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12/14/2014 1:25 AM
Kirk: A bridge in need of repair
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Medication-assisted treatment helped me overcome my opiate addiction
BY DONALD CARR
I was given my first Percodan pill — a powerful opiate painkiller — when I was 17 years old. It was part of the treatment that followed surgery on my shattered leg, one of several critical injuries I suffered in a car wreck. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Help didn't come soon enough
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Brett Jan’s mind was racing. The 33-year-old Toledoan hadn’t slept for days, and his lifelong battle with depression and anxiety had gripped him in a vise of addiction. Struggling with heroin and alcohol, he needed help but still had hope. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
An agenda for addiction
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Nearly two decades in the making, Ohio’s heroin and opioid epidemic became the state’s top public health problem in 2014, prompting sweeping policy and cultural changes that should reduce addiction rates over the next decade. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Keep acts of kindness all year
Letters to the Editor
The Blade’s Million Acts of Kindness campaign during this holiday season is heartening. Christmas inspires a flood of generosity and kindness, as we annually rediscover the warmth and joy that acts of compassion create for both doer and receiver. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Coal: Mainstay of U.S. economy, energy future
Letters to the Editor
We were shocked and extremely disappointed to see your biased Nov. 30 editorial “Ditch Big Coal,” which made many misleading and flatly wrong statements about Murray Energy Corp., its 7,400 employees, and the U.S. coal industry. …

12/14/2014 12:00 AM
Fertility center’s closing is community’s loss
Letters to the Editor
The closing of the Fertility Center of Northwest Ohio at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in early 2015 will be a loss not only to the center’s 800 patients and their families, but also to the broader community (“Area fertility center will close next year; Patients will be transferred to Sylvania site,” Oct. 31). …

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
The adventure of adoption
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The Christmas miracle is 16 years old today. I first wrote about it in a December, 1998, column. …

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
Cameras put safety in focus
Letters to the Editor
I agree with your Nov. 29 editorial “Maintain traffic cameras.” The state should keep these cameras. …

12/13/2014 12:00 AM
Span of disrepair
Opinion
For nearly a week, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Bridge — a main source of access to Toledo’s east side — was out of commission, leaving drivers scrambling to find alternate routes and endure traffic delays. The bridge malfunction is the latest in a series of infrastructure woes that have plagued the city in recent years. …