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O'Korn dazzles in front of biggest critic in Michigan win - 2017-09-23T20:57:33Z
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A trip to West Lafayette used to mean a short flight and an even shorter game, because the result would be known by the end of the first quarter.

GALLERY: Ottawa Hills Fall Festival - 2017-09-24T01:01:16Z
Cecilia Wanner, 3, checks out hair bows at Ellie’s Essentials with her mother, Rachel Wanner, and brother Keegan, 1, at the 13th annual Ottawa Hills Fall Festival at Ottawa Hills High School. Attendees could shop, check out the car show, and participate in many fall-themed activities. 

Gunshot, head trauma victim dropped off at Monroe hospital - 2017-09-24T02:01:02Z
MONROE — A 21-year-old man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and head trauma and three people were arrested Saturday after an incident authorities believe occurred in Toledo.

Now 8-year-old bone marrow recipient meets donor just days before her wedding - 2017-09-24T00:54:04Z
WHITEHOUSE — A wedding is naturally a momentous occasion on its own, but one area woman also got to share it with a young Maryland boy who carries her bone marrow.

You gotta regatta: Annual competition not deterred by Maumee River algal bloom - 2017-09-23T19:06:54Z
Participants at the 32nd-annual ProMedica Frogtown Regatta were able to find some humor in an unusual algal bloom that has turned the mighty Maumee River green.

Monarch Exodus: Michigan to Mexico migration - 2017-09-23T23:13:39Z
STONINGTON, Mich. — They weigh about a half a gram, which is less than two-tenths of an ounce. They are fragile with wings thinner than onionskin paper and spindly legs that resemble strands of thread.

Maumee River recreational advisory continues during algal bloom - 2017-09-23T19:40:41Z
The Toledo Lucas County Health Department is continuing a recreational public health advisory because of an algal bloom on the Maumee River in downtown Toledo.

NLL: Anthony Wayne, Perrysburg move to 2-0 in league play - 2017-09-23T04:40:08Z
Anthony Wayne 31, Bowling Green 0

NBC: Eastwood, Lake, Fostoria win - 2017-09-23T04:14:04Z
Eastwood 56, Rossford 22

Southeast Michigan: Whiteford rolls over Madison - 2017-09-23T04:00:00Z
Whiteford 67, Madison 0

TRAC: Whitmer rolls on; St. John’s loses late - 2017-09-23T04:34:59Z
Whitmer 47, Lima Senior 14

TAAC: Hilltop wins on last-second TD - 2017-09-23T04:30:07Z
Hilltop 32, Edon 31

NWOAL: Liberty Center 5-0 after hammering Delta - 2017-09-23T04:08:24Z
Liberty Center 56, Delta 13

City League; Woodward, Start, Waite fall on road - 2017-09-23T04:24:05Z
Fremont St. Joseph 42, Woodward 26

NEXUS pipeline foes vow to continue fight - 2017-09-23T01:22:28Z
COLUMBUS — Only one regulatory hurdle remains for the NEXUS Gas Transmission pipeline, although activists say they plan to continue to fight the controversial project that will stretch across Ohio.

Insurance navigator grant recipient says cuts force groups to cease services in Ohio - 2017-09-22T22:15:07Z
The Ohio Association of Foodbanks on Friday announced it will end its navigator program that assists with health insurance enrollment, citing deep and “unwarranted” federal cuts to the program created by the Affordable Care Act. 

Central pulls away from Clay to stay undefeated - 2017-09-23T01:59:51Z
Central Catholic received a challenge for almost three quarters Friday from host Clay before pulling away for a 41-10 Three Rivers Athletic Conference football victory.

Northview stuns Springfield 24-21 - 2017-09-23T03:11:41Z
Northview stunned Springfield with a signature road win as the Wildcats mounted a remarkable comeback cemented with a last-second touchdown in a wild Friday night Northern Lakes League showdown.

GM's purchase of power from wind farms aims to green future - 2017-09-22T22:34:02Z
The deal that General Motors struck this week to buy power from a pair of wind farms — including one in northwest Ohio — will push the company’s Toledo Transmission plant to a 100 percent green future. 

Activist dumps algae-infested water, dead fish into downtown fountain - 2017-09-22T22:47:30Z
Activist Mike Ferner dumped a pitcher of algae-infested water and two dead fish into One Government Center’s public fountain on Friday morning in what can be described as the latest act of civil disobedience on behalf of Lake Erie.

