Letters to the Editor 05-09-18

SMALL TOWN CRONYISM The zoning board is full of small-town cronyism. The best results are to know the “right” people, or have the “right” attorney. The fact that the head of the board did not vote on the fence is nothing but a farce. The other board...

It’s time

Election Day has finally arrived. Forget the yard signs and all the campaign propaganda you got in the mail, now it comes down to just one thing: your vote. Thousands of registered voters, including about 1,700 in Hancock County, have already taken care of the task by voting...

Get the most out of your corn crop

Farmers have had a few days in the past week to begin planting. Grain prices are still predicted to be low this year, so farmers have to look closely at their management practices to get the most yield with the least amount of input costs. Dr. Peter Thomison, Ohio State...

Letters to the Editor 05-07-2018

WHY THE INJUSTICE? In the 1828 Webster’s dictionary, corruption is defined as: “depravity, wickedness, perversion or deterioration of moral principles, loss of purity or integrity.” To quote John Adams, “Corruption is the great enemy of freedom.” Is...

Recap: Our picks

Election Day is tomorrow. Below are summaries of previously published Courier Views on election matters. State Issue 1 Ohio voters have an opportunity to improve the way the state’s congressional district maps are drawn by approving Issue 1. The current process allows the...

Letters to the Editor 05-05-18

WHY AN OBSESSION WITH GENDER? The front page headline in the May 3 Courier read: “Boy Scouts changing name of program.” Seriously? What is wrong with boys having “boys only organizations” or girls having “girls only organizations”? So much of...

Thumbs

UP: History has shown us that what’s good for Marathon Petroleum Corp. tends to be good for Findlay and Hancock County. So this week’s news of MPC’s $23.3 billion bid to acquire Texas-based Andeavor, a marketing, logistics, and refining company in the West,...

Tips to help reel in a good fishing season

By JIM ABRAMS It finally looks like spring has arrived, with fishing reels relined and boats readied in anticipation of some relaxing time on the water and a few evening fish fries. Ohio has a lot to offer with 124,000 acres of inland water, 7,000 miles of streams, 2.25 million...

Letters to the Editor 05-04-18

THE 42-INCH MISTAKE I apologize for speaking up at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. I spoke out of turn. I interrupted several times, and I tried to stand up for what I thought was right. I was speaking from a very selfish viewpoint: the safety of my family. When my...

Letters to the Editor 05-03-18

HELP THOSE WHO CAN’T PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES My wife and I became foster parents in 2011 and went on to foster and adopt two children along with one more. My biggest fear is always that even the little time in care at very young ages will have profound impacts on the way...