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UP: Everyone, everywhere is chilling out, it seems, with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And why not? The timing is perfect. It’s summertime, it’s hot, ice is cold and the ALS Association is a worthy cause that will benefit from the awareness and research dollars. ALS is a nasty, progressive disease that...

Still hungry

By most measures, Hancock County is a prosperous, thriving place. We have new schools and creative educators, bountiful farms, diverse industry, including a world-class corporation in the midst of an $80 million expansion, consistently low unemployment rates, and a rising interest in the arts. But we’re...

Distracted

Who would have thought Ohioans would be hearing more about parking tickets and driver’s licenses than job creation and rape-kit testing in the midst of the campaigns for governor and attorney general? But, here we are 77 days from the Nov. 4 election with two Democrats dogged by questions about their...

A better plan

Police agencies have been training for years on how best to respond to catastrophic events at schools in light of lessons learned at Columbine, Sandy Hook and other places. But preparedness has been taken to another level as the new school year begins. Members of Findlay’s emergency medical services...

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UP: Just in time for the new school year, which starts today, the Findlay school board last week approved a change to the high school’s handbook that allows for certain tank tops to be worn at school. The new policy allows students to wear tanks and cut-off shirts so long as one’s underwear, back,...

Fast forward

Time is of the essence to controlling the growth of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae. While the problem has been brewing for years, and is beginning to be addressed, there’s a new urgency since a three-day water ban resulted after microcystin, the toxin created as algae dies, infiltrated Toledo’s...

Private police

Ohio’s attorney general doesn’t have the final word when it comes to public records, but he does have an important voice. That’s why we are glad Attorney General Mike DeWine is weighing in on an important case before the Ohio Supreme Court. DeWine, in a friend-of-the-court brief, argues that...
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