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  • Family members snap photos of Sgt. Andrew Sanchez of Defiance, holding his son Len- nox, 2, as another soldier hands Lennox a ball after a ‘call to duty’ ceremony.

    'Call to duty’ ceremony

    A ‘call to duty’ ceremony was held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Bowling Green State University for the Ohio National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry Regiment. About 360 soldiers are mobilizing at Fort Bliss in Texas before being deployed to the Mideast to aid primarily in the training of the Jordanian Armed Forces.

  • Notre Dame's Bre Hampton-Bey gets a fist in the face by Rogers' Essence Johnson.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame 81, Rogers 40

    Notre Dame's Bre Hampton-Bey scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Eagles to an 81-40 win against Rogers tonight in the Eagles’ gym on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

  • BGSU's Zack Denny  shoots against  Eastern Michigan's Tim Bond, left, and Jordan Nobles.

    IN PICTURES: Eastern Michigan 81, BGSU men 53

    The Bowling Green State University men's basketball team suffered an 81-53 home loss to Eastern Michigan at the Stroh Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Zack Denny finished with 14 points to lead the Falcons.

  • The new Ford GT on display.

    North American International Auto Show preview

    On a media preview day, more concept and production vehicles were on display at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Vice President Joe Biden also made an appearance.

  • To salute auto show season, here’s a look back at a major milestone in Jeep production.  On August 27, 1987, the number of Jeeps produced reached 5 million as a Cherokee rolled off the line in Toledo. Blade photographer Bruce Sinner was on hand for the event. Shown from left to right: Lloyd Mahaffey, International Rep. UAW Region 2B, Dan Twiss, unit chairman of UAW Local 12, Jim Korowin, Chrysler plant manager, and Jerry Huber, production manager.  Production of the 5 million Jeeps spanned parts of five decades, from 1941 to 1987. The total included 361,407 military Willys MAs plus more than 4.6 million bearing the Jeep name starting with the Civilian Jeep (CJ) 2a model in 1946, and including CJ models built in Brampton, Ontario. AM General and Ford-built Jeep-type vehicles were not counted in the totals.  The North American International Auto Show opens to the public at Cobo Center in Detroit Saturday and runs through Jan. 22. The Greater Toledo Auto Show opens to the public at SeaGate Convention Centre on Jan. 26 and runs through Jan. 29.

    Pictures of the Week: January 2-8, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, January 2 to Sunday, January 8, 2017.

  • The front end of the 2017 Dodge Challenger during the media preview of the 2017 North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

    North American International Auto Show-Media Preview

    A range of new vehicles were on display at a media preview of the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit. The show opens to the public Jan. 14 and runs through Jan. 22.

  • The Toledo Walleye celebrate Zach Nastasiuk's goal against Fort Wayne during Sunday's game at the Huntington Center in Toledo. An announced crowd of 6,013 watched the Walleye beat the Komets in overtime, 4-3.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 4, Fort Wayne 3, OT

    Nolan Zajac scored the game-winner 49 seconds into overtime, and the Toledo Walleye improved to 26-6-1 with a win over the Fort Wayne Komets Sunday at the Huntington Center.

  • Moises Guillen of Perrysburg defeats Trevor Scherf of Oak Harbor during the 138-pound championship match.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg Invitational Tournament

    Four members of Wauseon’s wrestling team reached the finals of the Perrysburg Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Wauseon ran away with the team championship after tallying 193.5 points. The Indians, who wrestled without two starters sidelined, had 189.5 before the championship matches took place.

  • From left, Toledo's Tyler Sikura and Evan Rankin embrace teammate Tyson Spink after Spink scored during the second period.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 4, Brampton 0

    Rookie Tyson Spink delivered a hat trick as Toledo blanked the Brampton Beast 4-0 on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in downtown Toledo. Goalie Jake Paterson picked up his third shutout of the season. The Walleye players wore special Rocky-themed jerseys.

  • Toledo's Jonathan Williams is fouled by Miami's Dion Wade.

    IN PICTURES: UT men 91, Miami 76

    The University of Toledo men's basketball team defeated Miami 91-76 on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Savage Arena. Jonathan Williams led the Rockets with 25 points, Jaelan Sanford scored 22, Nate Navigato had 17 and Steve Taylor Jr. had 12.

  • Toledo's Mariella Santucci dribbles around Miami's Savannah Kluesner.

    IN PICTURES: UT women 64, Miami 50

    The University of Toledo women's basketball team defeated Miami 64-50 on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Savage Arena. Freshman Mariella Santucci led the Rockets (11-3, 2-1 MAC) with 15 points and sophomore Mikaela Boyd added 12.

  • Start's Michae'la Perdue, right, grabs a rebound from Rogers player Tanaziah Hines.

    IN PICTURES: Start 55, Rogers 44

    Start's Mariah White scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Spartans to a 55-44 victory against Rogers in a City League matchup on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Rams' gym.

  • Southview's Lauren Perry, left, steals the ball from Anthony Wayne's Emily Brandeberry.

    IN PICTURES: Anthony Wayne 72, Southview 37

    Host Anthony Wayne used a couple first-half runs to quickly pull away from Southview during a 72-37 girls basketball victory on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Whitehouse.

  • Southview's Ryan Fries shoots over Anthony Wayne's Andrew Murphy.

    IN PICTURES: Southview 57, Anthony Wayne 45

    The Southview boys basketball team pulled away for a 57-45 victory at Anthony Wayne on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Whitehouse.

  • St. Francis player Jakiel Wells, left, drives against  St. John's defender Blake Williams.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's 52, St. Francis 42

    St. John’s Jesuit won its Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys basketball showdown at rival St. Francis de Sales with a come-from-behind 52-42 victory on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. It was the first loss of the season for the Knights.

  • BGSU goalie Chris Nell blocks a shot from Bemidji State center Kyle Bauman.

    IN PICTURES: Bemidji State 2, BGSU 1

    Bowling Green State University suffered a 2-1 loss to No. 17 Bemidji State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest at the Slater Family Ice Arena on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Mitch McLain scored the lone goal for the Falcons

  • Rossford players Cota Sinclair, left, and Ben Verbosky, right, try to trap Eastwood's Ryan Reiter.

    IN PICTURES: Eastwood 61, Rossford 45

    Eastwood rose to the challenge behind 6-foot-4 senior forward Ryan Reiter and held court with an impressive 61-45 victory against Rossford in a Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball matchup on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Pemberville.

  • BGSU guard Carly Santoro pulls in a rebound against Northern Illinois forward Renee Sladek.

    IN PICTURES: Northern Illinois 89, BGSU women 76

    The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team suffered an 89-76 loss to Northern Illinois at the Stroh Center on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Carly Santoro scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures for the Falcons.

  • Woodward's Tavion Jones, bottom, and Waite's Keyshawn Lynch battle for a loose ball.

    IN PICTURES: Woodward 64, Waite 63

    G'nonn Caraway sank one of two foul shots with 13.5 seconds to play to give Woodward a 64-63 win against Waite in a City League boys basketball tilt on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Waite.

  • St. Francis de Sales High School player Alec Kasza fouls Findlay's Issac Schumm during their game Tuesday at St. Francis. The Knights stayed unbeaten with a 61-45 win over Findlay.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis 61, Findlay 45

    Findlay established an early lead, but St. Francis de Sales took the lead in the second quarter and controlled the rest of the game to improve to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference.


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