Election recap

For contested state and federal offices, The Courier recommends: Governor Ohio has come too far to change direction. That’s why Gov. John Kasich deserves to finish his work. Four years ago, the state was in the midst of the recession, and voters had to decide if they should stick with incumbent Democratic...

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UP: There are many events to honor and remember our military veterans. One of the most creative efforts we’ve seen lately involves “Kilroy,” a popular piece of graffiti drawn by American troops during World War II. Kilroy has shown up again, this time as a local campaign designed to honor...

Work in progress

The completion of some highway construction projects will bring relief to those who have had to navigate orange construction barrels since spring. And who hasn’t? But the break will be short-lived. The widening of 32 miles of Interstate 75 between Findlay and Perrysburg got underway this year and, while...

Halloween

“From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!” — Scottish saying “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” — Erma Bombeck “‘Tis now the very witching time of night,...

Battling Ebola

A fear of the unknown is understandable, especially when it involves a deadly disease like Ebola. A few months ago, Ohioans knew little, if anything, about the virus, where it originated, and how it is spread. No so anymore. While we’re not experts, Ebola is now on just about everyone’s radar. Ohio has...

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UP: Ohio’s average gasoline price has dropped below $3 for the first time in nearly four years. A gallon of regular in the state averaged $2.99 Friday. The last time that happened was Dec. 10, 2010. The falling gas prices are likely due to a combination of things: Seasonal drops that are common this time of...

Email ‘meetings’ contrary to law

Imagine for a moment if Ohio’s open meetings law was turned inside out; that is, if public officials were allowed to conduct public business behind closed doors. Or, as one central Ohio school board did, via email. While that may be hard to imagine, considering the law doesn’t exactly allow electronic...
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