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Updated 12 hours ago
Our greatest assets are human ones
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
They say it takes an outsider to see what we have in Toledo, and it is true. When I meet newcomers to the city, they always talk about the jewels of Toledo, like the Mud Hens and the symphony, and the Toledo Museum of Art, and UT and Lourdes. …

Updated 12 hours ago
Toledo is the new Peoria
BY KIRK BAIRD CULTURE SHOCK
Once upon a time, the national appeal of a show, a product, even a politician was forecast not by statistical formulas or advanced algorithms but by the simple show-biz maxim, "Will it play in Peoria?" …

Updated 12 hours ago
Mich. lawmakers out for themselves
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Do Michigan lawmakers care about the people they represent? Increasingly, the answer seems to be no — or at least not much. …

Updated 12 hours ago
A crappie day on Devils Lake
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
MANITOU BEACH, Mich. — In the fisherman’s universe, they can’t all be huge largemouth bass, crafty brown trout, and trophy walleyes, nor should they be. The waters of the world give us many, many fishing options, and it is rewarding to explore them all. …

Updated 19 hours ago
Legacy could be Babcock’s motivation
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The Detroit Red Wings’ final offer was five years, about $4 million per, which would have made Mike Babcock the highest-paid coach in the NHL. …

Updated 10 hours ago
Around Town: 5-21
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Plans are in the works for the third annual PawVillion to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society slated for Sept. 18 at the home of Susan and Allan Block, chairman of Block Communications, Inc., parent company of The Blade. Dinner directed by Bill Yosses, former White House pastry chef, will be the featured entertainment. He was in town Saturday at …

5/21/2015 12:00 AM
How council mugged a neighborhood
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Back in January, Toledo City Council mugged a neighborhood. It went mostly unnoticed at the time, including by me, and I am sorry about that. If a light had been cast on what council was about to do, it might have been stopped. …

5/20/2015 12:00 AM
And then there were 3
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
No one can call Toledo politics boring. Unending, maybe. Sometimes vicious. (Not a lot of long-term loyalty in evidence.) Often unpredictable. Quite often characterized by monumental hypocrisy and insincerity. …

5/20/2015 12:17 AM
Rory has replaced Tiger
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Tiger Woods checks in at No. 140 in the World Golf Rankings. His last major championship was the 2008 U.S. Open. He hasn’t been part of a trophy presentation in 21 months. …

5/20/2015 12:00 AM
Enthusiasm for growing warms up
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
Blooming plants are flying off the shelves of local greenhouses and garden centers. The warmer temperatures are getting gardeners warmed up for another growing season. …




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