Thumbs UP to the local NAACP's meet and greet session with Lt. Darryl Edge, new commander of the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Let it be a way for the whole community to come together with one aspect of its law enforcement, and put the shame and pain of two troopers' stupid prank behind all of us.
Thumbs DOWN, though, to business as usual at the Sandusky Police Department -- with "no sweeping changes" planned in the department's organization, now that the changes made by Chief Kim Nuesse have been nullified. Even her detractors are quoted in the Murman Report as saying she started out well and made some needed changes -- so why negate the good she did even if the bad is true?
Thumbs UP, once again, for Relay for Life, where donations yet to come in might yet meet the fundraising goal for the cancer fight. Even if the fundraising is short of the goal -- and what isn't, in these tight and expensive times -- it's still people coming together for fun and fellowship in a worthy cause.
Thumbs UP, too, to the Gentlemen's Club at Jackson Junior High. These young men have learned the art of winning respect by developing self-respect, while getting ready to be part of the world around them. Let this be the first of many accomplishments for these young men.
Thumbs UP for golf carts -- even if they have to be restricted to streets of 25 mph or less. Anything that helps people get around town without burning too much increasingly pricey gasoline is worth looking at -- and looking for ways to make it work, instead of just shooting the idea down wholesale, automatically. Perkins, want to take a look at the idea for your own subdivisions?
Thumbs UP to new neighbors on Bogart Road in Huron, where the MR/DD house has a home.