Keep talking

It shouldn’t take a law to get Ohioans to keep talking about something that is killing more people than traffic accidents. And it would be wrong to suggest enough has been done to raise awareness about the correlation between prescription painkillers and heroin, considering drug overdose deaths are still on...

2015

With the holidays behind us, let’s look to what will be making news this year. It promises to be an interesting one. • Findlay’s downtown will continue to evolve. The main transformation, of course, will occur between Sandusky and Lincoln streets as Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s expansion...

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DOWN: Emergency rooms in Findlay and Bluffton, like those elsewhere in Ohio, experienced a troubling spike in confirmed flu cases in December. During the week of Dec. 14-20 there were 935 statewide hospitalizations due to the flu. The most hospitalizations in any one week the previous year was 400, and 700 the...

Crunch time

For many years, the United Way of Hancock County has supported programs that tackle this area’s greatest needs. The list is long and varied, but one particular focus has been fighting hunger. That may seem like an unlikely issue to take on here, but statistics show it remains a valid cause. The Halt Hunger...

Yes, Virginia …

In 1897, Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun. She said, “I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in the The Sun it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” The response,...

Health merger

Officials had hoped that the long-awaited merger between the Findlay and Hancock County health departments would be signed, sealed and delivered by Christmas. But there are still some loose ends to be wrapped up before the entire county is served by one health agency. The main hold-up appears to be the...

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DOWN: Throughout the Army Corps of Engineers’ study of our flooding problem, farmers have insisted on having a voice. They should be interested parties, of course, as should everyone who lives in the Blanchard River watershed. We are all in this together. And the agriculture community rightly has complained...
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