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3/23/2015 12:00 AM
Moving forward: Balancing needs

Ohio ranks near the bottom among states in spending on public transportation — just 63 cents per person annually, or less than 1 percent of its transportation budget. By contrast, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland spend more than $150 per person a year. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Port Clinton’s kids speak to all of us
Sixty years ago, Robert Putnam earned spending money as a paperboy for The Blade in Port Clinton. Today, he is one of the best-regarded political scientists in the country. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Poor Ohioans aren’t disposable
Poor people aren’t disposable. They don’t disappear just because we wish they would, or because we have stopped seeing them. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Readers: Drabik coverage favoritism
Several readers grumbled that The Blade seemed to be showing favoritism by anointing Sandy Drabik, the widow of late Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, as Toledo’s possible next mayor. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Toledoans deserve action to clean up water
Letters to the Editor
Thank you for discussing algae blooms in Lake Erie and our state government’s milquetoast plans to address them. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Factory farms add to Lake Erie woes
Letters to the Editor
Your March 9 editorial “Water woes: More than half-measures” exposed Ohio lawmakers for not doing everything in their power to prevent another drinking water crisis from recurring this year. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Help is available for Medicaid coverage
Letters to the Editor
Toledo/​Lucas County CareNet greatly appreciates The Blade getting the word out to Medicaid recipients that they need to renew their benefits or face losing coverage (“Ohio’s Medicaid mess,” editorial, March 15.) …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Rigging of districts needs to be stopped
Letters to the Editor
I thank Blade Editor David Kushma for his important and revealing March 15 op-ed column about the evils of gerrymandering (“To restore democracy in Ohio, slay the gerrymander”). How is it possible that gerrymandering is allowed to prevail in electing our officials? …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Fighting back
More than 150 people died last year in the Toledo area of heroin-related overdoses, leaving thousands of friends and family members to grieve. But many of the bereaved are doing more than grieving: They’re fighting this epidemic of addiction by helping and educating others. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
No deal
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Now that his legal appeals have failed, ex-Toledoan Tom Noe is asking Gov. John Kasich to pardon him, or to commute the 18-year sentence he is serving in a state prison, for stealing $13.7 million from investment funds he managed for a state agency. Noe has yet to make a credible case for clemency, and the governor …

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