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Rice discipline a big mistake by Goodell
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
When Roger Goodell became commissioner of the NFL in 2006, he vowed to clean up the game via the players’ personal conduct policy and in the name of on-field safety. …

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Why a tobacco heir isn’t fuming
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You might assume that Patrick Reynolds is furious these days. R.J. Reynolds was his grandfather, and the giant tobacco company he founded just got socked with a $23.6 billion judgment by a Florida jury that was determined to send a strong message about the evils perpetrated by the cigarette industry. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Toledo neighborhood fights for its life
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
At about this time a year ago I wrote a column that seemed to result in a happy ending. It was about the citizens of Collins Park Avenue in East Toledo. It was about how they were trying to save their neighborhood from the wrecking ball — wielded by the city of Toledo. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Energy mess must be cleaned up
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Is there anything hopeful to say about the lousy new law that is freezing Ohio’s clean-energy mandates? Only that it could have been even worse — and that Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly still have a chance to start to reverse the damage they’ve done. …

Updated 17 hours ago
Inmates lift lives in Toledo, Detroit
BY JEFF GERRITT BLADE COLUMNIST

Updated 18 hours ago
UT’s Mancz more than a football star
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Greg Mancz has never been your typical college athlete.

Updated 18 hours ago
Unique hunting tool at heart of Illinois case
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
The battle percolating in an Illinois courtroom over what qualifies as a legal hunting tool certainly has a curious Biblical zest to it. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Store braces for yard sale crowds
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
Yard sale lure is never stronger than it is on U.S. 127 every year in early August for the World’s Largest Yard Sale. The date this year for the 690-mile, four-day event is Aug. 7-10 and David JoHantgen will be ready for the deluge of customers. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
County fair will appeal to food lovers
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
The 140th annual Wood County Fair starts Monday and continues through Aug. 4 at the fairgrounds in Bowling Green, 13800 W. Poe Rd. You’ll find fabulous food, fascinating exhibits, handmade crafts, cute animals, lots of entertainment, cooking competitions, and much more. …

7/27/2014 12:00 AM
Could dog’s disease be caused by vaccinations?
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
Dear Dr. Thompson,