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  • 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.

  • Northview celebrates its victory.

    IN PICTURES: Northview 1, St. John's 0

    Guided by stellar play from sophomore goal keeper Ryan Bules, Northview captured a Division I boys soccer district championship with a 1-0 shutout of St. John's Jesuit on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Sylvania.

  • Eastwood quarterback Jake Pickerel breaks a tackle from Rossford defensive back Jacob Perry.

    IN PICTURES: Eastwood 55, Rossford 21

    Eastwood claimed an outright Northern Buckeye Conference football title with a 55-21 win on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Rossford. The Eagles improved to 9-1 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the conference. Rossford fell to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the NBC.

  • Whitmer quarterback Riley Keller eludes St. John's defender Logan Hillesheim.

    IN PICTURES: Whitmer 41, St. John’s 7

    Freshman quarterback Riley Keller completed 17 of 31 passes for 362 yards and three touchdowns as Whitmer beat host St. John's 41-7 in Three Rivers Athletic Conference play on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Lyden Field.

  • Anthony Wayne's Evan Brown dives toward the goal line.

    IN PICTURES: Springfield 35, Anthony Wayne 28

    Springfield capped an undefeated season and captured the Northern Lakes League title outright with a tight 35-28 victory against host Anthony Wayne on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Whitehouse.

  • Perrysburg celebrates its win over Clay.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg 1, Clay 0

    Senior Hailey Wenzelman scored the game-winning goal as Perrysburg's fifth shooter in overtime penalty kicks on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, to lift the Yellow Jackets to a 1-0 victory against Clay in a Division I girls district soccer final played in Sylvania.

  • Connie Schultz delivers the keynote address.

    2016 Touchstone Awards

    The Press Club of Toledo held its annual Touchstone Awards on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Toledo.

  • UT's Corey Jones slips past Ohio University's Javon Hagan.

    IN PICTURES: Rockets host Ohio University

    The University of Toledo football team hosted Ohio University on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, at the Glass Bowl in Toledo.

  • The Toledo Symphony team, from left, Valrie Kantorski, Catherine Hann, Kim Ferguson, and Merwin Siu stand with The Blade's  Director of Finance and Information Technology Steve Dolley after winning the event.

    29th annual Blade Corporate Spelling Bee

    Toledo Symphony took home the trophy at this year’s 29th annual Blade Corporate Spelling Bee on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Approximately 52 teams and 270 people participated at the event at The Pinnacle in Maumee. An estimated $80,000 was raised. Proceeds go to Read for Literacy.

  • Selina Hernandez, 4, of Defiance, Ohio, hugs Officer Ben Tsou, dressed as cartoon superhero Robin at ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital. Looking on are Officer Robert Orwig, as Captain America, Sgt. William Shaner, as Spider-Man, and Officer Robert Reed, as Wolverine.

    Superheroes visit ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital

    Members of the Toledo Police Department SWAT team, dressed as superheroes, rappelled down the building, met with the children, then led a parade in the pediatric unit at ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

  • Presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage.

    Donald Trump visits Toledo

    Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, visited the SeaGate Convention Centre for a rally on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. This was Mr. Trump’s third stop in Toledo during the campaign season. He previously appeared at the Huntington Center and Stranahan Theater.

  • Clay's Mallory Ladd, right, and Madison Hornyak, left, defend the net against  Anthony Wayne's Maddy Pollard.

    IN PICTURES: Clay 3, Anthony Wayne 0

    Clay deafeated Anthony Wayne 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 in a Division I district volleyball semifinal on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Lake High School in Millbury. Clay will meet Three Rivers Athletic Conference champion Notre Dame in the final.


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