Thumbs UP to the return of the Cop Cards, whose public relations provide a return on investment that can't be believed. In addition to putting a face on Sandusky's finest, any way for kids and cops to interact other than when there's trouble is something to be encouraged. And it's more fun than your average business card.
Thumbs DOWN to the petty partisan politicking that was pretty much all there was to the special 5th District congressional election. Bob Latta and Robin Weirauch never got around to much more than assuring voters how bad the other one is. Now that Latta's won, he might want to consider living up to the legacy of the late Paul Gillmor -- or of Latta's father, Del, both of whom represented the 5th District for years without much thought to hey-look-at-me strutting.
Thumbs DOWN to Perkins Fire Chief Rick Myosky's attempt to tell township trustees what part of township money should go where for fire department purchases. We don't dispute the need for up-to-date fire equipment facilities in Perkins Township or anywhere, but township money is township money and it's up to the trustees.
Thumbs UP, part way, for progress along First Street in freeing up property for productive use, with the partial demolition of the crumbling Apex building. Why only part-way, though? The building was condemned. Is half a wreck better than none?