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4/21/2015 12:00 AM
Gas pipeline will help Ohio merchants
Letters to the Editor
Ohio’s retail merchants enable all Ohioans to benefit from low, stable operating costs and overhead. When our costs are low — at the jeweler, baker, convenience store, and office supply store — our customers are happy. …

4/21/2015 12:00 AM
Their house

Prisoners rarely get to go to the movies. But tonight, about 600 inmates in six Ohio prisons will watch a searing, award-winning documentary on America’s wasteful and Draconian war on drugs. Miles away, hundreds of citizens, criminal justice officials, and drug treatment providers gathered at the Palace Theater in Marion will join them via Skype. …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Alice still relevant
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the book commonly known as Alice in Wonderland, the greatest “children’s book” ever written. Many tea parties are planned to celebrate. …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
A Monday mix
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I was in a fender-bender accident recently. Nobody was hurt and I was not at fault. That’s the extent of the good news. All of us have been there at one time or other, so you know what I’m talking about when I say the hassle that follows can be a royal pain. …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Health care’s rise in cost is out of line
Letters to the Editor
In response to your April 15 article “ProMedica to reimburse 2 patients; Officials’ action follows The Blade’s investigation”: I appreciate that the people you wrote about are getting action. …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Keep the estate tax

Ohio’s repeal of its estate tax more than two years ago has had a disastrous impact on local communities that relied on revenue from the tax to pay for essential public services. Now, Republicans in Congress want to repeal the federal estate tax — a giveaway that would hand $270 billion in tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires over the …

4/20/2015 12:00 AM
Working together

Lucas County’s heroin and opioid crisis shows no signs of abating, but neither do local efforts to fight this epidemic of addiction. A new countywide coalition of law enforcement officials, treatment providers, judges, educators, and others is the latest in a series of high-profile regional initiatives aimed at preventing drug abuse, treating the disease of addiction, and saving lives.…

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Shell game

On the topic of government transparency and accountability, Toledo Finance Director George Sarantou recently told The Blade: “Any time we can give financial information to citizens, the better they are informed and the better they can make judgment calls. They’re the boss. They elect the members of the legislative branch, which is city council, and they elect the mayor. They …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Two distinct marijuana questions
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Should Ohio make marijuana legal, for recreational as well as medical use? In principle, I’m inclined to believe it should, although I don’t — and won’t — indulge. …

4/19/2015 12:00 AM
Obama’s climate fixes promise huge costs, few results
BY J. WINSTON PORTER
President Obama is pushing two emission-reduction programs that he says would help fix global climate change. His proposed Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions from American power plants by 30 percent no later than 2030. A separate agreement between the United States and China calls for the Chinese to cap their carbon emissions in 15 years. …




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