Issue 6

We often don’t notice it, but the good work of the Blanchard Valley Center is all around us. It’s the guy or gal bagging your groceries at Kroger or Great Scot, the one moving products at Lowe’s, or perhaps cleaning a table at Burger King or Cracker Barrel. There are now 123 people with developmental disabilities...

Voting season

Early voting has begun in Ohio, which means the clock is ticking. Not including the 13 hours voters have to cast a ballot on May 5, Election Day, there are still 140 hours remaining to vote either in person at your county board of elections or via absentee ballot. Ohio has among the most generous early voting...

Corps delivers

It may have cost too much and taken too long, but the Army Corps of Engineers has finally released its draft report of the Blanchard River flood projects. While there is much to digest in the report (http://bit.ly/lrb-comment), the corps did the right thing by making it available prior to an April 22 public...

Wild (mid)West?

How much more of Ohio’s concealed carry law should be stripped away? Some in the Legislature believe it should be gutted. A month after a law took effect reducing the training for those who want a concealed carry weapon permit, a bill has been introduced that would cut firearm training altogether. It would...

Issue 5

The value of a library shouldn’t be based only on the number of books on its shelves or the number of people who visit it, although, if it was, the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library would more than pass muster. The library, which has been offering free and open access to the community for 125 years, has...

Ring the bells

It would be very old-fashioned, indeed, but it still would be good and right for all of the bells in all of our churches and all of our courthouses to peal for the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The National Park Service plans the ringing of bells at 3 p.m. Thursday at the old McLean homestead near...

Turned off

What should happen when a Findlay property owner refuses to clean their front porch, yard or driveway? That’s the question that Findlay officials were trying to answer when they decided to expand a rule that allows water to be turned off when a property owner allows too much junk to accumulate. Arguably,...
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