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  • Toledo's Shane Berschbach, left, attempts to hook the puck in as teammate Alden Hirschfeld, center, holds off Brampton's Jordan Henry in the first period.

    IN PICTURES: Brampton 5, Walleye 4

    Walleye defenseman Simon Denis tallied a hat trick, but Toledo still lost its fifth straight with a 5-4 setback in overtime to Brampton on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Huntington Center.

    2/12/2017
  • Dylan D'Emillio of Genoa defeats Jesse Wright of Otsego by pin ball in the 120-pound championship match.

    IN PICTURES: NBC wrestling tournament

    Genoa pulled away from the field to win the Northern Buckeye Conference wrestling tournament, which was held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Fostoria. Elmwood was second and Otsego third.

    2/11/2017
  • UT players Jaelan Sanford, left, and Jonathan Williams celebrate after Sanford hit a 3-point shot at end of the first half.

    IN PICTURES: UT men 78, Kent State 58

    The University of Toledo men's basketball team defeated Kent State 78-58 on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Savage Arena. Jonathan Williams led the Rockets with 21 points, Steve Taylor added 20, Jaelan Sanford had 15, and Nate Navigato scored 13.

    2/11/2017
  • Falcons forward Demajeo Wiggins shoots against Buffalo's Blake Hamilton, left, and Nick Perkins.

    IN PICTURES: Buffalo 88, BGSU men 74

    The Bowling Green State University men's basketball team suffered an 88-74 loss to Buffalo at the Stroh Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Freshman Dylan Frye scored 20 points to lead the Falcons, while Zack Denny added 12.

    2/11/2017
  • A sign sits on the floor during a Muslim-support prayer service and rally.

    Community rallies in support of area Muslims

    A specially themed prayer service at the Masjid Saad Foundation in Sylvania Township drew well over 1,000 people on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 — the latest of several Toledo-area events in which a diverse contingent of area faith leaders united in their support of area Muslims in the wake of President Trump’s highly controversial immigration ban.

    2/10/2017
  • Robert Easter, Jr., Toledo, left, floors Luis Cruz, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, during their bout at the Huntington Center, Friday.  The pair were fighting for Easter Jr,'s IBF World lightweight title,n which Easter, Jr. retained with a unanimous decision.

    IN PICTURES: Friday fight night in Toledo

    Robert Easter, Jr., born and raised in Toledo, defended his IBF Lightweight World Championship belt against Luis Cruz on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. There are a total of 10 fights, including another world title bout, on the schedule.

    2/11/2017
  • Toledo Christian's Delano Smith shoots against Ottawa Hills' Michael Helgren.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo Christian 60, Ottawa Hills 43

    The host Toledo Christian boys basketball team defeated Ottawa Hills 60-43 in a Toledo Area Athletic Conference game on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

    2/10/2017
  • From left, Perrysburg's Zach Pohlman, Cam Glowacki, and Cody Bartels rush into a crowd of students as they celebrate their win.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg 66, Southview 63

    Perrysburg utilized crisp offensive execution and overcame an early deficit to drop Southview 66-63 in a key Northern Lakes League boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

    2/10/2017
  • Anthony Wayne's Alix Carter gets past Perrysburg's Hailey Wenzelman.

    IN PICTURES: Anthony Wayne 37, Perrysburg 36

    In an incredibly tight Northern Lakes League girls showdown that featured 20 lead changes and nine ties, Anthony Wayne emerged with a 37-36 victory on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, against visiting Perrysburg.

    2/10/2017
  • Cardinal Stritch's Jami Hardy picks up a steal from Gibsonburg's Shylee Schmaltz.

    IN PICTURES: Cardinal Stritch 55, Gibsonburg 46

    Jami Hardy got the Cardinal Stritch girls basketball team rolling early in a Toledo Area Athletic Conference showdown with visiting Gibsonburg on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, and her late-game flurry lifted the Cardinals to a crucial 55-46 victory in Oregon.

    2/10/2017
  • Start's Mariah White shoots over Rogers' Tanaziah Hines.

    IN PICTURES: Start 48, Rogers 46

    The host Start girls basketball team defeated Rogers 48-46 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

    2/9/2017
  • Toledo forward Nate Navigato shoots against  Eastern Michigan forward Baylee Steele, center, and center James Thompson IV.

