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Toledo man accused of leading state trooper on pursuit arraigned - 2017-07-25T15:07:11Z
Shawnte T. Groom grimaced and grunted as he was taken out of a Toledo Municipal courtroom in a wheel chair.

Toledo finance director stresses $8.2M always included in city's budgets - 2017-07-25T20:49:24Z
Toledo top finance stewards Tuesday stressed again that the city doesn't have any new or found money and the more than $8 million that sat idle in a fund for five years was actually accounted for during that entire time.

2 Toledo teens charged with murder in January shooting death - 2017-07-25T14:12:26Z
Two Toledo teenagers are charged with murder in the January shooting death of a city man.

Groundbreaking on $700M iron-refining plant in E. Toledo set for next year - 2017-07-25T19:42:10Z
Iron refined at a plant announced last month for an East Toledo site will displace imported iron consumed by steel-making “mini mills” in the Midwest, the head of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority said during a news conference about the project Tuesday.

President Trump holds rally in Youngstown - 2017-07-25T23:19:20Z
 YOUNGSTOWN — In a campaign-style rally with enthusiastic supporters, President Donald Trump Tuesday renewed promises to bring back jobs and put America’s economic interests first as he vowed in his political campaign here last year.

Mud Hens drop afternoon game vs. Pawtucket - 2017-07-25T19:09:10Z
The Mud Hens suffered a 5-3 loss to Pawtucket at Fifth Third Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania celebrates 25th anniversary - 2017-07-25T21:05:07Z
When Ciao! Ristorante opened, it was the only Italian restaurant in Sylvania. Now, it is celebrating its 25th anniversary, marking its success.

Toledo Fire and Rescue promote several firefighters - 2017-07-25T21:00:36Z
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department promoted several firefighters during a Tuesday ceremony.

Interest in houseplants grows because of Pinterest, 'Fixer Upper' - 2017-07-25T17:41:54Z
Houseplants never fully disappeared from our homes — unlike shag carpeting — but it's only been within the last few years that their popularity in the 1970s has resurged as Americans, Millennials in particular, are (re)discovering the joy, benefits, and ease of care of leafy green friends in their homes.

Woman taken to hospital after fire breaks out at Sylvania home - 2017-07-25T11:32:09Z
An elderly woman was hospitalized for smoke inhalation Tuesday from a Sylvania house fire.

Metro Toledo unemployment rates rise, with big jump in Lucas County - 2017-07-25T14:15:43Z
Unemployment rates in metro Toledo rose in June, a report on Tuesday shows.

Refs had 'solid game' despite controversy in Ohio State-Michigan - 2017-07-25T18:47:33Z
CHICAGO — Big Ten coordinator of officials Bill Carollo said Tuesday that he thought the officiating crew in last season's Ohio State-Michigan contest had a “solid game” despite the outcry about several controversial calls in the Buckeyes' double-overtime victory in Columbus.

Portman to vote for Senate motion on health care bill - 2017-07-25T18:10:58Z
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman will vote in favor of Tuesday’s crucial Senate motion to proceed with debate on an Obamacare replacement.

Term-limit extension for Waterville council to be on November ballot - 2017-07-25T16:34:52Z
Waterville voters will have several charter amendments before them on the November ballot, including one to extend term limits for the city’s councilmen.

Bond revoked for Toledo man accused of paralyzing man in 2016 - 2017-07-25T16:14:33Z
Bond was revoked Tuesday for a Toledo man accused of shooting and paralyzing a man last year after prosecutors said he had a third party offer the victim money to drop the charges.

Rob Portman in spotlight ahead of key health care vote - 2017-07-25T14:11:18Z
After months of debate, It’s now or never for the Senate’s push to dismantle Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

Youth not changing expectations for Harbaugh, Wolverines - 2017-07-25T15:41:31Z
CHICAGO — No team in college football lost more starters than Michigan.

Toledo street repair plans bring relief to residents - 2017-07-25T04:00:00Z
The bill is starting to mount up.

TARTA tax plan to get second try next year - 2017-07-25T04:00:00Z
After failing to do so this year, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority will strive to get its proposal to replace its local property tax with a Lucas Countywide sales tax on a ballot sometime in 2018, the authority’s top executive told a community transit forum Monday evening.

Urban Meyer: 2016 Michigan game most intense of his career - 2017-07-25T12:34:54Z
Urban Meyer has won three national championships, captured five conference titles, and completed two undefeated seasons.

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City has a duty to know about people it is hiring - 2017-07-25T20:11:00Z
When most of us apply for a job or a contract, we understand the people thinking of hiring us are going to consider our resume, our references, and our criminal record, if we have one. That’s just standard practice. So when the city of Toledo apparently does not use that practice for hiring, citizens are left to wonder just what city officials are looking for in job candidates.

