Thumbs DOWN for the loss of Red Raven bookstore, even if the closing is the result of a business decision by owners Ali and Tim Thompson to pursue another business venture. Yes, we have the shiny new Borders out at the mall, and a collection of area libraries for which we need not apologize, but once you've been among the stacks in a used bookstore (and Sandusky at one time had three at once) you don't like to give it up. There's one in Norwalk ...
Speaking of Norwalk, thumbs UP for Erie and Huron counties talking trash, specifically Erie County taking in garbage from Huron County at the Hoover Road landfill. Huron County has a place to ship garbage, Erie County has another source of income to prop up our money-down-a-hole landfill. Everyone benefits.
Thumbs UP and a salute to CJ Rogers, who had to ditch his long locks anyway because he's headed off to the Army Reserves-- but the Bellevue man decided to let Studio 1 Salon and Spa in Sandusky cut off and donate it to Locks of Love. While Rogers soldiers on under short hair, the braids that gave him his old nickname will be used to make wigs and hairpieces to children who lose their hair to causes such as chemotherapy and alopecia.
Thumbs UP to the successful completion of BGSU Firelands' first-ever campaign to raise money for scholarships. The Huron Township campus set itself a five-year mission to raise $1 million and it completed the task. Because most of the money will be used to endow scholarship funds, this $1 million will help generations of students to come.
dean Bill Balzer said.