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Updated 8 hours ago
The Kasich conundrum
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I attended Gov. John Kasich’s announcement for president in Columbus. And I’ve observed him on the stump several times, including his first official foray as a candidate into, for him, critical Michigan. That primary is March 8 and winner-take-all for anyone who wins over 50 percent. …

Published 8 hours ago
Lion’s killing is a lot of things
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The sad and sickening story of the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has generated a huge amount of news in this country. The facts, circumstances, and potential punishments in this case from the other side of the world merit additional examination, clarification, and explanation. …

Published 8 hours ago
ProMedica has medical, moral duty
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE COLUMNIST
ProMedica can keep the only abortion provider in Toledo open, without expending any money, labor, or extra effort. But for reasons that have more to do with political expediency than women’s health-care needs, the region’s largest hospital system is refusing. …

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On the Town: 8/2
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Popcorn! Peanuts! Cotton Candy! Strrrrrike! The bases are loaded ... it’s a home run! …

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Memories get in way of downsizing
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
If anyone were to ask how long does downsizing last, my answer would definitely be “as long as I do.” …

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Two for $20 finds Balance
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
It seems very high-tech, with a sparse decor and menu screens scrolling on the wall — the kind of cutting edge place you’d envision in Tokyo, perhaps. But the Balance Pan-Asian Grille fuses that with Midwestern friendliness, as staff members invite you in with a warm welcome. …

8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Charter schools mess hurts students
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Illegal conduct under a renegade state superintendent at the Ohio Department of Education could torpedo Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential ambitions. It is that bad. …

8/1/2015 12:00 AM
Potter camp casts spell in B.G.
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bowling Green had a hit with its summer interfaith religious education program held over the past week, the Hogwarts School of Magic and Fun Summer Camp, based on the Harry Potter books and movies. …

7/31/2015 12:00 AM
How is race for mayor shaping up?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Many years ago, a veteran senator was thinking of entering a crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination. A reporter asked him: “Do you risk splintering the Democratic Party?” …

7/31/2015 12:01 AM
Night’s final bite leads to record fish
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
MOUNT STERLING, Ohio — Richard Knisley figured he had maybe one more cast left in him. It was nearly 3 in the morning, and he had been fishing for almost eight hours. To this point, he had caught nothing. …




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