Recovery

There may never be a perfect location for a drug recovery home in Hancock County. There will always be some who believe that recovering drug addicts should live in someone else’s neighborhood. But two homes now under consideration by the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board...

Don’t cloud the legalization issue

Voters elect representatives to make the tough calls, like whether or not to legalize marijuana. But instead of being out front on the issue, Ohio lawmakers waited, and in doing so have allowed a private group of investors who have followed the rules and collected what appears to be enough signatures to get...

Thumbs

UP: Anything that keeps trees out of our waterways is a good thing for the Blanchard River watershed. Bids will be sought now that commissioners from five counties in the watershed agreed to proceed with the Blanchard River Stream Enhancement Project. Once completed, nearly 9,000 ash trees will be removed from the...

‘Frack’ tax, Just say no

For three years, Gov. John Kasich has tried to convince lawmakers to increase Ohio’s severance tax on oil and natural gas drilling as part of a plan to reduce the state’s income taxes. But, like past efforts, his latest one on the “frack tax” has failed. In May, the House, which last year...

Soggy reminder, Algae agreement

So, it has been raining. So, why do we have an eye on the Blanchard River and Eagle Creek? So, why do we have to leave a little earlier? So, why do we have to detour? So, why are we so worried about today’s weather? Tonight’s weather? Tomorrow’s weather? When we talk about flood control, we...

Budget bill

Ohio lawmakers must be sure before pulling the plug on landline telephones that they’re not cutting off those who need phones the most. A telecommunications proposal attached to the state budget bill, which is now before the Senate, would allow telephone companies to withdraw landline service once the...

Addicted

It’s hard to get a handle on how addicted our region is to heroin and prescription opiates, and if things are getting better or worse. When discussing the problem, officials still rely on overdose data from 2013, the last year that statistics are available. There’s no question: Too many people are...
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