Beyond black

It’s hard not to like the convenience of shopping online, or the adrenaline rush when first in line for a Black Friday special. Everyone loves a good deal. But shoppers will be missing out if they don’t also “shop small” this holiday season. The goal of tomorrow’s Small Business...

Thanksgiving

“There is one day that is ours. There is one day when we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to … Thanksgiving Day … is the one day that is purely American.” — O....

Thumbs

UP: The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, now under construction on West Main Cross Street, won’t open for another year. But it already has its operations “conductor.” Jim Kreutzberg, an Ohioan who last was executive director at a Utah theater, will be the first to hold that position at...

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...
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