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3/29/2014 12:00 AM
FGL a lock, others in flux
BY BRIAN DUGGER BLADE COLUMNIST
Earlier this week, Florida Georgia Line’s’ Cruise was blasting through the speakers at a Toledo-area restaurant. …

3/29/2014 12:00 AM
Constitutional ban discriminates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Second class. Less than. Beneath consideration. Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage discriminates. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
When small steps are not sufficient
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
It is said that the perfect is the enemy of the good.

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Fishing begins at early age
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Success is a coveted companion when you take a kid fishing. You plead for patience and ask them to trust you, that somewhere under the surface of that water really is a fish just waiting to bite on their hook, knowing all along that the “catching” part of fishing is what closes the deal. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
Long on ideas, short on funds
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Mark Totten didn’t think much about politics in the 1980s, when he was growing up in this classic Midwestern town, halfway between Detroit and Chicago. …

3/28/2014 12:00 AM
'Elephant' documentary tackles problem
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
In 2011, Ohio filmmaker Mike Webber released The Elephant in the Living Room, an acclaimed documentary about the prevalence of domesticated wild animals in the United States, and the danger this posed to the owners and everyone else. …

3/27/2014 12:37 AM
Real leaders listen, compromise
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Let’s consider two stories that seem different: Perrysburg City Council’s decision to greenlight a Costco store at a terrible location and Toledo Mayor Mike Collins’ assertion that there is no room in his budget for increased funding of homeless shelters. …

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 3-27
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
SYLVANIA resident Dr. Kristopher Brickman was honored Saturday with the Lawrence V. Conway Lifetime Distinguished Service Award during the Medical Mission Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception in the Howard L. Collier Building on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus. Dr. Brickman, chairman of the department of emergency medicine and vice chief of staff at the UT Medical …

3/25/2014 10:03 PM
Baptism under fire defines BGSU
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
BOWLING GREEN — Dino Babers has yet to coach a football game in Bowling Green. Chris Jans’ employment as men’s basketball coach at Bowling Green State University can still be measured in hours, not days. …

3/25/2014 8:16 PM
Time to help bulbs, fight crabgrass
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
So, you are tired of the piles of gray, ugly snow and you are anxious for those bulbs to push out of the frozen ground and prepare for a spring bloom. Get in line. It is the sixth day of spring and we are ready to kick winter to the curb. …