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Published 4 hours ago
Saturday felt like old times
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Monday morning quarterback … or perhaps it should be Monday morning point guard at this time of year: …

Published 4 hours ago
Shall we tolerate the intolerant?
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Pope Francis is easily the most popular man in the world. No question. In fact, it’s arguable that he may well be the most popular man who has ever lived — thanks largely to instant modern communications. All manner of humans love him — not only Christians, but Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists, Agnostics, you name it. …

Published 4 hours ago
Awkward headlines
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
High school basketball is exciting to watch, especially when two longtime rivals are battling each other. So tension filled the little gymnasium in Oneida, Tenn., back on Jan. 4, 1946, when the game between Oneida and rival Stearns, from across the border in southern Kentucky, entered its final minute. …

Updated 20 hours ago
If we fought Ebola the way we fight guns?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
After the murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec 14, 2012, many people in the United States said “never again.” But there have been 95 school shootings since then, approaching one a week. There have been 45 deaths and 78 nonfatal gunshot injuries in schools (including colleges and universities) since Newtown. The incidents …

Updated 20 hours ago
Open to all and always evolving
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library attracted more than 3 million visits — a record number — in 2014. Think about that for a moment. …

Updated 20 hours ago
Blade should have printed cartoons
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Bruce Weinberg of Toledo was one of several readers who accused The Blade of hypocrisy for running an editorial titled “I am Charlie” but failing to print any of the now-famous cartoons that apparently led to the murderous attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. …

Updated 20 hours ago
Taste of the Nation tickets on sale
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
It’s time to buy tickets to the 20th anniversary Taste of the Nation Toledo, a fund-raiser to help fight childhood hunger. Sample some of the city’s finest dishes — some savory, some sweet, all amazing — from dozens of local restaurants from 5 to 8 p.m. April 26, then stay and dance to live music by The Bridges …

Updated 21 hours ago
Here's to 100 more years of UT-BG
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
They’ve been doing this for a long time. A century, in fact. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
On the Town: 1/25
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Romance. Couples who said their I Do’s in 2014 soon will be celebrating their first Valentine’s Day together as husband and wife. …

1/25/2015 12:00 AM
Basil business is growing strong in Toledo
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
Do you like to chop up fresh basil and toss it in your homemade marinara sauce? If you are lucky, you have a pot of this savory herb planted in your house to use in the winter. But if not, you might pick up fresh basil at the grocery store. …




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