REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Lessons for us all

Thumbs UP for Lovey Leavell, the 70-year-old college graduate from Sandusky who figures it's never too late to learn. And that's her lesson for the rest of us. Thumbs DOWN to stormchasers -- not the ones who seek out pictures and information about storms to let other people know, but the vultures who show
Commentary
May 21, 2010

Thumbs UP for Lovey Leavell, the 70-year-old college graduate from Sandusky who figures it's never too late to learn. And that's her lesson for the rest of us.

Thumbs DOWN to stormchasers -- not the ones who seek out pictures and information about storms to let other people know, but the vultures who show up with a pickup truck and maybe a ladder to convince you they can repair your storm damage if you give them money right now. Remember: Ask questions, get an estimate, don't sign anything until you've checked them out or know you can trust them -- and despite all that, let the buyer beware.

Thumbs UP for Mad River Harley-Davidson, the southern Ohio Harley dealer that's expanding into the old-new Roeder place on Milan Road. It's a nice bit of continuity in local business, just in time for Bike Week.

Thumbs DOWN -- really, what more is there to say? -- to the disappearance of four routers, electronic switches one to two inches tall by a foot wide, last seen in the front lobby of the Erie County Sheriff's office. It's merely the latest glitch in the comedy of errors that has been the county's journey toward cellular 911. Emergency Management Director Bill Walker says there's the light at the end of the tunnel and he hopes it's not a train. We second that -- because, who ya gonna call?