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Common Core debate hijacked
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
State Rep. Andy Thompson (R., Marietta) floated a bill that would repeal Common Core in Ohio, prohibit the state Board of Education from using assessments based on the standards, and outlaw data collection on students except for limited administrative purposes. The bill stalled. …

Updated 21 hours ago
Scientific plan needed for lake
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) are heroes for putting the health of Lake Erie again at the center of our attentions and for so swiftly coming up with $2 million for farmers to transition and change. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
UT women’s golfers look to climb high
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
There is a fine, almost invisible line that all athletes reach at some point. The line that separates thinking you can do something and knowing you can do it. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Tripping on Woodstock memories
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
With the tragedies and major headlines of last week, an important birthday quietly slipped by most of us. …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
The Blade Fishing Report: 8-22
Fishing Report
■ Maumee, Sandusky & Portage rivers: The fishing pressure remains light on area rivers, with smallmouth bass and catfish dominating the catch for the few anglers religiously working the waterways. On the Maumee, river guru Joe Roecklein reports that the area below the dam at Mary Jane Thurston State Park is loaded with small shad, so the river dwellers appear to …

8/22/2014 12:00 AM
Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. — What will it take to get Michigan to repair its crumbling infrastructure? …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Let Ford run, and let the voters decide
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The Lucas County Board of Elections meets today to decide whether Toledo City Councilman Jack Ford will be allowed to run for the Ohio Senate. They must hear a challenge brought by Lucas County Democratic Chairman Steve Steel on behalf of the Democratic Party. They say Mr. Ford is unqualified for the ballot and should be removed from it because …

8/21/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 8-21
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Privy to a taste of what's in store at the Savour Sylvania restaurant week that started Monday and runs through Saturday were those who attended the kickoff party Aug. 17 at the Historic Village in Sylvania. …

8/20/2014 12:00 AM
Smile, tomatoes are here
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
My mom left a bag of goodies in my car this week. No, it wasn’t zucchini overload from her garden. It was a bag full of green tomatoes. …

8/19/2014 12:00 AM
On Randy Gardner
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I have heard it said that a politician who has no further ambition is a dangerous man. …