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2/6/2015 12:00 AM
Getting money to Michigan's roads
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has tried for years to get Michigan lawmakers to come up with the money needed to fix the state’s rotten roads. First, lawmakers ignored him. Then they rejected his proposal to increase gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees. …

2/6/2015 12:09 AM
Caution needed when ice fishing
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Some might believe the ultimate accomplishment coming out of a day spent ice fishing is to show off the catch, force a smile from that wind-burned face, and then post a photo in the Internet never-never land for all to see. That line of thinking, however, shows a fundamental lack of understanding about the ice fishing game. …

2/5/2015 12:00 AM
A community waits in vigil
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My wife and I attended the prayer service Tuesday evening for Mayor Mike Collins at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The reading from St. James was fitting: “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let him pray.” …

2/5/2015 12:24 AM
One of the best seasons
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The University of Toledo once had an athletic director who admitted that his three favorite seasons were football, spring football, and football signing day. …

2/5/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s new police chief: He’ll be more visible, and so will his cops
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
George Kral, 48, a Navy veteran and suburban Boston native, was sworn in as chief of the Toledo Police Department on Jan. 5, capping a 25-year career with TPD that included stints as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and deputy chief. …

2/4/2015 12:00 AM
Let's hear it for modesty
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
A friend with long experience in Toledo politics, and longer memory, recalled this about the late Mayor John McHugh, who died last week at 84: “When he was elected, a lot of people thought he wasn’t quite up to the job.” …

2/4/2015 12:00 AM
Acting mayor strives for balance
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
Paula Hicks-Hudson, Toledo’s acting mayor, is performing a delicate balancing act. She must command respect and cooperation from a group of city employees who don’t work for her, and who are worried sick about their boss, Mayor D. Michael Collins, and the long-term status of their employment. …

2/4/2015 12:00 AM
The wealth gap’s role in 2016 race
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
There is a lot spoken about the 2016 presidential election. What isn’t said is far more interesting. …

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
One year in Toledo and counting
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
On Jan. 10, I went to Burger King.

2/3/2015 12:00 AM
Life is fragile
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I’m a football fan. And though I grew up in Ohio a Browns fan, 25 years in New England and admiration for the work ethic of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady turned me into a New England Patriots fan. …




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