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Bitter winter, tainted water top local stories in 2014
Forty-seven years after San Francisco’s Summer of Love, Toledo had what can best be described as the Summer of Algae. Although 2014 began with a bang — one of the roughest winters in memory — the story that really put Toledo in the international spotlight was an all-too-familiar green menace. Western Lake Erie’s algae grew thicker and thicker as summer kicked in and fouled tap water for the metro region’s 500,000 residents.

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

Collins touts progress
Toledo mayor reflects on first year in office.

Do pets have a place in eternity?
Toledo-area religious leaders weigh in on the debate.

Former star finds redemption in Buckeyes
QB of Ohio State’s ’78 Sugar Bowl team survives cocaine-addled past.

Toledo Mag: Photos of the year
Blade photographers choose their favorites.
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2014 classical music in review
Music, dance, and opera delight fans throughout the year.


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Ohio sets up 24-hour school safety tip line
Students, community can report threats to school safety.
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AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing
Plane disappeared today while flying from Indonesia to Singapore.
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Italy: 1 dead, 1 injured in ferry disaster
Fire forces evacuation of hundreds of passengers amid choppy seas.
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Egypt bans 'Exodus' movie
Says Ridley Scott film has historical, religious errors.
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Reader questions sports coverage
Ombudsman: Is The Blade sexist when it comes to sports coverage? 
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It’s the Season of Giving Back.
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A friendship to raise a village
Mural is just for a family and friends to enjoy.
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Happy expectations for 2015
2015 could be a banner year; let’s start with positive thoughts.
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Conservation a prime objective
Detroit Zoo’s director has transformed the institution into an…

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