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Portman: Warmbier case a wake-up call - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor on Wednesday to honor the life of Ohio native Otto Warmbier and to condemn the North Korean regime for its unnecessary and appalling treatment of Mr. Warmbier:

Sister Mary Joetta Sneider (1928-2017) - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
Sister Mary Joetta Sneider, whose education ministry spanned the Toledo Roman Catholic diocese and inspired students, died Monday in Rosary Care Center, Sylvania, where she lived since 2010. She was 89.

Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 6/23 - 2017-06-23T06:16:30Z
Dogs remain available at the Lucas County Canine Care & Control Office, 410 South Erie St., Toledo. For information, call 419-213-2800. For a complete list of available dogs, go to A $100 adoption fee includes spay-neuter, a heartworm check, microchip ID, vaccinations, and a behavioral evaluation.

Camp introduces youngsters to forensics - 2017-06-23T06:14:02Z
Colin Reckley, 11, of Toledo tries to measure his height by himself during a bone analysis exercise at Forensic Camp at the Toledo Technology Academy. Also pictured above, Taden Williams, 13, of Toledo watches a flame change colors during a flame test so that they would be able to identify chemicals at a crime scene. The camp’s participants Thursday also compiled evidence posters, made plastercast shoeprints, and took fingerprints.

Deliberations in murder trial for 2 Toledo men resume Friday - 2017-06-23T06:10:04Z
A jury deliberated five hours Thursday without reaching a verdict in the case of two Toledo men charged in the Sept. 9 shooting death of a man in his car outside a convenience store.

Indiana woman indicted in cyclist’s death - 2017-06-23T06:06:38Z
BRYAN — A woman from Butler, Ind., was indicted by a Williams County grand jury in the death of a man biking along U.S. 6 near Road 4-50 in Williams County.

Bowling Green man pleads guilty in wife’s death from overdose - 2017-06-23T06:01:42Z
BOWLING GREEN — A Bowling Green man charged with causing his wife’s overdose death pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide, a third-degree felony.

State license in limbo for superintendent - 2017-06-23T05:57:13Z
ELMORE, Ohio — The man who resigned this week just days before taking over as superintendent of Woodmore Schools has been waiting years for his expired superintendent’s license to be renewed.

BGSU approves fee increase for undergrads - 2017-06-23T05:51:30Z
BOWLING GREEN — Attending Bowling Green State University just got more expensive after the school’s board of trustees approved fee increases for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Bluffton physician’s license gets suspended - 2017-06-23T05:45:02Z
BLUFFTON, Ohio — A Bluffton physician’s license was suspended after he admitted to inappropriately touching patients.

NHRA driver Millican glad to be rid of the 'one question' - 2017-06-23T04:56:36Z
For years, NHRA Top Fuel racer Clay Millican has had to answer the same question from fans and the media.

Yacht club class opens door to life on water - 2017-06-23T05:03:46Z
LA SALLE, Mich. — Sailors one and all will tell you once they took that first sail and felt the wind, the water, and the boat meld into a single entity, they were hooked. It was a seduction they only wish had taken place sooner.

Blade Fishing Report: 6/23 - 2017-06-23T04:51:57Z
■ Lake Erie: When the sun punches through the horizon Saturday morning at 5:59:06, you can expect there will already be a legion of anglers on the water, fishing for walleye and bass. The bass season has its official opening Saturday in both Ohio’s Lake Erie waters and in Canada’s Fisheries Management Zone 19, which includes Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, and the St. Clair River. Those bass anglers should encounter plenty of action as the experts at Netcraft report that smallmouth are in abundant supply around the Bass Islands and readily hitting tube jigs and drop-shot rigs. Catch-and-release is still the best policy for our bass anglers. On the walleye front, Netcraft reports anglers casting mayfly rigs or trolling night crawler harnesses or spoons are having success east of Lucy Point, near Cone Reef and Crib Reef in the Camp Perry firing range and northwest of West Sister Island.

Meijer home delivery offered in Toledo area - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
When Adam Durdel, 30, saw the Facebook advertisement for working as a Shipt shopper as part of Meijer’s home-delivery service in the Toledo area, he embraced the opportunity.

Westgate Sears set to close in September - 2017-06-23T04:12:43Z
Sears Holding Corp.’s latest round of store closures includes the last full-line Sears store in metropolitan Toledo.

Average White Band headlines NW Ohio Music Festival - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
There are musicians who can play two-hour sets night after night and others who get burnt out on the road after a two-month tour.

Councilmen hit a wall on budget questions - 2017-06-23T04:20:21Z
Several Toledo councilmen on Thursday wanted answers about city finances — specifically the status of more than $8.2 million that sat unused in a fund for at least five years, and how much money is in the city’s capital improvement fund — but the chairman of council’s finance committee shut down any questioning.

