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Published 34 minutes ago
One call for opiate help is what addicts need
BY MAHJABEEN ISLAM
Chasing an opiate high, hundreds of Americans die of overdoses every day. The despair I feel that we are not doing enough — urgently — to treat the opiate epidemic has become overwhelming. …

Published 34 minutes ago
Gloomy job climate, but hopeful forecast
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Labor Day is a celebration of the American worker. But this Labor Day, what do Ohio’s workers have to celebrate, other than getting tomorrow off? Not so much. …

Published 34 minutes ago
Kirk: Frogtown? More like Toroisetown.
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 34 minutes ago
Voter activism can work; more needed
Letters to the Editor
The successful effort to block Gov. John Kasich’s attempt to shove Senate Bill 5 down the throats of working Ohioans is an example of the citizen activism needed to rein in extremism that targets the middle class (“Senate Bill 5 remains an emblem of Kasich’s extreme agenda,” op-ed column, Aug. 17). …

Published 34 minutes ago
Common Core looks less attractive
Letters to the Editor
Ohio’s adoption of the Common Core educational standards will present a great deal of problems for Ohio’s schools, students, and taxpayers (“Stick with Common Core,” editorial, Aug. 24). As citizens, lawmakers, and teachers are learning more about Common Core, support for it is dropping rapidly. …

Published 34 minutes ago
2002 UT water report still relevant
Letters to the Editor
Your Aug. 6 editorial “Progress, not evasion” and the Aug. 24 Readers’ Forum response by former Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and former City Councilman Frank Szollosi, “Conference would clean Toledo’s image,” caused me to remember and reflect. …

Published 34 minutes ago
Michigan’s road folly
Editorials
Terri Lynn Land, the Republican nominee in this year’s election for U.S. Senate in Michigan, spent eight years as a usually sensible and pragmatic secretary of state. Unfortunately, these qualities seem to have deserted her during what has become an increasingly odd campaign for higher office. …

Published 34 minutes ago
Not so golden
Editorials
Ghana, called the Gold Coast when it was a British colony, has been one of the few stars of African economic and political performance. But public employees’ pay, which eats up 70 percent of government revenues, may threaten its status. …

Published 34 minutes ago
Women in prison
Featured Editorial: Home
A stunning rise in the number of women entering Ohio prisons should encourage elected officials to seek better ways of managing the state’s $1.5-billion-a-year prison system. …

8/30/2014 12:00 AM
A time to forget what’s not in your wallet
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
What’s in your wallet? The credit card company that asks the question in the TV commercial is interested in what plastic you’re carrying. …