Senator Kid Rock? It could happen - 2017-07-25T22:00:00Z
Some have called Kid Rock’s apparent plan to run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 as a Republican a joke or a publicity stunt to sell records.

Ohio must ban genital mutilation - 2017-07-25T04:00:00Z
When authorities discovered that a pair of Michigan doctors were using a Livonia clinic to perform genital mutilations on young girls, they had to charge the suspects in federal court because Michigan had no state law outlawing the practice. Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will make female genital mutilation a felony in Michigan, but many other states, including Ohio, still have no state statute against it.

Opioid epidemic affects all of us - 2017-07-24T20:13:43Z
It is perplexing that some citizens continue to have so little compassion for victims of the heroin and opioid epidemic. It is not unusual to hear of addicts being dismissed as dregs of society and of the drug crisis as “not my problem.”

President should get behind bill to ease student loan burden - 2017-07-24T04:00:00Z
Americans whose student debt the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts bought may, if they default, get lucky and discover the debts can’t be enforced in court. But getting out of student loans shouldn’t be a matter of luck. Those who can pay, should; those who can’t, should have their loans discharged in bankruptcy — as a bill in Congress would allow.

Ending dumping of dredged material would benefit Ohio - 2017-07-24T04:00:00Z
(Editor’s Note: This editorial has been corrected to show the open-lake dumping of dredged material will be prohibited as of July 1, 2020, not July 1, 2018.)

Ground gained in Iraq has come at high cost - 2017-07-24T04:00:00Z
There is a growing feeling in Washington, underlined by the character of the forces that have nearly brought about the fall of Mosul, that America bought Iraq, with blood and dollars, and Iran has ended up the dominant nation there.

Compromise needed on health care - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
President Trump said Tuesday that he is prepared to “let Obamacare fail.”

Women shouldn’t have to shoulder sexist dress codes - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
Pity Paul Ryan. Not because he has to answer questions about the President’s latest tweet or because Congress still has not accomplished tax reform or an Obamacare replacement. But because Paul Ryan, as speaker of the House of Representatives, must enforce the House dress code.

In protecting children from lead, Toledo needs to follow in Rochester's footsteps - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
In 2005, Rochester, N.Y., became a trailblazing community in the fight against the lead poisoning of children. More than a decade later, not nearly enough cities have followed in Rochester’s footsteps, but Toledo is thankfully one of the few.

America needs to hold its intelligence community accountable - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
Intelligence leaders have asked Congress to reauthorize a controversial electronic spying program — permanently. Congress should refuse to make the intelligence community less accountable.

Findlay needs to step up when it comes to flood planning - 2017-07-22T04:00:00Z
Findlay residents are well-prepared to ride out storms and deal with flooding. But people in the flood-prone Blanchard River’s vicinity should not have to just get used to living with chronic flooding. This month’s episode should be a reminder that long-term solutions must be a priority.

Where's Rey? - 2017-07-21T22:00:00Z
“Here’s our brand-new Buffy the Vampire Slayer chess set. It has all your favorite characters: Giles, Xander, Spi —”

Teach Toledo program aids push for diversity among public school teachers - 2017-07-21T04:00:00Z
When it comes to hiring black teachers, Toledo Public Schools is a statewide leader. That doesn’t mean TPS is doing well; it’s just that Ohio as a whole is doing abysmally. But a new partnership between TPS and the University of Toledo should help.

There is hope for bipartisanship in Washington - 2017-07-21T19:58:13Z
Bipartisanship has become so rare in Washington that any hint of it becomes noteworthy.

Remembering a zombie genius: Director George Romero - 2017-07-21T04:00:00Z
George Romero’s 1968 cinematic debut, Night of the Living Dead, scared people. It frightened most audiences and split film critics down the middle with its depiction of the resurrection of the recently deceased.

Marathon Classic: a golfing and regional showcase - 2017-07-20T19:32:09Z
It has become Toledo folklore: the story of Judd Silverman walking into the office of the LPGA commissioner in the early 1980s and explaining to him that he had several businessmen who wanted to bring a professional women’s golf tournament to Toledo.

Harry Potter: The magic shared with millions - 2017-07-20T04:00:00Z
Ten years ago tonight, the world seemed to hum with magical anticipation. Bookstores were open late. Children and adults were in costume. At midnight, the boxes would open, and the lines would begin to move forward. Readers would begin to learn whether characters who had been in their lives for years would live or die.

TARTA needs total reset - 2017-07-19T19:22:51Z
Sylvania Township trustees did a favor for the rest of the region Tuesday when they rejected TARTA’s new funding proposal. Now that the transit authority does not have the votes it needs to put a sales tax levy on the November ballot, that plan should die.

