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7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Dredge fund
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The pernicious practice of dumping massive amounts of silt dredged from Toledo’s shipping channel into Maumee Bay has been a big contributor to the plague of toxic algae in western Lake Erie. So it’s encouraging that local, state, and federal officials are exploring other options for disposing of the dredged sediment — provided, of course, that these methods prove safe …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Developer a victim of economy
Letters to the Editor
It is an understatement to say that developer Larry Dillin is a visionary (“Ex-developer proud of Perrysburg jewel; Dillin works to sort out his tangled finances in Texas as he keeps tabs on Levis Commons,” June 29). …

7/19/2014 12:00 AM
Catholic Church protects its priests
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
When the worldwide scandal of pedophile priests tore a hole in the robes of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, hypocrisy was starkly exposed. The perception that the church cared more about its clerics and institutional preservation than the mortals it was meant to serve and save was reinforced. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Dems see hope in Mich. house race
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LIVONIA, Mich. — A lot of attention is paid to Michigan’s bizarrely gerrymandered 14th U.S. House District. It snakes through Detroit’s suburbs, from the Grosse Pointes to far-out Pontiac, in an effort to pack as many Democrats together as possible. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Give Iran more time
WASHINGTON POST
The public outlining by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of his government’s negotiating position in the talks on its nuclear program is a tip-off that Tehran isn’t aiming to conclude a deal by Sunday’s deadline. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Raise the gas tax
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The federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for road, bridge, and mass-transit construction in Ohio and across the country, is set to run out of money next month. Should that happen, federal transportation aid to states would instantly drop by more than one-fourth. Projects that employ 700,000 workers, at the peak of the construction season, would …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Hero honored
Editorials
Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, saved as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews from becoming victims of the Holocaust. This month, Congress posthumously awarded him its highest civilian honor. …

7/18/2014 12:00 AM
Legal aid lacking for immigrants
Letters to the Editor
The increasing number of unaccompanied immigrant children arriving at the southern U.S. border after fleeing violence in their home countries has been called a humanitarian crisis (“Lawmakers: Fix immigration now,” July 14). …

7/17/2014 12:00 AM
For Ohio’s children, hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation
BY BRIAN ROTHENBERG AND CASSANDRA MCKEE
The National School Lunch Program is one of the most successful ways we fight childhood hunger, in Ohio and throughout the United States. More than 600,000 Ohio children got free- or reduced-price lunches through the program during the 2013-14 school year. Across the country, 19.5 million students received healthy meals. …

7/17/2014 12:00 AM
Remove cleric’s name from sites
Letters to the Editor
Gerald Robinson, a convicted murderer, has been buried with full priestly honors. The decision by Toledo Catholic Diocese officials to ignore the feelings of crime victims can’t be remedied now (“‘‍We are gathered here not to accuse ... or to excuse’; Hundreds attend diocesan funeral honoring convicted priest Robinson,” July 12). …