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Christmas 2014
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Christmas, for those of us who observe it, is an ideal time to reflect on matters larger than ourselves — not what kind of haul awaited us under the tree this morning, or what sort of feast we can anticipate this evening, or what the roads will be like in between, or who didn’t send us a card this year.…

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Pop-up prison
Editorials
Plans to reopen a prison camp on the grounds of Toledo Correctional Institution should be shelved. Instead, corrections officials need to identify permanent solutions to the chronic overcrowding at the North Toledo facility. …

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Moon junk
Editorials
In 1969, the U.S. moon landing became one of the greatest manifestations of bravery and ingenuity in human history. Fast-forward 45 years, and the grandeur has been replaced by an ingenious business opportunity. …

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Christmas wish: One more truce
Letters to the Editor
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War I between British and German troops. The brief cease-fire came about for many reasons after months of shared suffering by both sides. Most important, the soldiers realized their shared humanity. …

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: Tax hike? Get your pitchforks ready
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Sobering statistics
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Fatal heroin-related overdoses in northwest Ohio continue to accelerate. That fact underscores the need to create a more responsive treatment network and to expand an addiction resource unit run by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. …

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Colbert’s conclusion
Editorials
When The Colbert Report aired its final original episode on Comedy Central last week, the show’s host bid farewell by climbing into Santa’s sleigh, accompanied by Abe Lincoln and quiz-show host Alex Trebek, to fly off into the zeitgeist. …

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Russia’s burden
Editorials
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a three-hour press conference last week, tried to describe his country’s dire situation in upbeat tones. He likely didn’t persuade anyone who wasn’t determined to be persuaded. …

12/24/2014 12:00 AM
Governor wrong to sign camera bill
Letters to the Editor
After the Ohio Supreme Court’s wise decision about the legality of cities to retain red light/​speed cameras, I had hoped that Gov. John Kasich would veto the bill passed by the General Assembly requiring police to witness a violation before a civil citation can be issued (“City must decide if it will challenge law,” Dec. 20). …

12/23/2014 12:00 AM
Poor-performing charter schools offer Ohio a false choice
BY KEARY MCCARTHY PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF INNOVATION OHIO
Some charter schools provide tremendous value in Ohio’s public school system. The Toledo School for the Arts is one such school. But it is the exception in Ohio, not the rule. …