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Updated 4 hours ago
Community is vital but by itself not enough
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
For several months, Pastor Cedric Brock of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church has been quietly organizing what he calls Partners Empowering Community Safety. …

Updated 4 hours ago
Toast Winterfest with craft beer, wine
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Feb. 20 to 22, Perrysburg will celebrate its annual Winterfest. In addition to hosting the United States National Ice Carving Championships, which will feature demonstrations and artworks carved by masters, there will be craft beer and wine tastings. …

Updated 4 hours ago
Not a drug dealer
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
The Rev. Slim Lake isn’t wearing his trademark leather shoes these days: one white, the other black — a sartorial sign of racial unity. Instead, he’s sporting a pair of plastic orange flip-flops, courtesy of the Lucas County jail. …

Updated 6 hours ago
Coyotes take on bold posture
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
FREMONT — Little Zeus never had a chance. In the canine world, it was a gang of men against a lone boy. And it was the most clever and opportunistic gang of men against the most naïve of boys. …

Updated 6 hours ago
Manziel's response vital for Browns
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
This is the day I figured rookie Johnny Manziel would make his first start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. …

Updated 13 hours ago
On the Town: 12-21
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
The holiday season always includes formal affairs with party-goers gussied up for fine dining and music. …

Published 13 hours ago
Amaryllis is nature’s Christmas bulb
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
Decorating for the holidays can really bring out the Kris Kringle in all of us. And one key decorating element is the bulb. Think about it. The tree is packed with light bulbs of all sizes and colors, and ornamental bulbs hang from almost every branch. …

Published 13 hours ago
Unexplained hair loss can be a challenging issue
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
One of the more challenging conditions for veterinarians and pet owners is the development of unexplained hair loss in pets.  …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Blended ‘family’ is together again
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
The daily ritual at the house in Grand Rapids, Ohio, begins with roll call of the five cats. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
How to reduce class, race divides
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Here are some practical steps for reducing racism and saving the lives of young men in our cities. They do not come out of my head, but from participants in the local meetings I have been attending. …