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Locked into treatment
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Theodore Twigg of Holland was headed for prison. A 37-year-old heroin addict, he was locked up in the Lucas County jail on Jan. 20, facing a five-year sentence for breaking-and-entering and fleeing from a police officer. …

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'A top-notch research university'
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
It was the kind of early-spring day — frigid, snow-dusted, drearily gray — that might cause a newcomer to Toledo from the Sun Belt to reconsider her decision to move here. …

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Students need to be better prepared
Letters to the Editor
I was amazed by your March 16 article “New Ohio tests creating anxiety, anger; Educators, parents say assessments poorly implemented, time consuming.” It is not surprising that parents are anxious about the standardized testing of their youngsters’ reading, writing, and math skills. It is especially stressful that this testing rewards or punishes children depending on their success or failure …

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Suburbs subsidize Toledo via TARTA
Letters to the Editor
Your March 21 editorial “Running out of gas” criticizes the “myopic communities” that have opted out of Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority service. You stated: “In Toledo, nearly 14 percent of households — disproportionately poor and African-American — don’t have vehicles.” …

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Counselor recalls Ford as mentor, friend
Letters to the Editor
In 1989, I was introduced to Jack Ford, who passed away on March 21. A few weeks after we met, I became an employee of Substance Abuse Services Inc., which he created (“Jack Ford,” editorial, March 23). From then on, he became a mentor, a boss, and a friend. …

Updated 5 hours ago
Korean War vets salute Ford for help
Letters to the Editor
When Jack Ford was mayor, Korean War Veterans Chapter 131 was trying to get a Korean War memorial built on the Civic Center Mall. Mr. Ford jumped in and helped us to get the memorial erected. For this, Chapter 131 will never forget him. …

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No fracking on public land

During his first term, Gov. John Kasich wisely halted a plan that would have authorized hydraulic fracturing in state parks and forests. A reckless bill approved by the Ohio House last week would circumvent Mr. Kasich’s moratorium and open up state forests to the controversial method of oil and natural-gas drilling, with almost no oversight. The Senate should reject …

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Keep the traffic cameras
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Statehouse politicians are all for home rule and local control — except when they aren’t. A bad new state law imposes unreasonable restrictions on Ohio communities, including Toledo, that operate traffic cameras to identify and cite speeders and red-light runners. It deserves to be struck down. …

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Kirk: Toledo City Council candidate
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

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Overcoming Lucas County’s hunger crisis
BY ELIZABETH S. RUPPERT
Over the past six decades of practicing pediatric medicine and being involved in this community, I’ve seen the hunger crisis in the Toledo area firsthand. As a board member of Feed Lucas County Children Inc., I continue to see local children and families struggle daily. There are unconscionable consequences of a lack of food. …




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