Why we won’t endorse Trump or Clinton

Believe it or not, it was nearly 41 years ago that The Courier dropped the word “Republican” from its nameplate atop Page A1. In a rare front-page editorial on Jan. 2, 1976, “The Publishers” explained: “The Republican portion of the newspaper name has been incorrectly interpreted by...

U.S. House

Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, is not flashy or fiery. You won’t see many Latta sound bites on Fox or CNN. He rarely draws front-page headlines. More likely, you’ll find the Bluffton native working the Paulding County fair, touring a new business in Defiance, or attending a Republican Party gathering...

U.S. Senate

Regardless of who prevails in November’s presidential election, leadership will be especially critical in Congress in coming years. In the Senate, Republican Rob Portman, who was first elected there in 2010, is seeking a second, six-year term. He provides Ohio’s best bet for continued strong...

Right to vote

It has always been prudent to regularly check your voting status, especially if you don’t vote in every election. But with so much at stake in November, and with Ohio expected to play a critical role, it may be even more important. Those who vote regularly remain active on voter registration rolls. But, in...

Pretty in pink

This morning’s Komen Run for the Cure in Findlay, and a similar one tomorrow in Toledo, speaks volumes about northwestern Ohio’s commitment to beating breast cancer. Besides raising money for research and education, both events will get people thinking about those who lost courageous battles to breast...

Raise The Bar

Deciding when to use taxpayer money to support nonprofit organizations is one of Findlay City Council’s toughest calls. It should always be an exception and not the rule. Council made the call this week to appropriate $30,000 to Raise The Bar, a workforce development organization. The funding was made with...

Report cards

The latest Ohio school report cards, released last week, would seem to reflect poorly on area schools. But all those “C’s,” “D’s,” and “F’s” may say more about a still-evolving education system than the day-to-day job our schools and teachers are doing. Ohio is...
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