Innocent

The vast majority of people convicted of crimes and sentenced to prison are found guilty based on the evidence against them. But sometimes an innocent man or woman ends up behind bars. Studies suggest between 2 and 5 percent of all U.S. prisoners may be innocent. Yet even if just 1 percent are, that means that...

Yes, Virginia

It started as a letter to the editor to the New York Sun, and the unsigned response became the most reprinted editorial in history. It was first published on Sept. 21, 1897, the work of Francis Pharcellus Church. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says,...

Dorney redo

Millions have been spent over the years to make the Hancock County Courthouse a working, living landmark. That investment will provide future generations an important reference to the past. Likewise, spending $1 million to enhance the area immediately surrounding the courthouse and the Findlay Municipal Building...

Body cameras

At some point, we suspect, courts will have to determine if police body-cam videos should be exempt from the state’s public record act. But on Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court avoided that issue in a high-profile case involving Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters. Six different media entities had sued...

Thumbs

UP: When it comes to preventing serious sports injuries, heads get much of the attention. But now, hearts are closing in. Last week, Gov. John Kasich signed a bill known as “Lindsay’s Law,” which should make coaches and student athletes more likely to recognize the signs of potential cardiac...

Rethink WORC

Findlay’s Work Opportunity and Rehabilitation Center has provided eligible criminal and traffic offenders an opportunity to serve their time at the center instead of jail since 2009. The offenders must be referred by a court of law, volunteer to participate and be granted the “privilege to...

Deficit budget

Spending more money than you’re taking in is seldom a good thing, but the City of Findlay’s anticipated deficit budget for 2017 may not be as bad as it sounds. In reality, any shortfall may disappear by this time next year. The city’s deficit prediction is due to a drop of $1.2 million in...
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