Unbalanced

When Treasurer Josh Mandel launched his office’s online checkbook (OhioCheckbook.com) late last year, there was a gap in the thousands of financial documents related to state government. There was little reported from JobsOhio. The missing data, however, wasn’t due to Mandel’s oversight....

Senate Bill 1

Ohio lawmakers finally appear willing to do something they should have done two years ago. On Wednesday, by a vote of 32-0, the Senate approved Senate Bill 1, which would regulate the application of manure on frozen farm fields to help reduce runoff that feeds harmful algae. The House could take up the matter...

Election fraud

As Ohio’s secretary of state, Jon Husted has a duty to ensure fair elections. That can mean anticipating a problem before it exists. Husted did just that when he wrote to President Barack Obama in January, raising concerns over Obama’s executive order involving immigration. The action could spare...

Thumbs

UP: Monday’s front-page story about a reunion between the parents of Dylan Flew, who died in a 2006 motorcycle accident, and Jason Leone, a Findlay man who received Flew’s pancreas through an organ donation, is another reminder of the value of being an organ donor. Flew, 20, had already made the...

Good alternative

The Hancock County jail wasn’t built 25 years ago for traffic offenders. But, on any given day, about half of the jail’s 98 beds are used by those convicted of misdemeanor offenses, including driving under the influence of alcohol. That needs to change, and will, if Findlay Municipal Court moves...

Heart and Soul

Few communities, big or small, get a chance to take an introspective look, to explore the past, and plan the future. But McComb, population 1,648, is getting that opportunity with a $130,000 grant through the Orton Family Foundation and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The village won out over...

Recovery home

It’s almost time for the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services to make the call about whether to operate a drug recovery home in an eastside Findlay residential neighborhood, or move on. Either way, it creates a no-win situation. If the board decides to keep its house on...
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