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UP: No doubt some people will drive by the Hancock County Fairgrounds this weekend looking, hoping, maybe even praying, that the annual “On Common Ground” Easter sand sculpture will appear at the fairgrounds again this year. Of course, most know the sculpture’s creator, Roger Powell, a Findlay...

Flood project

The Hancock County commissioners, in a 3-0 vote, agreed Thursday to seek qualified engineers to oversee the design and construction of the proposed 9.4-mile Eagle Creek diversion channel on Findlay’s west side. That decision may not be a game-changer, but it puts us at a critical point in the Blanchard River...

Flood control

Many things must happen within a tight window for the Blanchard River flood-control project to be completed within five years. For one, the public needs to be kept in the loop. On Tuesday, what can be described as radical changes, particularly regarding project funding, were announced. While the idea of selling...

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UP: Out of 789 schools that play girls basketball in Ohio, only four teams end the season with a win. That means 785 teams go home with a loss. Such was the case for Ottawa-Glandorf and Fostoria St. Wendelin, but not before both came within just one W of being No. 1 in their division. O-G ended the regular season...

Beyond Flint

Findlay is taking a prudent approach as it works to keep lead out of its water. Locating exactly where lead pipe is still in use and could affect water quality will involve a review of records and waterline maps that will take time. Records of service line repair and replacement haven’t always been...

Primary recap

Good, not great It would have been nice if one in two registered voters in Hancock County had voted Tuesday, but only 23,021 ballots were cast out of 49,359 registered voters. OK, so 47 percent is better than the historical average of 40 percent for presidential primaries, but is that really the best we can do?...

Vote!

There may be elections that are hard to get off the couch for. This one isn’t one of them. Today, finally, all eyes will be on Ohio to see how we view the presidential options. Sure, it’s been a circus at times, but let’s not protest by staying home. Regardless if you’re a John Kasich fan,...
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