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Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …

Published 12 hours ago
Kirk: Terror in Canada
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 12 hours ago
Watch corporate subsidies
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Gov. John Kasich’s re-election campaign emphasizes his administration’s economic record, touting the 250,000 private-sector jobs created in Ohio since he took office in 2011. But Ohio continues to fare poorly by national standards for its public disclosure of the incentives it gives businesses to locate, expand, and create jobs in our state. …

Published 12 hours ago
Islamic State’s gains
Editorials
Despite — or perhaps because of — its violent extremism, Islamic State continues to gain adherents, not only in places close to its operations in Iraq and Syria, but also in Western nations, including the United States. President Obama’s determination to restrict U.S. participation in the fight against ISIS to airstrikes and the provision of small arms to opposing …

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Stryker jail a model of efficiency
Letters to the Editor
I have been a volunteer for more than five years at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio (CCNO) near Stryker (“Dollars and sense,” editorial, Oct. 23). Volunteering has been rewarding, helping inmates who come from six jurisdictions: Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties and the City of Toledo. …

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Dollars and sense
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Determining whether to move sentenced Lucas County inmates from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio near Stryker may be the most controversial decision that confronts Lucas County commissioners as they plan for a new jail — even more thorny than where in the city of Toledo to build it. Moving those inmates will involve a substantial loss of revenue, and …

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Voter turnout
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Public education
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Just as parental involvement is crucial to student achievement, community engagement is equally vital. Toledo Public Schools is opening its doors to noneducators who want to help students; those mentors need to step inside. …

10/23/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich not the answer for Ohio
Letters to the Editor
If Blade columnist Keith C. Burris thinks incumbent John Kasich is a better choice for governor than Ed Fitzgerald, he and the rest of Ohio are in for a rude awakening (“FitzGerald is a dead man walking,” commentary, Oct. 16). …

10/22/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Code Counting
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST