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...

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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....

Still cold

There isn’t much down time for police, but, when there is a lull in criminal activity, officers can provide a valuable service by dusting off the unsolved murder files. Fortunately, the number of unsolved murders are relatively few in Hancock County. But if you go back far enough, they’re there, an...

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UP: It’s official. When school reopens in August, Bettsville’s school building will be part of Old Fort Local Schools. Old Fort will close its elementary building and Bettsville will become a campus of the Old Fort School District. The two Seneca County districts began to consider a merger in February,...

Legal help

Even as Ohio’s largest law firm, with hundreds of employees and a nearly $50 million budget, the state’s Attorney General Office can’t do it all. Sometimes, it must retain high-powered outside attorneys to represent the state in complex areas of the law, such as securities fraud, which can...
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