Tax deferrals

There’s no conspiracy in Findlay’s practice of deferring certain businesses’ income-tax payments, but there is certainly too much mystery surrounding it. First Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische opened an old can of worms Tuesday when she requested a committee-of-the-whole meeting so council could...

New Day

One thing is certain: Ohio is going to be in the political spotlight next year when the Republican National Convention is held in Cleveland. Imagine how much focus Gov. John Kasich will get if he makes it to center stage at Quicken Loans Arena. At this point, no one should think he won’t. Any day now, Kasich...

Let’s share

All communities should continually explore ways to deliver government services better. If money can be saved, that’s another benefit. Such efforts are now driving the city of Maumee and village of Ottawa Hills to merge their public-service dispatching functions. If a 10-year joint dispatch agreement is...

Thumbs

UP: Hancock County has never had a shortage of volunteers, but two events presented by United Way of Hancock County and the Findlay Ministerial Association the last week in April may have been a record-breaker. United Way coordinated the 21st annual Days of Caring event from April 27 to May 1, and it resulted in...

Term limits

Extending term limits, or eliminating them altogether, is one of the few subjects on which Ohio Republicans and Democrats tend to agree. But voters have spoken, having passed a constitutional amendment to limit politicians’ terms in 1992 by a 2-to-1 margin. Since then, the governor, lieutenant governor,...

No rewrite

For years, Ohio and North Carolina have laid claim to the feats of Orville and Wilbur Wright, who lived in Dayton but made their historic flight near Kitty Hawk. Most historians still credit the brothers with building the first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered, sustained...

Sex crimes

The opportunity for justice for rape or sexual battery victims shouldn’t end at 20 years, especially now that DNA evidence can link perpetrators to very old cases. Under Ohio law, prosecution of a rape must begin within two decades. In some cases, the expiration date has allowed rapists to avoid prosecution...
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