A good recovery

When the doors open at Findlay’s two drug addiction recovery homes next month, Precia Stuby, director of the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, predicts it will be a cause for celebration. That may be an understatement. Several months ago, many may have doubted the...

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UP: Gov. John Kasich, still a long shot to win the GOP nomination, turned in a solid performance at Thursday’s debate in Cleveland despite being the 10th candidate to qualify. Buoyed by the home-state crowd, Kasich was non-combative, seemed at ease in the spotlight, but didn’t tell Ohioans anything...

Amazing 1,646

Extreme financial times sometimes call for extreme financial measures. That’s the only way to justify why Findlay began a tax-deferral program at the height of the recession. City Tax Administrator Andrew Thomas explained Wednesday that 1,646 businesses and individuals overpaid $4.5 million in taxes in 2008...

Uphill climb

Monday’s presidential candidate forum in New Hampshire, the first debate of the primary season, gave Gov. John Kasich a much-needed shot of exposure, especially to voters in the early primary states. But while Kasich has been awarded one of 10 spots for Thursday’s nationally-televised debate in...

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Great progress has been made in the past 20 years to discourage drinking and driving. Despite that, thousands are still being killed and injured in alcohol-related accidents. At least several times a year, police use sobriety checkpoints to draw attention to the problem. The federally-funded checkpoints are meant...

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UP: Volunteer firefighters do incredible work protecting lives and property, but their ranks are dwindling. That’s one of the reasons why we’re glad to see McComb, Pleasant and Portage townships teaming up to form the Northwest Hancock Joint Fire District, which will pool resources and taxing authority...

Cincy shooting

The shooting of a black man by a white police officer last month in Cincinnati was troubling before the officer was indicted for murder Wednesday. It got worse after a video of the shooting was released. University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted for purposely causing the death of Sam Dubose...
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