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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 …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Kirk: Iran view of Israel
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

3/21/2015 12:00 AM
Sister Cities event, others counter rally
Letters to the Editor
There is a wonderful alternative to the neo-Nazi rally in Toledo (“Events aim to counteract neo-Nazi rally on April 18,” March 14). It is the Toledo Sister Cities International festival at the University of Toledo on the same day as the rally. …

3/21/2015 12:00 AM
State of poverty
Editorials
A medical emergency, unexpected car repairs, or reduced wages would force nearly half of all Ohioans who are living paycheck to paycheck into poverty, a new report concludes. This lack of economic security is a result of Ohio’s widening income inequality, low-paying jobs, and cuts in services that help poor people. …

3/21/2015 12:00 AM
Running out of gas

Toledo’s regional bus system must raise its state-lowest fares just to maintain basic services, underscoring the need to find more reliable and sustainable ways to pay for public transportation here and throughout Ohio. The state, which ranks near the bottom in transit support, must also do much more if it hopes to redevelop its cities and keep talented young …

3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Time served

Corrections officials nationwide have urged Americans in recent years to distinguish between people they’re afraid of and people they’re mad at. …

3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Rethinking student loans

Americans owe a mind-boggling $1.2 trillion in student loan debt — almost double what we owe on credit cards and auto loans. Nearly 17 percent of Ohioans who borrowed to finance their education have defaulted, a higher rate than in almost any other state. …

3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Miller not running for re-election
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Although some people have disagreed with U.S. Rep. Candice Miller of suburban Detroit on the issues, few felt there was anything phony about her. Voters elected the Republican to two terms as Michigan Secretary of State and seven terms in Congress, all by landslides. …

3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Spreading rumors like yelling ‘fire’
Letters to the Editor
In response to your March 5 article “Feds clear Ferguson officer; Civil rights prosecutors reject ‘hands up’ claims”: The U.S. Justice Department should identify as many of the careless malcontents as possible who immaturely flooded social media in the days after last August’s shooting, falsely claiming that Michael Brown had raised his hands and was trying to surrender. …

3/19/2015 12:00 AM
For refineries like Toledo, the bottom line trumps worker safety
BY GARY DUNN
If you want to know what the unfair labor practices strike at the BP-Husky Toledo Refinery in Oregon is about, let me tell you about my wife, Deb. …




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