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Collins’ first 6 months offer good start
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The journalism business is driven — sometimes too much — by our attention to anniversaries. This year, we’re writing about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time frame is often much shorter: We routinely feel compelled to …

Updated 3 hours ago
Fight epidemic without heroin hysteria
Jeff Gerritt
Sweeping though Ohio’s small towns, countryside, and suburbs, Ohio’s opioid epidemic has galvanized politicians and policy makers. This spring, Gov. John Kasich signed four of the 13 opioid bills introduced in the state House, mostly by Republicans who represent suburban and rural districts. …

Updated 3 hours ago
Wires shouldn’t mix news, analysis
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
For well over a century, much of the national and foreign news in The Blade — and every other daily newspaper — comes from what are called “wire services,” primarily, the Associated Press, or AP. …

Published 10 hours ago
RACER trust bringing jobs to Toledo
BY PATRICIA SPITZLEY
In 2011, as part of General Motors’ bankruptcy process, a federal court established the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response (RACER) trust. The goal was, and remains, to attract job-creating investments to properties formerly owned by GM in communities across the country, including Toledo. …

7/12/2014 12:00 AM
Soccer is new field of dreams in American youth sports
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Quick, somebody get Ann Coulter a plate of ribs with a side of chili cheese fries. The Fox News pundit looks like an emaciated Skeletor. …

7/11/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan Senate race has hint of finality
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — In politics, things are never over until they are over — especially in Michigan. …

7/7/2014 12:00 AM
Pakistan paying for fallout
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
The Pakistani army’s aerial attacks against Taliban hideouts in tribal areas are showing results. There are confusion and disarray in their ranks. Some important players in the Taliban movement have been killed. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Deputies join the fight against opioids
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
State and local police continue to make record drug seizures, but fatal overdoses continue to soar. Reducing the demand for drugs is the only real way out, and that requires a new way of doing business, even for law enforcement. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Americans, like usual, persevering
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Militants formally have declared a new Islamic state consisting of parts of Syria and Iraq. Russia, loaded with nuclear weapons and resentment, is looking menacingly at Ukraine. …

7/5/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio senator makes another bad move
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
He’s at it again. Keep your eye on state Sen. Bill Seitz. He’s a sly one. The Cincinnati Republican is chipping away at hard-won progressive policies in Ohio. …