Lead warning

Lawmakers appear to be learning from the water crisis in Michigan and one closer to home in northeast Ohio, by pushing for more timely public notification when water tests detect elevated levels of lead in drinking water. On Tuesday, the House unanimously approved House Bill 512, and it was introduced the next day...

Medical pot

Ohio lawmakers had no choice but to take a crash course on medical marijuana and then fast track a new law before the summer break. Yet even if they do approve House Bill 523 and Gov. John Kasich signs it, voters may still get the final say on legalization. The bill got wide support in the House Tuesday, passing...

Thumbs

UP AND DOWN: Crunch time is ahead for the Hancock County commissioners, who will have to decide whether to fish or cut bait with the Army Corps of Engineers. With so much at stake with our flood-control project, that won’t be an easy call. On Monday, Andrew Kornacki, public affairs chief for the corps’...

A stop sign

Members of the Olentangy school board may have gotten away with violating Ohio’s open meetings law except for two things: Adam White and the state Supreme Court. White, a member of the school board, sued board President David King and three other board members in April 2013. He claimed they illegally...

Mother’s Day

“Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.” — Charlotte Gray “I remember my mother’s...

Flood plan

Flood czar Steve Wilson was scheduled months ago to speak at a Findlay Rotary meeting to discuss the final report of the Blanchard River flood study. Wilson spoke Monday, but the subject changed a bit. While the diversion channel plan is moving forward, his update suggests there are still more questions than...

Kasich KO’d

No one expected John Kasich to beat Donald Trump in Indiana. Ohio’s governor and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had seen to that when Kasich traded Indiana to Cruz for New Mexico and Oregon with the idea that they’d take turns trying to trip Trump. It didn’t work. Tuesday’s convincing primary win by...
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