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  • Local authorities on scene Friday at the property of James Worley, 57, of Delta, Ohio, on County Roads 6 and L in Delta.

    Arrest made in woman's disappearance

    A man arrested early this morning on an abduction charge linked to the disappearance of a 20-year-old Metamora woman last seen riding a purple bike pleaded guilty to another abduction in 1990, a case that also involved a female bicyclist. James Worley, 57, of Delta was arrested early this morning on an abduction charge related to the disappearance of Sierah Joughin, said Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller.

  • Chuck Madrigal and Finley Gleason bought the long-vacant Ford mansion on Collingwood Boulevard in mid-2015 and have done extensive restoration work on the home.

    Edward Ford home renovation

    More than 20 other members of the extended Ford family toured the extravagant and newly renovated Edward Ford home on Thursday, July 21, 2016, to mark its ongoing transformation. The house is on the corner of Collingwood Boulevard and Bancroft Street.

  • Cleveland resident Lachelle Jordan, left, holds her children Austin, 1, and Amria, 1, as she pets the police horse ridden by Capt. Dave King from Medina County.

    Republican National Convention, Day 4

    The Republican National Convention came to an end on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. Temperatures soared and Public Square, the source of many protests, was largely quiet.

  • The coal and iron ore industry in Ashtabula has fallen on hard times. Voters appear to be drawn to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s tough stance on trade.

    Our Hometowns Left Behind: Ashtabula

    The Blade's series on Ohio cities and their view of the 2016 presidential election visits Ashtabula, a city of just over 13,000 people with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

  • Brenda Geiger, center, with members of the Air Force Thunderbirds’ ground support personnel at the Toledo Air Show.

    Around Town: Toledo Air Show

    The 2016 Toledo Air Show at Toledo Express Airport last weekend featured aerobatic stunts with airplanes, helicopters, and parachutes. It was a time for our country's servicemen in the air to show off their talents and they were met with cheers and salutes.

  • Carrie Joughlin and friends and family of Sierah Joughin pass out flyers on State Rt. 120 near where she lives and went missing in Metamora, Ohio.

    Search for 20-year-old Sierah Joughin

    As night turned to day, family and friends of 20-year-old Sierah Joughin, whose bike was found near a cornfield on a Fulton County road, congregated at the homes of her mother and grandparents, ready to sift through the surrounding cornfields.

  • Mud Hens second baseman Jordany Valdespin is tagged out at third base base by Pawtucket Red Sox third baseman Jantzen Witte during the fifth inning.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens top Pawtucket

    The Mud Hens claimed a 3-2 victory over Pawtucket at Fifth Third Field on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Toledo starter Buck Farmer struck out nine in 6⅔ innings of shutout ball to claim the win.

  • Mounted police span Prospect Avenue near East Fourth Street, where a protest was broken up by officers.

    GOP Convention, Day 3

    Among the thousands of people flocking to the attend the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, hundreds of people also turned out to protest and counter protest.

  • A Trump sign in a Greenville, Ohio yard.

    Our Hometowns Left Behind: Greenville

    The Blade's series on Ohio cities and their view of the 2016 presidential election visits Greenville, a city of just over 13,000 people with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

  • Mud Hens player Dean Green signs autographs before the game at Fifth Third Field.

    IN PICTURES: Pawtucket 4, Mud Hens 2

    The Toledo Mud Hens saw a number of rallies blunted by double plays in a 4-2 loss to Pawtucket Tuesday at Fifth Third Field.

  • Army veteran Lou Pumphrey of Shaker Heights holds a flag resembling the U.S. flag emblazoned with a peace sign while walking down East 4th Street during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

    Republican National Convention: Day 2

    As the Republican National Convention continued in to Day 2 Tuesday, July 19, 2016, protesters gathered in the Public Square in Cleveland to voice their opinions on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

  • Women for Peace protestors stand in front of Cleveland police officers on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland on Monday.

    Republican National Convention protests in Cleveland

    Toledoans were among the many who flocked to Cleveland to protest near the Republican National Convention on Monday, July 18, 2016.

  • Cheryl Lang sits in her shop called "A Unique Flower & Gift Shop" located on Front Street in Marietta.

    Ohio Hometowns Left Behind: Marietta

    The Blade's series on Ohio cities and their view of the 2016 presidential election visits Marietta, an Ohio River town in Washington County where Hillary's Clinton's stance on coal hurts her chances.

  • Toledo batter Dean Green, 25, is met in the dugout by coaches and players after hitting a two-run home run during Toledo's 7-5 victory.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo tops Pawtucket

    The Toledo Mud Hens snapped a three-game losing streak and pounded out 14 hits in a 7-5 victory against Pawtucket on Monday, June 18, 2016, at Fifth Third Field.

  • Scott Fry of Romulus, Mich., left, and Tom Deverna of Lambertville toss shocks of wheat. At lower right, John Tyler of Fostoria is ready to pick up any shocks that fall at the 56th annual reunion of the Five Point Steam Threshers.

    Five Point Steam Threshers reunion

    The Five Point Steam Threshers held a reunionon Sunday, July 17, 2016, at Lee Lashaway’s Perrysburg Township farm. At their 56th annual reunion, the threshers numbered between 50 and 60. The Five Point Steam Threshers is a largely informal organization.

  • The former WestRock plant on Third and Fourth streets.  The plant closed and around 225 employees lost their jobs.

    Coshocton’s residents disenchanted

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton might soon be giving the three-term mayor a call. In the annals of American politics, few electorates have entered the general election more disenchanted and vexed as 2016. Count Coshocton’s 11,088 residents among them.

  • Mud Hens baserunner Chad Huffman avoids the tag from Clippers first baseman Jesus Aguilar to open the fourth inning.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens lose to Columbus

    The Mud Hens suffered an 8-4 loss to the Columbus Clippers at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Clippers broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the fifth off Toledo starter Thad Weber, then added single runs in the seventh and eighth to beat the Hens for the third day in a row.

  • Lydia Ko reacts to winning the Marathon Classic.

    IN PICTURES: Marathon Classic, Day 4

    Lydia Ko birdied the fourth playoff hole to win the 2016 LPGA Marathon Classic today at Highland Meadows Golf Club on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Sylvania. Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee each finished the final round with a 14-under score of 270.

  • Nathan Wren, 6, left, and his sister Hannah, 4, of Monclova look into a KC-135 engine.

    Toledo Air Show, Day 2

    Though the skies were cloudy, fighter jets and propeller planes were seen flying around the Toledo Express Airport airspace for the Toledo Air Show on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

  • Owner Josh Smith, left, gives Fremont resident Steve Hoffman a trim inside Evan's Cut From Above Barber Shop in downtown Fremont.

    Fremont voters divided on election

    In Fremont, a northwest Ohio city of 16,301, nearly everyone has an opinion about the 2016 presidential election. And in some struggling Ohio towns like this one, the anger is even greater as they’re told — even by Ohio Gov. John Kasich — that the state is prosperous again, when they don’t see it.


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