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Merry Christmas 2014

Toledo church rally takes stand for ‘all’ lives
On a cold, dimly lit central Toledo streetcorner, with daylight long gone, a dozen black men and women stood holding signs that asked people to recognize the importance of every life.
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Painter finds inspiration in youth
Grand Rapids gallery features work of Fremont artist.
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When the battlefield fell silent
WWI combatants called Christmas truce 100 years ago.


Santa’s gone, so it’s time to party
Start planning your New Year’s Eve.

OSU's Cardale Jones alters approach
Quarterback ditches jokes, narrows focus with starting job.

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Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

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Queen Elizabeth II praises Ebola workers
Annual Christmas broadcast also calls for international reconciliation.
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Pope wishes hope and peace for Mideast
Decries world's indifference to refugees in Christmas message.
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Survivors huddle after 72 killed in India
Rebels from Bodo tribe blamed for attacks late Tuesday.
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No delayed start in marathon trial
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COLUMNS & BLOGS

Keith Burris
The festival of light, birth
For those of us of a certain age, the holiday is full of memories.
Blurbs From The 'Burg
Lighting jup Perrysburg
Request for reader photos of their displays.
Keith Burris
Self-sacrifice routine for modern cop
All Americans grieve when police officers are killed.
Mary Bilyeu
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
It would cost $27,673.22 to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the song.
Ripple Effect
Debates emerge over pipeline
Concerns raised about property values and safety.
Matt Markey
Disease threat prompts order to destroy herd
Owner of Ohio hunting preserve learns his deer will be euthanized.
S. Amjad Hussain
A bittersweet walk down memory lane
Sad to see that a once-enchanting place was crumbling and dilapidated. .


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Holiday-season acts of kindness offer reminders that far more unites Toledoans than divides us.




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