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7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Deputies join the fight against opioids
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
State and local police continue to make record drug seizures, but fatal overdoses continue to soar. Reducing the demand for drugs is the only real way out, and that requires a new way of doing business, even for law enforcement. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio leads U.S. fighting opioid abuse
BY DON TEATER
Few other states’ elected officials are doing as much as Ohio’s to stem abuse of, and overdoses from, opioid prescription painkillers. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Americans, like usual, persevering
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Militants formally have declared a new Islamic state consisting of parts of Syria and Iraq. Russia, loaded with nuclear weapons and resentment, is looking menacingly at Ukraine. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Obamacare
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Toxic chemical reform will aid Ohio
Letters to the Editor
As head of a specialty chemical company that employs about 1,200 Ohioans, I agree that the decades-old law that regulates the chemical industry — the Toxic Substances Control Act — needs reform (“Toxic shock,” editorial, June 12). …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Theory of how Titanic sank discounted
Letters to the Editor
Arguments such as those made in the June 2 op-ed column by retired Blade editor Thomas Walton, “Port Clinton seaman floats theory of what really sank Titanic,” popularize unsupported, revisionist theories that add to the growing number of myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Mental health board faces unkind cut
Letters to the Editor
In response to your June 19 article “Mental health chief says state draining funds”: Lucas County and Ohio are in the midst of an opioid epidemic. As part of the recent budget legislation, the General Assembly took back about $47.5 million that went to local mental health boards, and is redistributing it to newly created regional structures. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Good deal
Editorials
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins was elected last November largely on the strength of his support by local unions, public and private sector. When he took office in January, many Toledoans — including this page — were apprehensive that the grateful mayor, a former president of the city police officers’ union, would show excessive deference to all municipal unions. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Assisting treatment
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Nearly 1,000 treatment providers, judges, and others on the front lines of Ohio’s opioid epidemic got plenty of reasons for hope last week. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Banning use still sends message
Letters to the Editor
I am not a smoker. However, mandating that future city employees not smoke is overreaching and shortsighted (“Toledo may go smoke free in its hiring policy; Mayor wants to help others quit,” July 1). …