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Updated 10 hours ago
Campaign addiction
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Heroin and opioid addiction is a statewide epidemic, a medical crisis, and a public-health emergency. It’s also a top-tier campaign issue in this year’s races for Ohio governor and attorney general. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Collins’ first 6 months offer good start
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The journalism business is driven — sometimes too much — by our attention to anniversaries. This year, we’re writing about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time frame is often much shorter: We routinely feel compelled to …

Updated 11 hours ago
Fight epidemic without heroin hysteria
Jeff Gerritt
Sweeping though Ohio’s small towns, countryside, and suburbs, Ohio’s opioid epidemic has galvanized politicians and policy makers. This spring, Gov. John Kasich signed four of the 13 opioid bills introduced in the state House, mostly by Republicans who represent suburban and rural districts. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Wires shouldn’t mix news, analysis
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
For well over a century, much of the national and foreign news in The Blade — and every other daily newspaper — comes from what are called “wire services,” primarily, the Associated Press, or AP. …

Published 18 hours ago
RACER trust bringing jobs to Toledo
BY PATRICIA SPITZLEY
In 2011, as part of General Motors’ bankruptcy process, a federal court established the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response (RACER) trust. The goal was, and remains, to attract job-creating investments to properties formerly owned by GM in communities across the country, including Toledo. …

Published 18 hours ago
Kirk: Lake Erie
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 18 hours ago
It takes a community to end blight
Letters to the Editor
Your coverage of “The Ugly Truth About Toledo,” documenting blight in the city, has brought out predictable and shortsighted responses. There have been calls for more demolitions, trash cleanup, lawn mowing, and greater code enforcement. And of course, lots of finger-pointing. …

Published 18 hours ago
Safety up to all drivers, not just truckers
Letters to the Editor
In response to your June 29 article “Trucking bucks U.S. rest rules as drowsy-driving debate rolls; Feds: Sleepy operators big cause of deadly highway crashes”: Most professional commercial-vehicle drivers are maligned for the actions of a few. …

Published 18 hours ago
Treatment option for addicts a wise choice
Letters to the Editor
Drug addicts make the choice to swallow, snort, or inject drugs. But the assertion by the writer of the June 15 Readers’ Forum letter “War on opioids must be waged” that most addicts will experience multiple relapses during treatment is a non sequitur. …

Published 18 hours ago
Books are great, not just for babies
Letters to the Editor
Your June 27 editorial “Books for babies” should have been entitled “Books for all.” Many people wish to help others to have opportunities to read. …