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4/11/2015 12:00 AM
Legalizing pot to affect drug tests?
Letters to the Editor
In response to your April 7 story “Quinnipiac poll: Marijuana legalization finds favor; Over 50% of state supports concept”: Additional information is needed to be conducted about the concept of legalizing personal and medical marijuana use in Ohio to determine how many employers will eliminate or relax employee drug testing requirements for existing employees or new hires. …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Another call to action

The alleged execution of Walter Scott by former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Thomas Slager is the latest — and most egregious — example of abuse by police officers involving African-American males. These incidents have shaken police-community relations and will change how all law enforcement agencies, including the Toledo Police Department, equip, hire, and train police …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Pay up

The city of Toledo, for the next two months, is offering an amnesty program that will allow speeding and red-light violators caught on traffic cameras a chance to pay their tickets at a discount. During the program, motorists will have their records cleared of delinquent citations after they pay two-thirds of what they owe in fines and late …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Clinton email issue revealing
Letters to the Editor
Blade columnist Keith C. Burris concluded in his April 3 commentary, “The email story should not go away,” that Hillary Clinton’s destruction of her State Department emails violated “the spirit, and probably the letter, of the law.” With national media quiet on this issue, it’s refreshing to see The Blade go “to bat for the public’s right to …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
Wider war

The latest bad idea from the Middle East is a request by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to furnish aircraft, warships, and ground forces for the fighting in Yemen. …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
Behavior, not breed

Ohio was the last state to stop defining so-called “pit bulls” as “inherently vicious” dogs — a classification that routinely amounted to a death sentence administered by local dog wardens, notably in Lucas County. When the General Assembly and Gov. John Kasich finally changed state law in 2012, they acknowledged that the focus must be not on a dog’s …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
Rolling Stone’s default

If any doubt remained, it is gone: A report of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, published last November in Rolling Stone magazine, was fundamentally wrong. The danger now is that the magazine’s reckless disregard of basic principles of journalism will become an excuse to challenge other, more-credible accounts of campus sex assaults and how universities …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
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4/9/2015 12:00 AM
UT trip to India a sign of bloat
Letters to the Editor
Your April 2 article “UT will send 6 to India for graduation; Administrators will attend commencement in sister city” provides a case study of much of what ails state universities: administrative bloat, misleading accounting practices, and mission creep. …

4/8/2015 12:00 AM
Competing visions of a political future
The 2016 presidential election will be a struggle between competing visions of the future — as have been all American elections since 1796. But it may not be just a battle over the direction of the country. More than most elections, it may set one past against another — or given the emerging character of the Republican race, it may …

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