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  • Black Squad linebacker Alec Taylor (58) celebrates sacking Gold Squad quarterback Dylan Szabo (6) during the 26th annual Northwest Ohio Regional All-Star Football Game.

    IN PICTURES: NW Ohio Regional All-Star Football Game

    Two former Northern Buckeye Conference rivals on the Black team -- Rossford quarterback Chase Baney and Lake running back Branden Short -- blasted the Gold team 41-7 in the Northwest Ohio Regional All-Star Football Game Friday, July 15, 2016.

  • Capt. Rich Martin, originally from Tiffin visits with Gabby Segura, 12, of Whitehouse and her mother, Angie Segura, as children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation visit at the Toledo Air Show at Toledo Express Airport.

    Make-A-Wish at Toledo Air Show

    Dozens of Make-A-Wish beneficiaries and their families visited Toledo Express Airport on Friday, July 15, 2016, to watch the acts for this weekend’s Toledo Air Show rehearse their performances and, afterward, had a meet-and-greet, autograph session, and group photo with the Air Force Thunderbirds, who are headlining the event.

  • Mud Hens starter Buck Farmer delivers a pitch.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens lose in 10 innings

    Columbus scored a run in the 10th inning to claim a 5-4 victory over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field on Friday, July 15, 2016. Toledo trailed 4-0 until the seventh, when the Hens sent 10 batters to the plate and scored four runs to tie the game.

  • Hyo Joo Kim fist bumps her caddie on No. 18 after closing out the second round.

    IN PICTURES: Marathon Classic, Day 2

    Lydia Ko and Hyo Joo Kim led early in the second round of the LPGA Marathon Classic on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania.

  • Paul Sullivan, Jr., AIA Architect at Paul R. Sullivan Jr. AIA LLC,  talks about the area during the kickoff of the Toledo's walking tour season, starting with a tour of Hensville that begins at the corner of St. Clair and Washington.

    Discover Downtown Toledo walking tour

    The first of the summer’s Discover Downtown Toledo walking tours was held on Thursday, July 14, 2016. It's the 32nd for the program, which is sponsored by the University of Toledo Urban Affairs Center and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

  • Mud Hens pitcher Thad Weber, left, shakes hands with actor Dennis Haskins, who played Mr. Belding on the TV show "Saved by the Bell."

    IN PICTURES: 'Bayside' Mud Hens

    On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Toledo Mud Hens wore red “Bayside” Mud Hens jerseys as they hosted “Saved By the Bell Night” at Fifth Third Field. The uniforms were a tribute to the television show from the early 1990s, which featured high school students at the fictional Bayside High School in the Palisades of Los Angeles.

  • A member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds parks his plane as the team arrives at Toledo Express Airport.

    Air Force Thunderbirds arrive in Toledo

    The Air Force Thunderbirds have arrived in Toledo. The F-16 fighter jets roared into the Toledo Express Airport on Thursday, July 14, 2016, after making climbs, descents, and turns over the area. The the Thunderbirds are here for this weekend’s Toledo Air Show, their first since 2004.

  • Hyo Joo Kim loses her 6-under lead on this putt on No. 9.

    IN PICTURES: Marathon Classic, Day 1

    The first round of the LPGA's Marathon Classic got under way on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania. Hyo Joo Kim, Mirim Lee, and Haru Nomura all finished with 5-under-par 66 and are in a three-way tie for first place.

  • Blade reporter Jon Victor puts on a flight helmet as he sits in a F-16 fighter jet cockpit before a mission orientation flight.

    Flight of a lifetime thrills, chills Blade reporter

    Blade staff writer Jon Victor took a ride in an F-16DM fighter jet during a mission orientation flight at the 180th Fighter Wing Ohio Air National Guard Base in Swanton, Ohio. The base is gearing up for this weekend’s Toledo Air Show.

  • Richard Hylant welcomes guests and thanks the Marathon Classic team as Randy Oostra listens before the start of the ProMedica /Hylant Pro-Am at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

    Around Town gallery: 7-14

    Several Pro-Am events were held before the LPGA Marathon Classic: the PNC Pro-Am and the ProMedica/​Hylant Pro-Am, KeyBank Putting Pro-Am, and the Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am, all at Highland Meadows; the Dana Pro-Am at Inverness Club; and the Image Group Pro-Am at Sylvania Country Club.

