Our fair

There may be things more traditional than the Hancock County Fair, now underway at the Old Millstream Fairgrounds on East Sandusky Street. But we’re struggling to think of any. While much remains the same at this year’s fair, which runs through Labor Day, it’s that “sameness”...

School bus cams

Most of us remember days riding the school bus and, perhaps, the shenanigans that sometimes took place in the back when the bus driver wasn’t looking. But such hijinks, or far worse behavior, may not be as likely now that Findlay City Schools has begun to equip its buses with video cameras. The district...

Grand plan

If you’re a Hancock County Fair fan — and who isn’t this week — there’s much to like about the fair board’s idea to modernize the Old Mill Stream Fairgrounds. It’s an ambitious plan that calls for the construction of a new youth/multi-purpose building that could be used...

Fight on

The latest battlefield figure from Ohio’s war on opioids, 3,050 dead, suggests the fight is far from over. The 2015 death toll, up about 20 percent from 2014, is frustrating for many, including state Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, who has been on the front lines in the Legislature since the prescription...

Close enough

Last week, the Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune newspaper published an editorial encouraging readers to utilize available weather-alert services, particularly apps available for cellphones and home computers. This came the day after strong thunderstorms had forced residents of nearby communities to their basements. The...

Golden Week

Most Ohioans who vote know the rules. If you need to register, you have to do it 30 days before the election. To vote, just show up at the correct location on Election Day, or vote early in person, or by an absentee ballot through the board of elections. Ohio makes voting easy, but, unfortunately, the election...

Thumbs

UP: It would have been a tough call to determine who enjoyed themselves more at last weekend’s opening festivities at the Blanchard Valley Health System’s Miracle Park: the players or the spectators. Findlay’s newest athletic field, located at the Marathon Diamonds Sports Complex, is a custom...
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