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Reflecting on first year, Mayor Collins touts progress
As he moves toward the end of his first year in office, Mayor D. Michael Collins touts Toledo’s progress in development, dealing with city unions, and writing a budget that's better for the city’s infrastructure. The former police officer, former union president, and former councilman-turned-mayor admits he never predicted how arduous 2014 would be for his administration.

Winterfest aids downtown businesses
Officials expect visitors to spend $2 million or more.

Bitter winter, tainted water top local stories
Toledo mourns firemen, copes with blight, looks to future.

Pets in Paradise?
Toledo-area religious leaders weigh in on the debate.

No joy for Walleye in Mudville
Late Kalamazoo goal spoils Winterfest for Toledo.

Resolved: To Keep Resolutions
Here’s how to make your 2015 goals a reality.

Holmes graces magazine’s cover
Article in February’s Elle Canada mentions her Toledo roots.


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AirAsia plane missing in Indonesia
Plane with 161 aboard missing after takeoff from Indonesia on way to Singapore.
5 hours ago

Two people injured in Findlay crash
Three-vehicle crash occurred on I-75 near US 224 at about 5 p.m.
7 hours ago

2 small planes collide in Maryland
Authorities say there were no injuries reported.
9 hours ago

Sources: Harbaugh to take Michigan job
Wolverines poised to make Jim Harbaugh next head coach.
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Reader questions sports coverage
Ombudsman: Is The Blade sexist when it comes to sports coverage? 
Kelly Heidbreder
Legendary ‘kissing plant’ also has a dark...
St. Nick has left his stash and is back at the North Pole. And the clock…
Barbara Hendel
On The Town: 12-28
It’s the Season of Giving Back.
Mary Alice Powell
A friendship to raise a village
Mural is just for a family and friends to enjoy.
Marilou Johanek
Happy expectations for 2015
2015 could be a banner year; let’s start with positive thoughts.
Jack Lessenberry
Conservation a prime objective
Detroit Zoo’s director has transformed the institution into an…
Mary Bilyeu
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
It would cost $27,673.22 to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the song.

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A new drug court is another sign that the Toledo area is continuing to respond to an epidemic of addiction.

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