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Coming Sunday in The Blade's opinion pages - 2017-09-22T21:03:53Z
Coming Sunday in The Blade, the editorial writers have pieces about Lake Erie’s creeping pollution and President Donald Trump’s performance at the United Nations.

Look inward, not around the county after jail failure - 2017-09-22T16:15:50Z
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken is right that the county cannot ask voters to approve a new 1.9-mill jail levy without yet having a place to build the jail.

Hollywood has made it plain: No independent thinkers allowed - 2017-09-22T21:45:00Z
The 69th annual Emmy Awards last Sunday night nearly hit an all-time low in viewership, with a meager 11.4 million people tuning in.

Lower the boom on Equifax - 2017-09-22T21:45:00Z
After major breaches of consumer data at Target, Yahoo, and others, it would be easy to size up the hack into Equifax as just another giant data breach. But the dust will not settle so easily in this case because the Equifax breach is much, much bigger and demands a big response from regulators and the other credit-rating agencies.

A Windian summer - 2017-09-22T21:45:00Z
The record books may not show the Cleveland Indians as the team with the longest winning streak in Major League baseball history. But there is no debate that the Indians’ recent 22-game winning streak is the most dominant stretch of baseball ever witnessed in the sport.

Graham-Cassidy bill moves health care debate in right direction - 2017-09-21T21:45:00Z
Repeal of Obamacare died an ugly death a few weeks back. And this was as it should have been. Republicans promised repeal for eight years. But in all that time they never devised a better plan.

It is time to patch it up with Mexico - 2017-09-20T21:45:00Z
It is beyond dispute that one of the reasons that the United States has been able for centuries to have a safe, independent relationship with the rest of the world is that its borders are formed by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on the east and west and Canada and Mexico on the north and south. 

Toledo should be encouraging urban farmers, not setting up roadblocks - 2017-09-20T21:45:00Z
Toledo city officials have a pathetic track record when it comes to urban agriculture. 

Clock ticking on finding a location for a new jail - 2017-09-20T21:45:00Z
The Lucas County commissioners do not have a plan for a new jail.

Embrace future to progress - 2017-09-19T10:51:58Z
In 2013 inventor/​industrialist Elon Musk had an idea. We now know it as Hyperloop. His extraordinary notion was that a new system of transportation could be created that would be preferable to trains, planes and automobiles — faster and greener.

Shame and disgrace - 2017-09-19T11:30:00Z
Last weekend Freemasons from throughout Ohio “consecrated” the cornerstone of the new Justice Center of Seneca County.

Global poverty and us - 2017-09-19T21:45:00Z
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just issued a report on the state of global poverty, and annual report cards are slated to come out every year until 2030. The goal is to “keep the world accountable in the fight against global poverty and disease.”

Lucas County Board of Elections getting better - 2017-09-19T21:45:00Z
Even with a server failure, which was not its fault, the Lucas County Board of Elections completed tallying election results in record time earlier this month. 

Plugging the leaks in the Trump Administration - 2017-09-19T21:45:00Z
Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department was pursuing roughly three times as many leak investigations as were open at the end of the Obama era. He condemned “in the strongest possible terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country.”

The hate-filled scholar strikes - 2017-09-18T11:30:00Z
In an interview for a German newspaper last month, another “Islamophobe with a platform” committed the sin of intellectual honesty.

Europe sails on - 2017-09-18T11:00:00Z
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union message last week was up-beat, reflecting the fact that the European Union (E.U.) has not only successfully weathered some potentially divisive storms, but is also capable of structural changes.

Subsidizing folly - 2017-09-18T10:36:43Z
Put the national flood insurance program and climate change denial together and you have a perfect storm.

Get creative on jail - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
Voters are set to decide in November on a 1.9-mill property tax levy that will pay for a new Lucas County jail.

A pound of cure - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
The opioid-addiction epidemic gripping the state of Ohio is almost overwhelming many caregivers and it is demanding huge resources from law-enforcement officers. Moreover, no one in either of those fields thinks the problem is abating.

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Michigan AG still a gubernatorial contender despite past trends - 2017-09-22T04:00:00Z
DETROIT — You might wonder why Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican from Midland, thinks he has much chance of being elected governor next year.

