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Anyone who believes Ohio is making progress in its battle against opioid abuse will be dismayed to see the latest report from Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Based on state-to-state data from 2014, Ohio ranks as the overdose capital of the United States. Talk about a bad dose of reality. In sports, it’s a...

A new day

Most people don’t care to delve too deeply into the inner labors of political parties. But in some situations, that work becomes a matter of great public interest. The Hancock County Republican Party’s important task of selecting a person to fill the vacant county commissioner seat was such a matter....

Peggy Kirk Bell

Many people who were born in Findlay have done especially well in life after moving on. Peggy Kirk Bell, who died last week at her home in North Carolina, is one such native. Considered one of the pioneers of women’s golf, Bell has given Findlay a good name simply by being born and raised here. But her...

Thumbs

DOWN: Police agencies issue a warning to motorists about the dangers that come with the holiday season. But the message is more urgent this year, already one of the deadliest in Hancock County history. There have been 15 crashes that have killed 17 people in Hancock County. The accidents have occurred on state and...

Fight for life

When a child dies before they reach their first birthday it must always get — and keep — our attention. Ohio’s rate of infant mortality ranks among the highest in the country, but some progress is being made. In 2014, 955 babies in the state died before turning 1, a rate of 6.8 deaths per 1,000...

Good for the GOP, good for us all

Much of what the Hancock County Republican Party does is done behind closed doors. What happens in the room generally stays in the room. But when it comes to matters of great public importance, like naming a person to serve as county commissioner, the veil of secrecy should be taken off. That’s exactly what...

Mayle’s moment

The promotion of Tim Mayle to director of economic development of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance was expected, but well-deserved nonetheless. That said, he will have his work cut out for him despite the fact that his predecessor and mentor, Tony Iriti, is moving on and leaving the business community in good...
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