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3/29/2015 12:00 AM
No fracking on public land

During his first term, Gov. John Kasich wisely halted a plan that would have authorized hydraulic fracturing in state parks and forests. A reckless bill approved by the Ohio House last week would circumvent Mr. Kasich’s moratorium and open up state forests to the controversial method of oil and natural-gas drilling, with almost no oversight. The Senate should reject …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Keep the traffic cameras
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Statehouse politicians are all for home rule and local control — except when they aren’t. A bad new state law imposes unreasonable restrictions on Ohio communities, including Toledo, that operate traffic cameras to identify and cite speeders and red-light runners. It deserves to be struck down. …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Toledo City Council candidate
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Overcoming Lucas County’s hunger crisis
BY ELIZABETH S. RUPPERT
Over the past six decades of practicing pediatric medicine and being involved in this community, I’ve seen the hunger crisis in the Toledo area firsthand. As a board member of Feed Lucas County Children Inc., I continue to see local children and families struggle daily. There are unconscionable consequences of a lack of food. …

3/28/2015 12:00 AM
Portman cites record to keep Senate job
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The 2016 U.S. Senate race in Ohio may not be on your radar, but it is most definitely on the political screen of Repubican and Democratic party leaders. …

3/28/2015 12:00 AM
Abortion showdown
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Once the dust settles on the Ohio House’s disgraceful anti-abortion grandstanding this week, the debacle may even emerge as a moment of triumph for advocates of reproductive rights. …

3/28/2015 12:00 AM
For the record

When he ran for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Yet Mr. Obama’s government has set a record for censoring or denying access to federal information. …

3/28/2015 12:00 AM
Tax troubles
Editorials
Toledo City Council members failed to vet businessman Scott Ramsey adequately before they named him this month to fill a vacant council seat. They will need to do better, fuller research when they name a council successor next month to the late Jack Ford. …

3/28/2015 12:00 AM
GOP’s actions hurt lower class
Letters to the Editor
Dana Milbank’s March 21 op-ed column, “House GOP’s fiscal sleight of hand,” was spot on. Too many lawmakers in Congress care little for those who elected them. Everything the GOP is proposing weakens the government by taking from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich. …

3/27/2015 12:00 AM
Politics trumps problem-solving
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Ever wonder why so many elected officials waste so much time and energy on irrelevant crusades? Consider two examples: …




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