Armed judges, budget plans

Judges, like any Ohioan, should be able to carry a concealed weapon, if they desire. But they should also have to abide by the same rules as anyone else to obtain a permit. Surprisingly, the four judges who sit on the 4th District Court of Appeals, which covers 14 counties in southern Ohio, don’t believe the...

Thumbs

UP: The Hancock County Fair has completed another successful run with more than 116,000 attending the six-day event. That’s up from the 110,000 in 2013 and the 87,000 in 2012, when soggy conditions kept people away. The weather always plays a role in fair attendance, and, fortunately, last week was...

No excuses

It may be too early to get excited about the November election, but, when the time comes, Ohio voters again will have plenty of opportunities to do their part. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is seeing to that. Husted’s office sent out 6 million applications for absentee ballots late last week to all...

Labor Day

“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.” — Doug Larson “Of all the American educational system’s problems, none is more severe than the academic year beginning before Labor Day.” — P. J. O’Rourke “My...

The next step

House Bill 363, the “Good Samaritan” bill, should be put on the front burner when Ohio lawmakers return to work. Approving it would provide some level of protection to anyone who tries to save a drug overdose victim, either by calling 911 or taking them to the hospital. More importantly, it will save...

Fair pavilion, flower shop fire

Hancock County fair officials have had ambitious ideas before, most notably one several years ago to relocate the fairgrounds to county-owned land just west of Findlay. The thought was, by moving to higher ground, flooding issues would be eliminated during fair week. There would also be more room for growth and...

Turning point

In the beginning, the Findlay Village Mall was basically two strip malls separated by open space. Eventually, a roof covered them and shoppers could visit stores without having to step outside. Today, the mall remains, but it will have to undergo another transformation to survive. According to a story by reporter...
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