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Tiger Ridge Exotics doesn’t deserve to be called an animal refuge
BY BRITTANY PEET
A recent editorial in The Blade about Kenny Hetrick and his animal refuge, Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, Ohio, places the blame for the surplus of captive wild animals where it belongs: with institutions such as Massillon Washington High School, which obtains a new tiger cub as a mascot every year. But this does not excuse Mr. Hetrick’s disregard …

Published 16 hours ago
Kirk: Then vs now in Ohio executions
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 16 hours ago
Pakistan’s horror
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The massacre this week of 132 children and several teachers by Taliban fanatics at a school in Pakistan was every bit the act of “depravity” that President Obama described. If nothing else, it’s to be hoped that Pakistani leaders now understand that their vulnerable nation cannot ever seek accommodation with any terrorist organization, for any political purpose. …

Published 16 hours ago
Climate progress
Editorials
The United Nations conference on climate change that ended this week offered positive outcomes. But it also revealed the barriers that remain to addressing this crucial global problem. …

Published 16 hours ago
Policing policies
Editorials
Ohio officials are taking positive first steps to improve law enforcement’s relationship with local communities — particularly minority ones — after a spate of killings of unarmed black men and a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was shot while he was playing with a toy gun. …

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Animal waste key to cleanup
Letters to the Editor
To protect Lake Erie, we must include agricultural runoff from thousands of animals housed in factory farms in proposed Ohio manure regulations (“Clean up Lake Erie — for real,” editorial, Dec. 4). …

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Maumee Dearest: What to do with all those traffic cameras
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Killing transparency
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Shielding the manufacturers of execution drugs from public scrutiny — at a time of enormous nationwide controversy over how states are conducting executions — undermines democracy and makes future problems with Ohio’s death-penalty law more likely. It’s not the sort of measure to rush though a lame-duck session of the General Assembly in the final days of a …

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Military discord
Editorials
The Pentagon’s latest report on military sexual assaults brings both good and bad news: Assault reports are up significantly from the past two years, from 3,375 in fiscal 2012 to more than 5,400 during the fiscal year that ended in June, 2014. …

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Don’t blame police for deaths
Letters to the Editor
There is an almost universal condemnation of police in recent news articles (“Tens of thousands protest police use of deadly force; Demonstrators, families of slain black men urge change,” Dec. 14). As a rule of thumb, a person who doesn’t resist police is unlikely to be killed. …