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  • Lucas County engineer Keith Early speaks at the event.

    McCord Road underpass opens

    After more than 20 years of discussion and preparation, a new underpass near Springfield High School officially opened on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Holland. The $32 million underpass project, located on McCord Road near Hill Avenue, took about two years to complete after breaking ground in August, 2014.

  • Bedford quarterback Joey Wiemer braces for a hit from Franklin's Devin Visnaw.

    IN PICTURES: Bedford 39, Livonia Franklin 22

    Bedford has advanced to the regional final for the first time since 2012. The Kicking Mules defeated Livonia Franklin 39-22 on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, behind a sensational performance by quarterback Joey Wiemer, who ran for four touchdowns and threw for one.

  • Anthony Wayne's Garrett Mintz screams as he joins his teammates and classmates in celebrating their win.

    IN PICTURES: Anthony Wayne 21, Cleveland Glenville 7

    Anthony Wayne proved to be too much for Cleveland Glenville, rolling to a 21-7 home win in a playoff opener on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. AW's Nick Schneider led the way with 197 rushing yards, including touchdown runs of 1, 2, and 5 yards. His longest run of the game went for 76 yards.

  • Springfield's Lamar Witcher can't make the catch in the end zone as Westlake defender Trey Bialowas breaks up the pass on the final play.

    IN PICTURES: Westlake 48, Springfield 41

    Springfield suffered a heartbreaking 48-41 loss to Westlake in a Division II regional quarterfinal on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, as the Blue Devils let a 27-point lead disappear in the fourth quarter at home.

  • Whitmer's Shoe Sanders reacts after the Panthers lost.

    IN PICTURES: Medina 38, Whitmer 31

    After Whitmer built a 24-point lead on Medina early in the second quarter on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, the host Panthers lost at home 38-31 in the Division I football playoffs.

  • Eastwood's Taylor Downey, center, and Kara Spahn, right, jump in an attempt to block a spike from Highland's Raina Terry.

    IN PICTURES: Marengo Highland 3, Eastwood 0

    The Eastwood volleyball team lost in the Division III regional semifinals to Marengo Highland 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at at Lake High School in Millbury, Ohio.

  • Notre Dame's Caroline Kurtz returns a serve against Brunswick as teammate Jillian Shook.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame 3, Brunswick 0

    Notre Dame will carry Toledo’s last hopes of reaching the Division I state volleyball semifinals this season, as it beat Brunswick 20-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 in the regional semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Norwalk High School.

  • St. Ursula's Jamye Cox returns a serve.

    IN PICTURES: Cleveland St. Joe's 3, St. Ursula 1

    St. Ursula lost 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 25-19 to Cleveland St. Joseph's Academy during the Division I volleyball regional semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Norwalk, Ohio.

  • Johnnae Johnson, 8, center left, reaches across her partner Olivia Jackson, 7, while the pair play foosball on the final day of their after-school program run.

    Kids Unlimited

    Among roughly 350 students at seven Toledo schools participate in after-school programs run by Kids Unlimited, a Sylvania-based nonprofit organization. A decade after Kids Unlimited launched, agency officials will stop programs this week because of dwindling funds. That includes the Old West End Academy in Toledo.

  • Northview's Shane Banachowski, left, does a flick header to the back post in front of Anthony Wayne's Austin Sisler with under a minute left to win it.

    IN PICTURES: Northview 1, Anthony Wayne 0

    Northview's Shane Banachowski scored the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in regulation on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, to lift the Wildcats to a 1-0 victory over Anthony Wayne in a Division I boys regional soccer semifinal at Central Catholic's Gallagher Stadium.

  • Lake's Rebekah Swartz, left, moves the ball against  Ontario's Alaina Reed.

    IN PICTURES: Ontario 5, Lake 0

    Ontario's Alexis Bise had two goals and two assist leading the Warriors past Lake 5-0 in a Division II girls soccer regional semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Findlay.

  • Notre Dame midfielder Sarah Sabol slide-tackles the ball away from Perrysburg's Addie Graham.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame 3, Perrysburg 2

    Seventh-ranked Notre Dame held off Perrysburg for a 3-2 victory in a Division I girls soccer regional semifinal before a crowd of approximately 600 at Lake High in Millbury, Ohio, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

  • Janice and Dave Sandys hand out candy to trick-or-treaters with their 16-year-old beagle, Mo, on their lawn on University Boulevard in Toledo

    Out and about on Halloween

    A steady stream of trick-or-treaters visited houses around the Toledo area on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

  • Ian Prihoda, left, poses with actor Sean Astin after Astin spoke to Hillary Clinton supporters during a stop at the Hillary campaign office in Bowling Green.

    Sean Astin visits Bowling Green

    A Hollywood actor made his way to Bowling Green to show support for Hillary Clinton on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Sean Astin spoke to a room of about 25 people at the Ohio Together building on Main Street.

  • There was a time when clowns were just plain cute, and bobbing for apples didn’t have to mean getting all wet.  The time was Halloween, 1978. At left, Elise Franklin, 7, sinks her teeth into a crisp, tasty apple at the downtown Toledo-Lucas County Library where library staff member Jim Gasser helps. Eric Klute, 3, at right, beams an adorable grin beneath all of those freckles, and was probably rewarded with a lot of candy on his night of trick-or-treating.  Toledo police reported few problems that night, other than the usual soaping of windows and smashing of pumpkins. Not one report of a creepy clown.  Hope your Halloween evening goes just as smoothly.treats for their prowling Thursday night. At left, Elise Franklin, 7, sinks her teeth into a tasty apple at the downtown Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, where library staff member Jim Gasser helps Eric Klute, 3, right, show the grin that no doubt brought him lots of candy.   Area youngsters must have been satisfied with their treats, for there were few pranks reported throughout the area, law enforcement officials said. Aside from the usual soaping of windows and smashing of pumpkins, they said there was little vandalism.

    Pictures of the Week: October 24-30, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, October 24 to Sunday, October 30, 2016.

  • Kerry Smith Emery, left, and Amy Cox, right, with the Lucas County Children Services, pass out information in support of  the LCCS Issue 20 campaign.

    Souls to the Polls

    Voters flocked to early voting Sunday as part of the first of two weekends of early voting in Ohio. A program known as ”souls to the polls” was in full swing as politicians spoke in churches and then vans brought congregants to the Lucas County Board of Elections Early Vote Center on Monroe Street.

  • Keith Urban performs at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo.

    Keith Urban in concert

    Country star Keith Urban brought his 'Ripcord' tour to a sold out Huntington Center in downtown Toledo October 29.

  • The Australian BeeGees perform during the Valentine Theatre's Gala 2016 presented by KeyBank.

    On The Town: Oct. 30

    Recent events included The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute to the Bee Gees was at the Valentine Theatre’s Gala 2016; Glass Alive! Celebrating a Decade at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion; Hot Glass Gala Auction; and Costumes4Cancer presented by the Janet Phleger Foundation was held at St. Joseph Parish, Sylvania.

  • Walkers along the Juliette Gordon Low National Girl Scout Trail.

    Girl Scouts open Westwinds Metropark trail

    A local Girl Scout hiked into history on Saturday, Oct. 29. 2016, when she and scores of other patch-covered scouts opened the first nationally recognized Girl Scout trail at Westwinds Metropark in Holland.

  • Notre Dame middle hitter Ally Speweik spikes the ball into the hand of Clay outside hitter Mallory Ladd.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame 3, Clay 0

    Notre Dame proved to have too much balance and depth on both its defense and its attack in defeating Clay 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 in a Division I district volleyball championship on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Millbury at Lake High School.


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