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12/2/2014 12:00 AM
Ferguson, Toledo, jobs, and justice
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The Rev. Cedric Brock, pastor of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, has been quietly organizing an anti-violence task force in Toledo. I went to one of his organizing meetings. The group — which ranges from retired Judge Andy Devine, to a father who lost his son to gun violence, to young people — is still jelling. “We are all …

12/2/2014 12:00 AM
Weather a wild card for deer hunters
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
Michigan’s firearm season for white-tailed deer closed as darkness fell on Sunday evening, and for the hunters who worked the western Upper Peninsula for the two-week run, it was a reminder on just how tough the conditions can be in this semi-wilderness region. …

12/1/2014 12:16 AM
How deep are Buckeyes? We’ll find out
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
COLUMBUS — The Michigan game had been over for maybe 20 minutes, word was spreading that Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett had fractured his right ankle, and coach Urban Meyer was forced to look ahead to the Big Ten championship game and a new QB. …

12/1/2014 12:00 AM
Golden-pitch statistic is out of left field
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz’s excitement. Watching the seventh game of the World Series play out several weeks ago, he had an epiphany in the bottom of the ninth inning. He was witnessing history, and nobody else seemed to care. …

12/1/2014 12:00 AM
Guns in reach of children in 2014
BY PATRICK O'GARA BLADE COLUMNIST
Like everybody else, I’ve now watched the video of the killing of Tamir Rice in Cleveland. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Get your pierogi for the holidays
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Last call for the Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble’s winter pierogi sale. Orders must be placed in advance for cheese, sauerkraut, and potato pierogi, or an assortment, being sold for $9 per dozen. Pick-up will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the P.R.C.U.A. Hall, 5255 N. Detroit …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
ProMedica downtown: Let’s not blow this
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
The other day, a distinguished city father informed me that another city father was disappointed in me. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Obama’s immigration plan
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
President Obama’s executive order on immigration won’t affect Ohio as much as it will in such states as California, Texas, and New York — and other Midwestern states, including Michigan — that are home to larger numbers of undocumented immigrants. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Colors of politics
BY DAVID M. SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — In autumn, the faraway hills here are so ablaze with color — shimmering reds, deep oranges — that no single hue or tint stands out. But in winter, the hills become a portrait in black and white. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
OSU, UM end game with problems
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
COLUMBUS — It was fourth-and-one in a season of fourth-and-ones, a season with close wins and close losses, but not enough of the former and too many of the latter. …