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Letters to the Editor 08-07-18

DON’T RUSH TO JUDGMENT This letter is written in response to Tom Murphy’s letter (Monday), regarding Urban Meyer’s decision to hire, supervise and fire an assistant coach, Zach Smith. Murphy gives the impression that he has more recent information and now has...

Letters to the Editor 08-06-2018

GETTING THE ENDS AND MEANS RIGHT I was mistaken in my recent letter, contrasting the means whereby the president impulsively makes decisions, and the more deliberate way the coach of Ohio State made the decision to fire an assistant coach. I didn’t have access to the rest...

Letters to the Editor 08-04-18

BONUSES WERE A FALSE IMPRESSION How’s that tax cut working out for you? Speaker Paul Ryan bragged that a teacher in his district saw an extra $1.50 on her paycheck several months ago. I guess it has added up to something by now. A few companies gave workers one-time bonuses...

Competition is fierce among Ohio’s swans

While visiting Findlay Reservoir 1, Roy Essinger photographed a large, graceful bird drifting near the shore, sending the picture to me for evaluation. What Roy spotted was one of Ohio’s two nesting species of swans: a mute swan. The other is the trumpeter swan. The mutes...

Drug courts key in opioid fight

In the big, complex world of Ohio’s opioid problems, drug courts may only be a small part of the solution. But they are an important component, nonetheless, and Hancock County is fortunate to have one in place in common pleas court. The need has never been greater for a...

Letter to the Editor 08-03-18

RIVERSIDE PARK: A REAL GEM There are two millstones at Riverside Park on the Old Mill Stream. One of them measures 6 feet in diameter and is 8 inches thick. The other measures 25 inches in diameter and is 8 inches thick. Here are some other things you may not know about Riverside...

Letter to the Editor 08-02-2018

I was recently a part of a protest in front of the Hancock County Courthouse, for which a permit had been submitted. A police officer approached us, asked us for our identification, which all of us declined to give, since we were not being detained. He informed us that the...

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UP: Taking your dog to lunch or dinner could become a possibility this fall in some places with outdoor eating areas. Really. State health regulations have generally prohibited animals in licensed eating areas, but a bill passed recently by the Legislature and signed by Gov. John...

Letters to the Editor 08-01-2018

FUNDING FIX NEEDS TO COME LOCALLY What an interesting concept “Local Government Funds” (LGF) represents. Local municipal and county governments need funds to provide essential services to their respective residents, but cannot afford these services because...

Rethink LGF

Ohio’s next governor won’t take office for six months, but the state’s mayors and commissioners are already lobbying the next administration for funding. It’s hard not to blame them, considering the deep cuts in Local Government Funds that have come under...