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Wife of late Mayor Collins to consider run for office
The wife of the late Mayor D. Michael Collins is considering finishing her husband's work by running to complete his term. Sandy Drabik told The Blade today she “made a commitment to explore the possibility” of running in November for the remainder of Mayor Collins' term.

Tiger Ridge owner claims animal nearly died
Alleges cougar not fully tranquilized before state seized animals. 

Deputy acquitted of assaulting inmate
Visiting Judge Herbert Adams said he did not believe alleged victim.

U.S. clears officer in Ferguson case
Justice Department criticizes police force in scathing report.
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Monroe students attempt texting record
Youths encourage others to stop using word 'retard.’
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Walleye's Hirschfield also a dad
Forward juggling hockey with new responsibilities.

Officials seek improvements in shoveling
Snow piles up on Toledo sidewalks despite ordinances.

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Keith Burris
A lesson in Toledo democracy
At a time when the city needed statecraft, it got burlesque.
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Kasich's mandate
Governor must break silence on Medicaid. 
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New councilman has no political affiliation...
Scott Ramsey has not pulled a partisan ballot since at least 1996.
Dave Hackenberg
Shooting woes continue for Falcons
Achilles heel for BGSU? Making enough shots.
Mary Bilyeu
Shopping is a recipe for stress...
“Grocery store paralysis,” we’ve all been there.
Matt Markey
Michigan marks safest hunting season
No hunting-related fatalities for first time, while Ohio had 3.
Keith Burris
Contest for council chief one of mettle
Choice of Steel is serious conflict of interest, bad government.


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