Plan B

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That seems to be the approach city officials and business leaders are taking with their latest plan to reshape downtown and to add parking. Publicly unveiled Tuesday, but apparently discussed for some time with businesses, a map shows Crawford Street as a one-way...

Lip service

Obtaining public records, even from the federal government, shouldn’t be like pulling teeth. But that’s what it has become despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to improve transparency. When the federal Freedom of Information Act was implemented 49 years ago last month, it held great promise....

Close to home

Police may never be able to conclude if three recent fatal accidents mentioned in Saturday’s front-page story were due to distracted driving. But even if they don’t, the tragedies keep us focused on the serious problem. Authorities are investigating if cellphone use played a role in the separate...

Back to school

This is the week that life switches gears for students, teachers, parents, bus drivers and motorists. It’s time to get back to school. In Findlay the school year starts today, while rural Hancock County students have two more days to contemplate the end of summer. Every new school year comes with changes but...

Thumbs

DOWN: Just as Ohio motorists were getting excited about the possibility of $2 per gallon gas by Labor Day, prices shot up this week and are expected to remain higher than the national average across much of the Great Lakes region because of the unexpected, partial shutdown of a large Indiana oil refinery. Now,...

Central park

When discussion first began about converting the Central Middle School auditorium into the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, there was talk about future opportunities for creative community partnerships. No one may have been thinking parking lots then, but even asphalt has been presented as an opportunity...

Testing the poor

Ohio’s latest proposal to drug test those who seek certain types of public assistance is an improvement over past bills, but should still get a close look by lawmakers. Two Republicans, Rep. Tim Schaffer, Lancaster, and Rep. Ron Maag, Lebanon, plan to introduce a bill that would establish a two-year pilot...
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