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Before U.S. returns to real sports ...
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Well, soccer’s World Cup is finally over. We have a champion. Does anybody care? I don’t. …

Published 9 hours ago
Collins’ focus on smokers is misplaced
Letters to the Editor
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins has bigger fish to fry than attempting to refuse employment to those who smoke or use tobacco products (“Smokeless,” editorial, July 2). …

Published 9 hours ago
Deadly strains
Editorials
The discovery this month of six vials of smallpox at a National Institutes of Health research laboratory offered an alarming reminder that the system of securing batches of harmful diseases is not foolproof. Late last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said tests showed that two of the vials contained live virus. All of the samples …

Published 9 hours ago
Let voters decide
Editorials
Lucas County Children Services has prudently scaled back its latest levy request in an effort to persuade county commissioners to place the issue on the November ballot. The commissioners should leave the decision about the tax increase in the hands of the voters who would have to pay for it. …

Published 9 hours ago
Juvenile injustice
Editorials
Michigan Supreme Court justices got it badly wrong: A misguided and mean-spirited ruling last week would consign roughly 350 Michigan inmates to die in prison for crimes they committed as teenagers, some as young as 14. This is not what justice under the law should mean in a civilized society. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Campaign addiction
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Heroin and opioid addiction is a statewide epidemic, a medical crisis, and a public-health emergency. It’s also a top-tier campaign issue in this year’s races for Ohio governor and attorney general. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
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 …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
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. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
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. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
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. …