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Fred H. Hall (1931-2017) - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
Fred H. Hall, 86, a longtime businessman who owned a barbershop and later merchandise and distribution companies in the Toledo area, died Nov. 7 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

Our Towns Calendar: 11/20 - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
Bowling Green

Holiday craft showcase to aid Make-A-Wish - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
A holiday craft show on Dec. 2 will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Humane Society offers Black Friday adoption special - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
The Toledo Area Humane Society will offer a Cuddlebuster Black Friday Special the day after Thanksgiving.

Perrysburg grad leads St. Francis program - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
Dustin Baughman will lead St. Francis de Sales School’s Salesian Leadership Initiative, a faith-based program that provides leadership training through the lens of the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales.

Student of the Week: Brianne Croninger, Penta Career Center - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z

Student of the Week: William Konesni, Waite High School - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z

Student of the Week: Misael Beltran Guzman, St. John's Jesuit High School - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z

Harvard Elementary celebrates 90 years - 2017-11-19T22:47:07Z
This generation knows Harvard Elementary as “The Castle on the Hill,” but Principal John Jordan said past generations would have called it the castle on the river.

Holiday closings for Thanksgiving - 2017-11-20T04:16:05Z
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday, Toledo, county, state, and federal government offices will be closed, as well as city offices and courts in Maumee, Perrysburg, Oregon, and Sylvania, along with Social Security offices.

Road Warrior: A look at this week's commute - 2017-11-19T22:43:43Z
Each week during the construction season, The Blade’s Road Warrior highlights the major construction projects in Toledo and the surrounding area, noting where delays are worst and suggesting alternate routes.

One dead in Seneca County in early morning crash - 2017-11-19T14:14:24Z
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning one-truck fatal crash in Seneca County.

Detroit friar beatified before 65,000 witnesses - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
DETROIT — A papal representative praised Blessed Solanus Casey for his exemplary love of God and neighbor on Saturday, when the late friar was beatified at a large-scale ceremony at Ford Field.

Richard J. Kwapich (1938-2017) - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
Richard J. Kwapich, an Air Force veteran and a former Wayne, Mich. police officer, died Thursday at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He was 79.

I-75, I-475/U.S. 23 slated for lane closures - 2017-11-19T05:44:50Z
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced lane closings Sunday night for pavement inspections on two local freeway sections.

GALLERY: #METOO rally in UpTown - 2017-11-19T05:40:59Z
About 30 people turned out to share stories and hold signs to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment at a #METOO rally at Handmade Toledo in UpTown Toledo. Attendees also signed their stories to a large yellow banner, which will be displayed at the Collingwood Arts Center. The hashtag began on Twitter, with women sharing their personal stories of survival of sexual assault and harassment. Scroll through the slideshow above for more photos. 

Business Notebook: 11/19 - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z

Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 11/19 - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
The dogs pictured above are newly available for adoption at Lucas County Canine Care & Control, 410 S. Erie St., Toledo. Listed are the name, breed, sex, and impound number. For information, call 419-213-2800. For a complete list of dogs available for adoption, go to

Toledo must have more cops - 2017-11-19T12:30:00Z
When gunfire rang out in the wee hours of Thursday morning in a West Toledo residential neighborhood, residents said they were reassured to look out and see a swift and large police response. Dozens of officers were visible, combing the neighborhood’s backyards and garages, looking for a shooter.

Kapszukiewicz transition team to seek public comment - 2017-11-19T19:37:31Z
Toledo is about to embark on another change of municipal power from one mayor to another, and the city is in for a process intended to give the public and key city constituencies plenty of opportunity to weigh in.

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Invisible poverty holds us back - 2017-11-20T05:02:55Z
When The Blade revealed in July that Toledo Public Schools has more homeless students than any other school district in Ohio, many in the community were shocked.

Live sensibly, actively - 2017-11-19T12:45:00Z
News that the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have redefined high blood pressure as 130 over 80 is enough to, well, make your blood pressure rise.

Toledo must have more cops - 2017-11-19T12:30:00Z
When gunfire rang out in the wee hours of Thursday morning in a West Toledo residential neighborhood, residents said they were reassured to look out and see a swift and large police response. Dozens of officers were visible, combing the neighborhood’s backyards and garages, looking for a shooter.

Don’t soak the grad students - 2017-11-19T13:15:00Z
Perhaps the most misguided part of the House Republican tax plan, which was passed on Thursday, is its raising rates on graduate students — by 300 to 400 percent, according to economics PhD students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who are thus affected. 

