Fourth of July

By SAMUEL L. CLEMENS Ladies and gentlemen: I little thought that when the boys woke me with their noise this morning that I should be called upon to add to their noise. But I promise not to keep you long. You have heard all there is to hear on the subject, the evidence is all in and all I have to do is to sum up...

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UP: Folks will have plenty of options to celebrate the Independence Day holiday this weekend. While several communities have already held fireworks displays, many others will. Findlay’s fireworks will begin at dusk Friday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on East Sandusky Street. Other events are scheduled...

Camera shy

Cameras are not a law enforcement fad. Dashboard cameras have been around for years, and body cams will soon be part of a police officer’s uniform in many places. Cameras have a place in modern policing. As Saturday’s story in The Courier reported, many police agencies in Ohio and the country are...

Point blank

Allowing only journalists access to the list of concealed-carry permit holders in Ohio has never been a perfect rule, but it is the only way for the public to monitor the state-run program. Now, lawmakers are on the verge of making those records secret. Language which does away with journalist access is contained...

Bad practice

Personnel records which surfaced this week involving Findlay’s appointed fire chief have shed first light on a strange, two-file system used by the city for the personnel files of at least its firefighters and police. We learned that then-firefighter Josh Eberle was placed on a 40-day suspension in 2007, and...

Recovery

There may never be a perfect location for a drug recovery home in Hancock County. There will always be some who believe that recovering drug addicts should live in someone else’s neighborhood. But two homes now under consideration by the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board...

Don’t cloud the legalization issue

Voters elect representatives to make the tough calls, like whether or not to legalize marijuana. But instead of being out front on the issue, Ohio lawmakers waited, and in doing so have allowed a private group of investors who have followed the rules and collected what appears to be enough signatures to get...
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