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Updated 21 hours ago
An ode to a squash legend, a gentleman, and a friend
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
I write this column to mark the passing of Hashim Khan, the great squash legend and a personal friend. He passed away in Aurora, Colo., on Aug. 18, at the age of 100. …

Published 22 hours ago
Scripted futility
Editorials
This is what Republicans and Democrats do in Congress when they come back from summer vacation in the run-up to midterm elections: They indulge in political theater. …

Published 22 hours ago
Kingdom united
Editorials
Scotland the brave, but from the point of view of the well-being of its people, Scots should vote “no” — against independence from the United Kingdom — on Thursday. …

Published 22 hours ago
Help the hungry
Editorials
During a still-anemic economic recovery, Ohioans are struggling to put food on the table. In fact, one in four Ohio children are classified as food insecure. In straight terms, Ohio’s children often go to bed hungry, and their parents often don’t know from where the next meal will come. …

Published 22 hours ago
Organic farming an alternative
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for recognizing the problems created by industrial farming and concentrated animal feeding operations (“Corporate farms get blame as key water-pollution culprit; More manure detected in storm runoff,” Aug. 31). These kinds of farms are not the solution to world hunger problems, nor are they viable options for the long term. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Rev. Lake should give it a rest
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Toledo’s best-known street preacher, the Rev. Slim Lake, is cooling out in the Lucas County jail, and no one who cares about disadvantaged kids or reducing violence in this community should rejoice. Whatever else he’s done, Lake has mentored and supported dozens of young people who have little else but him — kids who practically no one else in …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
To fight algae menace, deal with climate change
BY BILL STOWE
Toledo is not alone.

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Letter from campaign not published
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Sharon Zahn-Davis was puzzled that The Blade would not publish her letter to the editor about Social Security and Medicare. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Romney a possible 2016 candidate
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John Kennedy, and eight years later was elected to the White House. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Ohio politicians rejoice
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST