Don’t poach tactics from the war on drugs

In their Feb. 2 op-ed, “Breaking the link between elephants and terrorists,” Johan Bergenas and Monica Medina argued that militarizing the effort to protect elephants would help the fight against poaching. Conservation groups, which have had to work hard to win the trust of...

Afghanistan’s Highway One points to development ills

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‘The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History,’ by Jon K. Lauck

In the East Coast imagination, the Midwest is populated largely by hicks, and life there is about as exciting as a field of corn. Instead of having a vital, rewarding career as, say, chief assistant to the assistant chief in the personnel department of the Federal Bureau of This...

Texting service experiencing problems

Findlay Publishing Company’s InfoTxt service is experiencing significant text alert issues with Verizon and some other mobile carriers.  On Wednesday night, the service was apparently sending out an old message about Findlay City Schools being closed. Findlay is planning to...

Geary Family YMCA to close at 6pm today

Due to weather conditions, including the streets and sidewalks, the Geary Family YMCA will close at 6pm today. The YMCA will reopen Thursday morning at normal time, as long as the county is not at Level 3 road conditions.

SW wrestling off

St. Wendelin’s home wrestling match with Arcadia and McComb, scheduled for tonight, has been called off.  Whether it will be rescheduled is uncertain.

Samuelson: The true state of the elderly

How well-off are the elderly? The answer is crucial to public debate about Social Security, Medicare and other programs to help older Americans. If most live on the edge, then cuts are hard to justify. On the other hand, if many elderly are financially comfortable, then their...

Board of Elections extends filing deadline for May ballot

Wednesday’s filing deadline for candidates and issues for the May 6 primary ballot has been extended in Hancock County. Jody O’Brien, Hancock County elections board director, said that due to the weather-related closing of the board’s offices Wednesday, the deadline will be...

ProMedica issues weather-related cancellations/closings

ProMedica has issued the following weather-related closings and cancellations for the area: (Updated at 10:30 a.m.) Advanced Admissions at ProMedica Toledo Hospital – closed All ProMedica Laboratory Draw Sites in Ohio – closed All ProMedica Outpatient Radiology sites in Ohio –...

FHS sporting events off

Fostoria High School’s girls basketball game at Woodmore, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed until Feb. 15. FHS wrestling match at North Baltimore has been canceled.