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9/28/2014 12:00 AM
Don't fall for doom and gloom
BY GREG R. LAWSON
Local officials across Ohio have wailed, gnashed their teeth, and all but rended their garments ever since Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly began to pare back several state revenue-sharing programs. Their common refrain is that the governor’s cuts are so deep that local governments can no longer perform their basic functions. …

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Toledo's tax revenue 'looked bigger in the picture'
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
Middle class should back FitzGerald
Letters to the Editor
Blade Editor David Kushma’s Sept. 21 op-ed column, “Don’t rush to lower the coffin lid on FitzGerald,” should have been directed at Ohio’s working-class voters, who seem disinterested whether the coffin lid is pounded shut on the Democratic nominee in the Ohio governor’s race. …

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
A mother’s message
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Readers of Blade obituaries might notice a disturbing number of young names and faces on pages that should be reserved for those who have lived long, fruitful, and satisfying lives. …

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
It’s on us
Editorials
President Obama’s commitment to addressing the nation’s sexual assault problem has focused largely on ensuring the adequacy of assault response policies. Now the White House is taking a new direction with an “It’s on Us” campaign, framing sexual assault as a problem not just of policy but also of culture. …

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
Perrysburg’s alcohol testing deserves praise
Letters to the Editor
“Inconsistent” may best describe The Blade (“Test for cause,” editorial, Sept. 17). You regularly cite a multitude of legitimate health concerns and encourage our region to take action to nip bad or unhealthy behavior in the bud before it grows into something worse. …

9/28/2014 12:00 AM
Shale gas initiative can bring a renaissance
Letters to the Editor
The greatest benefit of the nation’s shale gas revolution is access to low-priced energy, which can attract energy-intensive manufacturing companies and high-paying jobs (“590-mile pipeline alters route; Environmental survey finds problems with original plan,” Sept. 6). …

9/27/2014 12:00 AM
Islamic State tests U.S. leadership
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Leadership. Foresight. Effectiveness. Are those qualities too much to expect in our elected officials? …

9/27/2014 12:00 AM
Mr. Richardville’s mistake
Editorials
These days, it sometimes seems as if the 19th century wars among competing steel and railroad interests are being re-enacted among hospital systems. That’s particularly true in Michigan, where lame-duck Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, a Republican from Monroe, is pushing something that is not in the public interest. …

9/27/2014 12:00 AM
Concentrated poverty
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Toledo’s latest reported poverty rate shows a statistically insignificant drop to 28 percent, according to new estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year’s poverty rate for the city remains nearly 20 percent higher than the 2009 rate of roughly 24 percent; in the same period, annual income per person here fell from $19,349 to $18,800. …