Flood relief

One critical part of the discussion surrounding the “new” Blanchard River flood-control project has been noticeably lacking: How are we going to pay for it? That’s understandable, to a degree, since much of the effort so far has been geared toward securing federal funding to pay the bill. Had the...

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UP: Kudos to the Findlay City Schools and Findlay for working together to eliminate one of Findlay’s worst eyesores, the old Huber School on Blanchard Avenue. The building, built in 1888, has been crumbling for years and parts of it have collapsed, making it even more a safety hazard. The building is owned...

Judgment call

Keeping all felony defendants behind bars until trial may be the only way to prevent tragedies like three incidents that ended badly in Hancock County in the past year. But that’s not a realistic solution. It’s also not allowed under state and federal law, which provides all defendants the right to...

Leap of faith

Lawmakers weren’t bluffing when they pledged they would consider medical marijuana after an outside group’s effort to legalize pot failed last November. Much of that push, of course, came from polls suggesting Ohioans favor medical marijuana, and from concerns that outsiders would again try for a more...

Ripe for abuse

The Ohio House did the right thing last week when members approved House Bill 347, a proposal that places important restrictions on civil asset forfeitures. Next, the Senate should finish the job when it gets back to work after the summer break. Ohio’s civil asset forfeiture laws are flawed because they...

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UP: It took too long, three years, and it has limitations, but Ohio will soon have a Good Samaritan Law that many believe will save lives that would otherwise be lost to heroin and other drug overdoses. House Bill 110, sponsored by Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, grants a person immunity when seeking emergency...

Fast forward

Mayor Lydia Mihalik, during a briefing for Findlay City Council on the status of our flood-control project, didn’t say it, but she could have. Project funding, at least from the federal government, is dead in the water. While the door is still ajar, the evidence is mounting that Washington isn’t going...
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