Rebranded Coke Zero doesn't live up to hype - 2017-09-21T18:47:14Z
Coke telling us it has a new and improved replacement cola is like a grounded teenager frantically imploring, "This time I won't wreck the car! I swear!"

Around Town: Summer offers time to reunite for Churchill's - 2017-09-21T04:00:00Z
SO what did you do on your summer vacation? This is the last day of summer. It's a standard question asked of students when they return to school, but it's also the topic of many adult conversations filled with fond memories. In addition to the fun times of tennis, golf, boating, and more, there were many reunions.

Can UT pull off the upset? Picking the college football weekend - 2017-09-21T13:00:00Z
Forecasters are calling for sunny skies, temperatures in the 80s, and a full day of pigskin Saturday.

Unsightly black spots on maple trees mostly cosmetic - 2017-09-18T17:00:00Z
We live in a crisis-a-day world where television news seems obligated to give us at least one story each cycle that is dripping with fear and angst so it produces cardio-vascular tremors: cyber security threats, gas price spikes, hundred-year storms, race issues, terrorism, and antibiotic resistant bugs — all legitimate concerns and they are all out there, dressed like the grim reaper.

A remarkable life revealed through food - 2017-09-18T20:00:00Z
“Every life has a food story, and every food story is unique,” writes culinary historian Laura Shapiro.

What you give and what you might not get when eating out - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
Dining etiquette is definitely a two-way street.

Unthinkable wars in faraway places - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
As the United States and North Korea — both armed with incendiary rhetoric and nuclear weapons — taunt and challenge each other, the crisis in East Asia underlines an important, immutable but much-ignored law of international relations: Peripheral disputes have a dangerous tendency to grow into principal areas of conflict.

Despicable me, I can’t find a movie worth the drive - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
Friends of this column keep telling me I need to get out more. So do foes of this column. Faced with such unanimity of opinion, I decided recently to go see a movie.

Three senators show us how not to think - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
Amy Coney Barrett is a Notre Dame law professor who has been nominated by President Trump to be a federal judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Barrett is also a practicing Catholic, and that made her suspect.

Do your best Lucy impression at the Great Grape Stomp - 2017-09-17T04:00:00Z
It’s time to show off your grape stomping skills! Join the fun noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 for the Great Grape Stomp at the Mon Ami Winery. Teams of four will compete for prizes by stomping grapes as fast as they can to produce grape juice. All proceeds will benefit the United Way in Ottawa County. The event will include music, food, art, auctions, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from I Love Lucy lookalike contests, and more. Show everyone that you have what it takes to really put your foot into it —  literally!

On the town: Event boosts local mental health services - 2017-09-17T05:35:20Z
More than one thousand supporters gathered for Unmasking Mental Health presented by ProMedica Foundations and Harbor Behavorial Health to advance mental health services and fight the stigma of mental illness.

The tale of 2 proposed bridges between Canada and the U.S. - 2017-09-15T06:16:12Z
DETROIT — The news came as a shock to those who have been waiting for years for construction on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge over the Detroit River to begin.

Big ideas missing from Apple with new iPhone X - 2017-09-15T04:00:00Z
Steve Jobs was everything to Apple.

Huge opportunity awaits Toledo football team - 2017-09-14T21:00:00Z
I played the role of the fedora-wearing, cigar-smoking, central-casting reporter.

Around Town: Over the Edge for Victory hits new heights - 2017-09-14T04:00:00Z
OVER the Edge for Victory presented by ProMedica, a rappelling experience for charity sake, raised nearly $110,000 for the Victory Center’s free programs and services for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Indians in most dominant run in baseball history - 2017-09-13T03:45:00Z
CLEVELAND — As far as first-world dilemmas go, there are worse ones.

Early prepartion puts the garden on the path to success - 2017-09-12T17:23:10Z
Once Jack Frost hits in late September and early October, many of the annuals around the landscape will turn black. That is a big cue that it is time to put the garden to bed.

Forgetfulness a pathway to new horizons and experiences - 2017-09-12T12:05:00Z
Some random thoughts on individual and collective forgetfulness.

Upper Peninsula project brings big-city youths into the outdoors - 2017-09-11T22:00:00Z
MARQUETTE, Mich. — Michigan often is viewed as two states merged into one by the good graces and functionality of the Mackinac Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the western hemisphere at 26,372 feet overall.

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