Bad idea

Ohio’s executions are flawed and must be fixed, but officials would make problems worse by cloaking them in secrecy. Unfortunately, that appears to be the path they’re on. Officials, including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, would shield execution drug suppliers, physicians who advise the state,...

Attorney general

Seldom does a day go by without Attorney General Mike DeWine making news somewhere. DeWine is Ohio’s chief law enforcement officer, commander of the largest legal staff in the state, and involved in virtually every aspect of public affairs. But DeWine has done more than assemble a team of attorneys and an...

83rd House

Robert Cole Sprague’s accounting and management skills had been tested, but he was an inexperienced lawmaker when he was named to the Ohio House of Representatives in February 2011 to replace Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, after Hite was appointed to the Senate. After three years in Columbus, though, Sprague has...

Beyond Findlay

Hancock County has always been more than just Findlay. Often, places like Rawson, McComb, or Arcadia don’t get the opportunities they deserve. But one county village or township will be invited into a special program next year that encourages its residents to take more pride in their community and develop...

Early voting

For several years, Ohio voters have had the luxury of voting early, no excuse needed. This year will be no exception, with ample time for voting in person and through absentee ballots. While the schedule seems to keep changing, today marks the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election. Voters can visit...

Thumbs

UP: Findlay officials deserve much credit for completing paperwork which helped the city avoid being put on probation by the National Flood Insurance Program, which provides flood insurance coverage to residents of communities that agree to participate by adopting and enforcing adequate flood-plain management...

Political lies

On paper, Ohio’s “false political statements” law aims to hold politicians responsible when they lie to gain advantage in a campaign. It may have seemed like a good idea in 1995. But, it did little, if anything, to stop dishonesty. Only six cases have been referred to prosecutors since the law...
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