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Updated 18 hours ago
A talk with Bishop Thomas
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
When I went to the Catholic Center, headquarters of the Diocese of Toledo, on Spielbusch Avenue, to meet Bishop Daniel Thomas for the first time, I noticed how austere and uncluttered it is. It’s an office building, after all, not a church. Business must be transacted there. I wondered if Bishop Thomas would be a businessman in a Roman collar.…

Updated 18 hours ago
Locked into treatment
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Theodore Twigg of Holland was headed for prison. A 37-year-old heroin addict, he was locked up in the Lucas County jail on Jan. 20, facing a five-year sentence for breaking-and-entering and fleeing from a police officer. …

Updated 18 hours ago
'A top-notch research university'
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
It was the kind of early-spring day — frigid, snow-dusted, drearily gray — that might cause a newcomer to Toledo from the Sun Belt to reconsider her decision to move here. …

Updated 18 hours ago
Tea at Wildwood Manor House
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The 2015 tea season is here, featuring parties hosted in the Stranleigh Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Each of the monthly events celebrates a different theme: April in Paris on Friday, Happily Ever After on May 1, Welcome Home (a patriotic tea) on June 5, Anchors Aweigh on the S.S. Stranleigh on Aug. 7, Blue Ribbon on Sept.…

Updated 18 hours ago
Spring warmup awakens weeds
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
We have had a rough winter, but it is time to think about spring and summer. The spring warmup isn’t far away even though we are still struggling to get the average temperatures to stick around this week. …

Updated 18 hours ago
Dusting off Cabbage Diet Soup recipe
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Surely you remember the Cabbage Diet Soup that we all made in giant batches in the mid ’80s and ate until we vowed never to look at, let alone eat, another spoonful of cabbage. …

Updated 18 hours ago
Dog’s cloudy eyes indicate a challenging problem
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
Dear Dr. Thompson,

Published 19 hours ago
On the Town: 3/29
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
THE Perrysburg Area Historic Museum presented A Taste of Perrysburg Circle on March 22 at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club. Phyllis Morton, event chairman, was dearly missed but she was recuperating from a fall. So what better tribute to her than to have such a successful event? …

Published 19 hours ago
Lalonde starts to think about playoffs
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Coaches will occasionally talk about not letting an opponent beat them twice, as in don’t let Friday night’s loss affect Saturday’s game. …

Published 19 hours ago
Women take nontraditional trail to empowerment
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
There is more to encounter along a rugged trek through the mountains than mud, boulders and an occasional cluster of poison ivy. For the women who are now taking to the trails, there is immense power and a strong sense of freedom found in trudging up those narrow switchbacks and imposing inclines. …




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