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Lake should holster thoughts of arming staff
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
I hope Lake Local Schools officials haven’t made up their mind about arming teachers in district classrooms, and just appear undecided. …

1/30/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit suburbs covet energy award
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Whatever your politics, there’s no denying that for people and governments, energy costs are huge, especially during a Michigan winter. …

1/27/2015 12:00 AM
Romney’s kind-of campaign
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Defeated once for the Republican presidential nomination, defeated the next time for the White House, Mitt Romney never was at the center of Republican affection. Now that he’s contemplating a third try for the presidency, he’s suddenly the man at the center of Republican attention. …

1/26/2015 12:00 AM
Awkward headlines
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
High school basketball is exciting to watch, especially when two longtime rivals are battling each other. So tension filled the little gymnasium in Oneida, Tenn., back on Jan. 4, 1946, when the game between Oneida and rival Stearns, from across the border in southern Kentucky, entered its final minute. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Open to all and always evolving
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library attracted more than 3 million visits — a record number — in 2014. Think about that for a moment. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Blade should have printed cartoons
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Bruce Weinberg of Toledo was one of several readers who accused The Blade of hypocrisy for running an editorial titled “I am Charlie” but failing to print any of the now-famous cartoons that apparently led to the murderous attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

1/24/2015 12:00 AM
It’s not 2004 anymore
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Remember when same-sex marriage used to be a wedge issue in politics? It was no coincidence that Ohio put the subject to a statewide vote in 2004. The issue of banning gay marriage motivated people to vote. …

1/23/2015 12:00 AM
Snyder ready to stand up to GOP
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Will Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turn out to be a modern-day, moderate Eisenhower Republican? …

1/22/2015 12:00 AM
Fracking tax won’t keep Ohio’s budget balanced
BY DAVID MCCLOUGH
The decline in global oil prices benefits Toledo’s drivers, and will do so for the near future. But Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly need to recognize how dependence on tax revenue derived from oil production leaves Ohio susceptible to global political and economic forces it cannot control. …

1/20/2015 12:00 AM
Bushes vs. Romneys divides GOP
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The agony is palpable. It comes through in conversations, in awkward moments of silence, and in audible sighs. …




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