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  • 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.

  • Show goers check out the Ford display.

    North American International Auto Show, Day 1

    People flocked to the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the first day of the North American International Auto Show on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

  • Bowling Green's Ismail Ali drives to the basket.

    IN PICTURES: Northern Illinois 69, BGSU men 52

    The Bowling Green State University men's basketball team suffered a 69-52 loss to Northern Illinois at the Stroh Center on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Ismail Ali scored 16 points to lead the Falcons while Dylan Frye added 13 points off the bench.

  • "We just want to give a message to everybody that we love our community," Moustafa Eltatawy, center left, said after dozens of people gathered to sing.

    Serenade against hate in Sylvania Township

    Dozens of people gathered to sing on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the home of the Eltatawy family in Sylvania Township. Earlier in the week someone had sprayed graffiti hate speech onto the family's garage door. It has since been painted over with a message of love.

  • The Walleye's Simon Denis tries to score against Wheeling goalie Sean Maguire.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 4, Wheeling 3

    The depleted Walleye exacted some revenge with a 4-3 win against rival Wheeling on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in downtown Toledo. The Walleye twice rebounded from one-goal deficits before a sellout crowd of 8,065 at the Huntington Center.

  • Sylvania's Lauren Perry (34) picks up a steal from Perrysburg.

    IN PICTURES: Sylvania Southview vs. Perrysburg girls

    The Perrysburg Yellow Jackets defeated the Sylvania Southview Cougars Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Sylvania by a score of 68-44.

  • Southview's Nate Kalniz, left, and Will Wooddall celebrate after pulling ahead on a run, forcing Perrysburg to call a timeout.

    IN PICTURES: Southview 55, Perrysburg 36

    Will Wooddall and Ryan Fries scored 16 points apiece to lead Southview to a commanding 55-36 victory against Perrysburg on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in a Northern Lakes League meeting in Sylvania.

  • Vincent Williams, Jr., of St. John's shoots against Findlay's Ryan Nunn.

    IN PICTURES: St. John’s 57, Findlay 47

    The visiting Findlay Trojans hung with St. John’s Jesuit for three quarters, but the fourth quarter belonged to the Titans in a 57-47 Three Rivers Athletic Conference basketball victory on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

  • Cardinal Stritch's bench cheers on Taylor Besgrove, front, after she sank a 3.

    IN PICTURES: Cardinal Stritch 57, Toledo Christian 38

    The Cardinal Stritch girls basketball team notched a 57-38 victory against Toledo Christian on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at home in Oregon.

  • Start's Caleb Allen, right, chases a loose ball against Woodward's Charles Robinson, Jr.

    IN PICTURES: Start 64, Woodward 50

    Start’s inside-out game worked tremendously in the second half as guard Chris Reed had 19 points and big man Caleb Allen scored 18 to defeat Woodward 64-50 in a boys basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

  • 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.


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