Creeps and the culture that empowers them - 2017-11-17T22:45:00Z
What to make of the recent avalanche of sexual harassment, indeed assault, charges against Hollywood actors, politicians, and journalists.

Punish Purdue Pharma - 2017-11-17T22:45:00Z
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson have announced a plan to sue 24 opioid manufacturers and distributors for their part in creating the drug epidemic that killed more than 4,000 Ohioans in 2016. The damages potentially awarded to Toledo would help taxpayers recover the cost of treating the crisis.

Giving urban agriculture a boost - 2017-11-17T22:45:00Z
The urban-agriculture initiatives sprouting up in Toledo neighborhoods ought to be nurtured by supportive policies and other assistance at every level of government. So far, local leaders have been disappointingly slow to embrace the practice, so a proposal from U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) to provide more federal assistance is welcome news.

Can we stop election meddling? - 2017-11-17T22:45:00Z
Nearly a year after a U.S. election marred by Russian interference on social media, Facebook is implementing a slew of new policies aimed at making its ads more transparent.

A cure for Roy Moore - 2017-11-16T22:45:00Z
Everyone knows by now of the accusation against Alabama Republican Senate candidate, and state Supreme Court justice, Roy Moore. He is accused, not just of dating teenage girls when he was in his 30s, and not just of stalking young women in a mall many years ago, but outright sexual assault.

Facebook is clueless - 2017-11-16T22:45:00Z
Facebook wants you to upload nude pictures of yourself to the company’s Messenger service — for your safety. 

Reward Olander supporters - 2017-11-15T22:45:00Z
The Olander Park System has gone through a lean year, brought about, unfortunately, by its own doing.

There is more than one strategy for Lake Erie - 2017-11-15T22:45:00Z
When you really, really want to be sure your pants won’t fall down, you go with the belt-and-suspenders strategy: You put on a belt, but in case a belt is not going to be enough to keep your pants up, you’ve got your suspenders.

Keep Historic Tax Credit - 2017-11-15T22:45:00Z
The GOP  has begun  negotiating a plan for comprehensive tax reform, and one of its chief objectives is simplifying the Byzantine system of rewards and incentives. No doubt the economy would benefit from a streamlined code, but legislators should be careful not to ax those tax credits whose fiscal and social benefits are beyond dispute. There are few clearer examples than the federal Historic Tax Credit.

Anyone but Larry Sykes to lead Toledo City Council - 2017-11-14T22:45:00Z
In January, Toledo City Council will elect a new president when the term-limited current president Steven Steel leaves office. Toledo City Council needs someone who has earned the community’s respect and someone who could step into the job of mayor if necessary. Councilman Larry Sykes is not that person.

Bonds being built between the community and the Toledo Police Department - 2017-11-14T22:45:00Z
Several cities around the country have been forced to deal with the aftermath of a deadly confrontation between a police officer and unarmed resident. The incidents have tarnished the cities’ images, created distrust of police, and decimated families.

Erdogan vs. moderation - 2017-11-14T22:45:00Z
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan decried Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s use of the phrase “moderate Islam” in describing his vision for Saudi Arabia over coming decades. 

Washington Local gets trashed with Hickey election - 2017-11-13T12:30:00Z
Disgraced former Washington Local Superintendent Patrick Hickey has no business being on the school board, but that is where the district’s voters have put him. The truth is that Mr. Hickey probably had no business working as an administrator in the district in the first place. But an unsavory custom that lets teachers and administrators accused of misconduct quietly resign and move on to new jobs is to blame for that.

Senate needs to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act - 2017-11-13T22:45:00Z
The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act has unanimously cleared a Senate committee with bipartisan support.

Educators are key players in opioid battle - 2017-11-12T12:30:00Z
It has been well-established that stemming the opioid epidemic requires a dual focus on law enforcement and rehabilitation.

The Gerasimov doctrine - 2017-11-12T13:00:00Z
Russia is waging a new kind of war with the United States, and you could be one of the ground troops.

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Google, what is heaven like? - 2017-11-20T05:00:00Z
In my last column two weeks ago, I considered some possibilities of Life After Death.

For Toledo football, wait 'til ... this year - 2017-11-19T23:11:15Z
Better than some, Jason Candle knows about championship droughts.

Putin silent on Bolshevik celebration, wary of praising revolutions - 2017-11-19T22:21:25Z
Russia this month skirted the centennial of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, traditionally seen as the birth of the Soviet Union, its predecessor.

