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4/21/2014 12:00 AM
Deadly mistake
Editorials
A West Toledo convenience store clerk who sold vodka to a 17-year-old high school student — a transaction that became a factor in another student’s death — was sentenced last week to six months in jail. His lawyers question why he was given the maximum sentence, but the clerk’s mistake was lethal. …

4/21/2014 12:00 AM
Branding Toledo
Editorials
Spending $800,000 over five years to develop a Toledo brand might seem an extravagant waste of time. It’s not. …

4/22/2014 9:48 AM
Doctors can help resolve Ohio’s opioid crisis
BY MARY J. WALL
The director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Orman Hall, calls Ohio’s opioid epidemic “the most important public health crisis the state has ever faced.” Ohio doctors agree. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Even the outrageous Ted Nugent has right to free speech
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Alan Goldsmith, a reader from Ann Arbor, doesn’t mince words: “Does The Toledo Blade think paying for and supporting a racist, draft-dodging pedophile was a smart decision and one a Great American Newspaper should be proud of?” …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Anthony Wayne Trail
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Hungary’s tilt
Opinion
Hungary's election this month renewed the power and improved the electoral position of two right-wing parties. That harkens back to a dismal moment of the country’s political past. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Pitiful pay
Opinion
President Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing legislation designed to narrow the pay gap, based on discrimination, between the nation’s male and female workers. But the Paycheck Fairness Act was dead on arrival — even before arrival — in the Senate, where minority Republicans promptly blocked debate on the bill. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Where’s love for libraries?
Opinion
Ohioans love public libraries, and taxpayers regularly show that love with public dollars. Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers now have an opportunity to show their support — real, not rhetorical — for libraries. As they seek re-election, they shouldn’t miss that chance. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. has a history of invading others
Letters to the Editor
As I have followed news of the situation in Crimea and the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, I am struck by the moral outrage of officials in the White House and Congress, and among talking heads in the media (“Talks on Ukraine,” editorial, April 6). Crimea has great strategic interest to Russia because of its natural resources and …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Charter school accountability is a must
Letters to the Editor
As you pointed out in your April 14 editorial “Charter members,” the lack of transparency and accountability of Ohio’s public charter schools is a problem that can no longer be ignored. …