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Updated 2 hours ago
Quietly making a difference
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
What do Richard St. Jean, CEO at Hollywood Casino Toledo, and the Rev. Pete Bowmer, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church downtown, have in common? …

Updated 2 hours ago
Lunch box memories
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Last week, Suzanne Crough — better known as Tracy, the tambourine-playing youngest child on The Partridge Family — died. She was my age, which is rather a disconcerting thought. …

Updated 2 hours ago
Sky not the limit for birding festival
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
It has grown from an abstract concept just six years ago into what has become Woodstock for bird-lovers, minus all of the mud, music, and miscreants. And they are not done growing just yet. …

Published 2 hours ago
Recalling Moses of the Soviet Union
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Amid the news of the cruel month of April — an earthquake in Nepal, upheaval in Baltimore — an important political landmark went virtually unnoticed. It was the death of Vladimir Slepak, one of the principal “refuseniks” who battled Kremlin officials for nearly two decades to win the right to leave the Soviet state that repressed them and reviled them …

Updated 17 hours ago
Time is now for Lions to run with it
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Admit it, Detroit Lions fans. How many times have you screamed “run the %#& ball” in the direction of the field or at your TV set? Two yards for a first down, trying to protect a late lead, and Matthew Stafford drops back to pass. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Here’s to Uncle Claude
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
Somehow, describing it as “a life well lived” doesn’t quite sum it up. Besides, he’s still living it. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Country livin' all is right
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
“Yes, but what do you do there?” ask people who know me from my big-city past. When I tell them, they're often surprised. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Two for Twenty: Woodville Diner
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
As you walk into the spacious Woodville Diner, you’re immediately greeted with a friendly invitation to choose your own seat. Make yourself at home. …

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
School fights for its life
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I drove to the Springfield Schools Administration Building, on Hall Street in Holland, late last week to meet Michael O'Shea, the superintendent, and two Springfield-Holland parents — one a young dad and the other a grandma — both business people and both enthusiastic about Springfield schools. …

5/3/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo Yacht Club to celebrate 150th
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The Toledo Yacht Club is steeped in history. It is among the oldest yacht clubs in North America, tracing its founding back to 1865 when two rowing clubs merged and began to focus on sailing. …




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