Letters to the Editor 03-17-14

RIVER SHOULD BE A PRIORITY I would like to congratulate the farmers who organized and presented themselves to a “closed to the public” Army Corps of Engineers meeting in 2013. Finally, 80 miles of the Blanchard River is supposed to be cleaned of wood, debris and...

Letters to the Editor 03-15-14

FRACKING CAN BE ABUSIVE A counterpoint is needed to the column by Mark Cares (Page A4, March 14). Certainly, fracking and horizontal drilling do offer new opportunities in eastern Ohio and other Appalachian areas adversely impacted by the EPA’s “war on coal” in...

Our downtown

Judging from the reaction this week, the discussion about changing the look and feel of Findlay’s downtown has hit a nerve. While that extent of the pushback might not have been expected, it’s understandable. Regardless of one’s age, or position in the...

Build a Wildlife Area campaign fighting for habitats

The best wildlife habitat can be described by one word: variety. While large, mature woodlots may be great for squirrels, they offer little to grassland species. Brushy areas don’t offer much for either, but they can be crucial in providing escape cover from predators and...

Letters to the Editor 03-14-14

SHE’LL JUST HIT THE MALL In my 30-plus years of driving in Findlay, I have noticed two things about drivers. When turning either right or left, they (myself included) have the tendency to turn into the other lane. Turning right, they go into the left lane. Turning left,...

Letters to the Editor 3-13-14

THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS It just does not make any good common sense to take the most highly congested part of Findlay’s four-lane Main Street, reduce it to two lanes and expect a good outcome. To further compound the traftic congestion, back-in parking is added. Public...

Cloudy forecast

Ohio provides too many ways for officials to keep the public from knowing what their government is up to. The state’s public records and open meetings laws, once among the best in the country, have been eroded in recent years. There are so many bills that it’s hard to...

Lifesavers

Each year, about 380,000 Americans of all ages die of sudden cardiac arrest, making it the leading cause of death in this country. Fortunately, Bloomdale’s Ron Rook proved sudden cardiac arrest doesn’t have to be fatal. Through what some are calling divine...

Letters to the Editor 03-12-14

GIVE PLAN A LONG TEST RUN Interest is high regarding the future of Main Street, Findlay. Plans illustrated recently in The Courier push for a single lane of traffic, both north and south, and “back-in angle parking.” Opposing opinions are strong. Several writers have...

Jail standards

Now that an update of Ohio’s minimum jail standards is nearly complete, the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections must ensure jails comply with the new rules. The state has a spotty jail inspection record at best. Relatively few have occurred since 2008. In 2011,...