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Vouching for success

A fight is coming in Columbus over Ohio’s 15-year-old school performance-based EdChoice program — one our state lawmakers should have seen coming.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Don’t leave kids alone at library

I have to agree with the Monroe County sheriff that the Bedford Township Library should enact a policy that no one under the age of 16 may use the library unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Friendly reminders

Deciding to approach citizens courteously over violations of the city’s nuisance regulations is a smart move by the city of Toledo.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Let the voters decide

A movement within the Lucas County Democratic Party to endorse Toledo Councilman Gary Johnson for sheriff ought to be nipped in the bud rather than set for a vote of the party’s executive committee.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Stand for parent rights

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled three times that Ohio’s public-school funding system based on property taxes is unconstitutional.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


India's citizenship law targets Muslims

RECENTLY THE Indian government passed a citizenship law that sparked violent protests in the country and claimed a number of lives. Since India’s independence in 1947, it is the first time religion has been made a criterion for Indian citizenship.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


988 coming soon

The Federal Communications Commission recently unanimously voted to move forward with a proposal to set up a new suicide prevention hotline with a simple, easy-to-remember number similar to 911. The proposed number — 988 — would be a commonsense means of streamlining access to vital suicide prevention and mental health resources for those in need.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Enlightened neighborhoods

A little bit of light can do a lot of good, it seems.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Better review needed after Boeing crashes

Two Boeing 737 Max jet liners crashed, killing 346 people in five months’ time.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Restrict all animal waste

In remarks reported by the Columbus Dispatch Jan. 3, on livestock permitting and the impact on algae blooms in Western Lake Erie, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda indicated correctly that her hands are tied because current laws only regulate livestock operations that are above a specific number of animal units. Considering that Ohio has struggled unsuccessfully to control the algae problem for more than a decade, Ms. Pelanda’s statement made the case for the need to change Ohio’s laws to deal effectively with animal waste that is generated from all livestock operations regardless of size.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Be careful out there

An 11-car pile-up on the Anthony Wayne Trail on Jan. 12 reminded us of the heightened risk to motorists that comes with highway construction — and how those risks are multiplied by inclement weather.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Real oversight

The case of a Lucas County real estate agent convicted of bankruptcy fraud, theft of public money, and money laundering is a troubling sign for those who expect the state licensing board to uphold standards in a timely fashion.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Astros cheat the game

There’s a fine line between gamesmanship and outright cheating in sports.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Drywall is fire block

If there is a fire in your building, the drywall is the barrier between life and death. Firewalls provide protection between tenant units, in stairwells, around mechanical rooms, and office spaces. These walls slow and contain the fire while other fire-suppression systems, if any, go to work and give emergency response crews time to get on site.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


The unknown King

It may come as a shock to realize that, had he not been assassinated in 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., could still be alive today. He would have turned 91 last week.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


A cat fight on the home front

SINCE CHRISTMAS I have been living in cat hell.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Find ways around war

The airstrike and killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani is a sign of U.S. failure of diplomacy. The President said the attack was necessary to protect American personnel from harm by Iran’s elite Quds force.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Alcohol's a killer, too

Deaths from illegal drugs such as cocaine, fentanyl, and opioids — while down nationally but still rising in Lucas County and Ohio — get a lot of attention, and for good reason.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


Updating the rules

Michigan has taken a step into the digital age that recognizes the reality of the ubiquitous cell phone and laptop and will now allow them into courthouses. Ohio ought to follow suit.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: School choice a matter of social justice

It is imperative to advocate for parents’ educational options for their children. Parents have the right to form their children in body, mind, and spirit.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:00:00 GMT


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