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Published 7 hours ago
Good start on standards

Gov. John Kasich is creating a statewide advisory board that will help reform and improve police practices across Ohio, in matters of accountability, trust, training, transparency, and education. The panel will be composed of law enforcement officials and community members. …

Published 7 hours ago
Supporting police work
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A spate of police-related fatalities has put the national spotlight on police-community relations, and rightly so. But improving relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve takes a lot more than body cameras and new training manuals. …

Published 7 hours ago
Here’s to Uncle Claude
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Somehow, describing it as “a life well lived” doesn’t quite sum it up. Besides, he’s still living it. …

Published 7 hours ago
Country livin' all is right
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“Yes, but what do you do there?” ask people who know me from my big-city past. When I tell them, they're often surprised. …

Published 7 hours ago
High sales of guns cut crime rate
Letters to the Editor
Columnist Charles Blow has it backward about gun control in his April 25 op-ed column, “NRA winning latest round in gun control debate.” The only important statement in his column is his reference to a Gallup report stating that 63 percent of Americans believed that ‘‘crime was on the rise, despite crime statistics holding near 20-year lows.…

Published 21 hours ago
Kirk: The Exorcist
Editorial Cartoons

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
Baltimore’s cautionary tale
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
It happened in Baltimore, and before that in Ferguson, Mo. But it could happen almost anywhere — including Toledo. …

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
Don’t burden with higher taxes
BY DAVID WILLIAMS
Gov. John Kasich seeks a $5.2 billion tax hike on Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry. The Ohio House of Representatives rejected this effort in its budget bill, and the state Senate should do likewise. …

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
Messing up Medicaid

The House version of Ohio’s next budget includes one redeeming measure: It continues Gov. John Kasich’s highly successful Medicaid expansion, despite grumbling from Tea Party extremists who care more about rigid anti-government ideology than they do about results. …

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
Race to the bottom

To enact the new state budget by the June 30 deadline, Gov. John Kasich and the state House and Senate must reconcile deep differences in their spending plans. The House budget eliminates many of the best elements of Mr. Kasich’s proposal while making its bad features worse. The Senate will have to do better. …




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