Cradle to career

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the United Way of Hancock County have similar missions that sometimes overlap to the community’s benefit. For example, the two organizations will provide $338,000 in funding to the Findlay City Schools and the Hancock County Educational Service Center to...

Mallett’s mark

Every year, thousands visit the Mazza Museum, and it’s not just kids. Earlier this month, authors of children’s books, artists, teachers and librarians were there to participate in the annual summer conference. Of course, Jerry Mallett was there as well. Any successful museum has many people behind it....

Thumbs

UP: Good for Fostoria for making the call to lower the flag to half-staff Monday out of respect for the five servicemen killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That decision came from Mayor Eric Keckler, despite the technicality that only the president or governor can order the flag to be lowered. Keckler said...

Sick pay

A seven-month debate on how much former Fire Chief Tom Lonyo should be paid in unused sick time may be winding down. But before City Council writes Lonyo a check, it should make sure it is following the law and not setting a costly precedent. Council’s Appropriations Committee recommended last week that...

Rape update

Last month the Legislature approved a bill extending the statute of limitations in rape cases from 20 to 25 years. That means police and prosecutors have a bigger window in which to solve old sex crimes. The much-needed update comes at a time when Ohio is solving more rapes and other sex offenses through DNA...

Head games

The national conversation about traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated concussions, may have started in the professional ranks, but has logically shifted to student-athletes. There are 1.3 million high school and 2.8 million youth...

1890-2015

The value of a library can’t be measured only in the number of books it has on its shelves or the number of visitors it attracts. But in the case of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, numbers can suggest success. Consider: • 1,204,201 items the library loaned in 2014. • 374,784 visitors...
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