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Adrian College has added bass fishing to its list of fully-funded varsity sports, and equipped the team with two new Ranger boats with Mercury outboards that the Adrian bass fishing team will use for tournaments in the upcoming season. The Ranger Z118C boats are custom painted in black and yellow,... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Blade Outdoors
According to the Ohio Democratic Party: Husted Ad Takes Credit For Following Federal Law COLUMBUS – Today, Secretary of State Jon Husted aired his first ad of the campaign championing what his office has done to assist military voters. However, what the ad fails to mention is that virtually everything... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blade Slices
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From Latta public information office: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today joined Sheriff John Tharp and Dr. Marion Boss to deliver books to the Lucas County Jail library. On a recent visit to the jail, Latta was informed that there was a limited supply of educationally appropriate books... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blade Slices
according to the Ohio Republican Party: Ohio Republican Party Files Elections Complaint Against John Carney This afternoon the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) filed an elections complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission, citing a violation of Ohio campaign law by Democrat state auditor candidate John Patrick Carney. "Since he's already promising... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blade Slices
READERS of Blade obituaries might notice a disturbing number of young names and faces on pages that should be reserved for those who have lived long, fruitful, and satisfying lives. Often these obituaries note that the deceased "died suddenly" or "at home." They may offer no reason for the passing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 419: The Diary
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We've heard a lot about stopping agricultural runoff, stopping sewage spills, and stopping discharges from faulty septic tanks to help reduce western Lake Erie's algae. Stop, stop, stop. There's also a need to stop climate change to whatever degree that's possible. But what can we rebuild or restore? Wetlands. Kim... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ripple Effect
FOR WEEKS, OHIO Attorney General Mike DeWine withheld surveillance video of Beavercreek police killing a young African-American man in a Walmart store in suburban Dayton. Now Mr. DeWine's disregard for his duties as Ohio's chief law enforcment officr has become a campaign issue — and rightly so. Mr. DeWine exhibited... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Our View
Want to know how to take campaign photos for a politician? Silas Tsang, who's helping John Navarre run for Lucas County Auditor, has a tutorial on his blog: http://silastsang.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/the-anatomy-of-a-bad-facebook-photo/ Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blade Slices
Network television's decision to largely ignore the People's Climate March that occurred in New York City on Sunday prompted a good buddy of mine, California-based environmental author David Helvarg, to remind social media followers about one of the late Gil Scott Heron's most famous songs: "The Revolution Will Not Be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Ripple Effect
When I first moved to Perrysburg from out of state and started covering the area, I tried to do a bunch of “Perrysburg” things to feel like I belonged here. Those weren’t bad things. My wife and I visited some of the local parks to hang out. I checked out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Blurbs From The 'Burg
Portman, Brown and Ohio Lawmakers Urge NOAA to Complete Great Lakes Algal Blooms Report NOAA Mandated to Complete Report in Recently Passed Algal Bloom Legislation Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), along with Reps. Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH-05), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09), Dave Joyce... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Blade Slices
From Blade city hall reporter @IgnazioMessina: Steve Fought, a top employee for Marcy Kaptur, owns the Web sitewww.recallcollins.com Mr. Fought said he is not involved in any effort to remove the sitting independent mayor. Instead, he is sitting on the site to sell it. "I bought it – I figured... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Blade Slices
ROCKWOOD, Mich. -- The 67th Annual Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21) at the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area. With an emphasis on history and fun, the festival features games, raffles, food, prizes, and seminars. All proceeds benefit the Pointe Mouillee State Game... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
Keeping games close against Toledo powers Whitmer and Central Catholic used to be moral victories for Perrysburg as its varsity football team headed into the Northern Lakes League season. But not this year. Last year, the Yellow Jackets lost to both schools in the non-conference before running the table in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Blurbs From The 'Burg
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Bret Stram of Bowling Green, now serving in the U.S. Navy and stationed in Hawaii, caught this Northern Pike while on a recent fishing trip to Bright Lake, near Iron Bridge, Ontario. The pike weighed 11 pounds and measured 34-inches, making it the best one Stram has landed. Stram was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
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Life, of course, offers no guarantees. But logic would suggest people who have witnessed tragedy are more inclined to do whatever is in their power to avoid recurrences. That brings us to Cindy Pederson, the latest engineer the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put in charge of 16 Midwestern nuclear... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at Ripple Effect
OHIO Attorney General Mike DeWine started calling for old DNA evidence in late 2011, encouraging Ohio’s 800 law enforcement agencies to clear their testable sexual assault evidence shelves. It was a prudent and long overdue move. Over the past two decades, DNA technology has become an invaluable tool for law... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Our View
ACROSS Ohio, the communities boasting the most success in managing a statewide heroin and opioid epidemic are those with a communitywide, grass-roots response that entails far more than law enforcement and treatment providers. That’s happening in Lucas County, thanks largely to Sheriff John Tharp and Prosecutor Julia Bates, who understand... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Our View
Cleland’s Outdoor World is hosting a “Lost Arts Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, featuring local craftsmen and artisans, including arrow-makers and leathersmiths. There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities, plus items for sale. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
While Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) explores the possibility of running for President in 2016, an organization representing a socially conservative social point of view says he can forget about getting re-elected to the Senate. The group Citizens for Community Values Action said it surveyed 457 "random registered Republican Values... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Blade Slices
  BEFORE members of the State Senate get behind Ohio’s version of stand-your-ground legislation, they should heed a Detroit judge who just handed down a murder sentence in a claimed self-defense shooting. Last week, a suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was sentenced to at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Our View
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NEW ORLEANS - Who would have thought that a retired military general would deliver the most outspoken remarks on behalf of nature and the news media during the opening reception of the world's largest annual gathering of environmental journalists? Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore was widely hailed by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Ripple Effect
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Councilman Sandy Spang, her husband, Mark Spang, and friends were out on a boat on the Maumee River Friday night and had just pulled up to The Docks at Forrester's. People were outside dancing to the music and the lights up on the promenade were bright. Some of the guys... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Blade Slices
The John Navarre for Lucas County Auditor campaign said 60 people attended his fundraiser at South End Grille Wednesday night. Navarre, a Republican, is seeking to oust two-term Democrat Anita Lopez. Here are some pictures provided by volunteer Silas Tsang: Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Blade Slices
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Blade columnist Keith Burris raised a couple of points worth amplifying in a piece he wrote Tuesday about the aftermath of the Toledo water crisis. For one thing, he noted, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has the power to declare the Maumee River watershed a "distressed watershed," but hasn't. On the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Ripple Effect