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Valentine’s Day and its saintly origins
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Was St. Valentine of Rome someone who would give jewelry, candy, flowers, and a card for romantic purposes? …

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Drug king

Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old poster child for greedy drug companies, smirked and smiled his way through a recent congressional hearing, ultimately pleading the Fifth Amendment. …

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Gov. Snyder should testify

A congressional committee is investigating the Flint water crisis, which has become a national scandal. Thanks to a series of horrendous decisions by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, thousands of residents — many of them young children — drank water in which lead levels were sometimes so high that they met the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of toxic …

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Chemical harms lake, lampreys

Thank you for your Feb. 9 article “Scientists smell a win in fight with lampreys.” The chemical TFM has been developed specifically for lamprey control, and has been in use since 1958. …

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Up in smoke

Public health researchers at the University of Toledo have launched a campaign to persuade the cities of Toledo, Oregon, Sylvania, Maumee, and Waterville to raise to 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. Raising the smoking age is a sound idea that city councils in these communities should approve. …

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‘Compassionate conservative’ won’t be on display
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gov. John Kasich’s political gambit paid off. He relocated to New Hampshire months ago for one reason: He had to win big there or go back to his day job in Columbus. …

2/12/2016 12:20 AM
Flock of robins not quite sign of spring
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
All of that commotion coming from the dwarf burning bush in the front yard of John Sinkovic’s Toledo home recently was not the result of a banditry of chickadees, a host of sparrows, or a chattering of starlings. No, this was a full-fledged, chaotic gathering of robins — whatever you call that. …

2/12/2016 12:00 AM
Kirk: The Christening
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

2/12/2016 12:00 AM
Concerns about proposed oil drilling
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — When Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver heard that a church wanted to allow drilling for oil on its property in this heavily populated Detroit suburb, he found it hard to believe. …

2/12/2016 12:00 AM
State of the city

During her first State of the City message this week, Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson accurately described Toledo, and the region it anchors, as “a place of great opportunity.” Translating that opportunity into economic growth that benefits all Toledoans will require smart policies by city government, and regional and public-private cooperation to carry them out.  …




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