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  • Leah Huff, 7, left, admires Princess Ariel, played by Lisa Schrock, right.

    Tea Party Surprise

    Princesses from Laurel's Princess Parties and members of the Toledo Police Department surprised a family that was robbed of their Christmas gifts recently with presents and Christmas goodies for the holiday, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

  • Findlay's cheerleaders sport Santa Claus hats before the start of game Tuesday.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis vs. Findlay

    The Findlay Trojans boys basketball team held on to beat the St. Francis de Sales Knights Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 by a score of 47-46.

  • Peanut butter blossoms cool at Brieschke's Bakery in Sylvania, Tuesday, December 22,  2014.

    Busy time of year for Brieschke's Bakery

    Brieschke's Bakery, located in Sylvania, Ohio, has been busy this holiday season. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

  • BGSU head coach Chris Jans, seated at right with back to camera, and the team during a time out.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU falls to Ferris State

    The Bowling Green basketball team lost to Ferris State at the Stroh Center on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

  • Bob Densic's home located at 107 Birch Drive in Rossford has 63,452  lights on display in his Christmas installation titled "The Ageless Child's Christmas." This is his ninth annual display.

    Pictures of the Week: December 15-21, 2014

    This week's pictures feature the unveiling of a series of "You Will Do Better In Toledo" signs, some unseasonably warm December days, Christmas giveaways and treats, and Santas on ice, plus intense action on the hardwood and the hard ice. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • Southview's senior Jay Lawrence (7) is unable to stop Central Catholic's junior TreVon Wade (1) on his run in the first quarter of the Friday, September 5, 2014.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic's 2014 Championship Season

    The Central Catholic Fighting Irish started the season an inauspicious 1-2. They lost to eventual Michigan D-2 state champion Warren De La Salle 21-14 in the opener, then fell 35-28 at Perrysburg in Week 3. The Yellow Jackets (11-1) would be ranked No. 1 in Ohio’s final Division II state poll. Twelve weeks later, however, Central (13-2) won its 12th straight game and finished off a third state championship in 10 seasons with an unforgettable 56-52 victory against second-ranked The Plains Athens (14-1) and their star QB — Joe Burrow, Ohio's Mr. Football — in the Division III final at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

  • March and Bonnie Streeter during the Holly Ball -Mistletoe Masquerade.

    On the Town: 12-21

    The holiday season always includes formal affairs with party-goers gussied up for fine dining and music. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • Aurora Romaker, 6, center, yells as she attempts to skate on her own while Santa Claus greets other children on the rink.

    Skating with Santa

    Skating with Santa was held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Ottawa Park Ice Rink in West Toledo.Though Santa Claus didn't strap on a pair of skates himself, he was on hand to greet children and distribute candy canes as they came off the ice. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • Mike Thaman, CEO of Owens Corning, left, smiles as he is hooded by University of Toledo Interim President Nagi Naganathan, center, and Joseph H. Zerbey, IV, Chair of the University of Toledo's Board of Trustees and President and General Manager of The Blade, right, after Mr. Thaman delivered his keynote speech.

    University of Toledo fall commencement

    Hundreds of graduates from more than 10 colleges in the university were on hand to receive their degrees. Mike Thaman, CEO of Owens Corning, served as commencement speaker and received an honorary doctorate of Business Administration from the University. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • Bowling Green celebrates after a 33-28 win over South Alabama in the Camellia Bowl.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU wins Camellia Bowl

    Bowling Green topped South Alabama 33-28 to win the Camellia Bowl.

  • Notre Dame's Kaayla McIntyre (15) looses the ball to Rogers' Keasja Peace (34).

    IN PICTURES: Rogers tops Notre Dame

    The Rogers High School girls basketball team helped hand host Notre Dame Academy its first loss of the season. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

  • The home of Luke Barron is illuminated during a computer-controlled light display at his home in Temperance, Mich.

    Christmas has the light stuff

    Photos of area Christmas light displays. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

  • A resident in need shops during Operation Bread Basket at the Perrysburg Township offices in Perrysburg Township, Ohio.

    Operation Bread Basket

    Volunteers assisted residents in need Dec. 20, 2014, in Perrysburg, Ohio. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

  • Linda Fryman (left) and Danara Fryman (right) show off their sweaters.

    Ugly sweater night at Way Library

    Way Public Library dresses up for 'ugly' sweater night.

  • Start's Mariah White, left, and Michae'la Perdue, right, battle Rogers' Sydney Petty, center, for control of the ball off a rebound.

    IN PICTURES: Rogers vs. Start

    The Rogers girls basketball team defeated Start in a City League battle on Friday, December 19, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

  • St. John's Jesuit basketball player Aaron Thompson (22) knocks the ball away from Whitmer basketball player DJ Triplett.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's wins at Whitmer

    Visiting St. John's got the 59-50 win on Dec. 19 at Whitmer High School. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

  • Toth Elementary fifth graders, from left, Katelyn Hawker as Ralph, Carter Brownfield as Bubble Gum Bart, and Noah Jones as The Candy Cane Kid sing on stage.

    Christmas at the O.K. Corral

    102 Toth Elementary fifth graders who presented “Christmas at the O.K. Corral” to parents and the community Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

  • The Owens men's basketball team poses for a photo during today's volunteer event at the East Toledo Family Center.

    Owens CC basketball team volunteers

    The No. 16 Owens Community College men's basketball team took time away from practice to volunteer at the East Toledo Family Center Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The team helped package food and gifts for needy families as part of the center's Christmas Food and Gift Drive. They also helped deliver the food and gifts to the families of East Toledo.

  • Children at Maplewood Elementary School line up for lunch in a room decorated with their smiley drawings at the school.

    Festive Sylvania Schools cafeterias

    Some schools in the Sylvania School District including Hill View and Maplewood elementary schools dressed up their cafeterias with holiday spirit for parents to vote for the best design.

  • Rabbi Shmouel Matusof, center, places the Shamash candle in the center of Unity Menorah after lighting the far right candle for the first night of Chanukah.

    Lighting of the Menorah

    Organized by Chabad Toledo, this is the 27th year the mall has hosted a Menorah lighting celebration. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured traditional Jewish Latke with applesauce and crafts in honor of the holiday. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW


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