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Potato posse heeds aid appeal after festival fire
Within hours of the German-American Festival’s Great Potato Salad Disaster of 2014, dozens of volunteers rallied to turn a fiasco into a comeback story.
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Winter withers Ohio’s peaches
Puny crop blamed on bitter cold that killed many trees.

Some Catholics chilly on ice bucket challenge
Local participants take part but give money to other causes.
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College football in high gear for local teams
UM names Peppers punt returner, UT practices on grass, BG reveals depth chart.

Maumee church offers helping hand
St. John parish is building a church in the Philippines.

Lions win 13-12 over Jaguars in preseason
Reggie Bush scored on an 86-yard run for Detroit.
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Scott staff goes door-to-door
Faculty deliver backpacks to incoming freshmen.


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Iraq suicide bomber hits government building
11 killed, 24 injured in Baghdad.
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Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire
Nation urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks.
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China shuts down film festival
Security tight at would-be site of Beijing Independent Film Festival.
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Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine
It could not be determined if the trucks were carrying any cargo.
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Marilou Johanek
Common Core debate hijacked
Conservative grandstanding leaves people in the dark.
Keith Burris
Scientific plan needed for lake
Brown and Kaptur are heroes for making Lake Erie a priority.
Mary Bilyeu
Bonding over barbecue
31st annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off more than a contest.
Dave Hackenberg
UT women’s golfers look to climb high
Senior Jennifer Elsholz hopes big summer leads to team success this fall.
Kirk Baird
Tripping on Woodstock memories
Woodstock is celebrating its 45th birthday.
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The Blade Fishing Report: 8-22
The best angling information from area experts.
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Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure?

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