Fight on

Every Ohio community, small and large, has had to respond to the opiate epidemic in one way or the other. The crisis knows no boundaries and it is complicated. The use of prescription painkillers and illegal drugs, like heroin, has become intertwined in too many cases. The risk to drug abusers is self-inflicted,...

Conservancy district: Right move, right time

If the Blanchard River watershed’s flood-control project is going to happen, it will need the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District on board. The district took an important step, if only a preliminary one, when it voted Tuesday to assist in the design of the proposed diversion channel, the main component of...

Flood control

If we want a glimpse of the future of our flood-control project, we may want to keep an eye on one 900 miles to the northwest. In Fargo, North Dakota, where the Red River has exceeded flood stage in 49 of the past 110 years, and where flood damage averages $195 million annually, efforts are moving forward on a...

Thumbs

UP: Cities like Findlay can’t be too aggressive when it comes to reducing the health risks of lead pipe that remains underground, and is still in use in some places. The city has taken a proactive approach in recent months to get the lead out by scouring waterline records, maps and billing statements to...

Troubled waters

We would have hoped, eight years and counting after the history-making Blanchard River flood, that our flood-control project would be done, or, at least shovel-ready. Yet, in light of several developments the past two weeks, it appears the flooding fix is stuck in the mud. So much for being on a fast track....

Jobs for sale

We may have never imagined this for us: more jobs than workers. Yet that’s where Findlay and Hancock County, recently named the country’s No. 1 micropolitan community, find themselves today. Fortunately, it’s a problem that’s getting plenty of attention from Tony Iriti, the Findlay-Hancock...

March sadness

A rash of crashes this month should be a wake-up call to anyone who drives and serve as a reminder to stay focused whenever they are behind the wheel. Four traffic accidents that occurred within a 24-hour period last Thursday and Friday should be enough to have our attention. Five people were hurt in a two-vehicle...
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