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DOWN: Police agencies issue a warning to motorists about the dangers that come with the holiday season. But the message is more urgent this year, already one of the deadliest in Hancock County history. There have been 15 crashes that have killed 17 people in Hancock County. The accidents have occurred on state and...

Fight for life

When a child dies before they reach their first birthday it must always get — and keep — our attention. Ohio’s rate of infant mortality ranks among the highest in the country, but some progress is being made. In 2014, 955 babies in the state died before turning 1, a rate of 6.8 deaths per 1,000...

Good for the GOP, good for us all

Much of what the Hancock County Republican Party does is done behind closed doors. What happens in the room generally stays in the room. But when it comes to matters of great public importance, like naming a person to serve as county commissioner, the veil of secrecy should be taken off. That’s exactly what...

Mayle’s moment

The promotion of Tim Mayle to director of economic development of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance was expected, but well-deserved nonetheless. That said, he will have his work cut out for him despite the fact that his predecessor and mentor, Tony Iriti, is moving on and leaving the business community in good...

Politics at play in next judge selection

Once the wheels start moving in the process to find Judge Joe Niemeyer’s replacement in Hancock County Common Pleas Court, the cart will only go in one direction: Toward a Republican. That’s no real surprise. The appointment system is partisan by design. Judge jobs don’t come open often in...

Finish the job

Ohio lawmakers did the right thing last year by revamping the mapping process used to determine state legislative districts. That proposal led to Issue 1, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in the 2015 general election. It won in all 88 counties, with 71 percent voter approval. But the Legislature has yet...

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UP: All veterans deserve the special recognition many have been getting this month. The Veterans Day parade, held last Sunday in downtown Findlay, was bigger and better than ever. Schools and other community organizations and groups have honored vets by inviting them to meals and by holding special programs. More...
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