  • Urban Meyer, Ohio State head football coach, watches his ball after teeing off.

    IN PICTURES: Marathon Classic Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am

    Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was among the participants at the Marathon Classic Buckeye Broadband Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania. The event is presented by Owens Corning and Owens-Illinois.

  • Virginia Elena Carta practices on Hole 18 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. The LPGA Marathon Classic takes place at the course this week.

    Marathon Classic practice at Highland Meadows

    LPGA golfers practiced, spoke with media and signed autographs Tuesday in advance of this week's Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

  • Toledo Police Officer J.D. Doraer, left, plays chess with Alan Ruffin, 12, during the Toledo Police Department's annual crime prevention picnic Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Ottawa Park in West Toledo. Officials estimated more than 700 attended people attended the lunchtime event, which featured lunch, face painting, and a talent show.

    Toledo police crime prevention picnic

    Around 700 youth flocked to Ottawa Park to take part in the Toledo Police Department's annual crime prevention picnic. Organizers invited summer youth groups to meet the officers patrolling the city.

  • Bailey Duvall, left, Chase Kemper, center, and Daniel Heinkel, right, talk about the mobile game application, Pokémon Go, outside the Student Union building at the University of Toledo.

    Pokemon Go craze hits Toledo

    Temperatures that reached 90 degrees Monday did not deter scores of people strolling through Centennial Mall, a grassy plaza on the University of Toledo’s campus. Instead of throwing a Frisbee or sunbathing, they were playing Pokemon Go, a new augmented reality smart phone game.

  • Marissa Rollman, 14, left, and her brother Chris Rollman,16, both of Toledo and members of the 4-H Club Toledo Pride, wait in line to have their chickens weighed.

    Preparing for Lucas County Fair

    A look at area youngsters and animals getting set for the 158th Lucas County Fair.

  • This Toledo Blade archive photo, taken Oct. 20, 1940, shows just how popular air shows have been in Toledo.  Conservative estimates said 50,000 people attended the second annual Civilian Reserve Air Show at Toledo Municipal Airport in 1940. This photo was taken by Frank Carson, a Civilian Air Reserve officer, from the roof of a hanger. Wood and Lucas County sheriff’s deputies and city police handled traffic that jammed half a dozen roads in the area for more than five hours. Automobiles parked on all four sides of the airport and on side roads up to a mile away. The traffic lines backed up to Toledo bridges, seven miles from the airport. Deputies said, based on traffic, they estimated the crowd was closer to 100,000 people as about 20,000 vehicles reached, or tried to reach, the event.  One-hundred-fifty planes from the Dawn Patrols of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana landed throughout the day.

    Pictures of the Week: July 4-10, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, July 4 to Sunday July 10, 2016.

  • Tyshawn Peterson, left, and Fred Ehiagwina, center, speak with Bethany Oetting, jail re-entry manager, after a counseling session for inmates.

    Lucas County jail program targets drug abuse

    Lucas County jail began its Treatment Re-entry Awareness Community program last month in a reopened area of the building. Inmates struggling with heroin and other opiate addictions live together and receive on-site services.

  • Julian Mack, left, and Washington Muhammad share a laugh.

    Black Lives Matter forum

    More than 100 people crowded the Frederick Douglass Community Association gym for a round-table discussion titled Action Is NOW. The event, which was organized over the course of four days by Toledo native L.J. Hamilton, aimed to develop solutions to solve police violence.

  • Ginger leaps after a ball thrown by her owner Andrew Davis of Delta. At the Ultimate Air Dogs competition, traveling champs and area dogs run down a 40-foot dock and jump as far as they can into a swimming pool.

    Ultimate Air Dogs return

    The Andersons held the ninth annual Ultimate Air Dogs event, which began Saturday and ended on Sunday, July 10, 2016. Dogs compete to jump the furthest distance they can off a dock before landing into a 22,000-gallon pool. Nearly 100 dogs, and their accompanying humans, competed.

  • Alicia Gonzalez dances in a traditional Baile Folklore dress during a talent show at the end of Lourdes University's annual Upward Bound theater week. The program prepares Waite and Woodward high school students for post-secondary education.

    Upward Bound Theater Week

    Thirty-three students competed in the Upward Bound Theater Week show at Lourdes University’s Franciscan Center in Sylvania on Friday, July 9, 2016. The program prepares Waite and Woodward high school students for post-secondary education.


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