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Published 9 hours ago
In praise of the typewriter
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A Video making the rounds on the Internet features a group of youngsters confronted with a machine most of them had never seen before. It’s called a typewriter. Their reactions to this strange contraption range from surprise and delight to total befuddlement. …

Published 9 hours ago
Anger at agency hurts children
Letters to the Editor
Your Oct. 4 editorial “No on Issue 7” encouraged voters not to approve the levy request by Lucas County Children’s Services. It appears you are angry with the agency’s executive director, Dean Sparks, for taking his pension, then returning to his previous job. …

Published 9 hours ago
Rich in generosity
Opinion
Americans are a generous people — a truism that at first glance is tested by a new report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an authority on the nonprofit world. It found that as the recession lifted, members of the poor and middle classes were comparatively more generous in giving to charity than the wealthy. …

Published 9 hours ago
Land grab
Opinion
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins wants the city to spend $3.2 million to acquire the 58-acre former Southwyck Shopping Center property. That’s a big investment, especially when there is no end use in sight. …

Published 9 hours ago
Help the libraries
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The state budget reductions made over the past four years by Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-controlled General Assembly have afflicted local governments and public schools. The cuts also have slashed state aid to Ohio’s 250 public library systems; whatever happens in next month’s elections, that essential funding needs to be restored in the next budget. …

Published 9 hours ago
America and its love for guns
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Europeans generally regard The Great American Love Affair With The Gun with a mixture of horror and bewilderment. …

Updated 22 hours ago
None of the above
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Ohio voters deserve better choices for governor than the state’s major political parties have given them this year. The Blade cannot recommend either the re-election of incumbent Republican Gov. John Kasich or his replacement by his Democratic challenger, Ed FitzGerald. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kasich: ‘I expect to be governor’
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
You wish, sort of, that Gov. John Kasich weren’t quite so affable. Then it would be easier to disagree with him about so many issues. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
U.S. still needs health care for all
BY JOHNATHON ROSS
America’s 57 highest-paid health insurance executives collected a total of $300 million in salary and bonuses last year. The complex medical insurance market and the profit motive make private insurers a bad bargain. …

10/19/2014 12:00 AM
Isofoton solar deal could have worked
Letters to the Editor
Your Oct. 12 article “Loans went to solar execs’ other firms” and Oct. 13 article “UT officials tied to deals for solar firm execs” require correction. …