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  • Local Muslim men pray during service.

    Local Muslims cope with tensions, scorn

    A look at Muslim life as local Muslims cope with tensions, scorn, and increased discrimination given global events.

  • Lee Randles of Holland, center, discusses what life was like for African Americans during the Civil War at the Lathrop House celebration of freedom

    The Lathrop House celebration of freedom

    this year's annual celebration of freedom hosted by the Friends of the Lathrop House Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the historic home in Sylvania's Harroun Park. The house, built by Universalist minister Lucian and Larissa Lathrop, served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • Sometimes fishermen catch a little more than they bargain for. Such was the case when 5-year-old Frank Hickman went fishing with his 8-year-old cousin, Jason Hickman, on Aug. 16, 1982. The pair thought their line was caught on the bottom of Silver Lake while fishing from the walking bridge at Side Cut Metropark. But after a few tugs, they discovered something much more exciting.  Frank had landed a 32-pound snapping turtle. Frank’s father, Brad, had to help retrieve the reptile from the water. In this photo taken the next day by Blade photographer Dave Cron, Frank, at left, and Jason apparently have been told the news that the snapping turtle was not going to be their pet.  After much cajoling, Mr. Hickman persuaded his son that the turtle was too big for their family bathtub and they turned it loose in the Ottawa River, near their home.

    Pictures of the Week: August 1-7, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, August 1 to Sunday August 7, 2016.

  • An Indian dance troupe.

    Festival of Indiana at Centennial Terrace

    The Festival of India was at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania Township on August 7, 2016. The event featured traditional folk and Bollywood dancing, a variety of Indian food, meditation, vendors with traditional Indian items, and henna.

  • Col. Kevin "Buzz" Doyle takes over the 180th Fighter wing of the Ohio Air National Guard.

    Change of Command at the 180th Fighter Wing

    Change of Command at thee 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard in Swanton on August 7, 2016. Col. Kevin "Buzz" Doyle assumes command from Col. Craig Baker in a ceremony at the base.

  • Nicole Nanez, center, with parents Juan and Linda Nanez at the Alliance Française of Toledo annual dinner meeting at Georgio’s International Cafe.

    On The Town: Lewandowski Engineers turns 100

    Recent events included the Lewandowski Engineers celebrated its 100th anniversary party on July 28; Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s It matters Where You Clambake It presented by PNC was at the Hollywood Casino on July 28; Charlotte's Hot Ribs and Chicken and Cool Jazz was at the Toledo Club on July 28; and Alliance Française of Toledo’s annual dinner meeting was at Georgio’s Cafe International.

  • Master of Technology Management graduate and India native Kshiteej Dalal, right, hugs BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey.

    BGSU summer commencement

    Bowling Green State University held its summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Bowling Green.

  • Toledo Police Chief George Kral reads to a group of children during the first East Toledo Storybook Festival at Waite High School in East Toledo. Volunteers from more than 10 organizations contributed to the festival.

    Storybook Festival

    Superheroes, prizes, and local celebrities encouraged children to read at East Toledo’s first Storybook Festival held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at Waite High School.

  • Former St. John's Jesuit and current NBA player Brian Roberts teaches defense techniques with a camper.

    IN PICTURES: Brian Roberts helps camp in Maumee

    St. John's Jesuit alum Brian Roberts, a 30-year-old point guard with the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, helped campers during a basketball camp at the Premier Academy in Maumee on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. The camp hosted 35 campers ages 6 to 16.

  • Justin Creeden of Middleborough, Mass., is cloaked by Dr. Iman Mohamed, professor of medicine, during a ‘white coat ceremony’ as the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the former Medical College of Ohio, welcomed new medical students Thursday at UT’s Nitschke Auditorium.

    UT white coat ceremony

    A white coat ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, as the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the former Medical College of Ohio, welcomed new medical students at UT’s Nitschke Auditorium.