    IN PICTURES: UT men 73, Eastern Michigan 57

    The University of Toledo men's basketball team defeated Eastern Michigan 73-57 on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Savage Arena. Nate Navigato led the Rockets with 16 points.

    2/7/2017
  • Anne Brodie outside of her home in Dacula, Georgia. She moved to this area to be close to her son and grandchild.

    Southern Revival: Anne Brodie

    The Blade spoke with Anne Brodie for its Southern Revival series. Brodie is a former Toledoan who moved to Georgia.

    2/7/2017
  • Creosote Plant is Unlikely Spot for 'Arty' Pictures Beauty is where you find it. For example, this picture  represents  an abstraction in black and white, but it actually is a train of cages used at the Jennison-Wright Corp., 2463 Broadway. The cages are loaded with wood blocks, which are rolled into a 132-foot-long chamber where a creosote -and tar mixture is impregnated into the blocks under pressure. They are used as factory flooring to John Seeley, assistant superintendent. Toledo Blade staff photographer John Collier found the beauty in the pattern of light and shadows. Mr. Seeley said that artists groups often work in the yard on Sundays. Toledo Blade file photo dated Feb. 5, 1968  Visit link in bio for more photos by our award-winning staff of photographers, past and present. #toledoblade #bladenews #theblade #toledoohio #youwilldobetterintoledo #itmatterswhereyoumakeit #glasscity #history #nostalgia

    Pictures of the Week: January 30 to February 5, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, January 30 to Sunday, February 5, 2017.

    2/6/2017
  • The Rev. Rose in the sanctuary of Serenity Christian Church. A member of the previous congregation that owned the church said that the ceiling was like the hull of a shape used by slavers.

    Southern Revival: Rev. Floyd Rose

    African-Americans are returning to the South in record numbers, reshaping a region millions of blacks abandoned during the Great Migration. Reporter Vanessa McCray and photographer Jetta Fraser spent a week driving through Georgia and Mississippi and visiting former Toledoans. During Black History Month, The Blade tells their stories.

    2/6/2017
  • Imam Talal Eid, left, speaks with Susan Meier, right, Presbyter for Common Life at Maumee Valley Presbytery, during a prayer of peace, love and serenity open to all at the  Islamic Center of Greater Toledo Sunday. Friends Lynn Bova, left, and Rebecca Snedeker-Meier, center, listen in.

    Prayer service at Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

    To show its gratitude for the outpouring of community support, the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg hosted an open, public prayer for peace, love and serenity Sunday.

    2/5/2017
  • Gail Rayford-Ambeau stands outside of Rosebank Missionary Baptist Church in Tchula, Miss. This is the church at which her mother worshipped before she moved to Toledo.

    Southern Revival: Gail Rayford-Ambeau

    Gail Rayford-Ambeau was born a Toledoan, despite the Mississippi blood thick in her veins and the trace of magnolia in her voice. In the span of two generations, the Rayfords took part in two of the nation’s big demographic shifts: The Great Migration and a slow, steady move back.

    2/5/2017
  • 2017 Outstanding Citizen winner Shirley Woessner gets a hug, as 2016 winner Barbara Sanchez looks on, during the annual meeting and dinner.

    On The Town: Honors, awards, and new officers at local organizations

    Recent events included the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron Change of Watch in the Historic Lobby of the Oliver House; Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Dinner and Awards at Bowling Green State University; Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Dinner at the Toledo Club; and a party just for fun was held at the home of Manar and Dr. Ahed Nahhas with a “putting on the glitz Hollywood/Roaring 20s” theme.

    2/5/2017
  • A crowd marches down North Huron Street during a rally on One Government Center.

    Toledo Constitutional March

    The Toledo Constitutional March began at One Government Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, as a collective of demonstrators voicing their displeasure with President Trump's actions thus far. Group leaders said many of his executive orders are unconstitutional. About 150 people gathered in solidarity.

    2/4/2017
  • Perrysburg's Josh Herhold, right, defeats Northview's Andy Summers 14-2 during the 160-pound championship.

    IN PICTURES: NLL wrestling tournament

    Sparked by Moises Guillen and Josh Herhold, who became four-time champions, Perrysburg won the Northern Lakes League wrestling title on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Anthony Wayne in Whitehouse.

    2/4/2017

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