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Updated 8 hours ago
Behavior, not breed
Editorials
Two years ago, Ohio became the last state to repeal its law classifying dogs designated as “pit bulls” as inherently vicious. Yet even after that law took effect, Fulton County mandated that the county dog pound would not make pit bulls available for public adoption. Animal advocates are properly calling for an end to that outmoded policy. …

Published 19 hours ago
No-snitch mentality must end
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I am heartened that a black man had the courage to say that the widespread mentality of not snitching in the black community is destructive (“‘No-snitch’ mentality killing black community,” op-ed column, Sept. 10). Not snitching allows good people to be bullied by the thugs they rightly fear will retaliate. …

Published 19 hours ago
Risky bet on Syrian rebels
GUEST EDITORIAL NEW YORK TIMES
President Obama’s new strategy for routing ISIS, the extremist Sunni group that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, rests substantially and precariously on having rebels in Syria fight ISIS, even as they battle the forces of the Syrian president, Bashar Assad. The plan is full of hope and fraught with obstacles. …

Published 19 hours ago
KIRK: Outhouse rat named ISIS
Editorial Cartoons

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
An ode to a squash legend, a gentleman, and a friend
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write this column to mark the passing of Hashim Khan, the great squash legend and a personal friend. He passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Aug. 18, at the age of 100. …

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
Scripted futility
Editorials
This is what Republicans and Democrats do in Congress when they come back from summer vacation in the run-up to midterm elections: They indulge in political theater. …

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
Kingdom united
Editorials
Scotland the brave, but from the point of view of the well-being of its people, Scots should vote “no” — against independence from the United Kingdom — on Thursday. …

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
Help the hungry
Editorials
During a still-anemic economic recovery, Ohioans are struggling to put food on the table. In fact, one in four Ohio children are classified as food insecure. In straight terms, Ohio’s children often go to bed hungry, and their parents often don’t know from where the next meal will come. …

9/15/2014 12:00 AM
Organic farming an alternative
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for recognizing the problems created by industrial farming and concentrated animal feeding operations (“Corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit; More manure detected in storm runoff,” Aug. 31). These kinds of farms are not the solution to world hunger problems, nor are they viable options for the long term. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Rev. Lake should give it a rest
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Toledo’s best-known street preacher, the Rev. Slim Lake, is cooling out in the Lucas County jail, and no one who cares about disadvantaged kids or reducing violence in this community should rejoice. Whatever else he’s done, Lake has mentored and supported dozens of young people who have little else but him — kids who practically no one else in …