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Higher calling

“I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.” — Kenny Guinn A page one story in Monday’s...

Thumbs

Susan Castore calls herself the “A-OK Lady,” or “Goodwill Ambassador of Kindness” as she travels the state visiting places where people might benefit from a smile. Last week, she landed at the Senior Center in Findlay, and afterward did a “Mile of Smiles” in which she walked up...

Dorney refined

Hancock County taxpayers have spent millions over the years keeping the majestic courthouse looking like it did in 1888. Who’s to say, it may look better today than it did back then. On the other hand, the area around the courthouse isn’t anything special. That may, and should, change. A plan is...

Reform at last

When school choice and charter schools came to Ohio in the late 1990s, they were governed by relatively few rules. Over time, the lack of oversight has resulted in numerous abuses and has given the state a black eye. Last year, an audit led state Auditor Dave Yost to call charter schools a “broken...

State Issue 2

Money alone should not enable someone or some group to buy a spot in Ohio’s Constitution. But it can. It last happened in 2009, when special interests were able to convince Ohio voters to approve casino gambling. The problem wasn’t gambling per se, but that the amendment dealt financial benefits to a...

Leaf relief

Let them fall where they may. The leaves, that is, especially now that Findlay residents know people will be coming to collect them next month. For the first time in seven years, those people will be city workers instead of community volunteers. The city got out of the curbside leaf pickup business in 2009 when...

Legal delay

Polls suggest legalized marijuana will come to Ohio. But voters should make sure it doesn’t happen this year. Issue 3, which would make marijuana legal for medical and recreational use, is too big of a step for the state to take. While Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Washington, D.C., have...
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