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Published 19 hours ago
Maumee Dearest: Tax hike? Get your pitchforks ready
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 19 hours ago
Sobering statistics
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Fatal heroin-related overdoses in northwest Ohio continue to accelerate. That fact underscores the need to create a more responsive treatment network and to expand an addiction resource unit run by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. …

Published 19 hours ago
Colbert’s conclusion
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When The Colbert Report aired its final original episode on Comedy Central last week, the show’s host bid farewell by climbing into Santa’s sleigh, accompanied by Abe Lincoln and quiz-show host Alex Trebek, to fly off into the zeitgeist. …

Published 19 hours ago
Russia’s burden
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a three-hour press conference last week, tried to describe his country’s dire situation in upbeat tones. He likely didn’t persuade anyone who wasn’t determined to be persuaded. …

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Governor wrong to sign camera bill
Letters to the Editor
After the Ohio Supreme Court’s wise decision about the legality of cities to retain red light/​speed cameras, I had hoped that Gov. John Kasich would veto the bill passed by the General Assembly requiring police to witness a violation before a civil citation can be issued (“City must decide if it will challenge law,” Dec. 20). …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Poor-performing charter schools offer Ohio a false choice
BY KEARY MCCARTHY PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF INNOVATION OHIO
Some charter schools provide tremendous value in Ohio’s public school system. The Toledo School for the Arts is one such school. But it is the exception in Ohio, not the rule. …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Raze Riviera Maia for green space
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Instead of wasting city money on repairs of the substandard housing at the Riviera Maia apartment complex in my otherwise nice neighborhood, I would like the city to raze this dangerous eyesore and transform the space into a safe and beautiful public park (“Residential ruins, Dec. 11). …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Dereliction of duty
Opinion
Michigan politicians are congratulating themselves on finally coming up with a way to fix the state’s scandalously deteriorating roads. They should hang their heads in shame instead. …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Officers down
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The tragic killings of two New York City police officers threaten to compound the tension and discord that have wracked the nation after recent episodes in which unarmed black men and youths died at the hands of white officers. …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Green light to fight back
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Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill, which the General Assembly sent him during its lame-duck session, that will effectively end the use of cameras to enforce red lights and speed limits in communities across Ohio. So much for Columbus’ commitment to home rule. …