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10/14/2014 12:00 AM
Insurgency, indifference in the muddled midterms of 2014
DAVID SHRIBMAN EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. …

10/14/2014 12:00 AM
Gays should get papers for civil unions
Letters to the Editor
The U.S. Supreme Court has sounded the death knell for Ohio’s Defense of Marriage Act (“Gay marriage advances with top court’s action; Justices clear the way for same-sex vows in 5 states,” Oct. 7). …

10/13/2014 12:00 AM
A plea for a death knell
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A funeral home in Saginaw, Mich., has added a new wrinkle to how we say a final farewell to our departed loved ones. It has added a drive-through window, through which visitors who are too busy to come inside for visitation can view the body from the comfort of their cars and then drive away. …

10/13/2014 12:00 AM
Enough of levies; time to be thrifty
Letters to the Editor
Your Oct. 4 editorial “No on Issue 7” was right on. As you stated: “It’s tough to ask hard-pressed county taxpayers to dig deeper to pay higher taxes...” That can be said for all the other levies on the Nov. 4 ballot asking us for more money. …

10/13/2014 12:00 AM
For county auditor: Navarre
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The Lucas County auditor sets values for residential, business, and farm properties, which combine with tax rates set by local governments to determine property tax bills. The auditor’s office does a number of other things, from licensing dogs to monitoring the accuracy of gasoline pumps, from administering the county government payroll to preparing the county’s annual financial report. …

10/13/2014 12:00 AM
Tighten Medicaid rules
Opinion
Medicaid is one of the most vital — and most expensive — items in Ohio’s state budget, consuming the highest spending of any single program. But health-care services available to low-income Medicaid enrollees in Ohio and across the country still fall far short of the need. …

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
Don't panic over Ebola
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The death of the first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States has brought the global health emergency home with frightening intensity. What do we do now? …

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
New policy will benefit Toledo
BY D. MICHAEL COLLINS
The city of Toledo is making a long-overdue policy change: Starting Wednesday, Toledo will join most other Ohio cities in charging criminal suspects under the Ohio Revised Code. …

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Early voting in Ohio begins
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

10/12/2014 12:00 AM
What’s poisoning Lake Erie?
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
In the two months since polluted runoff — most of it from farms and livestock operations — poisoned Toledo’s tap water, advocates have pushed for a disorienting number of solutions to clean up Lake Erie’s blooms of toxic algae. Many of them rightly advocate binding regulations on agricultural runoff and reinvestment in water treatment infrastructure. …