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Just Ask: Why no parking bans for snowfalls?

Q: Prior Findlay administrations would announce snow emergencies, prohibiting parking on streets during significant snowfalls. It allows for plows to do their jobs. Why doesn’t the city do this any more? — David Peters, Findlay. A: The city will issue emergency orders...

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UP: Friday’s story, “New year, new lease on life” (Page A6), is uplifting and should prompt conversations about living organ donation. The article is about siblings Mike Hulbert and Sandy Wurth, and Wurth’s life-extending gift of a kidney to Hulbert, who...

Letters to the editor 1/4/14

WHY CAN’T THEY GET IT RIGHT? I am an American, born and raised in Indiana, a proud veteran who served in Korea and now a resident of Findlay. And I am an avid fan of most sports, mostly any team from Ohio: the Buckeyes, Indians, Cavs, and the Trojans. I am very proud to...

Ice activities can be fun, but be aware of risks

Some like drilling holes in ice to tempt fish into frying pans, while others enjoy gliding on ice skates. My favorite icy pastime is trekking along the edges of a frozen lake or stream. It’s easy to move silently, wildlife is readily observed and their travels can be...

City’s industrial expansion, downtown changes hailed

Chris Oaks spoke with Tony Iriti, economic development director for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance. Q: What would you single out as the biggest success story of 2013 from an economic development standpoint? A: I think some of the changes (Findlay) City Council has made to...

Beyond Apollo

There have been tough lessons learned from the failed merger of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and India’s Apollo Tyres, a partnership that would have been the largest Indian acquisition of a U.S. company. Earlier this week, Cooper terminated an agreement with Apollo, which...

Letters to the editor 1/3/14

THE YEAR FOR ACTION I applaud a bold act of The Courier. In the Courier’s View (Dec. 23, Page A4), editors headlined the aftermath of the recent flooding with … well, the headline, “Look Around,” and one sentence, “We must stop the flooding,”...

What are farmers’ top legal concerns?

Farmers and non-farm individuals have challenges they face each year. At the Farm Science Review last fall, the Ohio State University’s Agricultural & Resource Law booth took an informal survey on what farmers considered their biggest legal concerns. These concerns are...

Letters to the editor 12/31/13

RECLAIMING JESUS AS A JEW In reply to Stuart Schakett (letter, Dec. 28), the problem is not the Bible as interpeted in its Hebraic context. The problem lies with modern interpetation using denominational bias. The problem is not Jesus, as he certainly did exist, being mentioned...

Santa’s reindeer: male or female?

Are Santa’s reindeer unafraid to ask for directions? “Santa’s reindeer are really females,” said Alice Blue-McLendon, a Texas A&M veterinary medicine professor specializing in deer. The presence of antlers is her primary evidence. She explains that...