Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW
Each Christmas season, the Faine family in Hancock County puts up dozens of cut-outs to celebrate the holidays.
The Toledo men's basketball team beat Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
The ongoing war in Syria has produced an international refugee crisis, and forced many of the country's citizens to flee by other means, such as seeking asylum. The war has also divided families, leaving some in Syria and the Middle East while those who have made it out to countries such as the United States struggle to reunite the family abroad.
Photos of the Toledo Walleye's Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, hockey match up against Manchester at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. The Walleye won, 2-0. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW
Santa (in civilian life Ric Nierman) and Mrs. Claus
(Carol Olszewski) do their best to keep local kids off the naughty list.
Holiday themes reign as many local country clubs and other organizations held galas.
Bowling Green State University holds its fall commencement at the Stroh Center on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. The commencement speaker was 1965 BGSU graduate Howard Aldrich, who is a sociology and business professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
The University of Toledo held its fall commencement Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Savage Arena.
The Irish had to go to overtime to beat the Panthers on Friday, Dec. 18. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.
The Rams overcame a four-point halftime deficit to beat the Spartans on Friday, Dec. 18. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.
Two men have been arrested and one woman, 22-year-old Erica Lauro of Pensacola, Fla., is dead after a shootout with police ended Friday, December 18, 2015, in Northwood, Ohio.
Central Catholic's girls earned a 67-66 win at Toledo Whitmer in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball contest Dec. 17.
Loyal Star Wars fans were waiting in line at Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16 as early as 3:30 p.m. for a 7:30 showing as "The Force Awakens" premiered Thursday, December 17, 2015.
Two recent events were the Block Communications Holiday Party at the Valentine Theatre Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, and the Toledo Animal Shelter's party at the Inverness Club.
Rogers took it right to defending City League boys basketball champion Scott on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in an 80-77 double-overtime victory at home.
Frank Elementary is celebrating Right to Read Week to encourage students to read more and help instill a love of reading in the children. There was a school-wide challenge to read 40,000 minutes. As an incentive to reach the goal Principal Chad Warnimont agreed to dress like a super hero.
The Walleye defeated the Indy Fuel 5-1 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, before a crowd of 5,934, mostly energetic kids attending the School Day Celebration game at the Huntington Center.
About 20 of the Sisters of Notre Dame moved Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, from their Provincial Center at Monroe Street and Secor Road in West Toledo to their new housing complex near Whitehouse. About 20 more will make the move Thursday. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW
The Royals did just enough to ultimately prevail 56-53 as Elmwood won Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, for the first time at Rossford High School since Northern Buckeye Conference play began in 2011.