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3/1/2015 12:00 AM
What does PARCC say that teachers don’t know?

Students from all over Ohio have taken the mandated Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career — often called PARCC — achievement tests (“Toledo students begin online exams; State law allows parents to opt out,” Feb. 18). Year after year, we continue to put our schoolchildren and their teachers under the microscope in the hope of …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Safety must be the top priority for pipelines

The people in charge of the Nexus and Rover natural-gas pipelines do not care about the safety of the people of the Toledo area, the protection of Oak Openings, or the health of the Maumee River. They care about their own economic benefit, and will try to assure us there are no dangers and we will benefit economically. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Ohio Grange: Gas pipelines a boon to state

The Ohio State Grange applauds your Feb. 18 editorial “Safety first,” about natural-gas pipelines in Ohio — the Rover pipeline in particular. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Nuclear power must stay in Ohio’s energy mix
A diverse, reliable energy supply is critical to a vibrant and strong industrialized economy. Nuclear power has a key role to play in maintaining this supply. It brings unique advantages to the issue of how best to ensure continued energy production that is good for businesses, workers, and the environment, in Ohio and across the country. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Give new mayor a chance to govern

Blade editorial cartoonist Kirk Walters’ Feb. 25 Maumee Dearest cartoon hit the nail on the head. Mayor D. Michael Collins is barely in his grave, and the vultures are coming out of hiding. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Faith accommodation

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could provide another victory for religious minorities, and set a precedent for stronger enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws. …

3/1/2015 12:00 AM
Prison recovery

Nearly 45 percent of inmates who enter Ohio state prisons each year — almost 9,000 people — serve less than a year. Many, if not most, of these prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders who need treatment. Until now, however, a lack of time and resources has left them untreated and far more likely to relapse and return to prison,…

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Mixed message sent about home rule
The Ohio Supreme Court needs to make up its mind. Do local governments have a constitutional right to home-rule authority? …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Teachers failing in their jobs
Letters to the Editor
Marilou Johanek’s Feb. 21 op-ed column, “A lesson for Ohio: New tests no walk in the PARCC,” about student testing sadly proves that teachers’ unions have failed at their job. …

2/28/2015 12:00 AM
Food run

Federal economists, it appears, can predict grocery prices with alarming accuracy. They warned that groceries would cost 3.5 percent more in 2014 because of drought in the West. Prices actually rose by 3.4 percent last year. …

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