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8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Newspapers do not run perfectly
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
News flash: The people who run The Blade are human. Not just the reporters and editors, but those who print the papers, load them in the truck, deliver it to your doorstep. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Water ban rumors
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
More light on spending
Editorials
An online database that would allow Ohio residents to track state spending with the click of a mouse would be an effective and efficient way to promote government transparency. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Stick with Common Core
Featured Editorial: Home
Ohio lawmakers can’t honestly say they haven’t heard the facts about the current status of Common Core, which is about to take effect in the state’s public schools. Now that they have, legislators should affirm the national — not federal — standards for improving our students’ performance in math and English, or at least leave the standards alone. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Conference would clean Toledo’s image
Letters to the Editor
We commend you for your Aug. 6 editorial “Progress, not evasion.” Seeking answers on a complex and historic matter is not easy. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Law fueled excessive fertilizer use
Letters to the Editor
It is time to identify who is to blame for the environmental disaster of Lake Erie’s algae growth. …

8/24/2014 12:00 AM
Sewer rate increase will help Toledo
BY EDWARD A. MOORE
As Toledoans were urgently reminded this month, clean water is one of our region’s most valuable resources — and one that many of us take for granted. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Common Core debate hijacked
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
State Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta) floated a bill that would repeal Common Core in Ohio, prohibit the state Board of Education from using assessments based on the standards, and outlaw data collection on students except for limited administrative purposes. The bill stalled. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Double-dip move unfair to colleagues
Letters to the Editor
Maybe double-dipping isn’t a problem for the writer of the Aug. 18 Readers’ Forum letter “Double-dipping isn’t a problem.” But for some of us, it is. …

8/23/2014 12:00 AM
Turkey’s turmoil
NEW YORK TIMES
It is no surprise that Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s first direct election for president. He has served as prime minister since 2002; over the intervening years, he has skillfully and ruthlessly established control and cowed any serious opposition, which was weak to begin with. …