O-H-I-O!

The college football season wraps up tonight when Ohio State University takes on Oregon in the College Football Playoff national championship game in Arlington, Texas. While we hope the Buckeyes win, of course, regardless of the final score it has been an exciting and memorable season for anyone who associates...

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Findlay Fire Chief Tom Lonyo has been a well-respected, dedicated city employee. We thank him as he leaves public service for private industry. That said, we believe City Council should carefully consider the ramifications if it agrees to pay him about $60,000 in accrued, but unpaid, sick time. Doing so could...

Recovery home

The dispute over the proposed location of an addiction recovery home on the east side of Findlay is both understandable and troubling. But it shouldn’t delay such an important project. Many places are struggling to get their arms around a serious drug problem that won’t go away. The planned recovery...

A new day?

Depending on your political point of view, Monday’s swearing in of the members of the 131st Ohio General Assembly could mark a new way of conducting the state’s business. Or it could be just politics as usual. New and old legislators were joined by family and friends for the mostly ceremonial first...

Keep talking

It shouldn’t take a law to get Ohioans to keep talking about something that is killing more people than traffic accidents. And it would be wrong to suggest enough has been done to raise awareness about the correlation between prescription painkillers and heroin, considering drug overdose deaths are still on...

2015

With the holidays behind us, let’s look to what will be making news this year. It promises to be an interesting one. • Findlay’s downtown will continue to evolve. The main transformation, of course, will occur between Sandusky and Lincoln streets as Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s expansion...

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DOWN: Emergency rooms in Findlay and Bluffton, like those elsewhere in Ohio, experienced a troubling spike in confirmed flu cases in December. During the week of Dec. 14-20 there were 935 statewide hospitalizations due to the flu. The most hospitalizations in any one week the previous year was 400, and 700 the...
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