Late-term quiz

We didn’t learn anything new this week about the Blanchard River flooding problem. We already knew, for example, endangered mussels can’t be moved without first jumping through government hoops, that river-cleaning is going slower than we’d like, and that the Army Corps of Engineers’ river...

E-cigarettes

Findlay health officials are right in starting a public discussion about electronic cigarettes and encouraging caution when it comes to their use in public. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid, which contains nicotine and other additives, into an inhalable vapor. Tuesday, the health...

A good day

If Hancock County isn’t careful, it could get a reputation as being a caring, giving community. Of course, that’s been the case for years, but this past weekend reinforced it. Saturday brought out our best and should give us all another reason to be proud of where we live. The accomplishments are still...

Thumbs

UP: School security usually doesn’t get much attention until a tragedy occurs like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. So we’re glad Findlay City Schools is following through with its plan to make all its building entrances more secure. The new schools at Donnell, Glenwood and...

Park funding

Ohio has 74 state parks, and we suspect every one of them needs one thing or another. That’s why the $88.5 million set aside in the latest state budget to be spent over the next two years to upgrade trails, campgrounds and recreation is good news to anyone who likes to explore the Buckeye State’s great...

Public transit

When it comes to public services, the importance of transportation can’t be overstated. Without a way to get to a doctor’s appointment or to the grocery store, some people would suffer. Fortunately, residents in Hancock County have options, including the Hancock Area Transportation Services program....

College loans

A new fact of life is most college students will graduate with a huge loan debt. For some, that will mean college could take as long to pay off as a home. Student debt is the only kind of household debt that rose through the recession and is now more than credit card or auto loan debt. Recent reports show that...
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