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Updated 40 minutes ago
If govs commit truth, can voters commit logic?
BY KEITH C. BURRIS BLADE COLUMNIST
I guess we’ve all heard about Gov. John Kasich committing truth the other day. …

Updated 51 minutes ago
Mother’s memories call us to act on heroin
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
On Sunday, Oct. 5, Cheryl Lykowski sang happy birthday to her son, Christopher Joseph Pio, during a graveside memorial service at Toledo Memorial Park, where her son’s ashes were buried four days earlier. On that gray afternoon, Mr. Pio would have been 29. …

Published 1 hour ago
No substitute for wisdom of good friend
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
I will despise last winter for a lot of reasons — the sting left by that parade of days with single-digit cold, that relentless wind, and the way the snow came early and just never left. …

Published 1 hour ago
UT defense makes stand when needed
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
There were 38 seconds left to play at the Glass Bowl when Massachusetts called timeout late Saturday afternoon. …

Published 1 hour ago
Coverage of auto dealer didn’t violate ethical standards
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Reader Brian Sparks has been wondering about The Blade’s relationship with some of its advertisers. For example, he notes that “there was a lengthy article in the business section [Oct. 12, 2014] covering the White Family [auto] Dealerships.” …

Published 1 hour ago
Ebola hype
BY DAVID KUSHMA EDITOR OF THE BLADE
Reassuring news about Ebola? How can that be?

Published 1 hour ago
Sweets can pose serious risks to your dog
DR. GARY THOMPSON
As our young trick-or-treaters ready for a long night of accumulating goodies, it seems a good time to bring up some of the risks the next couple of months bring to our pets.  …

10/25/2014 12:00 AM
Get a flu shot
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is a mystery that so many people pass on flu shots. Only about half of Americans get one, statistics show. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Velasquez: Poor must enable selves
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
After he decided to get more involved in his own hometown of Toledo, Baldemar Velasquez started a small youth employment pilot program, with help from the county commissioners and he and his Farm Labor Organizing Committee associates also formed what they call the FLOC Homies program, devoted to nonviolence. …

10/24/2014 12:00 AM
Mich. House race has suspense
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fred Upton was first elected to represent the Kalamazoo area in Congress in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and almost nobody was online. …