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Realigned

For those following the Blanchard River Flood Risk study, Tuesday’s public meeting was mostly a review. The real news came Friday when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it had made two significant revisions to the plan it had released in April. One change eliminates a proposed levee which would have been...

Our addictions

Odds are addiction someday will affect a family member or a close friend, if it hasn’t already. Fortunately, several Findlay and Hancock County organizations have started a public conversation about our drug use and the wide range of issues surrounding drug abuse. Just talking in itself is an achievement in...

Thumbs

UP: Talk about a change of venue. The University of Findlay football team held a preseason practice yesterday, but it wasn’t in the usual friendly confines of the Armstrong Sports Complex. Not even close. Instead, the 115-member squad, coaches and trainers held an “away” practice within the...

No time to forget

If you were born eight years ago today in Findlay, you probably started third grade this week. You’d also have no memory of what Hancock County looked like the day you were born. You’re better off not knowing. Eight years last Monday, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the Blanchard...

Plan B

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That seems to be the approach city officials and business leaders are taking with their latest plan to reshape downtown and to add parking. Publicly unveiled Tuesday, but apparently discussed for some time with businesses, a map shows Crawford Street as a one-way...

Lip service

Obtaining public records, even from the federal government, shouldn’t be like pulling teeth. But that’s what it has become despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to improve transparency. When the federal Freedom of Information Act was implemented 49 years ago last month, it held great promise....

Close to home

Police may never be able to conclude if three recent fatal accidents mentioned in Saturday’s front-page story were due to distracted driving. But even if they don’t, the tragedies keep us focused on the serious problem. Authorities are investigating if cellphone use played a role in the separate...
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