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3/30/2014 12:00 AM
How Ohio embraces democracy
Letters to the Editor
Your March 19 New York Times guest editorial “Ohio mistrusts democracy” takes issue with Ohio’s voting laws, suggesting in part that the goal of having fair and uniform standards creates a burden on voting. …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Enforcing Level 3 critical to highways
Letters to the Editor
The March 13 article “Turnpike crash kills 3; Heavy snow returns; city shuts down” said: “The collision occurred at a time when most counties in the Toledo area were under Level 3 travel bans because of the heavy, blowing snow, but authorities historically have not attempted to enforce such bans on the turnpike or area freeways.” The front-page …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Finding a leader
Opinion
Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, 72, who has led the University of Toledo since 2006, will step down effective June 30 of next year, the university announced last week. With Dr. Jacobs’ departure more than a year away, it’s way too early to talk about his legacy. But it’s not too soon — in fact, right on time — to talk about …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
A just message
Opinion
The routine trial and conviction in a Manhattan courtroom of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law sends two messages to the nation 12 years after the 9/​11 attacks. …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Trustees leader taken to task
Letters to the Editor
I was astounded to read the quote attributed to Joseph H. Zerbey IV, chairman of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, regarding a severance package for UT President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs: “I’m not talking about compensation or buyouts That’s all personal business. No one needs to know about that.” (“Jacobs says he’ll exit as leader in ’15; President …

3/30/2014 12:00 AM
Abortion battle
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Toledo's last abortion clinic is fighting to keep operating, arguing that its emergency-care transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Health System meets a state mandate that it have such an arrangement with a local hospital. Given what’s at stake — including the ability of poor women in Toledo to get medically safe abortions — the Ohio Department of …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Lake Erie trumps voter fraud
Letters to the Editor
The Ohio General Assembly seems to have its priorities in the wrong place (“Ohio mistrusts democracy,” guest editorial, March 19). It has forgotten that Lake Erie is our greatest natural resource. It seems to believe it is more important to work on three different bills under the guise of voter fraud, to try to limit minority voting. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Constitutional ban discriminates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Second class. Less than. Beneath consideration. Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage discriminates. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Act now on opioids
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State lawmakers have introduced an 11-bill package that aims to alleviate Ohio’s opioid and heroin epidemic. Dealing with education, treatment, regulation, and interdiction, these bills would, overall, help the state control a public health crisis that kills more than three Ohioans a day and has put more than 200,000 in the throes of addiction. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Where’s gun control?
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a disturbed man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that Newtown, Conn., elementary school, it was said, finally would lead the nation to come together and embrace some reasonable …