Moment of truth

Depending on one’s view of the current state of our politics, there’s either a sense of relief or continuing stress that Election Day has finally arrived. Either way, we have to believe most people are ready to move on. But first things first. While millions have already cast ballots, including over...

Endorsement recap

Issue 6 Active membership at 50 North, previously known as the Senior Center, has increased 67 percent in the last five years. That popularity has led the Hancock County Agency on Aging to seek a renewal of its 0.6-mill tax levy and an increase of 0.6 mill for operations and for providing senior citizen services....

Opioid fallout

Much of the push to bring Ohio’s opiate epidemic under control has focused on treating those addicted to pain pills, heroin or fentanyl. But so far, despite the efforts of many, the problem hasn’t lessened. Ohio saw a record 3,050 overdose deaths last year, a 20 percent increase from 2014. Meanwhile,...

Bed tax

Hancock County’s 15.75 percent bed tax brings in well over $500,000 a year. That’s a sizable sum, and it would seem that some of the pie, if even a sliver, could be allocated to nonprofit groups and organizations whose events and programs attract people here. It’s those visitors, after all, who...

Court update

A resolution to seek bids to modernize the Hancock County Juvenile/Probate Court building is an important step forward, but should not end the discussion about the project. Clearly, renovation of the court building is long overdue, and needed. But the estimated cost, $900,000, warrants a thorough look at...

Thumbs

UP: Exploring public transportation options in Findlay is a good idea. The question is how best to do it. Efforts to get people out of their cars and efficiently from point A to point B have taken different paths in recent years. A modern-day street car was tried once in downtown but was short-lived. The Hancock...

Big Ben

“Big Ben” sightings, like the one last weekend, used to happen regularly around these parts. Back in the day, Findlay High School graduate and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would come back to visit friends, socialize and, often, eat at Tony’s restaurant. On Friday night,...
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