Toast Jack Kuhlman of Monroeville, who is giving the gift of life to a friend and co-worker at CertainTeed in Avery. Kuhlman is donating a kidney later this week to Jim Kimberlin, of Bellevue. Kuhlman, 39, and Kimberlin, 42, met 11 years ago at work and became friends. After and industrial accident in 1994, Kimberlin discovered he suffered from a genetic kidney disease. Once a healthy kidney is transplanted, the recipient can live a normal, healthy life. A benefit fundraiser was held Saturday and was a huge success. It's great to see such an outpouring of support and we wish all the best to Kimberlin in his recovery.
Roast the continued problems plaguing the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. With the Ohio primary just seven weeks away, the county's new director, Jane Platten, has ordered a change in voting systems three weeks ago . With absentee voting starting in less than a month, time is not on Platten's side. In 2006, county voters first voted on touch-screen machines. The board had nearly a year to prepare, but the election still was a headache, with final results delayed nearly a week. The machines have been scrapped and on March 4, voters will fill out paper ballots with pens at nearly 600 polling places in the county. The ballots will be taken to the board's warehouse where they will be read by 15 optical scanners. Previously, votes have been counted at board of elections offices. While we applaud Platten's efforts, this is nothing but a step backwards as we try to move forward in the technology age.