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A bittersweet walk down memory lane
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — During my annual visit to Peshawar, I seldom have the time or inclination to visit the neighborhood where I was born and grew up. This year, while passing through the old walled city, I decided to visit. I was unprepared for what I saw. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Community is vital but by itself not enough
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
For several months, Pastor Cedric Brock of Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church has been quietly organizing what he calls Partners Empowering Community Safety. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Toast Winterfest with craft beer, wine
BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR
Feb. 20 to 22, Perrysburg will celebrate its annual Winterfest. In addition to hosting the United States National Ice Carving Championships, which will feature demonstrations and artworks carved by masters, there will be craft beer and wine tastings. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Not a drug dealer
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
The Rev. Slim Lake isn’t wearing his trademark leather shoes these days: one white, the other black — a sartorial sign of racial unity. Instead, he’s sporting a pair of plastic orange flip-flops, courtesy of the Lucas County jail. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Coyotes take on bold posture
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
FREMONT — Little Zeus never had a chance. In the canine world, it was a gang of men against a lone boy. And it was the most clever and opportunistic gang of men against the most naïve of boys. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Manziel's response vital for Browns
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
This is the day I figured rookie Johnny Manziel would make his first start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 12-21
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
The holiday season always includes formal affairs with party-goers gussied up for fine dining and music. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Amaryllis is nature’s Christmas bulb
BY KELLY HEIDBREDER IN THE GARDEN
Decorating for the holidays can really bring out the Kris Kringle in all of us. And one key decorating element is the bulb. Think about it. The tree is packed with light bulbs of all sizes and colors, and ornamental bulbs hang from almost every branch. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Unexplained hair loss can be a challenging issue
BY DR. GARY THOMPSON ASK THE VET
One of the more challenging conditions for veterinarians and pet owners is the development of unexplained hair loss in pets.  …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Blended ‘family’ is together again
BY MARY ALICE POWELL BLADE COLUMNIST
The daily ritual at the house in Grand Rapids, Ohio, begins with roll call of the five cats. …