Thumbs UP to Huron Police for figuring out a productive use of the Twitter online social networking site. Generally seen as an example of a solution in search of a problem, and devolving into the ultimate "too much information" situation, police have started to use the thing as a way to get public service announcements out. It's being tried elsewhere; let's see if it works.
Thumbs UP -- or maybe it should be a salute -- to In It Together, a group of families with one thing in common: A loved one in the service, maybe overseas and in harm's way. The ways we've found to "support the troops" and their families are many, varied and creative -- everything from the fellow who goes around the state barbecueing for send-off and welcome-home ceremonies to the Sandusky ladies who sew quilts -- but it seems the most effective and most cherished support is someone else saying, I know what you're going through. Hats off to them.
Thumbs UP to Judge Tygh Tone, who recognizes its his duty to start foreclosure proceedings when necessary but who sees a higher duty to exhaust all the possibilities first -- and so he's getting people together with their lenders to work out a problem before it becomes a crisis. It beats banks owning a bunch of vacant and deteriorating houses.