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1/4/2015 12:00 AM
No: EPA’s water grab is dangerous for Ohio farmers
BY JASON STVERAK PRESIDENT OF FRANKLIN CENTER FOR GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to the federal Clean Water Act that would give the agency and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over almost any stream fragment, pond, or mud puddle in the nation — as well as the land surrounding it — regardless of state law or individual property rights. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Yes: Ohio farmers’ harvests depend on healthy waters
BY JOE LOGAN PRESIDENT OF THE OHIO FARMERS UNION
Farmers, more than most other people, are concerned about the quality of our soil and water. We pride ourselves on our stewardship. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
ProMedica and Promenade Park
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Toledo needs the economic and employment boost that the relocation of ProMedica’s corporate headquarters to the downtown riverfront would provide. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Grow up
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Don’t raise taxes; change the laws
Letters to the Editor
Your Dec. 20 editorial “Taxing times” implied that the only humane answer to the problems of the Lucas County jail is to raise the sales tax. Before raising a tax, officials should consider why the jail is so overcrowded. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Charter schools deserve factual review
Letters to the Editor
In response to your Dec. 29 editorial “Charter reform”: While I appreciate the ongoing education policy discussions, it’s critical that Ohioans have the facts so that they can decide what’s best for our children. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Here’s hoping 2015 sees carbon cutbacks
Letters to the Editor
As we take stock of the past year, let’s not forget that the World Meteorological Organization said 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded globally. For us here in Ohio, rising global temperatures have had consequences, including more frequent and severe weather events and the rapid spread of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie last summer that caused a water …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
‘Five of eight’ is wrong debate
Opinion
Students’ success in school depends not just on their exposure to core academics, but also on arts, athletics, and college guidance programs. Yet Ohio is poised to drop a state rule, more than 30 years old, that requires local schools to hire nurses, guidance counselors, arts teachers, and other such employees. …

1/4/2015 12:00 AM
Arresting addiction
Featured Editorial: Home
Northwest Ohio and communities across the state have generally responded to an epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction in a reasonable, effective, and humane manner. In Lucas County, a proposed adult felony drug court and an addiction resource unit run by Sheriff John Tharp aim to steer addicts — mostly nonviolent offenders — into community-based treatment. Everyone should support …

1/3/2015 12:00 AM
Shedding light on Thomas Edison
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is in the face. It took multiple attempts, but sculptor Alan Cottrill of Zanesville finally captured the spirit of one of the greatest inventors who ever lived. …




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