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Flint’s lessons

Few cities have had as hard a time in recent years as Flint, Mich., which has suffered nearly all the troubles Detroit has, with less national attention. Once a prosperous General Motors company town of nearly 200,000 residents, Flint has been devastated by the downsizing of the auto industry and sent spiraling into emergency management.  …

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Marijuana mandate

Toledo’s new “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance,” which restricts fines or jail time for marijuana-related offenses, faces a legal challenge from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Until courts rule otherwise, however, Toledo police should honor the will of the people and work to enforce the new city ordinance in misdemeanor cases. …

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Kroger store not bad use of property
Letters to the Editor
I enjoyed John MacKay’s Oct. 4 op-ed column, “Plan Commission is wrong: Kroger store is best use of site,” about the Sisters of Notre Dame property considered for Kroger’s new supermarket. He provided facts about the area that I have thought of but had not heard from anyone else. …

10/13/2015 12:00 AM
At last, charter school reform
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Ohio lawmakers finally have enacted, and Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign, a bill that will strengthen regulation of charter schools across the state. Now comes the harder part: ensuring that the Ohio Department of Education enforces the new law adequately. …

10/13/2015 12:00 AM
More needed to help fight drug abuse
Letters to the Editor

10/13/2015 12:00 AM
Correcting corrections

Part of news media’s job is to watch government and check its abuses of power, corruption, and incompetence. This page has done that in exposing the numerous flaws and shortcomings of Gov. John Kasich’s administration, including his regressive and counterproductive tax policies. …

10/12/2015 12:00 AM
Something all grandparents long for
One of the highlights of fall is visiting my grandson Kevin at St. Joan of Arc School on Heatherdowns Boulevard on grandparents’ day. This ritual started with Hannah, my granddaughter, many years ago when she was a student at the same school. It is interesting to watch the dynamics between grandchildren and their grandparents in a classroom. …

10/12/2015 12:00 AM
Truck facility criticized, but it’s a good idea
Letters to the Editor
I am a local business owner in Point Place and I live not far from the proposed General Truck Sales site. I am in favor of General Truck building a facility on Suder Avenue (“Neighborhood truck facility a bad idea,” Readers’ Forum, Oct. 5). It’s wonderful to have a good business partner come to this area. …

10/11/2015 12:00 AM
House wreckers

The crisis in the U.S. House of Representatives, caused by the inability of its Republican majority to agree on a speaker to succeed John Boehner of Ohio, not only poses an embarrassing dilemma for the party, but also calls into question the ability of Congress to function amid sharp divisions. …

10/12/2015 12:00 AM
Jail in jeopardy

A funding dispute between Toledo and Lucas County is delaying construction of a sorely needed new county jail to replace the obsolete, dilapidated, and inhumane jail in downtown Toledo. A new jail likely won’t open until at least late 2019, County Commissioner Pete Gerken told The Blade’s editorial page. …

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