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3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Fund-raisers feature presidents’ chef
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is hosting two fund-raising events in May that offer a rare opportunity: the chance to have a former White House chef cook for you. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Ford was a lion of a man
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I met Jack Ford more than 25 years ago — in the late 1980s when Iworked for The Blade the first time.  He was a social worker, specializing in drug abuse prevention. He was the up-and-coming young black man in Toledo politics. I remember, particularly, a lunch at Dyer’s with William Block, Sr., in which Mr. Ford explained …

3/22/2015 8:57 AM
On the Town: 3/22
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
SHOES of all kinds, colors, and designs were the popular attire for the ninth annual Steppin’ Out: The Funky Shoe Event presented by Rudolph Libbe and The Blade for the Toledo School for the Arts. Folks filed in dressed to impress on March 14 at the Park Inn by Radisson. Ladies’ swanky stilettos that were embellished with glittery gems and …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Port Clinton’s kids speak to all of us
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
Sixty years ago, Robert Putnam earned spending money as a paperboy for The Blade in Port Clinton. Today, he is one of the best-regarded political scientists in the country. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Readers: Drabik coverage favoritism
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Several readers grumbled that The Blade seemed to be showing favoritism by anointing Sandy Drabik, the widow of late Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, as Toledo’s possible next mayor. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Cats adapting to new confines
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
The cats may be doing better than I am in the move from Michigan to Ohio, from a large house to a smaller one, from two acres to a postage stamp of a yard. …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Spring season has sprung
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
I couldn’t stop it. The sunny and warm weather triggered the outdoor Spring Cleaning Genie to stop by and get rid of the winter insulation. The leaves have been cleared out of the nooks and crannies of each budding shrub. The plastic covers or burlap can be removed from the shrubs and rose bushes. The mulch you piled around your …

3/22/2015 12:00 AM
Brighter days could be ahead for Rogers
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
COLUMBUS — A year ago, after beating Rogers in the Division II state semifinals, the girls from Kettering Alter saw a 29-0 season go up in smoke with a championship game loss to Millersburg West Holmes. …

3/21/2015 3:25 AM
Renewal in spring, and in our spirits
TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Friday was the first day of spring, with the vernal equinox marking the point when day and night are the same length. That’s the scientific start of the season, but some people look to the birds to know that it’s spring. …

3/20/2015 12:00 AM
Young people will renew us
BY KEITH BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
A few days ago, I had coffee with a young woman named Rachel Johnson, and a few days after that, I sat in Scott Ramsey’s boat building and restoration shop, uptown. …




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