K-9 unit walks the Block

By Morgan Manns Staff Writer Fostoria police officer Brandon Bell and canine officer Riky were the guest speakers at the city’s Block Watch meeting Wednesday evening at Flippin’ Jimmy’s. The meeting was centered around the roles of canine officers and their...

Flood fears on the rise

By MORGAN MANNS STAFF WRITER As warmer temperatures creep into the area, they bring with them the threat of rain showers and possible flooding. According to the National Weather Service, a 90 percent chance of rain has been predicted for Thursday with possible snow and/or...

Fund set up for city fire victims

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER Pamela and Maynard Eatherton had only lived at 533 S. Main St. for less than two months when a grease fire roared through their residence Feb. 11, taking everything they had. Clothes, furniture, electronics and even toys for their two young...

Lane: Drug legalization claims are cloudy

A new conventional wisdom is on the rise: Drug prohibition, or “the war on drugs,” is a costly flop. It not only failed to cut drug use and associated social ills significantly but has also imposed additional social costs — or “catastrophic harm,” as my colleague Radley Balko put...

Dionne: Repeal stand-your-ground laws

The law is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Laws should provide as much clarity as possible, not expand the realms of ambiguity and subjectivity. Laws ought to bring about the practical results their promoters claim they’ll achieve. And at its best, the law can...

Editorial: Va. Republicans flinch at restricting guns for criminals

IN VIRGINIA, about 5,600 people were convicted in 2011 and 2012 on misdemeanor counts of assaulting a member of their family or household. During the same period, the state’s courts found 171 individuals guilty of misdemeanor stalking charges and 158 guilty of misdemeanor...

Editorial: Va. Republicans flinch at restricting guns for criminals

IN VIRGINIA, about 5,600 people were convicted in 2011 and 2012 on misdemeanor counts of assaulting a member of their family or household. During the same period, the state’s courts found 171 individuals guilty of misdemeanor stalking charges and 158 guilty of misdemeanor...

Editorial: A middle path on increasing the minimum wage

NOT SURPRISINGLY, the nonpartisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office have found that President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage would have costs as well as benefits. Increasing the minimum from its current level, $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 by the second...

Editorial: A middle path on increasing the minimum wage

NOT SURPRISINGLY, the nonpartisan analysts at the Congressional Budget Office have found that President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage would have costs as well as benefits. Increasing the minimum from its current level, $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 by the second...

Editorial: North Korea’s crimes against humanity have ‘no parallel’ today

NORTH KOREA’S four main political prison camps are known only as No. 14, No. 15, No. 16 and No. 25. All are modern-day gulags. According to a new report from the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea, the population of the camps, now about...