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6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Toledo's library still relevant today
BY CLYDE SCOLES
Some people have not read a book in years, yet they revere the principles on which public libraries are built. This kind of support has enabled the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library to stay strong during difficult times. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Risky budget
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State budget changes are squeezing local mental health and drug addiction boards, as Ohio grapples with a crisis in opioid and heroin addiction. Even with Ohio’s prudent Medicaid expansion, changes included in new budget legislation will cost local boards, and the community agencies they fund, millions of dollars. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Time for officials to work together
Letters to the Editor
As a lifelong East Toledo resident, I have seen my community neglected for several years (“Mayor tells East Toledo he’ll clean up city, or not run again,” June 26). There are vacant lots overgrown with weeds, abandoned industrial sites, and abandoned vehicles. Toledoans cannot tolerate these conditions any more. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Papal hit
Editorials
The crime syndicates known as the Mafia may believe they’re above civil law. But they got a rude awakening this month from a key spiritual leader. …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Solar company was good deal
Letters to the Editor
In response to your June 22 article “Deals Gone Bad: Area towns, state lose bet on tech jobs; Millions in public money loaned, but little is repaid”: …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Special teams can meet doctor need
Letters to the Editor
I was sorry to see The Blade reiterate a mantra of those who are waiting for medical care: the need for more physicians (“More doctors, please,” editorial, May 31). …

6/29/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Howard Baker
Editorial Cartoons

6/28/2014 12:00 AM
Ruby Dee
Editorials
Actor and civil-rights activist Ruby Dee, who died this month, stuffed a lot into her 91 years on and off stage, screen, and television. Best known for her creative partnership with actor and activist Ossie Davis, her husband of 56 years before he died in 2005, Ms. Dee was a revered figure in the African-American community. …

6/28/2014 12:00 AM
Abortion rights loss
NEW YORK TIMES
IN THE world as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia imagines it, anti-abortion advocates resemble Eleanor McCullen, a self-described “mother and grandmother” who stands outside a reproductive-health clinic in Boston and attempts gently to “counsel” approaching women out of getting an abortion. …

6/28/2014 12:00 AM
Ounce of prevention
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Infant morality rates in Lucas County and Ohio are appallingly high, particularly among African-Americans. This public health problem demands expanded education initiatives and increased support for expectant mothers. …