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Published 16 hours ago
Rehabbing your hedges, columns
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
If those shrubs around the base of your home are more than 10 years old, they have worn out their welcome. If you have a hedgerow that really never grew together, or has a few bare spots, it might be time to hang up the hedge trimmers and plant some fresh shrubs. …

Published 16 hours ago
Kowalczyk turns culture around at UT
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
This is too often a bad-news business. The good news sometimes gets overlooked. …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
Community must rise up against gun violence
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
On Sunday, there was the fourth annual “2 Mile March and Rally 2 Stop Gang Violence.” Rain threatened and the PA system sputtered. But the crowd was fervent. I ran into Ray Wood, head of UAW Local 14 and the NAACP. He told me: “This is what matters most now. We need to address our youth, to stop the …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
Say what you meme and meme what you say
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Editor's Note: Click on the words in bold to hear the pronunciation. …

7/29/2014 12:00 AM
Sweep finds no invasive carp
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The mysterious fingerprints were there. The unwanted intruder left at least 10 of them, enough to shake up the locals and prompt a call to bring in the cavalry for a search and destroy exercise. …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Rice discipline a big mistake by Goodell
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
When Roger Goodell became commissioner of the NFL in 2006, he vowed to clean up the game via the players’ personal conduct policy and in the name of on-field safety. …

7/28/2014 12:00 AM
Why a tobacco heir isn’t fuming
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You might assume that Patrick Reynolds is furious these days. R.J. Reynolds was his grandfather, and the giant tobacco company he founded just got socked with a $23.6 billion judgment by a Florida jury that was determined to send a strong message about the evils perpetrated by the cigarette industry. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Toledo neighborhood fights for its life
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
At about this time a year ago I wrote a column that seemed to result in a happy ending. It was about the citizens of Collins Park Avenue in East Toledo. It was about how they were trying to save their neighborhood from the wrecking ball — wielded by the city of Toledo. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Energy mess must be cleaned up
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Is there anything hopeful to say about the lousy new law that is freezing Ohio’s clean-energy mandates? Only that it could have been even worse — and that Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly still have a chance to start to reverse the damage they’ve done. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Inmates lift lives in Toledo, Detroit
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE COLUMNIST