Crunch time

For many years, the United Way of Hancock County has supported programs that tackle this area’s greatest needs. The list is long and varied, but one particular focus has been fighting hunger. That may seem like an unlikely issue to take on here, but statistics show it remains a valid cause. The Halt Hunger...

Yes, Virginia …

In 1897, Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun. She said, “I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in the The Sun it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” The response,...

Health merger

Officials had hoped that the long-awaited merger between the Findlay and Hancock County health departments would be signed, sealed and delivered by Christmas. But there are still some loose ends to be wrapped up before the entire county is served by one health agency. The main hold-up appears to be the...

Thumbs

DOWN: Throughout the Army Corps of Engineers’ study of our flooding problem, farmers have insisted on having a voice. They should be interested parties, of course, as should everyone who lives in the Blanchard River watershed. We are all in this together. And the agriculture community rightly has complained...

Fireworks

There will come a time when Ohioans will be able to light firecrackers and shoot bottle rockets into the air without breaking the law. But making fireworks legal deserves thorough consideration because of the safety risks involved. Proper vetting didn’t happen with Senate Bill 386. It was not even introduced...

Redistricting

Legislators put off the most important issue of the lame-duck session for the last day of the 130th General Assembly, approving a redistricting plan that seemed unlikely to surface a month ago, let alone pass. The state’s much-maligned map-making process has hounded lawmakers for years. Despite being divided...

Lost opportunity

Ohio’s well-publicized heroin and opiate problems have not gone away, and may get worse before they get better. Yet, much has been done to try to break the cycle. Legislation was passed this year that, among other things, allows more addicts to receive treatment and have access to medications that can help...
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