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Published 23 hours ago
Medicaid mandate

Expanding Ohio’s Medicaid program of low-income health care over the opposition of other Statehouse Republicans was an act of courage and compassion by Gov. John Kasich. It marks his greatest first-term achievement. …

Published 23 hours ago
ProMedica garage needs to be a beauty

ProMedica will build a parking garage on the edge of the Maumee River. With that right comes the responsibility to the people of northwest Ohio to build a structure that will make us proud. …

Published 23 hours ago
Problem is not cops, but unmentored youths

As I sat at a public meeting of the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations, resident after resident spoke, painting police as racist profilers, targeting members of our community based on race (“Community forum: Police, public seek ways to improve local relations,” Feb. 27). …

Published 23 hours ago
First Solar’s role in project lauded
Letters to the Editor
The collaboration between First Solar Inc. and Apple Inc. to build an $850 million solar farm in California is a historic event in which this region can justifiably take pride (“Apple plans to build solar farm in Calif.,” Feb. 11). First Solar, born in Toledo, is a global leader in photovoltaic power. …

Published 23 hours ago
Swanton ‘speed trap’ prevents accidents

It is nice to see The Blade doing research on “speed traps” in northwest Ohio (“Drivers, beware! Website maps speed traps across northwest Ohio, nation,” Feb. 22). But it is not encouraging to see that you rely on postings on the Internet for your research. …

3/4/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: undiscovered from Fort Industry

3/4/2015 12:00 AM
Mr. Netanyahu’s rhetoric

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, delivered a shrill, apocalyptic speech to Congress Tuesday, intended to thwart U.S. nuclear talks with Iran. Lawmakers of both parties must reject Mr. Netanyahu’s interference in America’s foreign policy and back the Obama Administration’s diplomatic efforts. …

3/4/2015 12:00 AM
Bad case against Obamacare

A durable legal adage warns that “bad cases make bad law.” The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments today in a flimsy challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Justices should not allow the trumped-up case to deny as many as 13 million Americans, including nearly 375,000 Ohioans, the financial aid they need to buy …

3/4/2015 12:00 AM
Strickland for Senate? Why?
Letters to the Editor
Former Gov. Ted Strickland wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate next year, but voters must ask themselves why (“Strickland to run for U.S. Senate seat; Ex-governor’s decision likely sets up showdown with Portman,” Feb. 26). …

3/3/2015 2:57 AM
Contest for council chief one of mettle
Recently, I was talking with a person who long worked for former Gov. George Voinovich. This person was a member of his Cabinet and told me that the governor was so strict about the separation of his governing team from his political team that he would “chew out” a governance person who showed up for a fund-raiser or rally …

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