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Persistent poverty rate casts shadow on Toledo
While the poverty rate in America slowly declined in the last year, Toledo’s remains stubbornly high, according to recently released estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. The country’s poverty rate declined last year for the first time since 2006, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The national poverty rate dropped from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent the next year, according to the estimates.

Lucas County grapples with obesity
70% of adults overweight; teens struggle with mental health.

Pizza Hut testing pizza in Toledo
Chain introducing lower-calorie ’skinny slice’ to city.

UT lineman Norton shaping up
Whitmer grad has toned down, sped up on UT offensive line

Mustang Sally: ‘Expect the unexpected’
Fun-loving group headlines Toledo Club’s Party in the Parking Lot.

Cleveland Indians blank Houston Astros 2-0
Carlos Carrasco pitches 2-hitter with 12 strikeouts.

Bill of Fare: Mancy’s Italian Grill
Upscale eatery comes close to perfection


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Inmate escapes from BG facility
Man escaped custody at North West Corrections Center.
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Australian police: Raids thwarted terror plot
ISIS supporters in Australia were to behead people, videotape executions.
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Scots begin vote on independence
Country to decide whether to break from United Kingdom after 307 years.
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Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
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Keith Burris
Remember why you ran
Collins, like many politicians, needs to be reminded occasionally.
Barbara Hendel
Around Town: 9-18
Mercy event was A Night to Remember.
Mary Bilyeu
Cookbooks need more than recipes
It takes more than ingredients to make food writing relevant.
Dave Hackenberg
Get used to the bandwagoners
BGSU Coach Babers feeling the adulation. 
Kelly Heidbreder
Fall is time to divide and replant
Dig carefully; A muddy start; Time for a trim.
Keith Burris
In praise of those who hang in there
There is a lesson here: persist.
Blurbs From The 'Burg
Perrysburg football makes statement...
Big non-conference wins make area notice Yellow Jackets.

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