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  • Sarai Jackson, 5, of Toledo, looks at the radios during the 50th annual Monroe County Radio Communications Association Hamfest.

    Monroe County Hamfest

    The Monroe County Radio Communications Association presented the Monroe County "Hamfest," one of the largest annual amateur radio swap meets in the Midwest. A crowd of 1,000 attended the event at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

  • Denise Johnson and Sister Joy Barker at the Bethany House Celebrity Wait Night at Zia's Italian and the Real Seafood Co.

    On the Town: Celebrity Wait Night

    On the Town: Celebrity Wait Night at several area locations.

  • WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts pats Matteo Sifuentes on the head after Sifuentes threw out a first pitch  during Legends of Wrestling Night at Fifth Third Field.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens 5, Durham 2

    The Toledo Mud Hens used a strong start from pitcher Matt Boyd and a 4-run sixth inning to beat the Durham Bulls Saturday at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo, ending a 4-game losing streak.

  • Whiteford coach Kris Hubbard talks to her team on the mound.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford softball falls in final

    The Whiteford softball team saw its postseason run come to an end with an 8-0 loss to Indian River Inland Lakes in the Division 4 state championship game on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.

  • Strawberries sit in a box before being used for the various strawberry dishes.

    Holland Strawberry Festival

    The Holland Strawberry Festival in Holland, Ohio, will culminate on Sunday, June 18, 2017, with the Strawberry Festival parade, the strawberry dessert contest, and the presentation of the Beth Bartkavage Scholarship to the winner of the Queen Pageant.

  • Dan Woodward of Toledo is dressed as a Sgt. in the 7th U.S. Infantry as he and others War of 1812 re-enactors fire their muskets.

    Muster on the Maumee

    A bevy of war re-enactments took place during the Muster on the Maumee on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Fort. Meigs in Perrysburg.

  • Harold Young IV, 5, center, takes a donated bike for a spin before the drawing at Smithfest.

    Smithfest at Smith Park

    They came for the sports; they stayed for the bikes. The 2017 Smithfest at Smith Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017, treated children to a cookout, bounce houses, and a wide variety of activities, including basketball, football, soccer, and swimming in the newly opened Roosevelt Pool.

  • Danica Patrick heads to her No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for the first round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying June 13 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The racers will compete in the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino "400" on Sunday.

  • The sun starts to set as the Toledo Mud Hens play the Durham Bulls.

    IN PICTURES: Durham 5, Mud Hens 3

    Wearing uniforms celebrating The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, the Toledo Mud Hens fell to the Durham Bulls Friday at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

  • Whiteford pitcher Lindsey Walker delivers during Friday's state semifinal game against Coleman. The Bobcats won, 6-1, to advance to today's state championship game.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford 6, Coleman 1

    The Whiteford softball team advanced to the state championship game with a win over Coleman at Michigan State University. Senior Erin Manley belted a three-run home run in the first inning and a solo home run in the fifth inning for the Bobcats.

  • Rob Szczublewski of Toledo with loaf pans full of twice-risen dough that will soon go in the oven. Volunteers prepared Polish coffee cakes, called placzek, Thursday for the Toledo Area Polka Society's Polish Summer Picnic. The event takes place Friday and Saturday in Oregon.

    Preparing for Polish Summer Picnic

    The Toledo Area Polka Society prepares for the Polish Summer Picnic, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Oak Shade Grove Pavilion in Oregon.

  • Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Anthony Vasquez throws against the Gwinnett Braves during Thursday's game at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. The Mud Hens lost, 8-3.

    IN PICTURES: Gwinnett 8, Mud Hens 3

    The Toledo Mud Hens fells to 28-36 with Thursday's loss to the Gwinnett Braves at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

  • Sorin Panainte, who emigrated from Romania as a child, delivers his remarks to fellow immigrant citizens during the ceremony. Dozens of friends and family turned out to watch 29 people from 16 different countries be sworn in as American citizens.

    Naturalization ceremony at Manor House

    Twenty-nine new citizens from 16 countries were naturalized during a ceremony held Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

  • Perrysburg's Andrew Austin proposes to Courtney Gilliland during the Toledo Mud Hens game against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Gwinnett 5, Mud Hens 4

    The Gwinnett Braves scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to rally and defeat the Toledo Mud Hens Wednesday at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

  • Divers secure a sculpture made by Craig Whitaker to the bottom of White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg.

    Gibsonburg Underwater Orchestra is sunk

    Craig Whitaker has combined his passions of music and scuba diving with a unique attraction in White Star Quarry.

  • Toledo Mud Hens outfielder John Hicks can't make the play in the third inning of a 7-1 loss to Gwinnett Braves Tuesday at Fifth Third Field.

    IN PICTURES: Gwinnett 7, Mud Hens 1

    Visiting Gwinnett scored five runs in the third inning, setting the stage for a win over the Toledo Mud Hens Tuesday at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

  • Unionville-Sebewaing's Rylee Zimmer is forced out at first by Madison Durden on a throw by third baseman Baylee Baldwin during a state quarterfinal softball game in Grand Blanc, Mich.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford softball advances to state semifinal

    A first inning run was all Whiteford needed in a 1-0 victory over Unionville-Sebewaing today in a Division 4 state quarterfinal softball game.

  • Firefighters work to put out  a blaze at an apartment building on 16th Street Tuesday.

    Fire department battles apartment fire

    Toledo firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday at Adams and 16th streets, which was reported about 4:35 p.m. Heavy flames and smoke greeted arriving units.

  • Toledoan Danielle Olsen helps her son Ryan Ward with his ice cream bar during a hot afternoon at Walbridge Park in Toledo. The truck is from Yummy Treats Ice Cream.

    Toledoans enjoy hot summer weather

    Temperatures soared into the 90s in the Toledo area, and local residents looked for ways to beat the heat on Monday, June 12, 2017.

  • Spanish teacher Amber Pedersen helps first graders with a rhyming game featuring Spanish words at Alexander Elementary School in Adrian, Mich.

    Spanish, technology classes expanded in Adrian

    For Adrian elementary school students, the district’s expansion of its Spanish and technology programs means preparation for the fast-paced global world starts early.


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