Self-defense, ‘Walkability’

House Bill 203, Ohio’s version of the “stand your ground” law that passed the Ohio House late last year, could resurface in the Senate this spring. We hope it dies on the vine. There is no good reason to tinker with the state’s self-defense law. Currently,...

Letters to the Editor 03-28-14

CITY SHOULD DO SOMETHING BIG! I am one of few that own, live in and have a business in a building downtown. I have seen a terrible decline in Findlay firsthand. There have been many improvements in some areas, but most still suffer. The flood, economy, empty storefronts and...

Thumbs

UP: If anyone in Hancock County deserves the spotlight, it would be John Hancock, the county’s namesake, whose statue has stood watch atop the courthouse for years. Hancock was once lit up and will be again after the Hancock County commissioners and First Federal Bank came...

Compromise

People spoke up. Officials listened. A compromise was reached. Government doesn’t always work that way, but it did with Findlay’s downtown traffic plan. A scaled-back plan was revealed at a public meeting on Monday and, while very different from the original, it...

Letters to the Editor 03-26-14

A MISSED OPPORTUNITY What a shame that the one item on the downtown plan that has been eliminated is the one that would have truly been the key to making our downtown a success in all means. There are several factors that go into making a downtown transformation successful, but...

Safe, abundant, affordable food

Today is National Agriculture Day, a day established to celebrate the contributions that agriculture has made to our lives. It is a time to reflect on what it takes to produce food for our tables and fibers for our clothing, a time to be reminded about the importance of...

Flood City

Being “No. 1” is usually a good thing. But Findlay’s ranking in the top five in Ohio in five different categories regarding flood insurance is not good. Statistics from the National Flood Insurance Program, which show Findlay has filed more claims and has...

Letters to the Editor 03-25-14

PEOPLE JUST WANT ANSWERS There have been quite a few people who have written in with questions about the downtown parking and “revitalization” plan that have largely gone unanswered. It’s not that these people are Neanderthal Luddites who do not want any change...

Letters to the Editor 03-24-14

A PLEA TO CITY COUNCIL I’m writing you, Findlay City Council members, with a plea to vote yes on the downtown revitalization plan. I am a downtown business co-owner of 11½ years. In deciding our location, we felt the downtown was the heart of the city. We made the best...

How many crossings are there in Findlay?

Q: Our fifth-period language arts and reading class discussed how many railroad crossings Findlay has. We couldn’t find the information. Can you help? — Roseann Jagla Halliday, teacher, Glenwood Middle School, Findlay. A: Yes. There are 43 crossings, including 22...