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UP: The long-awaited debut of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, including the opening night of “The Toy Shoppe,” is now history. Judging from early reviews and photos in Friday’s Courier, we have to believe the center will meet the expectations of most. A timeline, also in...

Michael Gardner

It would be hard to find an area of civic life in Findlay that Michael Gardner did not touch. Gardner, 57, died Thursday, but not before leaving a mark on his hometown. Gardner, the chief executive officer of Superior Trim, had many affiliations throughout the community. As a philanthropist, his contributions went...

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UP: We agree with Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik when she said this week it is time to get rolling on the flood-control project for the Blanchard River. Mihalik recently wrote a letter encouraging the Defiance-based Maumee Watershed Conservancy District to take over the project, which is still under study. While it...

Arts center

It’s never easy meeting public expectations when it comes to civic building projects like Findlay’s Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. But it was difficult to find a bad review during the unofficial opening night of the center Wednesday. Most would probably give it four stars. Some may even...

Play it safe

When it comes to protecting the health of student-athletes, the approach must always be to err on the side of caution. Ohio has done that through better monitoring of youth head injuries, but now needs to be just as vigilant, if not more, when it comes to detecting potentially deadly heart ailments. Sen. Cliff...

Hotel Marathon

It is hard to measure the impact of Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s $100 million investment in Findlay. But it’s all good. Marathon announced Monday that it will complete its master plan for the space between Main, Sandusky, East and Lincoln streets with a hotel and conference center. That all but...

Stay the course

As 2015 draws to a close, it’s necessary to be reminded, again, that efforts toward flood control are still progressing. That this area remains committed says much about those who live and work and care about the Blanchard River watershed. It has been seven years since city and county officials began looking...
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