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4/12/2015 12:00 AM
Red Cross launches preparedness project

The American Red Cross, with partners Columbia Gas of Ohio and The Andersons, recently announced Project Prepare. This initiative looks to help prepare half a million Ohio residents to make a plan, build kits for when disaster strikes, and train for emergency response. …

4/12/2015 12:00 AM
Time to downsize everything
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Monday morning.

4/11/2015 12:00 AM
California’s lesson
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California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to impose water restrictions will affect only his state’s residents — for now. But it’s a matter of time before the water crisis that afflicts California, the most agriculturally productive state, takes its toll on all Americans, including Ohioans, and the nation’s economy. …

4/11/2015 12:00 AM
Stroll and sip

The Ohio House has passed a bill that would allow patrons of bars and restaurants to carry alcoholic beverages outside in designated areas. The Senate and Gov. John Kasich should concur. …

4/11/2015 12:00 AM
Legalizing pot to affect drug tests?
Letters to the Editor
In response to your April 7 story “Quinnipiac poll: Marijuana legalization finds favor; Over 50% of state supports concept”: Additional information is needed to be conducted about the concept of legalizing personal and medical marijuana use in Ohio to determine how many employers will eliminate or relax employee drug testing requirements for existing employees or new hires. …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Another call to action

The alleged execution of Walter Scott by former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Thomas Slager is the latest — and most egregious — example of abuse by police officers involving African-American males. These incidents have shaken police-community relations and will change how all law enforcement agencies, including the Toledo Police Department, equip, hire, and train police …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Pay up

The city of Toledo, for the next two months, is offering an amnesty program that will allow speeding and red-light violators caught on traffic cameras a chance to pay their tickets at a discount. During the program, motorists will have their records cleared of delinquent citations after they pay two-thirds of what they owe in fines and late …

4/10/2015 12:00 AM
Clinton email issue revealing
Letters to the Editor
Blade columnist Keith C. Burris concluded in his April 3 commentary, “The email story should not go away,” that Hillary Clinton’s destruction of her State Department emails violated “the spirit, and probably the letter, of the law.” With national media quiet on this issue, it’s refreshing to see The Blade go “to bat for the public’s right to …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
Wider war

The latest bad idea from the Middle East is a request by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to furnish aircraft, warships, and ground forces for the fighting in Yemen. …

4/9/2015 12:00 AM
Behavior, not breed

Ohio was the last state to stop defining so-called “pit bulls” as “inherently vicious” dogs — a classification that routinely amounted to a death sentence administered by local dog wardens, notably in Lucas County. When the General Assembly and Gov. John Kasich finally changed state law in 2012, they acknowledged that the focus must be not on a dog’s …




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