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Updated 11 hours ago
Toledo golf scene to lose top pro
DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Monday morning musings, reflecting on a beautiful Easter and whether we’ve finally escaped that vortex thing: …

Updated 11 hours ago
Learning German in a choir robe
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A little more than a year ago, I played the harmonica with the Toledo Symphony on amateur night. It was a chance for nonprofessional musicians to sit alongside Symphony pros for an evening of great music at the Peristyle. …

Published 12 hours ago
Not charging users won’t stem opioids
Letters to the Editor
It’s disappointing that your April 7 editorial “Policing heroin” suggests addressing law enforcement procedure as a remedy to the opioid crisis. In many cases, charging an offender with minor possession is a law enforcement official’s only hope that the person has a treatment opportunity. …

Published 12 hours ago
Latin test
Editorials
Even though Latin America is important to U.S. trade and investment, American foreign policy places scant emphasis on the region’s 26 countries. …

Published 12 hours ago
Deadly mistake
Editorials
A West Toledo convenience store clerk who sold vodka to a 17-year-old high school student — a transaction that became a factor in another student’s death — was sentenced last week to six months in jail. His lawyers question why he was given the maximum sentence, but the clerk’s mistake was lethal. …

Published 12 hours ago
Branding Toledo
Editorials
Spending $800,000 over five years to develop a Toledo brand might seem an extravagant waste of time. It’s not. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Even the outrageous Ted Nugent has right to free speech
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Alan Goldsmith, a reader from Ann Arbor, doesn’t mince words: “Does The Toledo Blade think paying for and supporting a racist, draft-dodging pedophile was a smart decision and one a Great American Newspaper should be proud of?” …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Anthony Wayne Trail
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Hungary’s tilt
Opinion
Hungary's election this month renewed the power and improved the electoral position of two right-wing parties. That harkens back to a dismal moment of the country’s political past. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Pitiful pay
Opinion
President Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing legislation designed to narrow the pay gap, based on discrimination, between the nation’s male and female workers. But the Paycheck Fairness Act was dead on arrival — even before arrival — in the Senate, where minority Republicans promptly blocked debate on the bill. …