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UP: Exploring public transportation options in Findlay is a good idea. The question is how best to do it. Efforts to get people out of their cars and efficiently from point A to point B have taken different paths in recent years. A modern-day street car was tried once in downtown but was short-lived. The Hancock...

Big Ben

“Big Ben” sightings, like the one last weekend, used to happen regularly around these parts. Back in the day, Findlay High School graduate and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would come back to visit friends, socialize and, often, eat at Tony’s restaurant. On Friday night,...

Tony’s mark

In Hancock County’s history book, Tony Iriti would warrant a chapter. At least. Iriti, whose career in city and county government and economic development here has spanned almost four decades, is leaving his post as the county’s economic development director for a similar position in northwestern...

United volunteers

A challenge in many communities, including this one, is matching people who have the heart and time to volunteer with the organizations which desperately need them. But the United Way of Hancock County is stepping up to make such connections easier for all. The effort is worth applause. Earlier this week, the...

A taxing issue

There will always be some degree of uncertainty when it comes to Findlay’s business income tax collections. But when a $2.5-$3 million shortfall surfaces out of the blue, it is time for a re-examination. Part of the problem would appear related to the city’s too-secretive system of allowing some...

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DOWN: Rough-and-tumble politics is the American way, and that’s all right. We’ve been clobbering each other regularly since colonial times. But we don’t have to be mean and nasty about it. So, here’s a bombshell political statement for the day: Let’s all vote early and, yes, vote...

Better approach

For the past several years, the focus of Blanchard River flood relief effort has been a diversion channel. By digging a trench from Eagle Creek north of the Boy Scout camp to the Blanchard River west of Findlay, the Army Corps of Engineers said our worst flooding will be significantly reduced. Case closed. Like it...
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