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3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Focus on training, not toy guns
Letters to the Editor
The Ohio legislature seems to have lost touch with reality. An attempt to pass a bill that would ban look-alike toy guns is a waste of time (“Police warn of toy gun encounters; Realistic-looking firearms used by criminals, teenagers,” March 10). …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
A cleaner Lake Erie

The General Assembly is sending Gov. John Kasich an encouragingly strong bill that will start to clean up toxic pollution in Lake Erie. The measure will not, by itself, remove the threat to public health from the kind of harmful lake algae that poisoned Toledo’s water supply last year. But it will improve the state’s ability to respond to such …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
Bad economics

After the Republican landslide in last year’s midterm elections, GOP lawmakers promised to get serious about creating opportunity for ordinary Americans and closing the widening income gap — the nation’s most pressing domestic crisis. Not so you’d notice. …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
It’s time to replace canine care officer

When are the Lucas County commissioners going to recognize that Julie Lyle, the county’s canine care and control director, needs to be replaced with a trained professional (“Stray dogs taken to shelter often face death; Good Samaritans shocked by killings of canines because of behavior problems,” March 16)? …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
Why should neo-Nazi rally get protection?

Does guaranteeing First Amendment rights require special protection for some at the cost of another person’s rights? …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
Don’t just grieve for Ford, celebrate service

Jack Ford’s passing will leave a hole in the fabric of good, honest government (“Former Toledo mayor leaves legacy of service; Politician recalled as compassionate, tough,” March 22). I served as the executive director of his transition team after his election as mayor in 2001. Later, I was his acting chief of staff for two months, and a consultant …

3/26/2015 12:00 AM
For health care, it pays to shop around
Letters to the Editor
In response to S. Amjad Hussain’s March 2 op-ed column, “Advertising health-care rates is just what the doctor ordered”: When I saw the full-page ads touting the Toledo Clinic’s prices, I thought that they didn’t apply to me, because my insurance dictates where I go for care. …

3/25/2015 12:00 AM
Pooling resources

The budget that Toledo City Council passed last week allocates no funding for municipal pools this summer. So Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is quietly asking private corporations and local groups to donate the $322,000 needed to open six water parks across the city. …

3/25/2015 12:00 AM
Awesome aquarium

The reopening this Friday of the Toledo Zoo’s aquarium will showcase the institution’s latest premier exhibit, and build enthusiasm and goodwill in our community. …

3/25/2015 12:00 AM
Pass the decaf

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz last week asked his servers to talk to customers about one of the nation’s most intractable and festering problems: race relations. He took out full-page ads in USA Today to promote the campaign. …




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