Landslide

John Kasich was declared the winner of the governor’s race as the polls closed Tuesday. Some voters may have wondered why it took that long. While expected, the GOP domination in the election was still impressive. Kasich won approval in 86 counties, and will end up with about 64 percent of the vote, the...

Vote

Is this one of those ho-hum elections, you know, the kind when people are wondering, “Why bother?” or asking, “Does my vote really make a difference?” It feels that way. It would be easy to make an argument that one’s time today may be better spent at work, at home, or maybe at the...

Election recap

For contested state and federal offices, The Courier recommends: Governor Ohio has come too far to change direction. That’s why Gov. John Kasich deserves to finish his work. Four years ago, the state was in the midst of the recession, and voters had to decide if they should stick with incumbent Democratic...

Thumbs

UP: There are many events to honor and remember our military veterans. One of the most creative efforts we’ve seen lately involves “Kilroy,” a popular piece of graffiti drawn by American troops during World War II. Kilroy has shown up again, this time as a local campaign designed to honor...

Work in progress

The completion of some highway construction projects will bring relief to those who have had to navigate orange construction barrels since spring. And who hasn’t? But the break will be short-lived. The widening of 32 miles of Interstate 75 between Findlay and Perrysburg got underway this year and, while...

Halloween

“From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” — Scottish saying “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” — Erma Bombeck “‘Tis now the very witching time of night,...

Battling Ebola

A fear of the unknown is understandable, especially when it involves a deadly disease like Ebola. A few months ago, Ohioans knew little, if anything, about the virus, where it originated, and how it is spread. No so anymore. While we’re not experts, Ebola is now on just about everyone’s radar. Ohio has...
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