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7/13/2014 12:00 AM
‘‍Blessed’ by a brutal addiction
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Every Thursday at 7 pm., a small group of tough and brave women meet at the “Toledo R House” on West Sylvania Avenue here in Toledo. They follow the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions. They follow the Big Book. But they are not alcoholics. They are recovering heroin addicts. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Collins’ first 6 months offer good start
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
The journalism business is driven — sometimes too much — by our attention to anniversaries. This year, we’re writing about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The time frame is often much shorter: We routinely feel compelled to …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Fight epidemic without heroin hysteria
Jeff Gerritt
Sweeping though Ohio’s small towns, countryside, and suburbs, Ohio’s opioid epidemic has galvanized politicians and policy makers. This spring, Gov. John Kasich signed four of the 13 opioid bills introduced in the state House, mostly by Republicans who represent suburban and rural districts. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Wires shouldn’t mix news, analysis
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
For well over a century, much of the national and foreign news in The Blade — and every other daily newspaper — comes from what are called “wire services,” primarily, the Associated Press, or AP. …

7/13/2014 12:01 AM
Bitten by science bug at a young age
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
 That soccer picture said it all. As the rest of his teammates each posed with a smile and displayed some sort of loose connection to the sport, the individual photograph of five-year-old Riley Tedrow showed him with a grasshopper in his hand. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Benefit to serve ‘Tastes of the World’
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
On Saturday, have fun and help to raise money at this year’s Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration. Veggie U is a nonprofit interactive program teaching children about nutrition and sustainable agriculture through classroom programs, and works with several schools in the Toledo area. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Area gardeners get creative, competitive
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
While day lilies, hydrangeas, and hostas may simply be what most of us expect in gardens at this season, they are more scrupulously observed by one circle of northwest Ohio gardeners. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Protect your pet from diseases carried by ticks
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
Some of you may have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with ticks on either yourself or your pets. Spring and summer tend to be the periods when you are most likely to encounter a tick while out and about. While this winter was especially harsh, I wouldn’t harbor any hope about it impacting the tick population because they are …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 7/13
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
THE 49th Crosby Festival of the Arts, a Toledo Botanical Garden event presented by The Anderson's was June 28 and 29, however, those in the know attended the Gala Preview Party June 27 so they could get first dibs on national and regional art for sale. …

7/13/2014 12:00 AM
Marathon Classic: Doing charity work
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
A professional golf tournament is a lot of things. It is players and spectators, shuttle buses and beer taps, practice ranges and putting greens, birdies and bogeys, live TV and a check to the winner. …