A matter of trust

They are two fair questions, asked here rhetorically: Why care if the Army Corps of Engineers says little or nothing to the people as it uses their taxes for a Blanchard River watershed study that may, or may not, be completed nine years after the August 2007 flood? Why care if the Army supplies The Courier with...

Top secret

OK, everyone, by a show of hands, who is frustrated by the Army Corps of Engineers? Yes, that’s pretty much everybody. We ask because the Army’s latest gesture in trust-building came earlier this week when a lieutenant colonel visited Findlay and punched his checklist to interface with civilian...

Dash cams

Videos from dashboard cameras in police vehicles are still presumed to be public records, but the presumption is under attack in Ohio. An appeals court in Clermont County in southwestern Ohio has backed the State Highway Patrol’s refusal to release a video recording it made of a woman’s drunken-driving...

Hard lesson

There is much to be learned from the case of the Riverdale School kindergarten teacher whose teaching career all but ended when she was caught physically confronting a 6-year-old student in a school hallway in May. What happened then may never have come to light had the confrontation not been captured on a school...

Thumbs

UP: It seems like we’ve been talking about the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for years, probably because of the anticipation of what it will mean to the community. But, now, a big day is upon us. A public groundbreaking will take place at 11 a.m. today at the former Central Middle School on West...

Pay to play?

In recent weeks, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has come under fire for how his office awards contracts for outside legal work. David Pepper, a Democrat who is seeking DeWine’s job this November, has accused DeWine, a Republican, of engaging in a pay-to-play scheme in which firms which make donations to...

Smooth sailing

Construction zones have been hard to avoid in Findlay this year, but no one is complaining about the smooth roads that follow. Infrastructure needs are being addressed again throughout the city, a tangible sign the economy actually has taken a right turn. The upward trend, we’re learning now through the...
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