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UP: 2017 may turn out to be one of those years that tests the motoring public’s patience. Long-planned street improvements in downtown Findlay, primarily along Main Street and adjoining side streets, are expected to begin this spring. About the same time, the Ohio Department of Transportation will start...

Map reform

Members of the 131st session of the Ohio General Assembly dropped the ball regarding the overdue need for congressional redistricting reform. Now, it appears the 132nd version will do the same. It’ll be a shame if they do. The boundaries of Ohio’s 16 congressional districts are established by state...

Debt to society

Collecting delinquent court fines and costs can sometimes be like squeezing blood out of a turnip. But it’s necessary work, and Findlay Municipal Court officials are taking the right approach by adopting collection practices that have proven to be effective elsewhere. Some procedural changes started this...

Do it, run

“Political elections are a good deal like marriages — there’s no accounting for anyone’s tastes.” — Will Rogers Most people probably give little serious thought to running for public office. Certainly, after the most recent election, some people may have had their fill of...

Addiction

In his six years in Columbus, 83rd District Ohio House Rep. Robert Sprague, of Findlay, has developed plenty of interests. Past committee assignments have included House Finance Committee and the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee, among others. Assignments are forthcoming for the new session which started earlier...

A better way

Soon after Jon Husted took office as secretary of state in 2010, he began lobbying for online voter registration in Ohio. It took him six years, but Husted was able to convince lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 63 last year. Since Jan. 1, any Ohioan wishing to register to vote or update their registration has been...

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UP: We’d be remiss not to acknowledge the goodwill that has occurred throughout the area the past several weeks. Many social service agencies, as well as churches and civic groups, and countless individuals, for that matter, committed various acts of kindness that helped the less fortunate of the Hancock...
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