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Updated 13 hours ago
Open to all and always evolving
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library attracted more than 3 million visits — a record number — in 2014. Think about that for a moment. …

Updated 13 hours ago
Blade should have printed cartoons
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Bruce Weinberg of Toledo was one of several readers who accused The Blade of hypocrisy for running an editorial titled “I am Charlie” but failing to print any of the now-famous cartoons that apparently led to the murderous attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

Published 21 hours ago
Clean energy helps Ohio’s environment and economy
BY SAMANTHA WILLIAMS
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has made no secret of its feelings about new federal rules that aim to protect our health and encourage economic growth by placing stronger limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This opposition is misguided. …

Published 21 hours ago
Kirk: State of the Union
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 21 hours ago
Toledo shouldn’t be fooled by Fiat
Letters to the Editor
I thought that once the political posturing over keeping Jeep Wrangler production in Toledo had run its course, sanity would return. But I was mistaken (“Fiat CEO hints deal needed to keep Wrangler production; Marchionne says decision sought by end of June,” Jan. 13). …

Published 21 hours ago
Reversing regulation
Opinion
Energy industries and their allies in Columbus continue to play fast and loose with Ohio’s environmental regulations. The state Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to claw back regulation of oil and natural-gas pipelines and coal mines in a manner that could damage wetlands and waterways. …

Published 21 hours ago
Back to poverty
Featured Editorial: Home
Public school systems in America are increasingly poor. That trend threatens national education standards and the democratic ideal of opportunity for all. …

Published 21 hours ago
Ohio’s tobacco-use rate needs to drop
Opinion
Your Jan. 12 editorial “To your health” reminds us that we have much to do to improve the health of our community and state. One key measure of Ohio’s well-being is its tobacco-use rates. …

Published 21 hours ago
Showing effects of smoking would curb use
Opinion
I agree with Blade Editor David Kushma that smoking rates are a concern in Ohio (“Clear the air — hike Ohio’s tobacco tax,” op-ed column, Jan. 18). There are ways that the rates can be reduced. …

Published 21 hours ago
Article overstates public library incidents
Opinion
Your Jan. 4 article “Trouble often shatters hush of local libraries” took a disturbing look at our Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Unfortunately, the article focuses on 1,000 incidents — among more than 3 million visitors a year — to scare and to create a less then desirable image of a library system that is far superior to what …




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