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Hancock County unemployment rate falls in February

Hancock County’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in February from 5.7 percent a month earlier, the state reported. It was tied for fifth-lowest among Ohio’s 88 counties with Union County, south of Hardin and Marion counties. The reduced jobless rate was a result of 100 more...

Findlay income tax credit? Nope

Findlay residents who work outside the city won’t be receiving a municipal income tax credit anytime soon. On Tuesday, City Council informally discussed the tax credit idea at 1st Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische’s request, but some council members dismissed the idea as fiscally...

Marcus: Slippery slopes before the court

In the context of talking about limits on free speech, it’s common to say that your freedom to swing your fist ends where my nose begins. That seems like a sensible way to think about the freedom of religion case just argued before the Supreme Court: whether employers can...

Ignatius: Putin’s actions in Crimea alter how the world will deal with him

BRUSSELS President Obama has spoken once again during the Ukraine crisis about being on the right “side of history.” It’s one of his signature lines, but he should stop: The phrase implies there’s an inevitability to the advance of progress and justice. Would that it...

Parker: Hobby Lobby case creates unexpected allies in Dershowitz and Starr

When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr. Well, okay, there was the David Boies and Ted Olson confederacy fighting for...
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Editorial: Turkey’s prime minister acts desperately to hold onto his power

TURKISH PRIME Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried and failed to shut down Twitter in his country last week. Half a million tweets from Turks were recorded in the first 10 hours after the attempted ban, including one from President Abdullah Gul. On Sunday, the Turkish military had...
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Editorial: Fix the Medicare ‘doc fix’ with a long-term solution

OF ALL the manifestations of Washington dysfunction, none is more absurd than the annual “doc fix.” The origins of the problem lie in a 1997 attempt by Congress to rein in Medicare physician reimbursements. Lawmakers devised a “sustainable growth rate” that was supposed to link...
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Editorial: Charity won’t keep the Redskins’ name from being offensive

WE THINK most Washingtonians will applaud Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for establishing a foundation to help Native Americans. Who could oppose giving 3,000 winter coats to people who need them or athletic shoes to enable youth sports teams? Maybe the idea for the...

The war of words over Ukraine plays into Putin’s hands

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of the New America Foundation, was director of policy planning at the State Department from 2009 to 2011. The West is playing into Vladi­mir Putin’s hands by treating Russia’s annexation of Crimea as the return to a world in which...

Bill of rights for prison guards not to blame for their misbehavior

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