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Published 14 hours ago
Syria’s chemical weapons
Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama Administration’s foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the country the President so vehemently sought to leave when he took office. …

Published 14 hours ago
Insult to injury
Since 1973, coal miners who contract black lung disease have been eligible for monthly payments and medical benefits through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program recognizes the incurable affliction as an occupational hazard brought on by the inhalation of air thick with coal dust. …

Published 14 hours ago
Water crisis a failure of competence
Letters to the Editor
Toledo’s water crisis is a case of mismanagement within the city’s Department of Public Utilities and Mayor D. Michael Collins’ administration. …

Published 14 hours ago
Lessons from Ferguson
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The powder keg that Ferguson, Mo., has become is the product of a small-town police force of dubious competence responding to residents’ grievances with a display of military-style weaponry.T …

8/20/2014 12:00 AM
Shaky case against Perry
There are many fair grounds on which to criticize Rick Perry’s performance as governor of Texas: his rejection of federal aid for Medicaid expansion and his grandstanding deployment of the state’s National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, to name two. But the list does not include the charges newly levied against him by an Austin grand jury.…

8/20/2014 12:00 AM
Unsafe, unsanitary
Ohio‘‍s prison food service contractor, the Philadelphia-based catering giant Aramark Correctional Services, has compiled an egregious record in this state, in Michigan, and around the nation, including unsanitary conditions and staffing shortages. It belies Ohio’s mission of maintaining safe and humane prisons that work to rehabilitate its more than 50,000 inmates. …

8/20/2014 12:00 AM
Algae just beginning of water crisis
Letters to the Editor
With all the fuss about how to handle the region’s water crisis, a few facts have been overlooked. I teach a water class at Northwood’s Piping Industry Training Center, and I always begin my lectures explaining how fresh water is becoming a fleeting commodity. …

8/20/2014 1:04 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Collins' own 9/11

8/19/2014 2:10 AM
Kirk: Obama's Vacation

8/19/2014 1:55 AM
Slow Ebola response
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa appears more out of control than ever. The virus has infected more than 2,000 people in four countries, and has killed more than half of them. …