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7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Mental health board faces unkind cut
Letters to the Editor
In response to your June 19 article “Mental health chief says state draining funds”: Lucas County and Ohio are in the midst of an opioid epidemic. As part of the recent budget legislation, the General Assembly took back about $47.5 million that went to local mental health boards, and is redistributing it to newly created regional structures. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Good deal
Editorials
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins was elected last November largely on the strength of his support by local unions, public and private sector. When he took office in January, many Toledoans — including this page — were apprehensive that the grateful mayor, a former president of the city police officers’ union, would show excessive deference to all municipal unions. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Assisting treatment
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Nearly 1,000 treatment providers, judges, and others on the front lines of Ohio’s opioid epidemic got plenty of reasons for hope last week. …

7/6/2014 12:00 AM
Banning use still sends message
Letters to the Editor
I am not a smoker. However, mandating that future city employees not smoke is overreaching and shortsighted (“Toledo may go smoke free in its hiring policy; Mayor wants to help others quit,” July 1). …

7/5/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio senator makes another bad move
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
He’s at it again. Keep your eye on state Sen. Bill Seitz. He’s a sly one. The Cincinnati Republican is chipping away at hard-won progressive policies in Ohio. …

7/5/2014 12:00 AM
Dodged a bullet
Editorials
Second Amendment absolutists say we don’t need new gun laws — we just need to enforce those we have. But even a law designed to thwart criminals from illegally buying guns in straw purchases doesn’t always earn respect. …

7/5/2014 12:00 AM
Patience on Marina District
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Most Toledoans likely share the frustration that Mayor D. Michael Collins expresses about the continued lack of development of the Marina District. It’s been three years since investors paid the city $3.8 million for a 69-acre site along East Toledo’s riverfront, dropping tantalizing hints about a $300 million project that would include residential, retail, office, and entertainment space.…

7/5/2014 12:00 AM
Ghosts of war haunt veterans
Letters to the Editor
Your June 22 article “Wasted sacrifice: Chaos in Iraq riles U.S. war veterans” compares the situation in Iraq to that of Vietnam. The article mentions theories of who was to blame for how the Vietnam war turned out. It came down to politics versus the military. …

7/4/2014 12:00 AM
Kirk: Lighting the way
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

7/4/2014 12:00 AM
Wayne County's future in doubt
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Few people outside the Detroit area normally know or care who the Wayne County executive — a sort of county mayor — is. But this year, that choice may be important to the wallets of everyone in Michigan. …