Thumbs UP for BGSU Firelands Dean Bill Balzer and his book, "Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes." While everyone else is scrambling to find ways to help students pay for college, it's refreshing to see someone wonder whether it has to be so expensive in the first place.
It would be nice if people simply stopped for a stopped school bus like they're supposed to, but they don't -- so thumbs UP for the cameras mounted on Huron school buses to catch the license numbers of the cars that don't stop while children get on and off the big, easy-to-see yellow vehicles with their flashing red lights.
Thumbs DOWN to the usual lousy voter turnout. Really, Ohio? 22 percent? Oh well. You get out of a representative government what you put into it. At least the Tea Party people showed up.