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Released from prison, Danny Brown still isn’t free
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Danny Brown walked out of prison nearly 15 years ago, after DNA evidence reversed his murder conviction. But he won’t be truly free until the state  recognizes his innocence and compensates him for his wrongful imprisonment.  …

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Toledoans’ choice: tax hike or threat of budget crisis
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is not disposed to alarmist rhetoric. So when she warns that voters’ rejection next month of the income tax increase she seeks could plunge the city into a “fiscal emergency,” Toledoans ought to give her at least respectful attention. …

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Ohio’s oil and gas industry must cut methane pollution
BY MELANIE HOUSTON
Ohio’s oil and natural gas producers reported spewing more than 13,000 metric tons of industrial methane pollution and toxic chemicals into the air in 2014. These nonstop leaks, invisible to the naked eye, had the same climate impact as driving 70,000 cars for a year. …

2/13/2016 12:00 AM
‘Compassionate' Kasich? Not in S.C.
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gov. John Kasich’s political gambit paid off. He relocated to New Hampshire months ago for one reason: He had to win big there or go back to his day job in Columbus. …

2/12/2016 12:00 AM
Concerns about proposed oil drilling
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — When Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver heard that a church wanted to allow drilling for oil on its property in this heavily populated Detroit suburb, he found it hard to believe. …

2/11/2016 12:00 AM
Voters put both parties on trial
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Political outsiders Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) were carried to decisive New Hampshire primary triumphs. …

2/8/2016 12:00 AM
The art of household discovery
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
My wife loses things. I find them. It’s a convenient arrangement, and it seems to work. …

2/7/2016 12:00 AM
The war on drugs has changed forever
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
One of the hazards of journalism is talking to important people, including members of Congress, mayors, corporate CEOs, presidential candidates, and even presidents. It’s usually a big disappointment. …

2/7/2016 12:00 AM
Building a safer Ohio is everybody’s business
BY JOHN BORN
The Ohio Department of Public Safety touches millions of Ohioans with a core mission centered on the principles of safety, service, and protection. We ask each one of the nearly 4,000 DPS employees: What will you do today to contribute to a safer Ohio? …

2/6/2016 12:00 AM
Kasich’s image of so-called moderation?
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Early on, the candidate decided to put all of his eggs in one New Hampshire basket. Smart strategy. John Kasich staked his Republican presidential campaign on it. …




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