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4/11/2014 12:00 AM
Jim Felton prepares for final sign-off
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
How do you thoroughly summarize a life and a career in a column space? …

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Real change is happening all the time
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Ours is a cynical age. And we get discouraged. I hear often, from readers and friends, that nothing seems to change — that collective will seldom seems to lead to action and that even when it does, the action is often ineffective or backfires. …

4/10/2014 12:00 AM
Around town: 4-10
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
THE "Ode to Joy: A Community's Celebration of Music" was a spectacular way to honor the Toledo Symphony's 70th anniversary drawing more than 3,000 music lovers on Sunday. …

4/9/2014 12:00 AM
Union issue shows need for change
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
At the top, let me proudly admit to being a union man for the 35 years I’ve written for this newspaper. …

4/9/2014 12:00 AM
Something always needs attention
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Have you ever wanted to own your own orchard and work shoulder to shoulder with your soul mate? Ken and Janet Stewart are living that dream. They have operated Blueberry Hill Orchard and Berry Farm in Manitou Beach, Mich., as a dynamic duo for over 20 years. …

4/8/2014 12:00 AM
Doing better with agents of change
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Here is what change looks like in our city:

4/8/2014 12:00 AM
Ferry traffic signals winter's end
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
CATAWBA ISLAND, Ohio — That first robin poking around for worms in a leaf pile, a crocus pushing its way up through the damp mulch to absorb the sun’s life-giving rays, or anglers shoulder-to-shoulder in the Maumee and Sandusky rivers — are all signs of spring to most of us.  …

4/8/2014 12:56 AM
Don’t balance state budget on local communities’ backs
BY LINDSAY WEBB AND P.G. SITTENFELD
We have a message for Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly: Stop raiding the coffers of our local communities. …

4/8/2014 12:00 AM
Something to chew on
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
I was asked the other day about the importance of what I do, about “food journalism.” After all, I don’t write about crime or about politics or about climate change or about international diplomacy, or other such serious subjects. …

4/7/2014 12:00 AM
Media clichés stand test of time
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
A couple of years ago, we had fun with a piece that lamented how clichés abuse and degrade our language. The column ignited (dare I say it?) a firestorm of reader reaction. …