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UP: It would have been a tough call to determine who enjoyed themselves more at last weekend’s opening festivities at the Blanchard Valley Health System’s Miracle Park: the players or the spectators. Findlay’s newest athletic field, located at the Marathon Diamonds Sports Complex, is a custom...

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DOWN: Shame on Mother Nature for crashing two major parties last weekend in Hancock County. The rain and wind kept hot-air balloons grounded, much to the dismay of those who have grown accustomed to seeing them fly over Findlay each year since 2000. Many of the other related activities at the three-day Flag City...

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UP: Findlay’s most famous hamburger shop, Wilson’s on Main Street, has been strong on tradition over its 80 years, but sometimes slow to change. For example, it took the restaurant until the mid-’70s to add french fries to the menu. Even its unique system of placing an order for a hamburger,...

Record check

There’s nothing new about the information now accessible through Findlay’s financial transparency website, FindlayOhioFinances.com. The same records have always been available, but in a form that wasn’t so convenient. They could be obtained by visiting the city office or department where the...

Third parties

If ever there was a presidential election for a third-party candidate, it would be this one. While no public opinion poll has been conducted lately in Ohio, the last one earlier this summer found Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat. Even if the next poll isn’t as close, some voters may be wishing...

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UP: Two events this week, “Back the Blue Day” and “Night Out,” proved what we hoped: The vast majority of people appreciate the efforts of our first responders. On Monday, the wives of two Hancock County sheriff’s deputies collected donations and made “survival” kits for...

Raise the bar

Findlay Councilwoman Holly Frische raised an important point about the funding of quasi-government groups and projects Tuesday. She questioned whether city government should contribute to a private-public partnership designed to help develop a workforce. The city seemed warm to the “Raise the Bar”...
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