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  • Central Catholic celebrates defeating Cleveland Benedictine 31-30 in double overtime.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic 31, Benedictine 30 (2 OT)

    Benedictine's 2-point conversion attempt failed as the Irish won in two overtimes Friday, Nov. 20. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

  • Perrysburg High School players celebrate with their trophy.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg 50, Glenville 19

    The Yellow Jackets claimed a spot in the state final four Friday, Nov. 20. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

  • Whitmer player Katie Conkle, center, struggles to maintain control of the ball.

    IN PICTURES: Whitmer 76, Northview 41

    The Panthers opened the season with a win Friday, Nov. 20. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

  • Nick Hall, president and co-founder of Graham's Foundation, accepts one of nearly 100 books collected during the third annual Thanks and Giving Celebration at the Perrysburg Campus of West Side Montessori.

    West Side Montessori donates children's books

    West Side Montessori Children’s House students donated new children’s books to Graham’s Foundation at its third annual Thanks and Giving Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Perrysburg Campus. The books will be given to parents to read to their infants who are born premature and require an extended hospital stay.

  • Toledo's Dominic Zombo hustles for the puck in front of Steve McCarthy.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye lose in a shootout on School Day

    Almost 5,000 students showed up to the Huntington Center to watch the Toledo Walleye play Thursday morning in a game the home team lost in a shootout to Kalamazoo.

  • BGSU guard David Joseph (10) chases a loose ball against Cincinnati guard Farad Cobb (21).

    IN PICTURES: Cincinnati vs BGSU men's basketball

    The University of Cincinnati Bearcats hammered BGSU 83-50 Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, before a crowd of 3,411 — the fifth-largest crowd for a men’s basketball game in Stroh Center history.

  • Mohammad Abdeslam, left, the brother of Paris attackers Salah and Brahim Abdelslam, lights candles with an unidentified man on the balcony of his house in the town square of Molenbeek, Belgium. After a raid November 18 in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, authorities could not immediately confirm whether Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian Islamic State militant, was killed or arrested.

    Vigil for Paris victims in Belgium

    A candlelight vigil for victimes of the Paris terror attacks took place Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 in the town square of Molenbeek, Belgium. After a raid the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, French authorities could not confirm whether Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian Islamic State militant, was killed or arrested.

  • Fifth graders Emma West, left, My'Anna Gaines, Henry Bruce, Da'layah Midcalf and Jonathon Phillips enjoy a program at Harvard Elementary.

    Toledo Zoo at Harvard Elementary

    Students from Toledo Public Schools get an up-close look at some of the inhabitants of the Toledo Zoo Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Harvard Elementary.

  • Toledo's Terry Swanson gets past BGSU's Alfonso Mack for a touchdown during first quarter.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo beats BGSU in Battle of I-75

    The University of Toledo Rockets defeated the Bowling Green State University Falcons 44-28 Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio, to win the Battle of I-75.

  • From left: Dr. Walter Edinger, board member; Thomas L. Hosler, Perrysburg Schools superintendent; Jill Morse, paraprofessional, Perrysburg Jr. High; Ben Griffioen, Griffioen Agency, Sponsor; Brent Swartzmiller, principal of Perrysburg Jr. High; Dwight Fertig, nominator and assistant principal of Perrysburg Jr. High.

    Jill Morse receives Shining Star Award

    Jill Morse, who works as a paraprofessional at Perrysburg Jr. High, was recently awarded the Shining Star Award. The award, which began this school year, is sponsored by Griffioen Agency and is presented twice annually to an employee who is nominated by his/her colleagues as a Shining Star of our district. A panel representing a cross-section of the district chose the award recipient from the pool of 40 nominations.

  • The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio. A side door is the temporary entrance, allowing construction to begin to build a new, handicapped-accessible entrance for the center.

    Rutherford B. Hayes Center renovations

    The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center will complete a $1.3 million upgrade in time for its 100th anniversary next year. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN GALLERY.

  • This photo of Brown was taken at the Toledo Sports Arena by Toledo Blade photographer Jack Ackerman on Nov. 16, 1968.  After that show, Brown sat down with The Blade for an hourlong interview. He explained that one of his goals was to prove to young blacks that while it’s a bit tougher to make it if you’re black, it can be done.  “Look what I’ve got,” said Brown. “And I got it all on my own. I own the radio station where I used to shine shoes. I didn’t need the white man, and I didn’t need the government. Look what I started with! Nothing! If I could do it, you can do it.”

    Pictures of the Week: Nov. 9-15, 2015

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • The BGSU bench erupts after a Carly Santoro 3-pointer put them ahead of Bradley by nine points with 1:33 minutes left in the game against Bradley. The Falcons beat Bradley 66-53 at the Stroh Center.

    IN PICTURES: BG women's basketball beats Bradley

    The Bowling Green women's basketball team beat Bradley on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Stroh Center.

  • Janice Monakana, left, congratulates Jada Woody at the start of a timeout. In the 1:08 before the timeout, Woody had scored eight points, including five after Monakana's two defensive rebounds, but the Rockets lost 62-59 to Arizona.

    IN PICTURES: UT women's basketball battles Arizona

    Toledo women's basketball lost a close battle 62-59 to Arizona on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Savage Arena.

  • Zach Garber battles for an offensive rebound in the first half as Toledo opened its season at home with a win vs. West Virginia Tech.

    IN PICTURES: UT men's basketball wins opener

    The University of Toledo men's basketball opened the season Saturday, Nov. 15, 2015, at Savage Arena with a 96-65 win vs. West Virginia Tech.

  • Area chefs along with culinary students from Penta provided appetizers for the 28th annual Wine Gala to benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo.

    On The Town: Tipping back for Mobile Meals

    Events included the 28th annual Wine Gala to benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo; the 19th annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration presented by the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center; and Chips Ahoy presented by the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum was at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club.

  • Brian Winters, left, and Blade artist Jeff Basting in front of the Todai-ji Temple in Nara. It is the world’s largest wooden building. The walk way leading to the temple is made of stone from India, China, Korea, and then Japan, symbolizing the path of Buddhism to Japan. Inside the main hall is the world’s largest bronze Buddha, the Virocana Buddha.

    Toledo Magazine: Shrines and temples of Japan

    Blade artist Jeff Basting and friend Brian Winters traveled to various temples and shrines during a three-week trip to Japan in October, 2015. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

  • Whitmer High School's Ricky Estis (53), Darnell Cathey (42), and Kyle Walsh 91), walk off of the field after losing to Olentangy High School in the Division I high school playoffs at Tiffin Columbian High School on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

    IN PICTURES: Whitmer falls to Olentangy in OHSAA playoffs

    Whitmer lost 24-21 to Olentangy in an OHSAA second-round playoff game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN GALLERY.

  • Hundreds of The Andersons customers witnessed the slicing of the cheese.

    Holiday Cheddar is sliced

    A large crowd of shoppers gathered at The Andersons’ Talmadge Road store Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, to watch and celebrate during the ceremonial cutting of the Toledo Holiday Cheddar. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN GALLERY

  • The Toledo Police Department Honor Guard leads the Holiday Parade.

    2015 Blade Holiday Parade

    About 15,000 revelers gathered today to celebrate the 2015 Blade Holiday Parade, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Among the parade's 75 participating groups were mascots, marching bands, and Christmas-themed floats


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