Loading…
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeOpinionColumnists

Columnists

113 stories in section, viewing 1 through 10

Updated 2 hours ago
An American giant
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
A few weeks ago, I drove to Grand Rapids, Mich., to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. It is an impressive place, as is Grand Rapids, which, 25 years ago, had a dead downtown full of empty buildings. Today, it is vital and bustling. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Race matters
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Opinion writing isn’t a bad way to get paid. It beats most of the other jobs I’ve had, including hauling trash, insulating attics, standing on an assembly line, or washing soiled hospital laundry. I’d rank it right up there with playing drums in a band, which I also did for two years. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Show to offer holiday help, humor
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Tune in to WGTE-FM 91 on Thanksgiving for The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential, a two-hour call-in show offering help for the harried from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Updated 13 hours ago
Lack of dazzle hurts OSU's reputation
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
COLUMBUS — It’s hard to get a feel for exactly what turns on the College Football Playoff committee. …

Updated 13 hours ago
Bobcats won't stay off local radar
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
After a recent wildlife encounter in Monclova Township, Phil Govert was at first intrigued, then puzzled, then concerned, curious, skeptical, and a little perplexed. But from the sighting through the reaction, research, and conclusion, he remained logical and practical about the whole experience. …

Updated 19 hours ago
On the Town: 11/23
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Uniformed men and women were the guests of honor at the 2014 Armed Services Recognition & Appreciation Dinner presented by the Toledo Club Nov. 15. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served in the Red Room. Then a bugle sounded, signaling everyone to mess — a tasty surf-and-turf dinner. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Your lawn needs a fall feast
BY KELLY HEIDREDER BLADE COLUMNIST
It is the weekend before Thanksgiving, and I am sure your grocery list is growing by the minute. But don’t forget to add some fertilizer for the lawn. It is my annual task to remind you to fertilize after our fall feast. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Country roads lead to memories
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
It’s no secret that I have chalked up several countries and continents in my travels and have hundreds of photos and notebooks to prove it. …

11/23/2014 12:00 AM
Cases of kennel cough increase during the holidays
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
Kennel cough is an incredibly contagious respiratory disease that becomes an increasing concern this time of year as we head into the holiday season. Pets are being boarded or groomed more frequently, increasing the risk of exposure as they are brought into close proximity indoors. …

11/22/2014 12:00 AM
Ohio Democrats on the sidelines
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
One-party rule in Ohio means one party can make or break the rules. Unless you’re in the party that rules the state, you’re on the sidelines. …