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Published 1 hour ago
Shaky case against Perry
OpEd
There are many fair grounds on which to criticize Rick Perry’s performance as governor of Texas: his rejection of federal aid for Medicaid expansion and his grandstanding deployment of the state’s National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, to name two. But the list does not include the charges newly levied against him by an Austin grand jury.…

Published 1 hour ago
Unsafe, unsanitary
Editorials
Ohio‘‍s prison food service contractor, the Philadelphia-based catering giant Aramark Correctional Services, has compiled an egregious record in this state, in Michigan, and around the nation, including unsanitary conditions and staffing shortages. It belies Ohio’s mission of maintaining safe and humane prisons that work to rehabilitate its more than 50,000 inmates. …

Published 1 hour ago
Algae just beginning of water crisis
Letters to the Editor
With all the fuss about how to handle the region’s water crisis, a few facts have been overlooked. I teach a water class at Northwood’s Piping Industry Training Center, and I always begin my lectures explaining how fresh water is becoming a fleeting commodity. …

8/20/2014 1:04 AM
Kirk Walters' Maumee Dearest: Collins' own 9/11
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 22 hours ago
Kirk: Obama's Vacation
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 23 hours ago
Slow Ebola response
Opinion
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa appears more out of control than ever. The virus has infected more than 2,000 people in four countries, and has killed more than half of them. …

8/19/2014 12:00 AM
Where is the GOP heir apparent?
BY DAVID SHRIBMA EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE.
The party of the next guy has no next guy.

8/19/2014 12:00 AM
A grandmother’s warning
BY MARCY KAPTUR
The Lake Erie ecosystem is literally the most sustainable place on the planet. Nowhere else on Earth does this much fresh water meet this much arable land.  …

8/19/2014 12:00 AM
Tax shift and shaft
Editorials
Nearly a decade ago, Ohio placed a fateful bet: that big tax cuts, especially for the state’s richest people and corporations, would generate strong job creation, economic growth, and revenue increases. That mostly hasn’t happened. …

8/18/2014 8:11 PM
Double dipping is ridiculous
Letters to the Editor
The Blade has exposed double dipping by some public servants (“Double-dipping may be an issue in levy campaign,” Aug. 10). When these double dippers are confronted about the practice, their usual response is: “I am taking the benefits due to me.” …