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UP: Crews are winding their way up the Blanchard River through Putnam County and could be in Hancock County by July. That’s a positive development for those who have been calling a thorough cleansing of the river an important step in the watershed’s long-term flood control. Workers from Tawa Tree...

Attacking algae

Ohio’s new crop nutrient law won’t save Lake Erie from turning green this summer, but it could make a difference in coming summers. The law, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, should help reduce the phosphorus runoff from farms, into our waterways and eventually to Lake Erie. Algae feeds off the...

D-Day

Below are excerpts from a speech President Ronald Reagan made on June 6, 1984, at the site of the U.S. Ranger Monument at Pointe du Hoc, France, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. By RONALD REAGAN We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied peoples joined in battle to...

Honor Flight

Earl Morse may have cried, too, had he been at Toledo Airport late Tuesday night as the 70 or so World War II and Korean War vets slowly disembarked from the jet from Washington. They were exhausted from a whirlwind Honor Flight tour of war memorials and cemeteries. But if they were tired, they didn’t show...

Traffic cameras

Using cameras to catch speeders and red-light runners isn’t a universally embraced use of technology. But cameras are a proven law enforcement tool that shouldn’t be outlawed just because of a few problems. Unfortunately, state lawmakers are considering doing just that. One proposal, which nearly...

Safety matters

It took a while, and in some cases a ticket or two, but most Ohioans of driving age now know the benefits of buckling up. But accident statistics suggest that some drivers still don’t require young passengers to wear a seat belt, an act of negligence that police can do little about. That’s because...

Still rollin’

What’s been good for Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. has always been good for our region. But reaching a major milestone like a 100-year birthday doesn’t happen without bumps in the road. There have been people trying to write a death warrant for Cooper, despite its long history of producing high-quality...
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