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A master builder is laid to rest
BY KEITH BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
Toledo has now concluded three days of mourning for former Mayor Jack Ford — the third mayor of our city to die within a span of 50 days. …

Updated 21 hours ago
You won’t hear a Peep from me
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
’Tis the season for Peeps — those adorable, colorful little candies that ... well ... I just can’t eat. …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
The heroic honesty of Teresa Fedor
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I have admired state Rep. Teresa Fedor for a while, for her lonely and forward-thinking work on human trafficking. She was working on this issue long before it was really on the radar for most of us — working quietly and constructively. …

3/31/2015 1:49 AM
Hiker starts journey of a lifetime
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS WRITER
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,185-mile footpath that traces a meandering route from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is the people’s parkway, managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a gaggle of state agencies, and an army of volunteers. …

3/31/2015 12:00 AM
A 2016 pre-primary lowdown
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Ordinarily, the jockeying for the White House begins slowly, with whispered conversations and closed-door meetings. The early commitments come slowly, and all parties know they are tentative and mostly secret. …

3/30/2015 12:26 AM
Wisconsin, Ryan doing things right
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Monday morning musings:

3/30/2015 12:00 AM
Thinking of home under strange roof
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
NEW YORK — I came here to attend a private literary gathering and to read from my books. During my stay, I met some fascinating people. …

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Tea at Wildwood Manor House
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The 2015 tea season is here, featuring parties hosted in the Stranleigh Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Each of the monthly events celebrates a different theme: April in Paris on Friday, Happily Ever After on May 1, Welcome Home (a patriotic tea) on June 5, Anchors Aweigh on the S.S. Stranleigh on Aug. 7, Blue Ribbon on Sept.…

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
A talk with Bishop Thomas
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
When I went to the Catholic Center, headquarters of the Diocese of Toledo, on Spielbusch Avenue, to meet Bishop Daniel Thomas for the first time, I noticed how austere and uncluttered it is. It’s an office building, after all, not a church. Business must be transacted there. I wondered if Bishop Thomas would be a businessman in a Roman collar.…

3/29/2015 12:00 AM
Locked into treatment
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Theodore Twigg of Holland was headed for prison. A 37-year-old heroin addict, he was locked up in the Lucas County jail on Jan. 20, facing a five-year sentence for breaking-and-entering and fleeing from a police officer. …




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