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10/10/2014 12:00 AM
GOP nominee disappears
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters smiled as he sat outside a coffee shop north of Detroit one morning last week. “Yes, you can actually talk to me and not just my press secretary,” he said with a wry grin. …

10/7/2014 12:00 AM
Workers, and bosses, want TARTA in Rossford
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR OF THE BLADE

10/7/2014 12:00 AM
California dreamin’ — circa 2014
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
SAN FRANCISCO — California still produces 90 percent of the country’s avocados, 91 percent of its grapes, and 92 percent of its plums and prunes. Four out of five almonds produced on Earth are grown here. But the growth that made California a cultural leader as well as an agricultural leader is over. …

10/6/2014 12:00 AM
Pin this on your wall
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.

10/5/2014 12:33 AM
TPS makes its agenda known
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Toledo Public Schools is campaigning hard to persuade the district’s voters to pass the tax increase it seeks on next month’s ballot. So when the public face of that campaign, Schools Superintendent Romules Durant, leaves town for a week in the midst of the battle, he needs to have a compelling reason. …

10/5/2014 12:40 AM
Marriage equality’s time has come
BY CHRISTINE LINK
Marriage equality may soon be coming to all 50 states. This news deeply affects Ohio, where we await a decision from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals about whether a previous ruling that struck down our state’s ban on the recognition of marriages between same-sex couples performed in other states will be upheld. …

10/5/2014 12:01 AM
Reader concerned over Zerby's role
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Steven Flagg is concerned over the fact that Joseph H. Zerbey IV, the president and general manager of The Blade, is also chairman of the University of Toledo’s Board of Trustees. …

10/4/2014 12:00 AM
Cursive should be a signature course
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Whether cursive handwriting in schools should be retained or retired is not one of the great moral dilemmas of our time. But it is a generational issue receiving fresh attention in public education because of the new Common Core standards. …

10/3/2014 12:00 AM
Debbie Dingell presses on
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — U.S. Rep. John Dingell loves his guns. The suburban Detroit Democrat has a wall covered with the mounted heads of big game he has shot over the years. His wife, Debbie, has a somewhat different view. …

9/29/2014 12:00 AM
Know Canada
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
Most Americans pay scant attention to Canada, our neighbor to the north. It is not only a big country, but also our biggest trading partner. …