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Rape kits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine deserves more credit, and less criticism, when it comes to how his office is handling the collection and testing of rape kits. It was DeWine, after all, who in December 2011 launched a state effort to get so many of the kits from law enforcement agencies, which often had them...

Ralph Russo

This area lost more than a great attorney when Ralph Russo died in a car accident Wednesday, the day after he had watched his Cleveland Indians defeat the New York Yankees. It lost a good man. Russo arrived in Hancock County via New York, where he was born, and Ohio Northern University, where he studied law. He...

Backroom

Public officials throughout the state would be doing themselves, and taxpayers, a favor if they learn from the errors of the trustees of Clearcreek Township in Warren County. This week, a judge ordered the township to pay $196,556 in legal fees and costs after finding the trustees had regularly met from 2009 to...

GOP convention, Public records training

It remains to be seen if Cleveland will win back LeBron James, but it got a feather in its cap Tuesday when it beat out Dallas for the 2016 Republican National Convention. That’s good not only for Cleveland, but the state. Political conventions, while seen by some as a dog-and-pony show, bring national...

Thumbs

UP: Mild weather provided the perfect opportunity for residents to show their patriotism over the July 4th holiday weekend, and many did. Findlay celebrated with a fireworks show at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Thursday night, followed by a downtown parade on Friday. Both events were well attended, as were...

Undue delay

Finding space for those ordered to serve jail terms for crimes and serious traffic offenses will not be easy or without great cost. But it must be accomplished if criminal justice officials continue to subscribe to the “do the crime, serve the time” philosophy. Saturday’s story (Page A1) about...

Skate park

Findlay officials did the right thing this week by closing the Eagle Creek Skate Park. While the city would be largely protected from lawsuits from accidents that happen there, it’s better to be safe than sued. Still, the City Council should not delay upgrading the park or moving it to a more suitable place....
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