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8/18/2014 12:00 AM
20 years of rewarding memories
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
With this column, I reach the 500 mark. I have, since 1994, appeared in this space 500 times. This column has helped me understand the world around me and in the process has provided a vehicle for self-discovery. …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
Sparks not easily replaced
Letters to the Editor
Your Aug. 14 editorial “Double dipping” states that if Dean Sparks, the executive director of Lucas County Children Services, does not repudiate his pay, the Children Services board should “show him the door.” A similar sentiment was shared in the same day’s Readers’ Forum. …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan’s road woes
Editorials
When the snow melted after last year’s harsh winter, it became clear how devastatingly bad Michigan’s roads are. …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
Bad cover
Editorials
In 2009, U.S. officials deployed a dozen Peruvians, Venezuelans, and Costa Ricans to Cuba. Tasked with recruiting dissident Cubans who were intent on toppling the regime of President Raul Castro, the agents assumed the cover of international HIV prevention workers. …

8/18/2014 12:00 AM
First things first
Editorials
Whether Toledo’s beleaguered water system should be placed under the control of a regional authority is a valid topic for study and debate — in due course. Right now, local elected officials need to attend to more immediate problems with the city-owned system after this month’s water emergency. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
S.B. 5 remains emblem for Kasich
BY JOHN MCNAY
As Ohio voters consider whether to give John Kasich another four years as governor this November, they might want to revisit his first year in office, when he promoted a series of extremist policies. Chief among these was the union-busting Senate Bill 5. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
What will it take to save Lake Erie?
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Two weekends ago, a half-million people in metropolitan Toledo awoke to learn that their drinking water was poisoned. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Kasich 'protects' Lake Erie
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
How big is too big?
Editorials
The Dodd-Frank financial reform law has mostly done what Congress and the Obama Administration intended when they enacted it four years ago. …

8/17/2014 12:00 AM
Column hits mark on educational failings
Letters to the Editor
I strongly agree with the analysis and conclusions that Blade Editor David Kushma made in his Aug. 10 column, “Higher education — and voters — vs. Ohio politicians.”  …