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Published 19 hours ago
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: OSU Band
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Updated 19 hours ago
Right track
Editorials
A new federal proposal to improve the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail would require oil shippers to use stronger tank cars by 2017. Cars that carry crude oil, ethanol, and other petroleum products would be retrofitted to include thicker steel shielding and better heat protection, which are designed to result in smaller releases and fires in the event …

Updated 19 hours ago
Keep housing fair
Editorials
A bad bill before the General Assembly would give Ohio landlords greater latitude to discriminate against tenants, threaten federal aid the state needs to enforce fair-housing laws, and weaken other housing rights. Before the November election, Ohio voters would find it useful to know what lawmakers of both parties, Gov. John Kasich, and their challengers think of this measure.…

Updated 19 hours ago
Ratify disability treaty
Editorials
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty should not be controversial. It requires equal access for disabled people, and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. …

Published 19 hours ago
Mayor: Collins Park well-treated
Letters to the Editor
Keith C. Burris’ July 27 column, “A Toledo neighborhood fights for its life,” included many inaccuracies that require a response. …

7/29/2014 1:13 AM
Kirk Walters: Obama's Checkout Time
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/29/2014 12:33 AM
Band behaving badly
Opinion
OHIO State University had no choice but to fire the director of its celebrated marching band because of his failure to address the sexualized shenanigans of many of its musicians. OSU evidently needs to exert greater institutional control of the program. …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
In Ohio, clean energy is a sound investment
BY DANIEL STRANAHAN AND TIMOTHY SMITH
RENEWABLE-energy policies help businesses and investors save money, create jobs, and reduce carbon pollution. The recent move by Ohio politicians to freeze the state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards shows they are not thinking ahead. We need to support policies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which helps us invest in a …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
Wanted: Plan Honduras
Editorials
It is increasingly fashionable among both political parties to imagine that the United States can retreat or retire from global responsibilities, with few consequences for itself. Nothing demonstrates the folly of such thinking better than the desperate crowd of Central American kids at the southern U.S. border. …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
President again shifts blame
Letters to the Editor
President Obama says he has a pen and a phone, and will use them when Congress will not do what he wants (“Immigration no-brainer: Obama must close a legal loophole,” op-ed column, July 15). …