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Toledo, Ohio
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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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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The passing of Labor Day may mean the dog days of summer are coming to an end, but that doesn’t apply to Ohio and nearby Michigan’s agricultural growing season. Sylvania’s Market on Main is still in full bloom. “We are in the bulk of the tomato season,” said Ed Farnsel,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Community Connections
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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer with a bonefish he caught while fishing the flats around the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas for this elusive and spooky fish. This past off-season, Meyer and his high school age son Nate fished off Islamorada in the Florida Keys with former NFL coach... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
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Warren Henry believes the city of Toledo's plan to rehabilitate its 73-year-old Collins Park Water Treatment Plant to the tune of nearly $300 million is "definitely the right approach." Who's Warren Henry and why does his opinion matter? Warren Henry said he is totally down with Toledo's plan for rehabbing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Ripple Effect
Larry Sabato, respected political expert at the University of Virginia, today has moved Ohio into the safe-Republican category in the Ohio governors. As recently as Aug. 19 Sabato told Blade Columbus Bureau Chief Jim Provance he saw Ohio as "likely Republican." According to Sabato's Website Sabato's Crystal Ball, (brought to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Blade Slices
Despite what's been labeled "the wreck of the Ed FitzGerald," the Democratic campaign for governor is still active. The Plain Dealer has reported a change in strategy designed to salvage the chances of downticket Democrats, after it was learned that Westlake Police questioned him in a car in a deserted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Blade Slices
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Rather than wean ourselves off our heroin-like addiction to oil - as none other than former President George W. Bush implored Americans to do near the end of his second term - we've become a nation of bigger addicts that has found a way to up its domestic sources of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Ripple Effect
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We all feel like we've had a crash course in water chemistry during this Summer of Algae. Who knew the differences between potassium permanganate and alum a month ago? Or between powdered activated carbon, granular activated carbon, reverse osmosis, ozone and chlorine-quenching? Or a term such as lysing, the one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Ripple Effect
Councilman Jack Ford was again today denied a spot on the ballot to run for the state Senate. Today (Aug. 25) at 4 p.m. was the deadline to file as a write-in candidate. We're told Mr. Ford was all set to run as a write-in. But the law prohibits anyone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Blade Slices
Sandusky County Park District programs for September: Canoe with Eagles, Sept 1, Sept 3, Sept 5, 4:00-7:00pm Meet at the Park Office, 1970 Countryside Place, Fremont, then travel to launch site at Decoy Marsh. Registration required and you must register with a partner, at least 12 years old. Canoes provided... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
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A nice stringer of Maumee River catfish, caught near the Rossford Marina in mid-August of 2014. Anglers working a variety of live baits and stink baits fished on or near the bottom have been finding cooperative catfish in this area. Photo and report by Maumee River watcher Joe Roecklein. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Blade Outdoors
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Professional guide Corneilus Harris with a husky largemouth bass caught in one of the strip mine lakes in southeastern Ohio. Harris, a guide with Hocking Hills Aventure Trek, reports good numbers of bass being caught in the mornings and evenings. The top-water action has been productive, with a focus on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Blade Outdoors