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Updated 20 minutes ago
Hungry flock of robins not quite sign of spring
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
All of that commotion coming from the dwarf burning bush in the front yard of John Sinkovic’s Toledo home recently was not the result of a banditry of chickadees, a host of sparrows, or a chattering of starlings. No, this was a full-fledged, chaotic gathering of robins — whatever you call that. …

Published 49 minutes ago
Old-school dude gets things done
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I wasn’t there so I cannot attest that it was actually said. But a friend of mine told me that Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken once told him, after a long, fruitless meeting: “I miss the old days.” …

Published 49 minutes ago
Concerns about proposed oil drilling
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — When Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver heard that a church wanted to allow drilling for oil on its property in this heavily populated Detroit suburb, he found it hard to believe. …

Updated 15 hours ago
Water, trust, and the truth
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I had a conversation recently with Sam Melden, executive director of the Center for Servant Leadership and all-around good guy. …

Updated 23 hours ago
Voters put both parties on trial
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Political outsiders Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) were carried to decisive New Hampshire primary triumphs. …

2/11/2016 12:23 AM
Kowalczyk gets 100th UT win
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
After seeing his University of Toledo men’s basketball team erase a late eight-point deficit and get a game-winning basket with 1.4 seconds left Tuesday night at Buffalo, Tod Kowalczyk delayed a Wednesday lunch date/​interview by some 40 minutes. …

2/11/2016 12:00 AM
Around Town: 2-11
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
There's always something to do in Toledo.

Updated 15 hours ago
Star chefs face immense pressure
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
On Jan. 31, 44 year old Swiss chef Benoît Violier was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gun shot. …

2/9/2016 12:00 AM
Charting his own course
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Two nights before Toledo’s last mayoral election, former Mayor Mike Bell invited his small campaign staff to his home. He made them all spaghetti. They hung out and had a good time. They didn’t talk much politics or strategy. …

2/9/2016 12:46 AM
Local sailors to make historic race to Cuba
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Sometime Thursday afternoon, Steve Attard expects his sailboat Viva Las Vegas will enter the territorial waters of the Republic of Cuba, completing the inaugural Miami to Havana Race. …




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