Election recap

If there’s a lesson in Tuesday’s primary election, it may be that our region’s economic prosperity is good for renewal tax issues and incumbents. Of the five “money” issues scattered about Hancock County ballots, all were approved by voters. Of the four incumbents in contested...

History on hold

Hancock County may have missed out on an opportunity to expand its July Fourth activities in downtown Findlay. But at least the seed may have been planted. Don VanRenterghem, a Korean war veteran and former business owner, is moving on with his “Spirit of 76″ program, after the Main Street Findlay...

Election Day

“He cast his vote, distrusting all the elected but not the law.” — Karl Jay Shapiro “Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.” — Grover Cleveland “Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to...

Approve Issue 5 and Issue 6

Even if there was nothing else on the ballot, Issue 5 and Issue 6 are well worth a trip to the voting booth tomorrow. Both levies are critical to the quality of life for everyone who resides in Hancock County. While we can’t imagine how anyone would vote “no” to either, no one should leave it to...

Thumbs

UP: Kudos to the Army Corps of Engineers for making, and releasing, a video in which experts answer questions about the corps draft plan for flood control for the Blanchard River watershed. The questions were among those which had been submitted by those attending the April 22 public meeting in Findlay, but went...

Restoring trust

We’re glad that Gov. John Kasich didn’t blink this week when presented a long list of ways to improve relations between police and the public. Kasich accepted a report from his Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations and immediately signed an executive order creating a permanent 12-person board...

Home rules

Lawmakers should have known there would be resistance to a law which all but banned traffic enforcement cameras in Ohio last year. The devices, especially in larger cities, have proven to reduce crashes on busy roads and at dangerous intersections where officers can’t always be posted. Three recent rulings...
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