Hello winter!

Never mind that winter doesn’t officially arrive for 34 days. It’s here now. A day after volunteers in Findlay rounded up most of the city’s leaves, the first snowfall coated the area with several inches. At least Mother Nature waited until most of us got our raking done. Yet, despite the...

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UP: Friday’s meeting of stakeholders in the Blanchard River watershed flood-control project provided some new information, and was important for area residents. Questions were asked and answered by Army Corps officials who promised more details would be coming next year as the project proceeds. The corps...

Traffic cameras

The Legislature will be in a hurry to pass bills before the end of the year, knowing that, if it doesn’t, it may have to start over next year. Lawmakers, though, shouldn’t waste any more time on Senate Bill 342. The bill would ban, for all intents and purposes, traffic cameras, the kind that...

Far from done

As the community starts to interpret the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans for controlling the Blanchard River, it should keep in mind that the proposal, as it stands today, is tentative. To us, that means it will be subject to public debate and could evolve, if better ideas surface and prove viable. There will...

Medical records

Ohio law allows police to obtain the medical information of a suspect in certain situations, including when police need evidence to establish a driver’s blood alcohol level. But police may have to take another step in future investigations before accessing medical documents as the result of a decision from...

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UP: It may only be the tentative plan, but we’re still glad the Army Corps of Engineers will be releasing its preferred flood-reduction ideas Friday. The plan will identify projects it believes are best for the Blanchard River watershed. If it seems like we’ve been waiting a long time for this step, we...

Tough sell

Voters approved two-thirds of the 162 school levies on Tuesday’s ballots statewide, the highest rate in more than a decade. But’s that’s no consolation to many in the Van Buren and Liberty-Benton school districts, where voters had been asked to fund major building projects. Van Buren’s...
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