Pre-K

Studies have found that children can develop learning skills just as well in day care centers and at home as they can by starting school early. But not all children do, and those from low-income families, in particular, don’t always get the opportunity to get a jump on school. Fortunately, the door should...

Algae forecast

It would be easy to be optimistic about this week’s forecast regarding Lake Erie’s algae bloom, especially since the lake has not yet started to turn that all-too-familiar shade of green. But Lake Erie must remain under close watch, despite the prediction that this season’s bloom will be 5.5 on a...

Parks remain a national treasure

“National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” — Wallace Stegner, 1983 In August, the National Park Service will mark its 100th anniversary of keeping watch over our 59 national parks. That’s a...

Thumbs

UP: It would be hard to imagine a better July Fourth weekend in Flag City: A military band at Riverside Park on Saturday, fireworks at the Old Millstream Fairgrounds on Sunday, followed by a parade and a George Washington re-enactor downtown Monday to remind us why we must celebrate Independence Day 240 years...

July 4, 1776

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to advance from that subordination in which they have hitherto remained, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the equal and independent station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s god entitle them, a decent respect to the...

Break the cycle

We don’t know the backstory of Findlay’s latest murder, that of Juanita Almeida last Saturday. But the tragedy appears to be another worst-case scenario of domestic violence. As too often occurs, a pattern of abuse or violence that takes place behind closed doors only emerges publicly in court...

Our addiction

If there was a message to come out of Monday’s opioid forum at Findlay’s Winebrenner Theological Seminary, it was that it will take the entire community to fix our heroin problem. Those on the front lines, including lawmakers, doctors, agency directors, counselors and jailers, suggested it will take...
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