Smooth sailing

Construction zones have been hard to avoid in Findlay this year, but no one is complaining about the smooth roads that follow. Infrastructure needs are being addressed again throughout the city, a tangible sign the economy actually has taken a right turn. The upward trend, we’re learning now through the...

No time to text

It may seem an exercise in futility to some, but the ongoing enforcement blitz to deter distracted drivers, especially those who text and drive, is worth the effort. Like sobriety checkpoints, which seldom result in the arrest of drunken drivers, the six-state push to curb accident-causing bad behavior like...

No-brainer

If “business” in Findlay Municipal Court was declining, a proposal to expand the court in the Municipal Building would be a tough sell. But filings are on the uptick again, so more space for the court is timely. The proposal calls for relocating the Findlay police administrative offices, the only other...

Thumbs

DOWN: On June 11, The Findlay Publishing Co., publisher of The Courier, requested, through the Freedom of Information Act, access to all public input gathered by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers regarding the Blanchard River Flood Mitigation Project. It has gotten no response. The newspaper is also awaiting a...

Making space

It may be possible to squeeze 126 people into a 98-bed jail. But it would be dangerous — and illegal. So officials are being creative in finding ways to make best use of the available space at the Hancock County Justice Center as they work to reduce the backlog of offenders waiting to serve their time....

Gaining ground

A year ago, state Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, and other House members set out on a tour of Ohio to explore the growing opiate epidemic. That effort was prompted by an alarming surge of overdose deaths which resulted when people who had gotten addicted to prescription painkillers turned to heroin when the state...

Redistricting

If there’s one election matter that must be bipartisan, it’s the process used to draw legislative and congressional districts. The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is looking at ways to improve a system that nearly everyone agrees is flawed, but both Republicans and Democrats have been...
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