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Enhance penalties for pimps, johns

Ohio’s General Assembly has appropriately moved to raise the penalties for the crime of promoting prostitution, especially where it involves minors caught up in human trafficking.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Universal basic income fixes all

As a physician and author who is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all, I’ve found that the key to achieving cost-effective, quality care is prioritizing wellness. That means optimizing sleep, nutrition, fitness, and drug prevention, along with emotional, financial, social, and environmental health.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Rein in JobsOhio

JobsOhio, the private, nonprofit economic development agency, is in need of some reforms. The reforms it needs, however, are not the reforms the agency is seeking.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Save a life, move over

When you see an Ohio Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle on the side of the road, the patrol would like you to do two things: First, remember that that trooper has a family waiting for them to come home safely. Then, move over a lane or slow down so you don’t prevent that from happening.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: DACA is no rotten deal

In the Ruben Navarrette, Jr., column Nov. 22 (“Don’t save DACA”), the writer identifies the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as a “rotten deal.” His primary objection is that “dreamers” would have to provide fingerprints, mugshots, home addresses, and names of parents and siblings.

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


DeWine stands his ground

Gov. Mike DeWine offered an olive branch. Two months after his call for a “red-flag” law in Ohio fell on deaf ears in the General Assembly, Mr. Dewine offered a watered-down version of his sensible gun-reform proposals.

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Raising our dementia IQ

Many people underestimate their vulnerability to getting dementia, and many of those who have a justifiable fear of getting the disease resort to quackery rather than healthy behavior.

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Cosmic space repairs show our best

When we start to think the federal government can’t do anything right, we need only check in on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: A ‘no’ vote for abortion

In her letter, Sally Keller (“Inconsistent,” Nov. 20) argues that the Rev. Darrell Scott should be ashamed because, from her perspective, he has sold his soul to impose a Christian, anti-abortion theology on our secular society and to support President Trump.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Don't let history crumble

The old interurban bridge spanning the Maumee River at Roche de Boeuf Island near Waterville is a treasured landmark.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


The Christmas Weed we need

The Christmas Weed — Toledo’s quirky spontaneous expression of holiday cheer manifested in a festooned dead traffic-island weed — was one of the great joys of last year’s holiday season.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: One line makes Trump impeachable

According to the White House, after talking to the Ukrainian President about cleaning up corruption by connecting them with the U.S. Attorney General and Rudy Giuliani, President Trump said, “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the [U.S.] Attorney General would be great.”

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:01:41 GMT


To the editor: Privilege to know Dr. Peter White

Two recent pieces in The Blade stirred many thoughts for me. The first (“The beat goes on for stethoscopes,” Nov. 21) was about the possible obsolescence of the stethoscope as a diagnostic tool. I recalled a conversation several years ago with a physician at the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio, who was teaching first-year medical students to use a stethoscope.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Protecting the pasttime

Major League Baseball, the guardian of America’s pastime, is taking a page out of the 21st-century corporate playbook with its plan to consolidate its minor league operations, pulling out of small towns throughout the country.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Toledo needs rental registry

As Toledo dives into its latest — and hopefully last — revised version of an ordinance aimed at eliminating the danger of lead contamination in the city’s older housing stock, there will be many hurdles to implementing an effective ordinance.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Respecting life is core value

The writer of “Restricting abortion,” Nov. 10, does not want “religious beliefs” as an agenda supporting Senate Bill 155. Abortion is not a “religious beliefs” issue. It is a human rights issue.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Reinstall stop signs at Old West End intersection

As a member of an Old West End neighborhood committee who sat on a design review team starting in late 2012, I have been involved in the design and reconstruction of Bancroft Street from Monroe Street to Ashland Avenue for more than six years.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


To the editor: Haters undermine people with disabilities

As someone who works at an organization that both serves and represents folks with disabilities in our Toledo region, I was outraged and deeply saddened to learn of the recent signs found near Franklin Park Mall on a recent weekend targeting a family who had a baby with two rare conditions: AgCC and Mosaic trisomy 9.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Culture change for TFD

For a fire department that, in the words of Toledo Fire Chief Brian Byrd, has no discrimination problem, his department has a lot of discrimination complaints and lawsuits.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


Relentless robocalls

Robocalls have blistered Americans daily — 5.7 billion in October alone — and Michigan’s attorney general is looking to crack down on the scourge. It’s a practice other states should follow.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT


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