Thumbs UP -- no, really-- to City Commissioner Brett Fuqua for identifying a problem. Told by a constituent she was upset to read in the Register about the lawsuit against Marina District developer John Eymann, he responded, "That's the problem. You read about it in the newspaper." Har-de-har-hars aside, Mr. Commissioner, you're exactly right -- we all should have heard about that lawsuit months ago, from a city commission that took the trouble to perform due diligence.
Thumbs UP to the volunteers and donors who gave of their time and treasure to put in modern, safe playground for the kids at Sandusky Central Catholic Schools. The jungle gym, swings, slide and playhouse sit on kid-friendly wood-chips, replacing the stretch of unused asphalt that used to be their playground.
Thumbs DOWN to the fact Edison High School students are stuck with no buses -- although the school district at least has promised the buses will be back if the school levy succeeds. Tremendous inconvenience though it may be -- fewer kids than you might think are able to forego the cheese wagon for other methods of transportation -- we understand the budget realities that made it necessary, though. Still, it is a more efficient way to move school kids around -- from the schools' standpoint and from the standpoint of the parents who have to rearrange their lives to get non-driving kids to school.