Thumbs UP to Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Rolland Kurtz, who on Sunday night was simply good neighbor Rolland Kurtz as he ran outside in his slippers to make sure the people across the way got out of their burning house. His comrades in arms say that's just the kind of guy he is, badge or no badge, but we're glad that kind of guy is walking around behind a badge.
Thumbs DOWN to the parents who turned out for Huron Schools' public meeting on open enrollment -- to be precise, zero. Come on -- one of the biggest hot-button school issues in recent memory, one that literally gets you where you live, and you don't show up? Please.
Thumbs UP to the student members of Sandusky High School's robotics team for being winners and sportsmen. Not only did Kyle Ramsey, Anthony win the eTech STEM Challenge Robotics Competition in Columbus, they lent a helping (mechanical?) hand to a competitor, helping that team fix its robot when its motor fell out. Said SHS team member Ramsey: "I didn't want to win that way. I wanted a true competition." Hey -- not all the gold-medal sportsmanship is in Vancouver.