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4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Schools, farms are a healthy team
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The Northwest Ohio Farm to School regional workshop will present information about how to connect schools and local farms for increasing opportunities to serve fresh local produce in school cafeterias. This initiative aims to improve student nutrition, provide educational opportunities, and support local and regional farmers. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 4/6
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Spring sprang and so did fundraisers loaded with fun for everyone. The weather may have not have been so great, but people were ready to get out and about after being cooped up indoors all winter, which proved beneficial for many organizations. …

4/5/2014 12:00 AM
Engaging in social media isolates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The term “social media” is a misnomer. There is nothing inherently social about tapping into cyberspace. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
All of the above, or jobs above all else?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Ruby Payne is a former high school teacher and administrator who decided to write what she knew about schools, kids, and poverty and became a best-selling author. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Practical, productive fishing tools
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When the masses of anglers hit the Maumee and Sandusky rivers each spring to fish for walleyes during the spawning run, their tackle of choice is quite varied. You will see everything from super stout surf rods to dainty ultra-lights, with some guys pounding the water with one-ounce lead head jigs, and a few attempting to finesse their …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Bowersox to LGBT teens: It’s OK
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
For such a personal revelation by a celebrity, Crystal Bowersox’s coming out as bisexual on a Los Angeles TV newscast in November — and later via her Twitter account — was surprisingly absent from the major news cycle. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Like father, like son
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Phil Cavanagh was a newborn when his father faced his first election: the 1961 primary for mayor of Detroit. His dad, a little-known young lawyer, finished a poor second. The incumbent was seen as invincible. …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Halting the spread of drug abuse
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
A few weeks ago, I wrote that if we failed to act soon on the Toledo regional heroin epidemic, young people of promise would start dying in the suburbs and the reaction would be: How can it be happening here? And, why didn’t we do more? …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 4-3
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
ACTIVIST and Civil War heroine Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, via storyteller Sheila Otto, returned to Toledo for the first time since 1893. She was at Sweet Shalom Tea Room in Sylvania on March 15, 28, and 30 to present her Freedom, Fashion, and Feminism talk. …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Love your Hens? Thank Ned Skeldon
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
In late 1955, Toledo baseball got slapped by an unexpected double whammy. …