Sad farewell opens up new life for Louie the Elephant - 2017-06-23T04:06:28Z
Louie’s milestone journey started inch-by-inch.

Blues artist Primer hits Club Soda stage Sunday - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
The second of four Black Swamp Blues Society shows this summer is Sunday with two-time Grammy Award nominee and 2016 Blues Music Award winner John Primer performing at 8 p.m. at Club Soda, 3922 Secor Rd.

Lane closings starting Friday in downtown - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
Pavement restoration will require lane closings at two downtown Toledo locations after Friday’s morning rush hour, the city transportation division announced.

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A look at what causes polarization - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
Is it the Internet, or social media, that is driving Americans apart?

What if it were a war? - 2017-06-22T20:31:03Z
President Trump has said that the Senate’s proposed health care bill will certainly be tweaked. It will need to be if Ohio is to win its fight against the opioid epidemic.

Call in an independent auditor in Toledo - 2017-06-22T22:12:10Z
Money is seemingly appearing out of nowhere at Government Center almost daily these days.

Add your 2 cents to plan for Metropark - 2017-06-22T04:00:00Z
Would you like someplace to practice rock climbing outdoors in downtown Toledo? Have you been hoping for more bike trails along the river? How about a big garden of native wildflowers? It is time to share your outdoors dreams with Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

In Flint: Fix, don’t blame - 2017-06-22T04:00:00Z
Manslaughter. That’s not a word often applied to the work of government executives. But Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, investigating the Flint water crisis, has announced that no fewer than five officials will face involuntary-manslaughter charges for the death of Robert Skidmore.

What Amazon's founder — and the rest of us — can do for Toledo - 2017-06-22T04:00:00Z
Jeff Bezos is looking for an idea. If he’d been in Toledo when the Wachter Building burned down, some small-business owners might have given him one.

Lesson in dissent: Protest isn't (and shouldn't be) free - 2017-06-21T04:33:09Z
For high school seniors, walking at graduation can be a moment of great pride. But Mikala Bartson didn’t walk.

Lesson in dissent from Fremont Ross: Protest isn't (and shouldn't be) free - 2017-06-20T22:16:28Z
For high school seniors, walking at graduation can be a moment of great pride. But Mikala Bartson didn’t walk.

Pay for Flint water, or else? - 2017-06-20T18:21:16Z
Some Flint, Mich., residents still don’t trust the water from their taps. It’s hard to blame them. Just this March, the state, settling a lawsuit, pledged to continue providing bottled water.

Panel of experts examine a health department in crisis - 2017-06-20T17:35:18Z
City and county officials responded to a crisis in confidence with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department by forming an expert panel to look into the agency. The task force’s work must be something officials take seriously, not just use for political cover.

Some addicts should come off court dockets, into rehab - 2017-06-20T04:00:00Z
If drug addiction lands someone in front of a judge, diverting that person out of the court system and into treatment can make good sense, for both the addict and society.

Maryland graduation speaker highlights the fresh air of freedom - 2017-06-20T04:00:00Z
When Yang Shuping memorized words from the Declaration of Independence in a history class, they were just words to memorize for a grade. Then she came to America. Ms. Yang earned a degree at the University of Maryland and, honored with a speaking spot at her graduation, she delivered an ode to freedom that should inspire students across the United States, and remind us why we should welcome international students.

Bowling Green residents deserve respect of students, landlords - 2017-06-19T21:57:46Z
Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards said recently that it is time for the city to “take the gloves off” with a troublesome rental property near campus.

Sessions makes right call - 2017-06-19T04:00:00Z
If the federal government sues someone and wins a settlement, the federal government — or the victims it sued to vindicate — should get the money. That’s the principle behind a new policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and it’s a sound one.

Picturetown - 2017-06-19T04:00:00Z
A city’s public art reflects its culture, its personality.

Competence and equity - 2017-06-19T04:00:00Z
City government has a crucial role to play in developing and supporting a thriving economy.

DART goes statewide - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
Ohio lawmakers are taking a stand in the opioid addiction crisis. As they draft a new budget they are wisely planning to make money available for the expansion of the DART program to the entire state.

Combating the litany of hate - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
Trump haters start your engines.

‘Look for the helpers’ - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
An apartment building in flames with stunned residents looking on as their homes are lost — this has been a sight repeated in our city this year.

What and what not to test - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
Taking tests consumes 200 hours of a high school student’s career, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria says. He wants to cut back. 

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Yacht club class opens door to life on water - 2017-06-23T05:03:46Z
LA SALLE, Mich. — Sailors one and all will tell you once they took that first sail and felt the wind, the water, and the boat meld into a single entity, they were hooked. It was a seduction they only wish had taken place sooner.

