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Updated 2 hours ago
Thinking of home under strange roof
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
NEW YORK — I came here to attend a private literary gathering and to read from my books. During my stay, I met some fascinating people. …

Published 6 hours ago
Seeking aid for pools a great move
Letters to the Editor
In response to your March 25 editorial “Pooling resources”: Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson announced her election campaign at the Wilson Park Pool, which opened last summer because of efforts by community groups and trade unions. …

Published 6 hours ago
Restore library aid

It’s time for the General Assembly to revisit a budget change it made during more fiscally austere times. As lawmakers prepare to adopt the state’s new two-year budget, they should work to restore aid cuts that have afflicted many of Ohio’s 250 public library systems. …

Published 6 hours ago
Artistic stroke
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Art is not just for museums. It’s also a way to redevelop and redefine cities by changing their visual landscapes. …

Updated 5 hours ago
Locked into treatment
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Theodore Twigg of Holland was headed for prison. A 37-year-old heroin addict, he was locked up in the Lucas County jail on Jan. 20, facing a five-year sentence for breaking-and-entering and fleeing from a police officer. …

Updated 5 hours ago
'A top-notch research university'
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
It was the kind of early-spring day — frigid, snow-dusted, drearily gray — that might cause a newcomer to Toledo from the Sun Belt to reconsider her decision to move here. …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Students need to be better prepared
Letters to the Editor
I was amazed by your March 16 article “New Ohio tests creating anxiety, anger; Educators, parents say assessments poorly implemented, time consuming.” It is not surprising that parents are anxious about the standardized testing of their youngsters’ reading, writing, and math skills. It is especially stressful that this testing rewards or punishes children depending on their success or failure …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Suburbs subsidize Toledo via TARTA
Letters to the Editor
Your March 21 editorial “Running out of gas” criticizes the “myopic communities” that have opted out of Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority service. You stated: “In Toledo, nearly 14 percent of households — disproportionately poor and African-American — don’t have vehicles.” …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Counselor recalls Ford as mentor, friend
Letters to the Editor
In 1989, I was introduced to Jack Ford, who passed away on March 21. A few weeks after we met, I became an employee of Substance Abuse Services Inc., which he created (“Jack Ford,” editorial, March 23). From then on, he became a mentor, a boss, and a friend. …

3/16/2015 12:00 AM
Korean War vets salute Ford for help
Letters to the Editor
When Jack Ford was mayor, Korean War Veterans Chapter 131 was trying to get a Korean War memorial built on the Civic Center Mall. Mr. Ford jumped in and helped us to get the memorial erected. For this, Chapter 131 will never forget him. …




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