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Updated 14 hours ago
Is America in decline? Is Toledo?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Four friends are driving home from a football game. The sports talk (baseball and football) has ebbed. The jokes have been told. We will be home soon. The driver poses a question: “Guys, do you think America’s best days are behind us?” …

Updated 14 hours ago
Lawmaker wants to protect interns
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Suppose your firm, like thousands of others, hires unpaid summer or year-round interns. Now suppose that the boss is sexually attracted to a young female intern. …

Updated 21 hours ago
UT can right ship with win
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST

Updated 21 hours ago
Carvers make decoys into art form
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
OAK HARBOR — There is a lot of art that goes into making a good decoy, and that type of craftsmanship will be on display Saturday when the Maumee Bay Carvers hold their annual competition and show at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area north of here. …

Published 22 hours ago
Filmmaker shines light on Toledo
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
Brett Leonard is a pioneer of digital technology and film. The writer-director’s 1992 cyber-horror The Lawnmower Man, starring Pierce Brosnan as the mad scientist and Jeff Fahey as his cyber Frankenstein’s monster, provided groundbreaking CGI and popularized the term “virtual reality.” …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
Remember why you ran
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Reinhold Niebuhr, who died in 1971, was a Protestant theologian who was branded a “Christian realist.” He taught that Christians have a duty to get their hands dirty in politics and that the Christian perspective on human nature and the nature of power should humble us all. …

9/18/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 9-18
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
MERCY Foundation’s A Night to Remember featuring Lou Gramm and the Toledo Symphony was Sept. 12 at Stranahan Theater and Great Hall. The 25th annual event attended by more than 550 supporters raised more than $200,000. The event has raised more than $3 million over the course of 25 years. …

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
Get used to the bandwagoners
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Dino Babers seems like a personable guy and there is no arguing with the credentials that landed him at Bowling Green. …

9/17/2014 12:00 AM
Fall is time to divide and replant
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
We’ve got a nice run of weather coming our way this week. Late summer temperatures will be about 10 degrees below average with sunny skies. Your plants will be really happy in this weather, too. Just look at them: They are spreading out all over the flower bed. …

Updated 14 hours ago
Cookbooks need more than recipes
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The daily Web magazine “The Kitchn” recently offered a list of its readers’ most beloved and cherished cookbooks, asking: “What defines a classic, timeless cookbook?” …