Whitmer set for run at Michigan governor’s office - 2017-06-23T04:00:00Z
DETROIT — If you had to place a bet right now on who will be the next governor of Michigan, the odds would probably favor Gretchen Whitmer, the former Senate minority leader.

Charity events usher in summer - 2017-06-22T05:33:56Z
Summer officially kicked off Wednesday, but many events helped celebrate the season early.

Pruning at right time can make your plants stronger - 2017-06-21T04:00:00Z
As the heat starts to build, so are some of the blooms on some of your favorite flowering bushes.

Camp Perry hosts busy summer of competition - 2017-06-20T04:51:02Z
PORT CLINTON — While he was duck hunting in the marshes along Lake Erie in 1905, General Ammon B. Critchfield took note that the area could provide an ideal location for a shooting range. Critchfield, who was serving as the Adjutant General for the State of Ohio, thought the site offered the opportunity for all firing to take place along a common line, towards the lake’s shoreline, with the benefit of an abundance of natural light conditions.

Just what the doctor ordered - 2017-06-20T04:00:00Z
My boyfriend had back surgery at ProMedica Toledo Hospital recently. He received very good care, and he’s making steady progress.

Drawing parallels between Trump-Comey, Henry-Becket - 2017-06-19T04:00:00Z
King Henry II ruled England more than 800 years ago. However, the frustration of the king with one of his prominent subjects resonates with the unfolding Russian probe in the United States.

Banned flag regrettably still hanging on with some fans - 2017-06-19T04:24:51Z
BROOKLYN, Mich. — In the northern pole of NASCAR, the emblem of the Old South remains risen at Michigan International Speedway.

A father has a lot to do with passing on the fishing gene - 2017-06-18T04:55:29Z
OAK HARBOR — Accompanied by a couple of their sons and a daughter, six brothers boarded a couple of charter boats north of here recently and headed out on Lake Erie.

Combating the litany of hate - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
Trump haters start your engines.

Trump’s shock to the United States’ political system - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
President Trump may project the notion that he is a man with all the answers, but in truth he may go down in history as the man who posed many of the important questions.

Reedy finds 2nd job, a lot more during detour to NFL success - 2017-06-18T04:24:40Z
Life is good for Bernard Reedy these days.

Amateur cooks can test their fare at the state fair - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
If you’ve ever dreamed of winning a blue ribbon at the fair — and cash prizes, too — for your cooking and baking skills, then don’t miss Tuesday’s fast-approaching deadline to enter the culinary competitions at the Ohio State Fair.

A memorable evening at the opera house - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
No matter where I roam, Adrian will always be home, and after a stunning Saturday night in my old hometown, that love is more deeply seeded.

There are several options to treat hip problems in dogs - 2017-06-18T04:00:00Z
Hip dysplasia is one of the more well-known but misunderstood orthopedic condition in dogs.

Patience a virtue for Browns, Kizer - 2017-06-16T04:20:43Z
BEREA, Ohio — In a desperate football city where it takes but a glimmer to anoint a star — where a spark at a practice in June can become a talk-radio conflagration — our biggest fear came true at the Cleveland Browns’ mini-camp here this week.

Small walleye will super-size the Lake Erie fishery - 2017-06-16T04:16:42Z
OAK HARBOR — A day of walleye fishing on Lake Erie can turn into a lesson in the principles of investing. If you put some resources away for the future and make do with a little less today, then you will reap significant benefits down the line.

Evidence mounts that the Clintons were wrong about left-wing populism - 2017-06-16T04:00:00Z
DETROIT — Back in the 1980s, when the Democratic Party was in the middle of three straight huge presidential election defeats, moderates like former governors Jim Blanchard of Michigan and Bill Clinton of Arkansas became convinced their party was too far to the left.

‘Happy Little Accidents’ lead to Ross - 2017-06-16T04:00:00Z
Gentle, soft-spoken, and with a permed afro that would make the 1970s jealous, everyman painter Bob Ross was a ready-made Internet meme long before there was such a thing.

Around Town: Exhibit displays best of Toledo’s art - 2017-06-15T04:00:00Z
The Toledo Federation of Art Societies celebrated its 100th anniversary with a pop-up exhibition at the Toledo School for the Arts. Art collected from 70 years of the Toledo Area Artists Exhibitions represented some of Toledo’s most renowned artists, past and present, including Adam Grant, Diana Attie, Walter Chapman, Edith Franklin, Robert Garcia, Hal Hasselschwert, Sister Jane Catherine Lauer, K.A. Letts, Dominick Labino, Harvey Littleton, Jack Schmidt, Ken Thompson, and Jane Vanden Eynden.

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