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Published 4 hours ago
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? …

Published 4 hours ago
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. …

Updated 22 hours ago
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. …

2/5/2016 12:00 AM
High court gives hope to those sentenced to life as minors in Mich.
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — For the past few weeks, the lead-poisoning horror in Flint has dominated Michigan news like no other story in years. …

2/3/2016 12:00 AM
I’m no killer, Snow-Veley says
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
For Coreon Snow-Veley, the worst part about his manslaughter conviction last month in a drug case involving a fatal overdose is being labeled a killer. …

2/1/2016 12:00 AM
Sunni, Shiite conflict has deep roots
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
A recent conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the beheading of a Shiite imam in Saudi Arabia, and a subsequent breaking off of diplomatic relations between the two countries, have wider implications for worldwide Muslims, particularly the Shiite branch of Islam. …

2/1/2016 12:00 AM
Iowa caucuses are here at last
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
NEWTON, Iowa — Before the final tally of the Iowa caucuses, we are walking along what Hamlin Garland, perhaps the most prominent of the regional novelists of the pioneer prairies called, in the title of his 1890 book, Main-Travelled Roads. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Overcharging won’t arrest heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Every so often I write a column so off the grid that I wish I hadn’t bothered.  This might be one of them. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Gearing up for election season
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Though it seems the presidential campaign has been under way for years, actual voters are about to weigh in for the first time, when the Iowa caucuses are held tomorrow. …

1/31/2016 12:00 AM
Obama’s EPA to Ohio’s anti-frackers: You’re wrong
BY TIMOTHY BENSON
Two recent reports on Ohio’s wastewater injection well program discredit chronic allegations by opponents of hydraulic fracturing. These include claims that the creation of such wells leads directly to earthquakes, and that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has neglected to establish proper regulations to keep Ohioans safe. …




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