Opioid fallout

The response to Ohio’s opioid problems can’t be just about helping adults face their addictions. Communities must also make sure the innocent victims of the epidemic aren’t forgotten. Children of addicts are often left behind, either temporarily or permanently,...

Letters to the Editor 12-27-17

WRITER NEEDS TO OFFER PROOF Larry Richards (letter, Dec. 18) keeps pushing the idea that the Bible is God’s word and the basis of laws. Please, give the proof that there is evidence of that statement. An instrument used by God to write the Bible would sway everyone to go to...

Letters to the Editor 12-26-17

PLEASE STOP THE POLITICAL CALLS! I don’t know about all of you, but it really makes me mad when I get a political call. I was sitting here the other night and my phone rang. I normally check to see who’s calling but didn’t have my glasses on so I answered it. It...

December’s winter solstice signals new beginnings

I love October in the Midwest. The trees change summer’s emerald dress for autumn’s festive colors; bird dogs become restless in anticipation of finding migrating woodcock; trout and smallmouth are gorging on the last of the year’s insects; and sweaters become a...

Letters to the Editor 12-23-17

THIS ‘KID’ HAS VISION I was reminded this week of my hot “rodding” days of some 50 years ago. I owned a 1962 Chevy, 348-cubic-inch tri-power muscle car with big, beautiful, butyl tires. It was mild as muscle cars go, but I loved it and won my share of...

Downsizing

Ohio will always need large prisons to house its worst criminal offenders, but a goal should always be to make prisons less crowded. After years of trying to reverse prison population trends, primarily by forcing judges to keep low-level felons at “home,” the numbers...

Letters to the Editor 12-22-17

WHY PROP UP BUSINESSES? Because of the numerous jobs open in Findlay, workers are moving to Findlay to fill the jobs, only to find that they cannot afford the cost of housing in Findlay. This has caused advocates for the working poor and business people to come to the same...

Thumbs

DOWN: Findlay’s City Council ended the year by granting members pay raises for their next term. Good for them, but bad for failing to follow the rules. As Councilman Grant Russel noted Tuesday, council’s own rules call for pay raise legislation to be enacted no later...

Letters to the Editor 12-21-2017

HIS NEXT QUEST: CENSUS SURVEYS I bought a Powerball ticket when it had reached $650 million. I buy a ticket every few years. I made a list of my needs and it only came to $325 million. So I got inspired and went to the mayor’s office and offered to have them hold my ticket....

Letters to the Editor 12-20-2017

NOTHING LEFT BUT MEMORIES The World War II veterans are all in their 90s now. Most of them are in nursing homes, their health very poor. Some use walkers, canes, or wheelchairs. Most of their friends are gone, and the men they fought their battles with are also gone. They would...