette, sister; Carmella, mother; and Lou, father.