Still No. 1

The accolades keep coming for OhioCheckbook.com, the online spending database operated by the state Treasurer Josh Mandel. Yet area government participation in the website is still lacking. In Hancock County, only the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library has contributed to the website. For that we give the...

Rx marijuana

One way or another, it appears Ohioans who need it will have marijuana in their medicine cabinet. The only questions may be how soon and by whose rules. A bill introduced this week in the Legislature would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana edibles, patches, plant material and oils, but doesn’t allow for...

Ready to debate

Most Americans have already had their fill of political debates, especially among the presidential candidates. But Ohioans could have at least five more to look forward to if U.S. Senate hopeful and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland gets his way. And it appears he will. Sen. Rob Portman has accepted...

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A person fighting a mental health or addiction problem, especially one involving substances like heroin or fentanyl, may not be willing to reach out for help, especially if it’s hard to find. But things just got simpler. Mental health and addiction services boards in Hancock, Wood and Lucas counties are...

Thumbs

DOWN: Findlay may never be a “bicycle town” like Boulder, Colorado, or even Columbus, but that doesn’t mean officials shouldn’t strive to make the city more bike-friendly and safer for those who prefer two-wheeled transportation. City Council approved a plan to turn North Cory Street into a...

Civics 101

In a nation divided by politics, two events this week in Findlay reminded us how fortunate we are, regardless of our differences, to live in a country where freedom and individual rights are still important. On Wednesday, 16 people from 13 countries took the Oath of Allegiance to become naturalized U.S. citizens...

Fight on

Every Ohio community, small and large, has had to respond to the opiate epidemic in one way or the other. The crisis knows no boundaries and it is complicated. The use of prescription painkillers and illegal drugs, like heroin, has become intertwined in too many cases. The risk to drug abusers is self-inflicted,...
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