Primary-free

Once again, last-minute maneuvering by the two major political parties will result in a “primary-free” gubernatorial election for Ohioans. That’s too bad. In a state nearly split between conservatives and liberals, voters should have a say when picking a party’s candidate for such an...

Staying home

For years, Findlay has been encouraging investment in its downtown, and recently the effort has begun to pay off with new restaurants, art galleries and shops opening for business. But on Monday, officials got a commitment few, if any, could have ever dreamed of: two new office buildings, two parking garages, and...

Algae offensive

There are no cure-alls or quick fixes for Ohio’s algae problems. In recent years, blue-green seaweed has infiltrated streams, rivers and lakes. Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys are now plagued by slime each summer, and smaller lakes and ponds are also at risk throughout the state. Toxic algae has resulted...

Thumbs

UP: It was good news, times two, this week when it was announced that MPLX LP, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline subsidiary, will create an estimated 150 Findlay jobs averaging $100,000 per year in the next three years, and that Marathon Petroleum will be making $80 million in investments. The jobs that...

Calamity days

Most, if not all, area schools will be back in session today. Of course, that’s if weather permits. It’s been one of those winters, one of the coldest and snowiest in decades. As a result, many schools have already used up the five “calamity” days the state permits. With February still...

Fire heroes

All first responders assume the risk of the job, even on days when they never leave the station. Firefighters, police and other emergency workers never know exactly what they’ll encounter when they report to duty. When needed, they suit up and go, not dwelling on the hazards that await, but on those who may...

Police standoff, post office

It’s become a tangled tale with no amicable way out. A Findlay Police Department sergeant goes from stellar performance reviews to unmanageable and terminable during just six months in 2012. Through his own admission, he did some stupid things. Some of the behavior was stupid enough, police and city...
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