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4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Practical, productive fishing tools
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When the masses of anglers hit the Maumee and Sandusky rivers each spring to fish for walleyes during the spawning run, their tackle of choice is quite varied. You will see everything from super stout surf rods to dainty ultra-lights, with some guys pounding the water with one-ounce lead head jigs, and a few attempting to finesse their …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Bowersox to LGBT teens: It’s OK
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
For such a personal revelation by a celebrity, Crystal Bowersox’s coming out as bisexual on a Los Angeles TV newscast in November — and later via her Twitter account — was surprisingly absent from the major news cycle. …

4/4/2014 12:00 AM
Like father, like son
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
 DETROIT — Phil Cavanagh was a newborn when his father faced his first election: the 1961 primary for mayor of Detroit. His dad, a little-known young lawyer, finished a poor second. The incumbent was seen as invincible. …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Halting the spread of drug abuse
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
A few weeks ago, I wrote that if we failed to act soon on the Toledo regional heroin epidemic, young people of promise would start dying in the suburbs and the reaction would be: How can it be happening here? And, why didn’t we do more? …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 4-3
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
ACTIVIST and Civil War heroine Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, via storyteller Sheila Otto, returned to Toledo for the first time since 1893. She was at Sweet Shalom Tea Room in Sylvania on March 15, 28, and 30 to present her Freedom, Fashion, and Feminism talk. …

4/3/2014 12:00 AM
Love your Hens? Thank Ned Skeldon
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
In late 1955, Toledo baseball got slapped by an unexpected double whammy. …

4/2/2014 12:00 AM
More spring chores
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I am sure by now, you have started to scratch a few things on your “Honey Do” list for the spring. You’ve got to sharpen your favorite tools, prepare for the blooming bulbs and early flowering shrubs and defend against crab grass. But you know me. We can’t stop there. …

4/1/2014 12:00 AM
Our local symphony
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I have been thinking lately of the wonders of Toledo.

4/1/2014 12:00 AM
Group of volunteers will be fishing for trash along Maumee
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
When that glacial cap finally came off the Maumee River recently and started a push of water coursing toward Lake Erie, there was a lot more than chunks of ice being carried by the surge. The high, fast water latched on to an assortment of downed trees, trash and debris of every description. …

4/1/2014 12:00 AM
Peeps aren’t for everyone
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Peeps — love ‘em or loathe ’em?