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Updated 19 minutes ago
If govs commit truth, can voters commit logic?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
I guess we’ve all heard about Gov. John Kasich committing truth the other day. …

Updated 30 minutes ago
Mother’s memories call us to act on heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On Sunday, Oct. 5, Cheryl Lykowski sang happy birthday to her son, Christopher Joseph Pio, during a graveside memorial service at Toledo Memorial Park, where her son’s ashes were buried four days earlier. On that gray afternoon, Mr. Pio would have been 29. …

Published 1 hour ago
Answering an epidemic
Editorials
Heroin and other opioid abuse kills more than 1,000 people a year in Ohio, and fatal overdoses are on pace nearly to double this year. An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers. The epidemic has thrown families into turmoil and financial calamity, clogged the courts, and sent thousands of addicts to prison for drug-…

Published 1 hour ago
Coverage of auto dealer didn’t violate ethical standards
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Brian Sparks has been wondering about The Blade’s relationship with some of its advertisers. For example, he notes that “there was a lengthy article in the business section [Oct. 12, 2014] covering the White Family [auto] Dealerships.” …

Published 1 hour ago
Photo identification laws suppress voting
Letters to the Editor
Your Sept. 30 article “Lecturer: Photo ID laws needed; UT speaker says vote fraud enough to sway elections” recapped a lecture by conservative speaker and writer Hans von Spakovsky at the University of Toledo’s college of law on the value of voter photo identification laws. You reported the speaker’s claims, but didn’t critically examine what he said. …

Published 1 hour ago
TPS needs levy to continue momentum
Letters to the Editor
We are pleased that Toledo Public Schools earned the highest ranking of all Ohio urban districts on four elements of the state report cards: test scores, score improvements, graduation rate, and the districts’ ability to close the achievement gap among ethnicity and income groups (“TPS touts rankings before levy vote,” Oct. 16). …

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Tainted water concern lessens
Letters to the Editor
As fall progresses, levels of toxic algae in Lake Erie are decreasing (“Ohio to receive nearly $7.5M to deal with algae,” Oct. 21). But while algae levels can linger until the end of the month, residents who depend on the lake for drinking, bathing, and cooking water shouldn’t be concerned. …

Published 1 hour ago
Reducing Ohio’s renewable-power mandate is progress, not regression
BY TAYLOR SMITH
Thirty states, including Ohio, have renewable portfolio mandates. These laws require a certain percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources, primarily wind and solar power. …

Published 1 hour ago
Ebola hype
BY DAVID KUSHMA EDITOR OF THE BLADE
Reassuring news about Ebola? How can that be?

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …