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  • President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House in Washington.

    Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

    President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th leader of the United States of America Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

  • Stephie Fronk shows a portrait of President-elect Donald Trump at the Whitehouse Inn.

    Whitehouse Inn Presidential portraits

    Beneath a red velvet cloth on the wall of Presidential portraits at the Whitehouse Inn is a temporary picture of newly-minted President Donald Trump. The portrait will be unveiled at the restaurant's inaugural party, which is still taking reservations for the event.

  • "Citizens, where is the pressure to talk about poverty?" Cornel West asked.

    Cornel West speaks at Bowling Green State University

    The student body of Bowling Green State University heard a speech from author, academic and social activist Cornel West on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the campus’ Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

  • Carty Finkbeiner, Chairman and Board of Directors, left, and Wendi Huntley, CEO Connecting Kids to Meals Inc., right, accept a proclamation by Mark Sobczak, Chief of Staff Mayor's Office, City of Toledo.

    Connecting Kids to Meals, Inc.

    A Connecting Kids to Meals Inc. meeting was held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Cherry Street Mission to announce the agency’s new name. Connecting Kids to Meals was known as Feed Lucas County Children.

  • UT's Mariella Santucci dribbles down the court after a steal.

    IN PICTURES: Ohio 64, UT women 55

    The University of Toledo women's basketball team fell 64-55 to Ohio on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Savage Arena in Toledo. Kaayla McIntyre led the Rockets with 11 points.

  • BGSU's Sydney Lambert, left, chases a loose ball against Buffalo forward Courtney Wilkins.

    IN PICTURES: Buffalo 61, BGSU women 50

    The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team lost 61-50 to Buffalo on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Stroh Center. While 11 different players scored for the Falcons, Sydney Lambert was the only one to finish in double figures with 10.

  • Clay's Sydney Hess shoots under pressure from Perrysburg's Kristina DeMarco.

    IN PICTURES: Clay 53, Perrysburg 45

    Sydney Hess scored a game-high 19 points to lead Clay to a 53-45 girls basketball win at Perrysburg on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Caitlyn Kuecher added 10 points for the Eagles. Kristina DeMarco and Cameron Clark led Perrysburg with nine points each.

  • Rockets forward Nate Navigato shoots a 3 over BGSU forward Demajeo Wiggins.

    IN PICTURES: UT men 85, BGSU 73

    The University of Toledo men's basketball team claimed an 85-73 victory over Bowling Green State University at Savage Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Nate Navigato finished with 22 points to lead five players in double figures for the Rockets.

  • Start's Kiera Easley wrenches the ball from Parkersburg's Shay Lee Kirby during a game at the MLK Legacy Classic Monday at Start High School. Start won, 71-53.

    IN PICTURES: Start 71, Parkersburg 53

    Start's girls basketball team topped Parkersburg of West Virginia 71-53 during the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic Monday at Start High School.

  • Waite's starting lineup brings it in before the beginning of this year's MLK Legacy Classic at Start High School. The Indians defeated Perrysburg, 51-47.

    IN PICTURES: Waite 51, Perrysburg 47

    Waite defeated Perrysburg, 51-47, in a game at this year's MLK Legacy Classic at Start High School.

  • The Korean Christian Children's Choir performing "Every Time I Feel the Spirit."

    MLK Day service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta

    The 49th Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on January 16. The service also marked the 50th anniversary of MLK's speech, "A Time to Break Silence," in which he came out in opposition to the Vietnam War.

  • Ryan Campbell, center, smiles with peers Christopher Riven, left, and Amere Thomas, right, while performing with Scott High School's marching band, called "Fantastic Dancing Machines," during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 Unity Celebration.

    2017 Unity Celebration

    Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of civil rights leader Rev. Ralph Abernathy, was the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 Unity Celebration at the University of Toledo's Savage Arena.

  • Monday Memories: Honoring a civil rights leader   Today is a federal holiday, commemorating the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This Blade photograph by Luke Black was taken Jan. 18, 1983, as Toledoans marched in honor of the slain civil rights leader. The procession route was from Lo Salem Missionary Baptist Church on Vance Street to the Martin Luther King Center on Nebraska Avenue. The march was preceded by a memorial service at the church, featuring a speech by Toledo Municipal Judge Charles Doneghy, and followed with a dinner for the marchers when they reached the center.  PHOTO GALLERY: Pictures of the Week, January 9-15, 2017  Mr. King was born Jan. 19, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, while on a civil rights mission in Memphis. But his dream of achieving racial equality and an integrated society continues today.

    Pictures of the Week: January 9-15, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, January 9 to Sunday, January 15, 2017.

  • Pastor Otis Gordon, Warren AME Church, preaches during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Worship Service at the First Presbyterian Church of Maumee.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration

    First Presbyterian Church of Maumee hosted a Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration worship service Sunday.

  • A view of the gardens is offered from a window inside the master bedroom at the Manor House.

    Manor House at Wildwood Preserve

    The dining room of the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark features furniture that is close to the original used by the Stranahan family when they resided there. The house was built between 1936 and 1938. The park is offering free tours of the historic home on Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. January through March.

  • Bun, a vermecelli salad of bean sprouts, rice noodles, chopped lettuce, and more, served with BBQ pork, beef, chicken, and shrimp from Amango.

    On The Town: Starting the year out on the town

    The first week of the new year, many folks were resting and getting back in the swing of things after a long holiday season. It was not filled with any charity events, but people were not idly sitting home. They were out and about, dining just for fun at local establishments with friends, some whom were former Toledo-area folks home for a visit.

  • University of Toledo Formula SAE members Dustin Moosman, left, and Josh Remmetler, right, push the team’s car from last season through the lobby of the North Engineering Building to take a group photo with the car.

    Toledo Magazine: Speed school

    For the past 20 years, the University of Toledo has participated in the Formula SAE program, where students engage in a “club” activity that allows them to create a Formula (open-wheeled) race car from scratch over two semesters.

  • Gavin Rittler of Wauseon, left, grapples with Jared Dressler of Medina during the 106-pound championship match. Rittler won 8-3.

    IN PICTURES: Maumee Bay Classic wrestling

    Wauseon dominated a prominent regular season wrestling tournament for the second straight week when it took the team title at the Maumee Bay Classic on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Clay High School in Oregon.

  • Bowling Green's Abby Siefker tries to score.

    IN PICTURES: Central Michigan 76, BGSU women 65

    The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team suffered a 76-65 overtime loss to Central Michigan at the Stroh Center in Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Sydney Lambert and Carly Santoro each scored 20 points for Bowling Green while Haley Puk added 14.

  • Toledo's Mikaela Boyd shoots off a fast break.

    IN PICTURES: Northern Illinois 77, UT women 73

    The University of Toledo women's basketball team fell 77-73 to Northern Illinois at Savage Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Toledo never led but did tie the score three times in the fourth quarter.


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