Turning point

In the beginning, the Findlay Village Mall was basically two strip malls separated by open space. Eventually, a roof covered them and shoppers could visit stores without having to step outside. Today, the mall remains, but it will have to undergo another transformation to survive. According to a story by reporter...

Fair week

Someone, somewhere, in Hancock County may be asking: Why should I go to the Hancock County Fair? That’s a good question, but a better one, though hard to imagine, may be: What if we didn’t have a county fair? For starters, we’d have six fewer days each year to bring together the best of our rural...

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UP: Everyone, everywhere is chilling out, it seems, with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And why not? The timing is perfect. It’s summertime, it’s hot, ice is cold and the ALS Association is a worthy cause that will benefit from the awareness and research dollars. ALS is a nasty, progressive disease that...

Still hungry

By most measures, Hancock County is a prosperous, thriving place. We have new schools and creative educators, bountiful farms, diverse industry, including a world-class corporation in the midst of an $80 million expansion, consistently low unemployment rates, and a rising interest in the arts. But we’re...

Distracted

Who would have thought Ohioans would be hearing more about parking tickets and driver’s licenses than job creation and rape-kit testing in the midst of the campaigns for governor and attorney general? But, here we are 77 days from the Nov. 4 election with two Democrats dogged by questions about their...

A better plan

Police agencies have been training for years on how best to respond to catastrophic events at schools in light of lessons learned at Columbine, Sandy Hook and other places. But preparedness has been taken to another level as the new school year begins. Members of Findlay’s emergency medical services...

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UP: Just in time for the new school year, which starts today, the Findlay school board last week approved a change to the high school’s handbook that allows for certain tank tops to be worn at school. The new policy allows students to wear tanks and cut-off shirts so long as one’s underwear, back,...
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