Thumbs UP to the local folks who got together to get a lost piece of luggage to former Cedar Point worker Georgiana Murdu at her home in Romania. Connections led to connections, and the luggage left at the train station a year ago found its way home to a grateful Murdu.
Thumbs UP to people like "Jim," who feel an obligation and act on it to help out, with little acts of kindness here and there, homeless people like Don Dezanett, especially after some of this community's lesser lights see Dezanett's circumstances as an excuse to harass and terrorize.
Thumbs DOWN to yet another scam, this one a little more inventive than than the usual, which tricked a local woman into sending $2,500 to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to bail out her grandson -- who was safe at home in Kentucky the whole time. As emotionally jarring as it would be to hear a loved one was jailed in another country, the word still has to be: Someone (especially someone from out of the blue) wants you to send them money, you check it out.
Thumbs DOWN to the folks who, every year, forget that snow and cold make roads slick. That SUV doesn't stop any faster; it just slides a greater distance when you lock the brakes. It's winter in Ohio, or soon will be officially; learn (again) how to drive in it.
Thumbs UP to Perkins Township for addressing another piece of business that apparently was seized upon, abandoned and forgotten -- namely, the 48 cars left to rot in a township contractor's impound lot, racking up storage charges far in excess of what the old clunkers are worth.
Thumbs UP for the Christmas light displays -- the city's, the businesses and individual residents'.