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10/27/2014 12:00 AM
Two visions destined to collide
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
One saw an America on the rise. The other saw an America in peril. …

10/27/2014 12:00 AM
Mideast Message
Editorials
Israel denounced a recent vote by the British Parliament to recognize a Palestinian state as “undermining chances for peace.” The same charge can be leveled at some actions of Israeli leaders. …

10/27/2014 12:00 AM
Maximizing benefits
Editorials
Under Director Gary Mohr, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has prudently made prisoner re-entry a core part of its mission. Its investments and initiatives, such as community-based corrections programs, halfway houses, and a strong network of local re-entry coalitions, have paid dividends for the entire state. …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Ebola hype
BY DAVID KUSHMA EDITOR OF THE BLADE
Reassuring news about Ebola? How can that be?

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Advertising, reporting separate
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Brian Sparks has been wondering about The Blade’s relationship with some of its advertisers. For example, he notes that “there was a lengthy article in the business section [Oct. 12, 2014] covering the White Family [auto] Dealerships.” …

10/26/2014 1:02 AM
Mother’s memories call us to act on heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On Sunday, Oct. 5, Cheryl Lykowski sang happy birthday to her son, Christopher Joseph Pio, during a graveside memorial service at Toledo Memorial Park, where her son’s ashes were buried four days earlier. On that gray afternoon, Mr. Pio would have been 29. …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Answering an epidemic
Editorials
Heroin and other opioid abuse kills more than 1,000 people a year in Ohio, and fatal overdoses are on pace nearly to double this year. An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers. The epidemic has thrown families into turmoil and financial calamity, clogged the courts, and sent thousands of addicts to prison for drug-…

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Photo identification laws suppress voting
Letters to the Editor
Your Sept. 30 article “Lecturer: Photo ID laws needed; UT speaker says vote fraud enough to sway elections” recapped a lecture by conservative speaker and writer Hans von Spakovsky at the University of Toledo’s college of law on the value of voter photo identification laws. You reported the speaker’s claims, but didn’t critically examine what he said. …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
TPS needs levy to continue momentum
Letters to the Editor
We are pleased that Toledo Public Schools earned the highest ranking of all Ohio urban districts on four elements of the state report cards: test scores, score improvements, graduation rate, and the districts’ ability to close the achievement gap among ethnicity and income groups (“TPS touts rankings before levy vote,” Oct. 16). …

10/26/2014 12:00 AM
Tainted water concern lessens
Letters to the Editor
As fall progresses, levels of toxic algae in Lake Erie are decreasing (“Ohio to receive nearly $7.5M to deal with algae,” Oct. 21). But while algae levels can linger until the end of the month, residents who depend on the lake for drinking, bathing, and cooking water shouldn’t be concerned. …