Our View | Thumbs for Thursday

Thumbs up: To the 50- to 100-year prison sentence Eric Todd Crader will serve for more than 200 counts of child rape. “We are pleased that this one will not have the opportunity to hurt another child as long as he lives,” District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said. Indeed.

Thumbs down: To former veterinary technician Jessica Little, of Pennsylvania Furnace, who pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of animal cruelty. She is accused of keeping three dogs in deplorable conditions, in cages full of urine and feces in a cold, dark basement.

Thumbs up: To State College Area High School junior Kyla Irwin, who has accepted an offer to play basketball for coach Geno Auriemma and two-time defending national champion UConn. Irwin said it had been her dream since fourth grade to play for the Huskies.