Plant a tree, create a memory

This Friday, April 27, Ohio and many other states will mark Arbor Day, a day set aside to celebrate the value that trees add to our lives and to promote tree planting and care. Arbor Day is a time to reflect on the Greek proverb: A society grows great when old men plant trees...

Thumbs

DOWN: Littering used to be a crime. But apparently when someone dumps trash at a recycling container it’s OK. Scenes like the one in the photo below, unfortunately, are too common an occurrence at many of Litter Landing’s recycling modules around Hancock County....

Letters to the Editor 04-24-18

WHY NOT A SALES TAX? I fully understand and support the needs of Job and Family Services due to the opioid crisis, cuts in state funding and increased costs of foster care services. But I do not support funding their financial needs through a property tax. The question is: Why...

Wildlife division should give credit to its forebears

Department of Natural Resources deputy director Gary Obermiller has been spreading the word across several Ohio newspapers. “In the past several months we’ve worked hard to ensure that Ohio’s sportsmen and women are getting the best value for their investment in...

Letters to the Editor 04-21-18

DEWINE IS NO LEADER During a recent campaign stop in Findlay, Mike DeWine detailed his plan to combat opioids, saying: “There will be a sense of urgency and I am an impatient guy.” This is hard to believe coming from a man who has failed miserably as Ohio’s top...

Save our mall

The Findlay Village Mall took another big hit this week with the announcement that the Elder-Beerman store would be among those closing nationwide. The Elder-Beerman chain has had a long presence in Findlay, and was the last department store to be located downtown. The news is...

Letters to the Editor 04-20-18

DON’T MERGE EDUCATION Interesting to me is the opening sentence of the “Other View” from the Columbus Dispatch (Viewpoint page, April 18). What is meant by “vexing issues”? Thank goodness we are getting rid of Gov. John Kasich. The only thing...

Letters to the Editor 04-19-18

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU VOTE Here are a few questions for voters to consider as they head to the polls next month. • Should past performance in a job matter? • Should getting a job because of family connections matter? • Is it OK to use an elected...

Jail issues

The Hancock County commissioners made the right call this week on an issue voters were not willing to support last November: a funding plan that will finance major repairs and overdue maintenance on the now 28-year-old county jail. The commissioners’ decision to take out a...

Celebrate 419

Americans have never had trouble finding ways — or days — to celebrate. Case in point, tomorrow, April 19 a.k.a. 4/19, is National North Dakota Day, National Amaretto Day, National Garlic Day, National Hanging Out Day, National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day,...