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Tiger Ridge Exotics doesn’t deserve to be called an animal refuge
BY BRITTANY PEET
A recent editorial in The Blade about Kenny Hetrick and his animal refuge, Tiger Ridge Exotics in Stony Ridge, Ohio, places the blame for the surplus of captive wild animals where it belongs: with institutions such as Massillon Washington High School, which obtains a new tiger cub as a mascot every year. But this does not excuse Mr. Hetrick’s disregard …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
All is not calm
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The election was only six weeks ago. New Year’s Day is barely two weeks away. This is supposed to be a quiet time, filled with holiday gatherings, festive songs, and a carol with the word “silent” in its title. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
OK, let’s say you’re on a trip and you’re rolling down the interstate near Des Moines. You’re approaching one of those lighted overhead message boards that tell you how many minutes away you are from a major exit. Except this one doesn’t say that at all. …

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. …

12/13/2014 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. …

12/12/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. democrats lick their wounds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
WILLIAMSTON, Mich. — What’s wrong with Democrats? …

12/11/2014 12:00 AM
The 14-billion year scale
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The most contentious historical question in the country is not a dispute over whether the United States is at heart a revolutionary or conservative force in world affairs, or a conflict over how deep Abraham Lincoln’s devotion was to the anti-slavery cause, nor even a battle over the origins of the Cold War. …

12/9/2014 12:00 AM
We can't breathe
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
African-Americans feel as though there’s a boot on our collective necks — one that tightens and crushes our larynx with every unjustified beating, Tasing, chokehold, or shooting. …

12/8/2014 12:00 AM
Karachi: Yesteryear meets today
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
KARACHI, Pakistan — I stopped in this city the way to my annual teaching visit to Peshawar. Here, I visited friends and delivered lectures on the history of medicine. This city is a hub of social, political, and literary activities. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
Reader questions fairness of Woodville stories
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Few local stories in recent years have seemed to cause as much emotional reaction as the tale of Moses, the Labrador retriever who wandered off his owners’ property last month and was shot in the leg by a Woodville policeman. …