With a little work, roses blossom into special memories - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
A friend of mine shared a beautiful rose with me the other day, and memories of our grandmothers’ houses shot back into our minds. We didn’t grow up together, but we had the same flashback from just one whiff of that pale pink beauty and said, “That smells like my grandma’s house!” at the same time.

Area organizations welcome guests for Thanksgiving meals - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
Meals will be offered for those in need at the following locations this week:

A tour through American history in Boston - 2017-11-19T05:00:00Z
Boston. The Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus was loaded with people on lower and upper decks when it headed into this city saturated with historical landmarks heralding America’s freedom.

Toledo Museum of Art celebrates fund-raising campaign - 2017-11-19T00:25:11Z
MAJOR donors to the Toledo Museum of Art celebrated the Polishing the Gem campaign that raised $43 million with a formal gala at the museum. A program and champagne toast were in the Great Gallery with campaign chairman Deke Welles. Honorary campaign co-chairmen were Georgia Welles, Pat and Robin Stranahan, and the late Bill and Molly Boeschenstein. The campaign committee co-chairmen were Betsy Brady and Jim Hoffman, with the assistance of board chairman Cynthia Thompson and Sara Jane DeHoff.

Night bite a fall fishing frenzy - 2017-11-17T19:30:00Z
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The lights dance and flicker in the darkness, like candles in a crypt, but they signify a ritual of a different kind. This is the “night bite” — a fall Lake Erie phenomenon that pits angler against the elements for the opportunity to catch this water’s most-coveted prize.

Drumbeat of allegations rolls on - 2017-11-17T05:00:00Z
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne once sang tent revival-style of an awakening, when what I imagine to be a successful businessman “in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife” discovers that these trophies to his success have no value or connection to him.

Creeps and the culture that empowers them - 2017-11-17T22:45:00Z
What to make of the recent avalanche of sexual harassment, indeed assault, charges against Hollywood actors, politicians, and journalists.

Why banning ‘extremist content’ isn’t as easy as it sounds - 2017-11-17T22:00:00Z
Infringements on free speech are becoming familiar territory for YouTube. The company’s most recent brush with censorship, however, could be its complicated case yet.

Congress’ tax cut proposals make little sense for Michiganders - 2017-11-17T02:21:38Z
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Very few things are certain in life, except for the fact that we are all mortal — and that every new Republican administration will have a tax “reform” plan.

Atmosphere missing from this MACtion - 2017-11-16T03:35:29Z
BOWLING GREEN — The 82nd installment of the Toledo-Bowling Green rivalry featured all the usual trappings of MACtion.

Giving back to those who change the world - 2017-11-16T00:00:13Z
TIME, talent, and treasures of the generous were celebrated during the 30th annual National Philanthropy Day: Change the World with a Giving Heart event presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Ohio Chapter at Premier Banquet Hall. Some 450 area movers and shakers attended.

1967 game sparked Toledo-Bowling Green rivalry anew - 2017-11-14T21:00:00Z
The Toledo-Bowling Green football rivalry has not been this frozen since the early years of the Cold War.

Is Ohio State in playoff mix?: Breaking down Briggs' AP vote - 2017-11-13T14:00:00Z
Couple quick thoughts from my latest ballot in the AP college football poll:

How a holiday with friends can help hungry kids - 2017-11-13T21:00:00Z
Friendsgiving, America’s newest holiday, is all about gathering and giving thanks with loved ones to whom you may or may not be related.

DeShone Kizer shows big-time promise in Browns' loss to Lions - 2017-11-13T00:57:42Z
DETROIT — DeShone Kizer looked great Sunday.

Culinary students to serve scholarship dinner - 2017-11-12T05:17:27Z
At 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, head to the Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg, for the school’s It’s VEGAS! Scholarship Dinner and Silent Auction. Penta’s culinary arts students are working with chef instructors Janea Makowski, Jim Rhegness, and Sarah Sadlier to prepare the food.

Party launches new Buckeye Community Arts Network - 2017-11-12T05:00:00Z
THE new Buckeye Community Arts Network premiere party was Wednesday night at Maumee Bay Brewing Co. The network, exclusively on Buckeye Broadband, airs shows including Buckeye Bright Spot, Exposure, Fashion of Life, Common Ground, Arts Now!, Four One Nosh, Rise Up!, and the new Live from 201 Morris beginning 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays on channels 109 and 609 (HD).

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