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Updated 2 minutes ago
Valentine’s Day and its saintly origins
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Was St. Valentine of Rome someone who would give jewelry, candy, flowers, and a card for romantic purposes? …

Published 13 minutes ago
‘Compassionate conservative’ won’t be on display
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gov. John Kasich’s political gambit paid off. He relocated to New Hampshire months ago for one reason: He had to win big there or go back to his day job in Columbus. …

Updated 6 hours ago
Old-school dude gets things done
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I wasn’t there so I cannot attest that it was actually said. But a friend of mine told me that Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken once told him, after a long, fruitless meeting: “I miss the old days.” …

Updated 20 hours ago
Flock of robins not quite sign of spring
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
All of that commotion coming from the dwarf burning bush in the front yard of John Sinkovic’s Toledo home recently was not the result of a banditry of chickadees, a host of sparrows, or a chattering of starlings. No, this was a full-fledged, chaotic gathering of robins — whatever you call that. …

2/12/2016 12:00 AM
Concerns about proposed oil drilling
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — When Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver heard that a church wanted to allow drilling for oil on its property in this heavily populated Detroit suburb, he found it hard to believe. …

2/11/2016 12:00 AM
Water, trust, and the truth
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I had a conversation recently with Sam Melden, executive director of the Center for Servant Leadership and all-around good guy. …

2/11/2016 12:00 AM
Voters put both parties on trial
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Political outsiders Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) were carried to decisive New Hampshire primary triumphs. …

2/11/2016 12:23 AM
Kowalczyk gets 100th UT win
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
After seeing his University of Toledo men’s basketball team erase a late eight-point deficit and get a game-winning basket with 1.4 seconds left Tuesday night at Buffalo, Tod Kowalczyk delayed a Wednesday lunch date/​interview by some 40 minutes. …

2/11/2016 12:00 AM
Around Town: 2-11
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
There's always something to do in Toledo.

Updated 14 hours ago
Star chefs face immense pressure
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
On Jan. 31, 44 year old Swiss chef Benoît Violier was found dead in his home from a self-inflicted gun shot. …




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