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UP: Crews are winding their way up the Blanchard River through Putnam County and could be in Hancock County by July. That’s a positive development for those who have been calling a thorough cleansing of the river an important step in the watershed’s long-term flood...

Letters to the Editor 6-10-14

WEBSITES LACK CREDIBILITY I looked up the websites Barb Rice recommended (letter, May 29). The websites are right wing- and tea party-biased websites lacking credibility. The following website tutorial and exercises will help you evaluate the credibility of website information:...

Pond cultivators can fish for answers at program

Many of us dream of owning property, or have property, with a pond, a place to escape, or maybe to swim, fish, or even to provide drinking water. Many individuals may believe that a pond may be constructed on any place in northwestern Ohio. Let’s face it: The region was a...

Letters to the Editor 6-9-14

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED On June 3, I had the honor and the pleasure to accompany Norval Knouse and 75 other WWII, Korean and Vietnamese Veterans on the Flag City Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Although it was a very long day, it was filled with warm feelings and support by the...

There’s something fishy about this column

Three-fourths of the Earth’s surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn.” I wish I could take credit for that quote, but it was Chuck Clark who...

How will new traffic lights help us?

Q: The new lights on Tiffin Avenue, Findlay, look great! What benefits do we derive from this upgrade? — Jack Grant, Findlay. A: The new signals improve traffic control and help emergency responders by giving them green lights as they approach. Specifically, installed were...

Letters to the Editor 6-7-14

A HERO’S WELCOME? It was quite a show at the White House. There were hugs, kisses, and big toothy grins all around when the parents of Bowe Bergdahl made their appearance. These same proud parents who beamed as though their son were being awarded the Congressional Medal of...

Attacking algae

Ohio’s new crop nutrient law won’t save Lake Erie from turning green this summer, but it could make a difference in coming summers. The law, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, should help reduce the phosphorus runoff from farms, into our waterways and eventually...

Letters to the Editor 6-6-14

A LONG, BUT GREAT DAY June 3 was a long day for many people. For some it began before 2 a.m. and did not end until 3 a.m. June 4. But there was not a word of negativity nor selfish whining among those who worked tirelessly to make this special day happen for those participating...

D-Day

Below are excerpts from a speech President Ronald Reagan made on June 6, 1984, at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. By RONALD REAGAN We’re here to mark that day in history when the...