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4/7/2014 12:00 AM
Media clichés stand test of time
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A couple of years ago, we had fun with a piece that lamented how clichés abuse and degrade our language. The column ignited (dare I say it?) a firestorm of reader reaction. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Airport plan was no plan at all
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
When, some months ago, Dock Douglas Treece and his two sons Dock David and Benjamin Treece, of the local Treece Investment Advisory Group, announced they hoped to acquire management rights to Toledo Express Airport, most people in Toledo, leaders and observers, thought, “Hey, let them try.” …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Don't bet against FitzGerald yet
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Ed FitzGerald has seven months to (1) make himself known to Ohio voters and (2) persuade them to fire John Kasich and hire him as their governor. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Court limits campaign contributions
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
With its members holding lifetime tenure and sheltered from elections and polls, the U.S. Supreme Court has the capacity to structure the politics of the other two branches. It did so in 2000, when it settled the electoral standoff between Al Gore and George W. Bush. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Crimea could lead to wider conflict
BY MIKE SIGOV BLADE COLUMNIST
The anti-U.S. hysteria in Russia is so rampant in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s military annexation of Crimea that some journalists-turned-propagandists can’t stop using Kremlin-coined cliches once they come home after a busy shift of mudslinging. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Finding peace in Alaska
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Tim Hurst is a lot closer to Russia than he is to Sylvania these days. In the tiny village of Quinhagak on the extremely remote west coast of Alaska, he has felt the brunt of 85-mile-per-hour winds off the nearby Bering Sea and dealt with the solitude and isolation that comes with being physically cut off from …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
So many pillows to choose from
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Why so many pillows?

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Schools, farms are a healthy team
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The Northwest Ohio Farm to School regional workshop will present information about how to connect schools and local farms for increasing opportunities to serve fresh local produce in school cafeterias. This initiative aims to improve student nutrition, provide educational opportunities, and support local and regional farmers. …

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 4/6
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Spring sprang and so did fundraisers loaded with fun for everyone. The weather may have not have been so great, but people were ready to get out and about after being cooped up indoors all winter, which proved beneficial for many organizations. …

4/5/2014 12:00 AM
Engaging in social media isolates
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The term “social media” is a misnomer. There is nothing inherently social about tapping into cyberspace. …