Safe water

When it comes to working to ensure all Ohioans have safe water, officials are doing the right thing by taking an “all-of-the-above” approach. Since Toledo ordered its residents to stop drinking the water, officials have been addressing different aspects of the crisis. They should, of course. Our water...

Bed tax

There are many good causes in Findlay/Hancock County supported by nonprofit groups. According to GuideStar.org, an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofits, there are 286 nonprofit or charitable organizations registered in Findlay. That means many could lay claim to a slice of...

Show us the plan

At a projected cost of $9 million, about $6 million of which has already been paid, it’s about time for the Army Corps of Engineers to show us our flood-control study. The “tentatively-selected plan,” according to Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, commander of the corps’ Buffalo District, will be...

Being united

Ideally, no one would need to give to the United Way of Hancock County. But as speakers at Friday’s United Way kickoff breakfast reminded us, life’s unexpected turns can make anyone vulnerable and in need of a lift. For Cheri Bloomfield, a former corrections officer from Toledo, the need came after she...

Thumbs

UP: A controversial project along Lye Creek appears to be moving forward now that Findlay City Council has assigned a $35,741 grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for it. The project, which will involve planting trees and plants on the west side of Lye Creek to create a “riparian...

Early voting

Ohio is wearing out the reset button to its early-voting schedule for November’s general election. Everything seemed set after Secretary of State Jon Husted established uniform days and hours boards of election would be open to accept votes once early-voting began Oct. 7. But throw the October calendar out...

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...
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