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Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

The world’s automakers want President Trump to strike a deal with California. Last week, 17 car companies, including General Motors, Ford, Honda and Toyota, sent a letter to the White House urging the president to find a middle ground in his planned rollback of...

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Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Manufacturing jobs, one of the pillars of northwest Ohio’s economy, aren’t the eye-candy careers that school-age children usually desire. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to change that with a wave of camps aimed at fourth through eighth graders to stir...

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Editorial: If you know the D-Day story, share it, teach it.

Even the youngest soldiers who stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and who live among us today are well into their 90s, so the 75th anniversary of D-Day was the final big observance before the memory barrier — the line that separates events...

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John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

This year, the youngest draftees who invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944 are 90 years old. By now, our cultural understanding of D-Day focuses on the valor of those young men who fought and died on the beaches. The enduring image of the day is Robert F. Sargent’s...

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Latta right about ‘Equality Act’

Latta right about ‘Equality Act’

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Equality Act, a bill that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, the workplace and public accommodations. A better term for it, however, would be the Inequality Act. Don’t get us wrong....

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Editorial: One way to end bickering about death penalty

The Supreme Court justices’ tempers are showing. In an unusual written exchange released Monday, conservative members of the court — divided over a Texas death penalty case — argued about whether the court was right to halt the execution of Patrick...

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Editorial: Tit-for-tat trade war with China escalates again

Editorial: Tit-for-tat trade war with China escalates again

China has been breaking trade rules and cheating its way to manufacturing dominance for well over a decade, despite efforts by a succession of U.S. presidents to get it to abide by international norms. That’s the main reason President Trump has tried to raise...

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COLUMNS

Legal-Ease: Key steps for agriculture-involved LLCs and trusts

Legal-Ease: Key steps for agriculture-involved LLCs and trusts

After LLC or trust documents are prepared and filed (for LLCs), there are certain, additional key steps that must be taken if the LLC or trust will be involved in almost any aspect of agriculture. Many of those steps are the same as if the LLC or trust was not...

Ken Pollitz: A staycation for the whole family

Ken Pollitz: A staycation for the whole family

Billed as a thrifty low-budget vacation, we opened up our home a couple weeks ago for two-and-a-half days of frolicking fun and games with our ever-expanding family. Factoring in four marriages and seven grandkids, the kinfolk has ballooned exactly threefold if we...

Column: 50 years ago, Woodstock gave peace a chance

Column: 50 years ago, Woodstock gave peace a chance

Fifty years ago, when I was 19, I got the assignment from the trade magazine Billboard to cover the Woodstock Festival because none of the older writers wanted to go. My review the following week rhapsodically began, “About 400,000 rock fans gave peace a chance...

Lori Borgman: This baby owl is a hoot

Lori Borgman: This baby owl is a hoot

Looking back, burping the owl was the first mistake. Cueing the barking dogs was the second, but I’m getting ahead of myself. We planted strawberries in the raised beds this spring. Those would be the raised beds that we keep raising a little higher each year to...

Victor Davis Hanson: Will 2020 be a repeat of 2004 for Democrats?

Victor Davis Hanson: Will 2020 be a repeat of 2004 for Democrats?

Democrats by 2004 had become obsessed with defeating incumbent President George W. Bush. Four years earlier, in the 2000 election, Bush had won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. Democrats were still furious that Bush supposedly had been...

Kathleen Parker: Red flags seem to be all around these days

Kathleen Parker: Red flags seem to be all around these days

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the entire nation reeled from the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, South Carolinians were met with news that a local teen had made violent, racist videos and threatened to shoot up his high school. Red flags don’t come much...

Chris Erskine: Hollywood Bowl rehearsals soothing morning escape

Chris Erskine: Hollywood Bowl rehearsals soothing morning escape

Some days, L.A. feels like a Norse myth. You crack a kitchen window, you cradle your coffee, you slap a rolled-up newspaper against your thigh and vow to venture out, away from the freeways or chattering choppers. A giant city is cumulative. Its annoyances build on...

Eli Lake: Who should fight the war on white nationalism

Eli Lake: Who should fight the war on white nationalism

In the aftermath of the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, a bipartisan consensus is emerging that America must wage a war on white nationalist terror. There were editorials in the liberal New York Times and the conservative National Review. George P. Bush, son of Jeb...

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Message lostin wisecracks

Message lostin wisecracks

While I also disagree with most of Congresswoman Cortez’ positions I believe that respect must be shown to her as a duly elected public official. In the first sentence of Mr. Figley’s column Saturday, he said her initials sound like a “human...

Letter: Deadly intersection begs for attention

The intersection of Thayer Road and U.S. 30 has taken enough lives. While the Ohio Department of Transportation may claim that the traffic numbers don’t justify an overpass or other treatment, some lower costs design changes could make a dramatic difference in...

Letter: An eye-opening medical odyssey

Letter: An eye-opening medical odyssey

On the night of July 23rd I had a heart attack and that led to a medical odyssey that none of us ever wants to take. It began with Shawnee Township EMT’s taking me to St. Rita’s Hospital ER. From there I was taken to the Cardiac Care Unit where I stayed...

Letter: Playing politics with Lake Erie

Our Great Lakes contain 21% of the worlds fresh water supply. This fresh water system is being threatened by invasive species, algae growth and PFAS chemicals. Most of the governors in the Great Lakes waterway, including Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s staff, have...

Letter: Poverty isn’t black or white

If the president is going to attack Congressman Cumming’s district, he might also want to check out some other regions of our country that are suffering from high rates of poverty. Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi are among the poorest...

Letter: Betsy Ross of Northwest Ohio

Letter: Betsy Ross of Northwest Ohio

Two weeks ago, Jeanette Liette of St. Marys stopped by Range Kleen noticing that our USA flag flying above our entrance had a tear in it. She offered to repair it to specifications. Our facilities manager, Ron Moots, welcomed her and mentioned how often we replace our...

Letter: This old dude is no Super Hero

At age 84 I’m an “Old Dude” and a long way from being a “super hero”! Still, I have reasonable strength in my hands and fingers, so why is it that I have to stress and strain to open nearly every one of the little plastic packages...

Letter: Trump fights for Americans

In response to a recent letter by Larry Donaldson: What damage. Under the Obama administration, nearly every federal agency became corrupt including the IRS, DOJ, FBI, CIA and the DNI. You surely don’t believe that President Trump really takes the words of...

Letter: Hillary lost! Get over it

Letter: Hillary lost! Get over it

I hate to inform Larry Donaldson that Donald Trump is not only his president, but the president of everyone in this country. When you hurl accusations constantly at the man and those of us who support him, it is as if you are the one with all of the answers to our...

Letter: Time to clean house in Lima

Letter: Time to clean house in Lima

Recently, Jim Krumel wrote a piece claiming that a Toledo suburb was getting a new Amazon fulfillment center, and that Lima had been in contention for the site. He also stated that according to his investigation, nobody in Allen County, the city of Lima or any of our...

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