Open the debate

No one should expect the Commission on Presidential Debates to change its rules to allow Gary Johnson to debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this month. But it should happen. Johnson is a Libertarian candidate whose campaign last week cleared the final state hurdle, in Rhode Island, and has now made the ballot...

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UP: Putting the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District at the helm of Hancock County’s flood-control project was a logical move that couldn’t come sooner. The commissioners signed an agreement this week that grants authority to the Defiance-based district for the day-to-day management of the project,...

Violent offenders

Building a violent offender registry, similar to one Ohio already has for convicted sex offenders, would seem to be an easy task. Lawmakers could create a database with public information on those convicted of murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery and, perhaps, certain other serious crimes. The...

No emergency

Findlay City Council was right Tuesday to slow Mayor Lydia Mihalik’s plan to ban a portion of Ohio’s medical marijuana law. Mihalik wants to prohibit dispensaries, where medical marijuana would be distributed, from Findlay. If nothing else, a ban is a bad idea because it would inconvenience those who...

Lifesaver

A person shouldn’t think twice about calling 911 if someone just overdosed on drugs. But if the person who witnesses an overdose is using illegal drugs themselves, or provided the drugs to the person who overdosed, good judgment may be clouded. Far too often, accidental overdoses in Ohio result in death when...

Labor Day

“Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.” — Ralph Ransom “My grandfather once told me there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to be in the first group; there was much...

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UP: It can be sad when historical buildings meet the wrecking ball. But we have to applaud the recent demolition of the 101-year-old former Huber School on Blanchard Avenue. The city did the right thing by moving ahead with the destruction of the building, and applying the cost of the demolition to the property...
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