NEAT

There are properties in almost every Findlay neighborhood like the one on Tiffin Avenue that was pictured on Monday’s front page. If it’s not a yard overgrown with grass and weeds, then it’s a home with broken windows or doors, peeling paint, a rotted roof, or junk cars in the driveway. Eyesores...

House Bill 175

It’s possible to get spending information on most Ohio governments. But it can take formal public records requests and time. And even when you get the documents, they aren’t necessarily complete or in a usable format. House Bill 175 could make keeping an eye on agency and department finances much...

A new day?

People living in the Blanchard River watershed and still concerned about flooding (and who isn’t?) needed a sign, and seemed to get it with Wednesday’s visit by Army Lt. Col. Karl D. Jansen. Jansen, the new commander of the Buffalo District of the Corps of Engineers, spent much of his day checking...

Thumbs

UP: Hats off to Findlay 6th Ward Councilman Andy Douglas for convincing other council members that separating large expenditures, such as a $140,000 sewer cleaning appropriation, from ordinances containing multiple smaller spending matters is a good idea. While state and federal lawmakers regularly use amendments...

Crunch time

Army Lt. Col. Karl Jansen must know he’s entering a hornet’s nest. Jansen, the commander of the Buffalo, New York, division of the Army Corps of Engineers, is scheduled to tour various sites today in Hancock and Putnam counties as part of the ongoing Blanchard River flood study. Rep. Bob Latta,...

Warning sign

The water emergency in Lucas County is over, at least for now, but a sense of urgency must continue. Toxic algae will not disappear from Lake Erie and other lakes in the state until we change a lot of bad habits. There is too much at stake for Ohioans not to step up the effort to reduce the pollution of Lake Erie,...

Our turn

The ceremonial shovels have been cleaned and are back in storage. The tents have been taken down. Now, construction begins on what many are predicting will become one of Hancock County’s crown jewels. Over the next 15 months or so, what remains of the old Central Auditorium will become the heart of the...
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