Leap of faith

Lawmakers weren’t bluffing when they pledged they would consider medical marijuana after an outside group’s effort to legalize pot failed last November. Much of that push, of course, came from polls suggesting Ohioans favor medical marijuana, and from concerns that outsiders would again try for a more...

Ripe for abuse

The Ohio House did the right thing last week when members approved House Bill 347, a proposal that places important restrictions on civil asset forfeitures. Next, the Senate should finish the job when it gets back to work after the summer break. Ohio’s civil asset forfeiture laws are flawed because they...

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UP: It took too long, three years, and it has limitations, but Ohio will soon have a Good Samaritan Law that many believe will save lives that would otherwise be lost to heroin and other drug overdoses. House Bill 110, sponsored by Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay, grants a person immunity when seeking emergency...

Fast forward

Mayor Lydia Mihalik, during a briefing for Findlay City Council on the status of our flood-control project, didn’t say it, but she could have. Project funding, at least from the federal government, is dead in the water. While the door is still ajar, the evidence is mounting that Washington isn’t going...

Main Street

There have always been differences between Findlay’s two Main Streets; the one to the south of the Blanchard River and the one to the north. But the contrasts have never been greater than today. The south side remains in an upswing, with the Marathon Petroleum Corp. expansion and with public and private...

Pivotal point?

“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double So come on and let me know” — The Clash Looking in, Friday’s gathering at Army Corps of Engineers’ district office in Buffalo, New York, regarding the Blanchard River flood-control...

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THUMBS UP: The Miracle Field at the Marathon Diamonds at the Cube, Findlay’s recreation center, is a gem in the making. Opening day is set for Aug. 20, but a final push for donations to complete the $1.35 million Miracle Park has reached Findlay City Council, which has been asked to contribute another...
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