Back to school

Economists will argue that sales tax holidays, like the one Ohioans will be able to celebrate Aug. 7-9, only provide temporary relief to consumers and retailers, and cost state and local governments. The idea of not paying taxes is mostly symbolic, but it will still give parents of school-age children a little...

Infant mortality

Ohio must continue to address one of its most embarrassing public health issues: infant mortality. The Ohio Department of Health reported Monday the number of infant deaths declined from 1,047 in 2012 to 1,024 in 2013. While that’s a step in the right direction, Ohio’s overall infant mortality rate...

Caution ahead

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign? — Five Man Electrical Band, 1971 The landscape along Tiffin Avenue has taken decades to develop. While it may need work, Findlay shouldn’t rush to change it...

Dorney Plaza

Dorney Plaza, that concrete and brick space between the Hancock County Courthouse, the Findlay Municipal Building and a row of buildings now being renovated, deserves an update, too. There’s really no good reason not to bring more life to that valuable property. While it may be hard to squeeze “Boogie...

Cradle to career

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the United Way of Hancock County have similar missions that sometimes overlap to the community’s benefit. For example, the two organizations will provide $338,000 in funding to the Findlay City Schools and the Hancock County Educational Service Center to...

Mallett’s mark

Every year, thousands visit the Mazza Museum, and it’s not just kids. Earlier this month, authors of children’s books, artists, teachers and librarians were there to participate in the annual summer conference. Of course, Jerry Mallett was there as well. Any successful museum has many people behind it....

Thumbs

UP: Good for Fostoria for making the call to lower the flag to half-staff Monday out of respect for the five servicemen killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That decision came from Mayor Eric Keckler, despite the technicality that only the president or governor can order the flag to be lowered. Keckler said...
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