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Published 4 hours ago
An artful Chicago visit
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent weekend visit to Chicago to attend a conference reaffirmed my appreciation and admiration for the windy city on Lake Michigan. …

Published 4 hours ago
Video games, TV blameless for terrorism
Letters to the Editor
Roger Cohen takes the reader on a journey of the life and death of a captured prisoner in his Nov. 21 op-ed column, “The real horror of ISIS beheadings.” He blames video games and movies on the West’s response. …

Published 4 hours ago
New traditions
Opinion
The revival of Toledo’s holiday cheese wheel did more than bring 3,200 pounds of delicious cheddar to the city. It nourished a broader sense of community, one steeped in rich tradition, and reminded Toledoans that sometimes the past can become part of a brighter future. …

Published 4 hours ago
Front and center
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OHIO’S 23 community colleges will become increasingly important to the state’s economy and its ability to provide opportunity and living-wage jobs for workers. Given recent enrollment declines and the fiscal crisis at Owens Community College in Toledo, the state needs a strategy to ensure the long-term health of these institutions, which politicians too often still regard as second-…

Updated 19 hours ago
Race matters
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Opinion writing isn’t a bad way to get paid. It beats most of the other jobs I’ve had, including hauling trash, insulating attics, standing on an assembly line, or washing soiled hospital laundry. I’d rank it right up there with playing drums in a band, which I also did for two years. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Fix Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund with adequate resources
BY ZACH SCHILLER RESEARCH DIRECTOR OF POLICY MATTERS OHIO
Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is broke. It owes more than $1.3 billion to the federal government. We have been borrowing for more than five years, but now the issue is getting attention. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Olive branch
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Cliff-kick cartoon too divisive
Letters to the Editor
Rob Rogers’ political cartoon in your Nov. 8 edition was appalling. Anyone who believes that the conservative values of the Republican Party include kicking off a cliff everyone who is unfortunate is being deceived. This insulting caricature only demonstrates the absurd level some people will stoop to to flame the passion of bigotry to further their desperate attempt to perpetuate …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
ProMedica needn’t build a garage
Letters to the Editor
I agree with your Nov. 15 “Parking in the park” editorial and Readers’ Forum letter “Cars don’t need a view; people do” that ProMedica should not take over any part of Promenade Park for its new parking garage. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Kudos for mentoring budding journalists
Letters to the Editor
Heartfelt thanks to The Blade, its managing editor, Dave Murray, and participating staff for initiating a unique alliance with Toledo Public Schools to mentor budding journalists at Start and Scott high schools. …