A fresh look

When police are involved in fatal use-of-force cases, prosecutors can be put in a tough spot deciding whether to prosecute an officer they may often work with. But Ohio could avoid that conflict of interest and begin to restore confidence in grand juries if lawmakers implement a recommendation made this week by a...

Thumbs

UP: Some in the community reached out this week to Findlay police officers and Hancock County sheriff’s deputies, apparently in response to the shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas last week. Individuals, families and businesses thanked officers with words, emails, handshakes, pizza and other food from...

Second opinion

While some may consider it throwing good money after bad, Hancock County is diligent in taking a closer look at the Army Corps’ study of the Blanchard River watershed. Many may be disillusioned with the corps, but its study still has value and should be used to help guide our flood-control project. The study...

CARA

Every day Congress delays passing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, more than 100 people in the United States die of an opiate overdose. That’s reason enough for the bill to be given the highest priority. CARA has broad bipartisan support. The original bill was approved 94-1 by the Senate in...

Pre-K

Studies have found that children can develop learning skills just as well in day care centers and at home as they can by starting school early. But not all children do, and those from low-income families, in particular, don’t always get the opportunity to get a jump on school. Fortunately, the door should...

Algae forecast

It would be easy to be optimistic about this week’s forecast regarding Lake Erie’s algae bloom, especially since the lake has not yet started to turn that all-too-familiar shade of green. But Lake Erie must remain under close watch, despite the prediction that this season’s bloom will be 5.5 on a...

Parks remain a national treasure

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” — Wallace Stegner, 1983 In August, the National Park Service will mark its 100th anniversary of keeping watch over our 59 national parks. That’s a...
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