Public officials should never be ‘too busy’ for the public - 2017-07-19T04:00:00Z
Recently Toledo City Council members and reporters looking for answers as to how the city of Toledo could bungle the accounting of more than $8 million have asked to speak to the man in charge of that accounting. They have been told “he’s too busy,” and that is the wrong answer.

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Requiem for an oven mitt - 2017-07-25T04:00:00Z
Deb Perelman, the blogger and cookbook author from Smitten Kitchen, wrote an “in memoriam” essay for Saveur that was posted on the magazine’s website on July 10.

Briggs: In-Kyung Kim dominates from tee to green - 2017-07-24T04:53:35Z
In-Kyung Kim just wanted to be left alone with her movie.

Emotional pain lingers longer than physical after death of dog - 2017-07-24T04:00:00Z
It’s been a painful week in Moratinos, my village in northern Spain.

'Game of Thrones’ and vintage phones: Another Wood County Fair awaits - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
We’re deep into the county fair season in Ohio, one of my favorite times of the year because of all the nostalgic entertainment it provides.

2016 meeting key part of Russia’s influence on White House - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
The meeting between the Russian nationals and President Trump’s son during the 2016 campaign has helped the Kremlin to sound out the Trump team and eventually to ensnare his administration.

George H.W. Bush no longer plays speed golf, but still has his game - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — He wants to see the Houston Astros play in the World Series, which is possible this year. He wants to see the Houston Texans in the Super Bowl, perhaps a few years off. Mostly he wants to ride the high-speed rail train from Houston to Dallas, which won’t be ready until 2023.

Caddy stories have Toledo connection - 2017-07-23T04:32:59Z
Fresh off a major championship victory, Sung Hyun Park arrived at the Marathon Classic riding the high of her golf life.

Barn swallows right at home on a Toledo porch - 2017-07-23T04:39:33Z
Judith Learner thought something unusual was going on because of all the activity around the normally quiet front porch of her Toledo home. A pair of strikingly-colored birds were flying into the porch area and concentrating their attention just outside the door, near where the trim meets the ceiling.

On The Town: Marathon Classic tees off for good cause - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
THE Marathon Classic offers so much more than just watching the Ladies Professional Golf Association players compete. It is also a charity event and this year will cross the $10 million mark for funds raised for children’s charities.

An invasion of summer pests has me going buggy - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
We expect a few pesky flies in the house in summer and know how to get rid of them. One swift aim with a swatter will do it. Mosquitoes also are expected in summer and occasionally one or two slip into the house. Like the flies, we are equipped with spray to eliminate them, hopefully, before they bite.

Mary Bilyeu's Morsels: Do some good while having a treat - 2017-07-23T04:00:00Z
On Thursday, Dairy Queen is hosting its 12th annual DQ Miracle Treat Day to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals throughout the country, including Mercy Children's Hospital locally. For every Blizzard sold, $1 will be donated to the network of 170 pediatric medical institutions. All monies raised in a community are kept within that region.

Lexi Thompson creates buzz with her play, composure - 2017-07-22T04:53:23Z
The still of morning gave way to the roar of lunch hour, the galleries at Highland Meadows rising as the scores lowered.

Fly fishing, frog gigging on Division of Wildlife class schedule - 2017-07-21T04:42:38Z
CASTALIA, Ohio — There is no better place in the world to introduce someone to fly fishing than on the banks of a crystal clear stream absolutely loaded with hungry trout.

LPGA needs more young Americans - 2017-07-21T04:41:56Z
An off-the-bat disclaimer: This is not a nativist hot take.

Report details importance of immigrants to Michigan economy - 2017-07-21T04:00:00Z
ANN ARBOR — It is no secret that the Trump Administration is considering dramatically speeding up the pace at which immigrants here illegally could be deported.

‘Driving Fore Balance’ at the Marathon Classic - 2017-07-20T04:00:00Z
Driving Fore Balance, the inaugural Women’s Summit presented by Owens Corning and Owens Illinois, was presented Tuesday ahead of the Marathon Classic, the LPGA tournament that begins Thursday at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

TV viewers should watch, not snitch - 2017-07-19T04:00:22Z
A reminder to television viewers of the Marathon Classic this week: See something, don’t say something.

Can't stop science from happening - 2017-07-18T16:44:14Z
As the Trump administration continues its assault on climate science, the world is headed for another one of its warmest years on record. 

Coffee effort aims to help others rise above poverty - 2017-07-17T20:00:00Z
Sandusky native Matthew Hohler earned his master’s degree in public health from the University of Toledo in December. The next month, “I sold my car and went all in,” he said, on an entirely different project: Levanta Coffee.

Cavs’ Gilbert can be own worst enemy - 2017-07-17T04:03:01Z
It took more than four decades, but the Cleveland Cavaliers at last came upon the foolproof plan for championship success.

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