50 North

Anyone who has stepped inside 339 W. Melrose Ave. in Findlay knows that calling the place a senior center is a misnomer. At any given time, there may be more energy and activity there than at a preschool. While the Hancock County Agency on Aging and the Senior Center are now known simply as 50 North, the various...

Civics in action

For years, most election poll workers have been either retired or senior citizens. That may not change soon, but, in Hancock County, a youth movement may have started. Eight students from Findlay High School received training last week and worked at the polls on Tuesday doing a variety of tasks, including checking...

Election recap

Getting better Even for an off-year election, Tuesday’s general election ballot was unspectacular. There were three state issues, area school board, village mayoral and council races, and school levies. Another light voter turnout would have been disappointing, but not unexpected. Yet, Hancock County voters...

Yes, it matters

Vote today. Your vote is the American way. Your vote honors every man and woman who has ever taken up arms under our flag, and our dead and our wounded. Your vote thanks every person who has run for public office to serve the people. Your vote encourages today’s also-rans to continue their work within our...

Election recap

Issue 1: Yes Finally, it appears Republicans and Democrats have gotten redistricting reform right, if not perfect, and we encourage voters to support Issue 1. While no one should expect the new plan to solve all the fighting over drawing legislative districts, clearly this is a marked improvement. The current...

Time to invest

Ideally, all Hancock County courts would be in the courthouse, where security measures are already in place. But the courts outgrew that building long ago and, short of relocating them, the Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court building should be brought up to date. A recent study of 308 Dorney (previously...

Help wanted

Findlay and Hancock County have done better than most in recent years attracting new businesses and retaining companies already here. It’s no wonder that Findlay was named the top micropolitan community for new and expanding facilities for 2014, after being No. 2 in 2013 and No. 3 in 2012. But the...
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