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Published 7 hours ago
Auditor’s job more than appraisals
Letters to the Editor
Property appraisal is an important responsibility of the Lucas County Auditor’s Office, but it is not the only responsibility (“For county auditor: Navarre,” Oct. 13). You have endorsed a qualified real estate appraiser to oversee a complex department. …

Published 7 hours ago
Safe haven
Editorials
Saving the lives of discarded exotic animals is a noble practice. Yet a Stony Ridge sanctuary is in danger of closing because of an Ohio law that imposes excessive regulation. State officials must show flexibility to achieve a reasonable resolution that keeps the affected animals in a safe and suitable environment. …

Published 7 hours ago
Helping Hensville
Editorials

Published 7 hours ago
Football hero loved more for who he is than for what he's done
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. — He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the 1970s, and led the National Football Conference in punt-return average his second year in Detroit. He was the Lions’ defensive coordinator three decades later and served as the team’s interim head coach in 2005. As recently as two years ago, he was the defensive coordinator for …

Updated 17 hours ago
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …

Updated 17 hours ago
America and its love for guns
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Europeans generally regard The Great American Love Affair With The Gun with a mixture of horror and bewilderment. …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
Anger at agency hurts children
Letters to the Editor
Your Oct. 4 editorial “No on Issue 7” encouraged voters not to approve the levy request by Lucas County Children’s Services. It appears you are angry with the agency’s executive director, Dean Sparks, for taking his pension, then returning to his previous job. …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
Rich in generosity
Opinion
Americans are a generous people — a truism that at first glance is tested by a new report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an authority on the nonprofit world. It found that as the recession lifted, members of the poor and middle classes were comparatively more generous in giving to charity than the wealthy. …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
Land grab
Opinion
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins wants the city to spend $3.2 million to acquire the 58-acre former Southwyck Shopping Center property. That’s a big investment, especially when there is no end use in sight. …

10/20/2014 12:00 AM
Help the libraries
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The state budget reductions made over the past four years by Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-controlled General Assembly have afflicted local governments and public schools. The cuts also have slashed state aid to Ohio’s 250 public library systems; whatever happens in next month’s elections, that essential funding needs to be restored in the next budget. …