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Updated 1 hour ago
Route all downhill from start
BY VICTORIA DUGGER BLADE STAFF WRITER
BOSTON — The day before any race brings its own set of anxieties. I’m a firm believer that preparation is the key to staving off the majority of the butterflies that can dive-bomb the stomach. To prepare for this course, we took a bus tour Sunday to trace the Hopkinton-to-Boston route. …

Updated 9 hours ago
Toledo golf scene to lose top pro
DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Monday morning musings, reflecting on a beautiful Easter and whether we’ve finally escaped that vortex thing: …

Updated 9 hours ago
Learning German in a choir robe
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A little more than a year ago, I played the harmonica with the Toledo Symphony on amateur night. It was a chance for nonprofessional musicians to sit alongside Symphony pros for an evening of great music at the Peristyle. …

Updated 21 hours ago
A winning day in Boston
BY VICTORIA DUGGER BLADE STAFF WRITER
BOSTON — Finally, the day arrived. After witnessing from afar the twin bombings that shook this city and the running world to its foundation, I was in Boston on Saturday to pick up my race number for the 118th Boston Marathon. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Local priest offers lesson about Easter
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My wife and I have lived in a lot of different places. We both grew up here in Ohio. We like to talk about the cultural differences, and distances. My favorite example is from the parking lot of the Perrysburg JCC-YMCA. “I’m so sorry,” the woman said, "I think my car is too close to yours." …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Ratings prove golf greatly needs Woods
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
According to the Nielsen ratings, the audience for last weekend’s coverage of the Masters on CBS, on average, was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes. That represented the fewest viewers since 1993. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Many feel allure of spring river fishing scene
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Each business has its own master plan. For Clarence Labiche, the approach might seem a little unconventional. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Even the outrageous Ted Nugent has right to free speech
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Alan Goldsmith, a reader from Ann Arbor, doesn’t mince words: “Does The Toledo Blade think paying for and supporting a racist, draft-dodging pedophile was a smart decision and one a Great American Newspaper should be proud of?” …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
Make Common Core better in Ohio; don’t scrap it
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core. But as the resistance — more political than pedagogical — to Common Core continues to heat up, so does the pressure on state officials to dump the national standards. …

4/20/2014 12:00 AM
These races are weather vanes for 2016
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
It happens every four years: The political party on the defensive tries to portray races in off-year elections as individual ones without a unifying theme. …