Plan of attack

This region’s drinking water and its primary enemy, toxic algae, finally appear to be getting the attention they deserve. This week, Ohio lawmakers in the House passed an anti-algae bill that would prohibit farmers from spreading manure and other fertilizers on frozen, ice-covered, or saturated ground....

Lethal injection

With Ohio’s recent record of botching lethal injections, the last thing lawmakers should do is make the process more mysterious. But a bill introduced just 10 days ago, and rapidly moving through the Legislature, would do just that, by making all information related to an execution confidential. Information...

Flood control

As an afterthought, the farmer said he still didn’t see how the Corps of Engineers’ tentative flood-control plan would benefit him. And so it seems for many flood-control naysayers: If there’s nothing in this for me, then I’m against it. In this case, it was thinking that slipped out,...

Campus cops

All universities, including the University of Findlay, have two primary obligations. First, they must provide educational opportunities for the students they attract to their campuses. Second, they must provide a safe environment for learning. It’s that second responsibility that is apparently driving the...

Hello winter!

Never mind that winter doesn’t officially arrive for 34 days. It’s here now. A day after volunteers in Findlay rounded up most of the city’s leaves, the first snowfall coated the area with several inches. At least Mother Nature waited until most of us got our raking done. Yet, despite the...

Thumbs

UP: Friday’s meeting of stakeholders in the Blanchard River watershed flood-control project provided some new information, and was important for area residents. Questions were asked and answered by Army Corps officials who promised more details would be coming next year as the project proceeds. The corps...

Traffic cameras

The Legislature will be in a hurry to pass bills before the end of the year, knowing that, if it doesn’t, it may have to start over next year. Lawmakers, though, shouldn’t waste any more time on Senate Bill 342. The bill would ban, for all intents and purposes, traffic cameras, the kind that...
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