Thumbs

UP: Hats off to Findlay 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas for convincing other council members that separating large expenditures, such as a $140,000 sewer cleaning appropriation, from ordinances containing multiple smaller spending matters is a good idea. While state and federal lawmakers regularly use amendments...

Crunch time

Army Lt. Col. Karl Jansen must know he’s entering a hornet’s nest. Jansen, the commander of the Buffalo, New York, division of the Army Corps of Engineers, is scheduled to tour various sites today in Hancock and Putnam counties as part of the ongoing Blanchard River flood study. Rep. Bob Latta,...

Warning sign

The water emergency in Lucas County is over, at least for now, but a sense of urgency must continue. Toxic algae will not disappear from Lake Erie and other lakes in the state until we change a lot of bad habits. There is too much at stake for Ohioans not to step up the effort to reduce the pollution of Lake Erie,...

Our turn

The ceremonial shovels have been cleaned and are back in storage. The tents have been taken down. Now, construction begins on what many are predicting will become one of Hancock County’s crown jewels. Over the next 15 months or so, what remains of the old Central Auditorium will become the heart of the...

A matter of trust

They are two fair questions, asked here rhetorically: Why care if the Army Corps of Engineers says little or nothing to the people as it uses their taxes for a Blanchard River watershed study that may, or may not, be completed nine years after the August 2007 flood? Why care if the Army supplies The Courier with...

Top secret

OK, everyone, by a show of hands, who is frustrated by the Army Corps of Engineers? Yes, that’s pretty much everybody. We ask because the Army’s latest gesture in trust-building came earlier this week when a lieutenant colonel visited Findlay and punched his checklist to interface with civilian...

Dash cams

Videos from dashboard cameras in police vehicles are still presumed to be public records, but the presumption is under attack in Ohio. An appeals court in Clermont County in southwestern Ohio has backed the State Highway Patrol’s refusal to release a video recording it made of a woman’s drunken-driving...
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