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Don’t let automaking future slip by in our area

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is vowing an “all-electric future” when it comes to new automobiles. To get there, GM has been wading through a restructuring plan in attempts to raise cash to help develop 20 electric models that it plans to sell worldwide by 2023. Organized labor has ...

Other Voices

The Toledo Blade — Oct. 5 A new U.S. Department of Labor rule reasonably raises the bar for the salary level of workers who must earn overtime pay, but it should provide for future adjustments for inflation. The rule, which will take effect Jan. 1, requires employers to pay overtime to ...

The Dems’ faute de Mieux front-runner

Is Elizabeth Warren the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination? You can make a strong argument that the answer is yes. You can also argue that she is, at most, a default front-runner and a problematic general election nominee. And you might reasonably conclude that both ...

Rampant intolerance in academia

If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization. John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization’s prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 Mars Favors Meetups It is said that destiny determines who enters your life, and you determine who stays. This system can be gamed, for instance by going to good places and meeting as many people as possible instead of waiting to see who drifts your ...

Super sub offers hints

Dear Heloise: I'm a SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, and I absolutely love it! Here are some hints that have helped me: — I limit myself to two campuses in the district. The kids need to see a familiar face, and the staff, administrators and other teachers get to know me. — The substitute ...

Divorced mother gets cold shoulder

DEAR ABBY: I am a 67-year-old divorced mother of five and grandmother of eight. My marriage to the father of my first four children ended 30 years ago because he was physically and emotionally abusive. After the divorce, I managed to put myself through college, and I am now a retired teacher. I ...

Vapor better, but quitting is best

DEAR DR. ROACH: I quit smoking about six months ago and was able to resist the temptation to smoke again because I took up vaping immediately afterward. Thanks to vaping, I think this time I will be able to stay off of cigarette smoking permanently after unsuccessfully quitting a half dozen ...

Disappearing daughter-in-law

Dear Annie: My son was married eight months ago and now lives on the other side of the country. During their courtship, engagement and wedding, I did everything I could to be friends with his wife. I bought her a rehearsal dinner dress, which she approved of at first. I helped her dress for the ...

Texans, Colts battle for top of AFC South

Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it’s time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as the Indianapolis ...

Pac-12 contenders take the spotlight

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being ...

Ruth bat used for 500th homer hits auction block

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bat used by Babe Ruth to slug his 500th career home run in 1929 is going up for auction, nearly 75 years after he gave it to a friend whose family has kept it ever since. Ruth became the first player to reach the coveted plateau on Aug. 11, 1929, hitting a solo shot ...

Dorsey discusses trade deadline

BEREA— Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey already has pulled off one blockbuster trade. He seems eager to make another. Dorsey said he’s had “a few conversations” lately with Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen and hinted one of the topics discussed has been a trade ...

Rudolph set to return when cleared

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Looks like “Duck Season” will last just a week for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday that Mason Rudolph will return to the starting lineup when he is cleared to return from a concussion sustained against Baltimore on Oct. 6. Rookie Devlin ...

ACROSS OUR STATE & NATION

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting WASHINGTON (AP) - Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Appetite Moon Action The cosmic omens focus on the theme of food and our complicated relationship with all the things we feed on. Though we may not always be happy about the way we use and abuse food, we just can't quit it. A trine of the moon in ...

Avoid toasted hands

Dear Heloise: My kids love to roast marshmallows and hot dogs over a campfire, but they complain their HANDS GET TOO HOT. What should we do? — Lana P., El Dorado, Ark. Lana, get some aluminum pie tins, run roasting sticks through the middle and put the tins down near where they hold the ...

Cross-dressing best friend eyes coupling

DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I are both male and 25. We’ve been friends since third grade. We were apart for four years of college and two years after because we were employed in different states. He has now been transferred and lives and works a few miles from where I do. We see each other ...

Honey long used as wound treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, a reader questioned the advice of their doctor to use Vaseline rather than an antibiotic ointment on a surgical incision following removal of skin cancer. The doctor stated concern about antibiotic resistance, and you added that antibiotic creams could cause ...

Sending love after love after tragic loss

Dear Annie: When I lost our son to suicide in 2012, there were no words to take away the pain. I understood that clumsy attempts to console were well-intended and appreciated the intent. However, there was one card that meant so much that I still keep where I can see it. It says, "Everything ...