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Updated 8 hours ago
Ohio should focus on tax fairness
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Gov. John Kasich calls it “really simple stuff.” It’s just “common sense,” he says. It’s the obvious solution to prevent “a severe drag on economic growth” in Ohio, he insists. …

Published 15 hours ago
Kirk: Middle-class
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Updated 16 hours ago
More info would have bolstered column
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
My voice mail was nearly full the day after the Keith Burris column, “Woodville: Worst little town in Ohio?” was in The Blade on Feb. 15. …

Updated 18 hours ago
Divestment from Israeli occupation a topic
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
Late last month, the University of Toledo hosted a debate that’s occurring with growing frequency on American college campuses. For two hours, UT student senators discussed — and ultimately rejected — a resolution backed by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine that would have called on the university to divest from businesses linked to Israel’s occupation of …

Published 18 hours ago
What does PARCC say that teachers don’t know?

Students from all over Ohio have taken the mandated Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career — often called PARCC — achievement tests (“Toledo students begin online exams; State law allows parents to opt out,” Feb. 18). Year after year, we continue to put our schoolchildren and their teachers under the microscope in the hope of …

Published 18 hours ago
Safety must be the top priority for pipelines

The people in charge of the Nexus and Rover natural-gas pipelines do not care about the safety of the people of the Toledo area, the protection of Oak Openings, or the health of the Maumee River. They care about their own economic benefit, and will try to assure us there are no dangers and we will benefit economically. …

Published 18 hours ago
Ohio Grange: Gas pipelines a boon to state

The Ohio State Grange applauds your Feb. 18 editorial “Safety first,” about natural-gas pipelines in Ohio — the Rover pipeline in particular. …

Published 18 hours ago
Give new mayor a chance to govern

Blade editorial cartoonist Kirk Walters’ Feb. 25 Maumee Dearest cartoon hit the nail on the head. Mayor D. Michael Collins is barely in his grave, and the vultures are coming out of hiding. …

Published 18 hours ago
Faith accommodation

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could provide another victory for religious minorities, and set a precedent for stronger enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws. …

Published 18 hours ago
Prison recovery

Nearly 45 percent of inmates who enter Ohio state prisons each year — almost 9,000 people — serve less than a year. Many, if not most, of these prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders who need treatment. Until now, however, a lack of time and resources has left them untreated and far more likely to relapse and return to prison,…




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