  • Event emcee Melissa Andrews with panelists Eric Eberly Birthday Celebration. Chase, Stephanie Calmes, and Ed Speedling.

    Around Town: 8-4

    Impact and INspire, a series for young professionals, hosted Unmasking Mental Health: It’s Time to Talk, It’s Time to Change recently at the new ProMedica Health and Wellness Center on Monroe Street. Guests at the fourth event sipped and nibbled while learning about mental health.

  • Supporters of Sierah Joughin march and ride during  a "Take Back our Roads"  event on County Road 6. Sierah Joughin, a 20-year-old University of Toledo student, was killed during a July 19 bicycle ride on the road.

    Take back our roads

    Joggers, walkers, bikers, and kids in strollers traveled the cornfield-lined road together during the "Take Back Our Roads" event. It represented a show of solidarity with Sierah Joughin and her family after two weeks of horror and heartbreak.

  • Toledo's Warwick Saupold winds up to deliver the pitch in the top of the first inning of game one of Tuesday's doubleheader against Louisville.

    IN PICTURES: Louisville at Toledo Game 1

    The Toledo Mud Hens hosted the Louisville Bats in a Tuesday doubleheader at Fifth Third Field. The Mud Hens won the opener, 5-1, but lost game two, 3-0.

  • Caleb and Lisa Grills of Haskins brought their three children Trenton, 4, left, Darryn, 6, right, and Ellen, 2, top, out as they all searched for Pokemon together during a Pokemon Go scavenger hunt hosted by the Toledo Botanical Garden.

    Pokemon Go at Toledo Botanical Garden

    A Pokemon Go scavenger hunt took place Tuesday at Toledo Botanical Garden. Hundreds of people turned out to search for Pokemon in the gardens which, at 32, boast the largest concentration of Pokestops in the community.

  • Fifth Third Field during Monday's game between the Toledo Mud Hens and the Louisville Bats.

    IN PICTURES: Louisville 4, Mud Hens 1

    Louisville pitching limited Toledo to 5 hits at Fifth Third Field Monday night, and the Bats beat the Mud Hens in an International League contest.

  • Claire Kiefer, 13, of Perrysburg, a member of Saddles and Surries 4-H Club, at the Wood County Fair.

    Wood County Fair

    The 143rd annual Wood County Fair opens in Bowling Green, Ohio on August 1, 2016. The event runs through August 8th, with animal exhibits, a flower show, rides, a midway, and special events in the evenings.

  • Four-legged spokesman: "LET'S PLAY IT SAFE" Toledo Traffic Safety Committee is installing warning signs at dangerous areas in the City of Toledo where children to play. The first sign, at the intersection of Overland Parkway and Brichall and Lowe Roads prompted this serious meeting. Frm left are James Krieger,12, and his sister Karen, 8, Dusty, the collie, and John Clark, 9. Some 40 such signs will be installed throughout the city. Toledo Blade file photo published July 14, 1960

    Pictures of the Week: July 25-31, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, July 25 to Sunday July 31, 2016.

  • A picture of Sarah Rose Henes and her rabbit in honor of her last year in 4-H at the Monroe County Fair.

    Monroe County Fair

    Fair manager Warren Siebarth says the Monroe County Fair has averaged around 190,000 people over the last 3 years. The 2016 event began Sunday.

  • Riders take part in the Perrysburg Slow Roll.

    Perrysburg Slow Roll

    A weekly community bike ride that takes place Monday evenings, the Perrysburg Slow Roll started in May with just over 20 riders showing up for the cruise through Perrysburg. It's grown larger with each subsequent ride, and saw over 100 participants recently.

  • Instructor Ann Heckler, left, conducts yoga class at Wildwood Athletic Club.

    Yoga at Wildwood Athletic Club

    Classes at Wildwood Athletic Club in Toledo. A report found that participation in yoga nationwide grew among all age groups between 2002 and 2007 and increased again between 2007 and 2012.


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