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Published 15 hours ago
Kirk: The Middle class
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 15 hours ago
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

Published 15 hours ago
Stronger sanctions, at last
Editorials
After lengthy and difficult deliberations, the European Union agreed this week to a new and higher level of sanctions against Russia, including the closing of European capital markets to Russian state banks, an embargo on weapons sales, and the transfer of sophisticated oil-drilling technology. …

Published 15 hours ago
Martian marathon
Editorials
When NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it was supposed to be good for three months before the unforgiving environment was expected to take its toll. A decade later, Opportunity is still communicating with NASA’s mission control and moving across the planet’s dust and rock-covered terrain. …

Published 15 hours ago
Good, if late, settlement
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Better late than never, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has settled a seven-year-old lawsuit that accused the agency of overcharging more than 200,000 businesses for premiums to insure against employees’ workplace injuries. The agreement removes an irritant between the administration of Gov. John Kasich and Ohio’s largely supportive business community, although the practices cited in …

Published 15 hours ago
‘Hobby’ case hurts individuals
Letters to the Editor
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is not a victory for individual freedom (“Fix religious freedom law,” guest editorial, July 15). …

7/30/2014 12:44 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: OSU Band
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
Right track
Editorials
A new federal proposal to improve the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail would require oil shippers to use stronger tank cars by 2017. Cars that carry crude oil, ethanol, and other petroleum products would be retrofitted to include thicker steel shielding and better heat protection, which are designed to result in smaller releases and fires in the event …

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
Keep housing fair
Editorials
A bad bill before the General Assembly would give Ohio landlords greater latitude to discriminate against tenants, threaten federal aid the state needs to enforce fair-housing laws, and weaken other housing rights. Before the November election, Ohio voters would find it useful to know what lawmakers of both parties, Gov. John Kasich, and their challengers think of this measure.…

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
Ratify disability treaty
Editorials
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty should not be controversial. It requires equal access for disabled people, and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. …