Why not debate?

The shortage of face-to-face confrontations between political rivals this fall in Ohio probably won’t trouble most people. But it should. When candidates don’t feel a need to debate issues, what does it say about our government? Debates should remain an important part of the election. They help voters...

One more time?

Nothing in Ohio is set in stone when it comes to this year’s general election, except Election Day itself. In case you’re wondering, that’s still Nov. 4. But if you’re planning to vote absentee in-person, you many want to hold off making plans. That’s because the latest schedule...

Sharing success

It’s hard to break tradition for high school class reunions. Homecoming games, golf outings, dinners and dances tend to be the order of the day. Reunions tend to become pretty predictable. When the Fostoria High School Class of 1964 returns this weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary, there will be a...

Thumbs

DOWN: Last week’s escape of Chardon school shooter “T.J.” Lane and two other inmates from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution was troubling, but fortunately ended relatively quickly and without major incident. Although the prison is considered medium security, officials say Lane was housed in...

Text alert

Drive any street and (carefully) watch the drivers around you. Before long, you’ll see one staring down. If you have a good view, you’ll even see what they’re doing. Texting. While the dangers of texting and driving are well-documented and it’s against the law in Ohio and 38 other states,...

Safe water

When it comes to working to ensure all Ohioans have safe water, officials are doing the right thing by taking an “all-of-the-above” approach. Since Toledo ordered its residents to stop drinking the water, officials have been addressing different aspects of the crisis. They should, of course. Our water...

Bed tax

There are many good causes in Findlay/Hancock County supported by nonprofit groups. According to GuideStar.org, an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofits, there are 286 nonprofit or charitable organizations registered in Findlay. That means many could lay claim to a slice of...
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