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Updated 7 hours ago
Awkward headlines
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
High school basketball is exciting to watch, especially when two longtime rivals are battling each other. So tension filled the little gymnasium in Oneida, Tenn., back on Jan. 4, 1946, when the game between Oneida and rival Stearns, from across the border in southern Kentucky, entered its final minute. …

Updated 7 hours ago
Shall we tolerate the intolerant?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Pope Francis is easily the most popular man in the world. No question. In fact, it’s arguable that he may well be the most popular man who has ever lived — thanks largely to instant modern communications. All manner of humans love him — not only Christians, but Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists, Agnostics, you name it. …

Published 14 hours ago
Moses’ tale has run its course
Letters to the Editor
I am tired of the fuss made over Woodville police officer Steve Gilkerson’s shooting of Moses the dog (“No justice for Moses,” editorial, Jan. 18). The dog’s owners are upset that the officer is not being prosecuted. I’m upset that the owners are not being prosecuted for allowing their unrestrained dog to leave their property. …

Published 14 hours ago
Inequality rising
Opinion
If the nation has emerged from the shadow of the economic crisis, as President Obama boasted in his State of the Union address last week, then working Americans are still in trouble. The real wages of low- and middle-income Americans are stagnant, even as hiring picks up and corporate executives and shareholders pull in more earnings. …

Published 14 hours ago
Lost life
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No state or government can truly compensate a person for lost time. Employers can measure a worker’s productive value with an hourly wage, but time, as the vehicle of life itself, is each person’s most precious commodity. How much five years or five minutes of it is worth is ultimately unmeasurable. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Open to all and always evolving
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library attracted more than 3 million visits — a record number — in 2014. Think about that for a moment. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Blade should have printed cartoons
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Bruce Weinberg of Toledo was one of several readers who accused The Blade of hypocrisy for running an editorial titled “I am Charlie” but failing to print any of the now-famous cartoons that apparently led to the murderous attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Clean energy helps Ohio’s environment and economy
BY SAMANTHA WILLIAMS
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has made no secret of its feelings about new federal rules that aim to protect our health and encourage economic growth by placing stronger limits on carbon pollution from power plants. This opposition is misguided. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: State of the Union
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo shouldn’t be fooled by Fiat
Letters to the Editor
I thought that once the political posturing over keeping Jeep Wrangler production in Toledo had run its course, sanity would return. But I was mistaken (“Fiat CEO hints deal needed to keep Wrangler production; Marchionne says decision sought by end of June,” Jan. 13). …




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