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9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Maverick takes on Ford, health issues
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some people in Toledo, and in greater northwest Ohio, are just too big for a single newspaper column. Their stories are too multifaceted and rich. They are worthy of book-length treatments. I am talking about people such as Baldemar Velasquez, and Bobby Kaplan, and Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak. I can’t write a book on each one. But I can …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Letter from campaign not published
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Sharon Zahn-Davis was puzzled that The Blade would not publish her letter to the editor about Social Security and Medicare. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Romney a possible 2016 candidate
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Richard Nixon lost the presidency in 1960, was pilloried in his own party for losing to so inexperienced an opponent as John Kennedy, and eight years later was elected to the White House. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Erie’s complex issues demand action
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When there is a fire, the sound of sirens fills the air, the pumpers and ladder trucks race past in a noisy and crimson blur, and then we all tend to lock in on that major event. The calamity of the moment consumes all of our attention. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Lots of reasons for BG to be excited
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
BOWLING GREEN — The Falcons stood in the locker room, high-fiving one another, jumping and dancing, screaming and shouting, and then it began to wane. Seconds turned into minutes; minutes into, well, more minutes. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Take an honest look before picking pets
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
Occasionally veterinarians get the question about what kind of pet to bring into the house, and there is nothing we all enjoy more than helping with the pet selection for people, their families, and lifestyles. Unfortunately, all too often we see people getting in over their heads and the troubles are difficult to unwind once the die has been cast.…

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
Hillsdale County Fair fusion
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
If you didn’t get to a county fair this summer, there is one more on tap that promises to be everything city folks expect when they meet their country cousins for fun, good food, and animals straight from the barn. …

9/14/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 9/14
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
DANCE, music, singing, and theater — it was all there, plus plenty of time to kibitz with friends and artsy types on a beautiful moonlit night. The Valentine Theatre’s second annual Season of the Arts Plaza pARTy was Sept. 6 and much ado was on the KeyBank outdoor stage as well as indoors at the 119-year-old historic site.…

9/13/2014 12:00 AM
Amid digital terror, a growing sadness
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
My octogenarian confidant was distressed. The global transmissions of two beheadings in the Middle East rattled her to the core. …

9/13/2014 12:00 AM
Celebrations and traditions co-exist
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
The Christmas decoration season started for me on Sept. 5, for that was the day I was in Costco and saw Santas for sale, near the skeletons for Halloween. All Hallows Eve is 48 days from today. …