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Released from prison, Danny Brown still isn’t free
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
Danny Brown walked out of prison nearly 15 years ago, after DNA evidence reversed his murder conviction. But he won’t be truly free until the state  recognizes his innocence and compensates him for his wrongful imprisonment.  …

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Toledoans’ choice: tax hike or threat of budget crisis
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is not disposed to alarmist rhetoric. So when she warns that voters’ rejection next month of the income tax increase she seeks could plunge the city into a “fiscal emergency,” Toledoans ought to give her at least respectful attention. …

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Breathing life into conservation efforts
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
GRAND RAPIDS — A year ago, the Henry-Wood Sportsman’s Alliance was just getting rolling, finding its footing, and looking to generate some momentum as a new organization with an innovative approach to addressing issues concerning our wildlife, habitat, and conservation in general. …

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UT women get tough lesson from Bobcats
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
The University of Toledo women’s basketball team entered play Saturday having won 13 of their previous 16 games, including the most recent four. …

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On The Town: Wedded bliss
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Honeymoons continue for brides and grooms married in 2015. Today they are celebrating their first Valentine’s Day together as husband and wife. …

Updated 4 hours ago
Morsels: ‘March is Hungry’ puts food on table
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Spring is coming — it’s time to stop hibernating. Instead, throw a party to help raise money to fight hunger in the Toledo area. …

Published 5 hours ago
In the Garden: 2-14
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER GARDENING COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Candy, jewelry, and stuffed animals are popular gifts for your special someone. But flowers are my favorite. …

2/13/2016 12:00 AM
Valentine’s Day and its saintly origins
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
Was St. Valentine of Rome someone who would give jewelry, candy, flowers, and a card for romantic purposes? …

2/13/2016 12:00 AM
‘Compassionate' Kasich? Not in S.C.
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Gov. John Kasich’s political gambit paid off. He relocated to New Hampshire months ago for one reason: He had to win big there or go back to his day job in Columbus. …

Updated 3 hours ago
Old-school dude gets things done
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
I wasn’t there so I cannot attest that it was actually said. But a friend of mine told me that Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken once told him, after a long, fruitless meeting: “I miss the old days.” …




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