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E-cigarettes

The jury is still out on whether electronic cigarettes are as bad for our health as tobacco cigarettes. Fortunately, Ohio lawmakers are proceeding with a bill which will make them less accessible to minors. House Bill 144, approved 32-0 in the Senate this week, prohibits those...

Letters to the Editor 02-15-14

SHE MADE HER DRESS Regarding the wedding gown display at the Hancock Historical Museum that was noted in The Courier article “Decades of dresses” (Page A6, Feb. 4): Let me tell you why fancy wedding dresses were not found from the 1940s. First, there was gasoline...

Wildlife officers unjustly accused of hunting on duty

Eighteen wildlife officers made headlines when a report released by the state’s inspector general led to some scalding accusations. The 20-page document stated the officers were hunting while on duty and a press release declaring their guilt was quickly released. My law...

Thumbs

DOWN: There’s only one thing that could make this snowy and cold winter worse than it has already been: another flood. Things are still frozen, but officials are monitoring the forecasts to see if a flood warning will be needed. Weather watching is nothing new in these...

EMS, Kurt

Every minute, every second, counts in emergency medical care. That’s true, of course, in emergency rooms, but is perhaps even more critical at crash scenes and elsewhere. Delays can cause prolonged suffering for the injured, and can result in death. That’s why the...

Letters to the Editor 02-13-14

SHOVEL YOUR WALKS, PLEASE! I originally hail from a small community in northwestern Ohio where cows and horses outnumber people. Because of my wife’s schedule, I walk my son to and from school. This winter, we have had to trudge through the snow on sidewalks and climb over...

Clutch trip

Some have money. Others wield power. Some just think they do. Marathon Petroleum Corp. has both. And Gary R. Heminger’s timing for a visit to the Army Corps of Engineers probably couldn’t have been better for northwestern Ohio in general and Findlay in particular....

Letters to the Editor 02-12-14

GLOBAL WARMING IS NONSENSE Global warming. What a joke. There is no such thing. They’re starting to call it climate change now because global warming sounds ridiculous when it’s 10 degrees below zero outside. I know some “experts” will say that the weather...

Letters to the Editor 02-10-14

TIME TO GET REAL In response to Robert Poe’s letter (Feb. 6), I think it is necessary that we take a look at reality. If we leave it in “God’s Hands” any longer, our kin will not have an earth to inhabit. Poe’s letter was a reckless use of religion...

Jail bill

Since 1989, Findlay has enjoyed a fixed rate at the Hancock County jail: $55 per day per prisoner. But like most things, the cost of housing an inmate has gone up over the years and now the Hancock County commissioners want to charge $84, an amount that more closely reflects the...