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Public records

Since 2008, elected officials have been required to complete a training class on the state’s public records and open meetings laws during each term in office. Three-hour classes, conducted by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and held around the state, are designed to enhance officials’...

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UP: Ohio is already criss-crossed with pipelines, primarily because the state has long been a place where oil and gas have been “harvested” right along with corn and soybeans. The oil and gas have to get to market somehow. Now, there are plans for another line, the Rover Pipeline, to be routed through...

The busy season

Don’t look at the calendar if you still have most of your holiday shopping to do. Or 12 dozen cookies to bake. Or if the Christmas cards haven’t been mailed. But while there may be much left to do and little time left to do it in, even in the hurry-up pace of the holidays, it makes sense to pause a bit...

Dog shooting

The shooting of a dog in Findlay should serve as a reminder of the responsibilities of pet ownership, not just an opportunity to question the police response. There may never be consensus on whether police Capt. Sean Young reacted properly when he shot Chase, a boxer he found to be aggressive on Dec. 3, or if...

Sick pay

It can pay to be healthy if you’re employed with the city of Findlay long enough. Workers, both full and part time, can accrue 4.6 hours of sick time for every 80 hours of work, up to 120 hours a year. Employees can accumulate unused hours and request a payout at their hourly rate of pay when they qualify...

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UP: Add the Hilton Garden Inn to Findlay’s choices for travelers. The $11 million, 101-room hotel at Hancock County 300 and Interstate Drive opened last week and boasts a 4,500-square-foot banquet and meeting room, a fitness room, bar, pool, and a full-service restaurant. George and John Whitson of Whitson...

Redistricting

Bipartisanship is a concept that has not been associated with Ohio’s redistricting process for decades, if not longer. But there was a hint of cooperation last week when lawmakers not only discussed a redistricting reform bill, but voted on one, and most Republicans and Democrats in the House liked it. The...
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