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Published 7 minutes ago
Teacher schools bass with new lure
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
A snag of patent lawyers, complex contracts with lure companies and surprisingly thin royalty checks — that’s not what this Oklahoma angler bargained for. He was just doing what every bass fisherman does — looking for a better bait. …

Published 12 minutes ago
Hens go to Durham for hitting help
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Mud Hens’ infielder Wade Gaynor, who has been scuffling around the Mendoza line of late, was in the cage late Thursday afternoon when the batting practice pitcher stopped throwing and started preaching. …

Published 19 minutes ago
Group offers visionary way to fight gangs
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Recently I sat down with Toledo police Sgt. Anita Madison. She is a dynamo and an inspiration. She has been a civil servant for 34 years and a Toledo cop for 20. She heads up Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, an interesting and visionary program to combat gang violence in Toledo. …

Published 19 minutes ago
Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

Published 19 minutes ago
‘Boyhood’ is like no other film
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
I’m not sure I’ve ever reviewed a current movie for The Blade not scheduled to play Toledo. …

Updated 11 hours ago
Mayor talks ’round the point
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some journalists reflexively dislike politicians. They think few are trustworthy and none can give a straight answer. Others are positively sycophantic toward politicians. I think both positions are dangerous. I think the right position is to assume good faith, but to always remain skeptical and clinical. Trust, but verify, as Ronald Reagan said in another context. And try, always, to …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 7-31
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
A MARATHON of stories continues about the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I from July 14-20 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Volunteers gathered for their annual aftertournament party July 23 at the Pinnacle. Over food and beverages they gabbed about the great golf they saw, but also about the events within the tournament, spectators, and volunteer …

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
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. …

7/30/2014 12:00 AM
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. …