Thumbs UP for teens teaching teens about the consequences of bad driving on the road. The authorities are there to make the point, but we agree the 4-H teens who drive the point home are more likely to be listened to by young traffic offenders.
At least, we hope.
Thumbs DOWN, maybe halfway between here and the floor below, to the creaky elevator at the Erie County Courthouse. C'mon; the thing's been a jittery joke for years; add to this the four-faced clock that's hardly ever been able to agree with itself on what time it is and you wonder what it takes to mind the store there.
Thumbs UP, though, for Kalahari's gift to Huron. Though it would be nice to see a similar sense of civic-mindedness in funding, say, a science lab or a set of new textbooks, the fact is the money was Kalahari's to give, and the deal was the result of a determined campaign by Huron's athletic booster clubs. Any school districts looking for help funding academic programs might want to take a page from what the athletic boosters did in Huron.
Thumbs UP to bringing back the Vial of Life -- with improvements. Sandusky Fire Department is offering people a place to keep vital medical information that an emergency responder might need -- and need right NOW -- in a place where the responder can find it. It's something to take advantage of.
Mechanical thumbs UP to local students who build robots as a way of learning to solve problems. In addition to a practical demonstration of the value of what you're learning, the creative process can only stimulate learning down the line.