Thumbs UP and “encore!” to Huron Playhouse in its 59th season. It’s a fine meld of university and professional-grade playacting that helps put a rich gloss on the arts and cultural scene here. “This is one of the best things going on around here,” said one local ticket-buyer, and let’s remember that the next time someone complains there’s nothing to do around here but ride roller coasters and get drunk.
Thumbs DOWN and give it a rest to Jim Lahoski, former Bellevue school superintendent now working for the county Educational Service Center in Tiffin. He showed up a few days ago at the homes of two Bellevue school board members, the ones most instrumental in hounding him out of the school system, and harangued them. It’s behind you; let it stay there. All Lahoski did was let his two nemeses paint themselves as the victims. Now the cops and courts are involved, and who wins? Nobody.
Thumbs UP, sort of, to the Central Intelligence Agency, for opening the books on some Cold War practices that would have had James Bond saying, “Hey, wait a minute.” Assassination plots and espionage hijinks may have been a great game against the Evil Empire, but we’re still harvesting the bitter fruit of those escapades today. Let the new openness stand as a reliable reassurance that these things are no longer being done in our name.