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UP: No one thing can halt Ohio’s heroin epidemic, but House Bill 170, signed into law last week by Gov. John Kasich, should have a significant impact. The law expands access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose. Health care professionals soon will...

Letters to the Editor 03-19-14

MEETING WAS ‘CONTROLLED’ I was at the “general public” meeting last Wednesday regarding Findlay’s proposed downtown lane changes and reverse-angle parking. Upon arriving, I was asked to register with my name and email address. I was also given index...

Wheat able to withstand cold

It has been a long and very cold winter. The office has received many calls the past several weeks asking about the effects the extreme cold has had on the wheat crop. Winter wheat is a cool-season grass that can tolerate fairly harsh weather. Wheat “hardens” in the...

Let there be light

This is Sunshine Week. It’s not a weather forecast, but a week in which the importance of open public meetings and open public records is stressed by journalists of all stripes, and by anyone who cares about the poetic words from the Constitution printed above. It usually...

Letters to the Editor 03-18-14

FINDLAY MUST MOVE FORWARD I, for one, would like to express deep gratitude to City of Findlay officials, citizens groups and the consultants who devoted countless hours to creating a progressive vision for downtown Findlay. Anyone who attended the public presentation last...

Was St. Patrick really Irish?

Q: They say St. Patrick wasn’t Irish! That’s blarney! A: Sorry. Maewyn Succat was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, about 387 to Roman colonial officials. He was not the first to preach Christianity in Ireland. In 431, Pope Celestine sent a bishop, Palladius, “to...

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...

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...

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...

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...