Anti-SLAPP act

It’s one thing to have the right to speak out on public policy issues. It’s another to be forced to spend great amounts of time and money defending that right. Fortunately, state Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, has introduced a bill that aims to protect Ohioans from...

Driving safety tips at harvesttime

In the past few weeks there have been accidents in rural areas involving motorists and farm equipment. The risk of accidents may increase as daylight hours decrease and the time changes from daylight saving time to standard time. Motorists need to be prepared for these...

Letters to the Editor 10-31-17

SET ASIDE THE PERSONALITIES Last week, Hancock County’s Democratic committee commended the county commissioners about being fiscally responsible. Let’s examine that statement by reviewing past history: 1. County garage being constructed without enough water pressure...

Letters to the Editor 10-30-2017

TURTLES ON A FENCEPOST I love Cliff Hite, not because he has done me some personal or political favor or might in the future, which is not likely for obvious reasons. He hasn’t loaned me any money or always voted the way I would have desired. We are not related by name or...

Thumbs

UP: Findlay police long have maintained a high profile on trick or treat night. But last week, Chief John Dunbar took the department’s visibility to the next level. Uniformed officers seemed everywhere in Findlay, and were both in and out of their cruisers and mixing with...

Wake-up call

Ohioans seem to get a tragic wake-up call every time fall starts to feel like winter. This year’s call came too close to home, again. Early Thursday, five members of a Seneca County family perished in a house fire on Ohio 18 between Fostoria and Bascom. The victims included...

Letters to the Editor 10-28-17

FISCAL ISSUES NEED RESOLVED The Hancock County Democrats, through a poll vote of executive and central committee members, support a “yes” vote on Issue 4 — the Hancock County sales tax. Our county sales tax is among the lowest in the state and will remain so...

Get a proper education on ‘flutterby’ habitats

As a young state park ranger, I was helping lead a naturalist’s fall hike through Beaver Creek State Park’s field and woodland edges. The group was exploring the differences in habitat types and the variety of species that inhabit them. During the walk, dozens of...

Letters to the Editor 10-27-17

WASHINGTON WARNED US Ya gotta love it! I see where Arizona’s junior senator, Jeff Flake, is not running for re-election. Good. The aptly-named Flake announced that “there may not be a place for a Republican like me.” You know, he’s right: there is no place...

Letters to the Editor 10-26-17

15,000 SCIENTISTS NOT COLLUDING Vanessa Vandale’s letter about climate change (Oct. 19) sounds very reasonable. But if you start pulling at the threads, it quickly unravels. The “peer-reviewed article” she cites is a blog post. I’m willing to concede the...