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  • Toledo Central Catholic players celebrate after defeating Whitmer High School 67-66 Dec. 17 at Whitmer.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic at Whitmer girls basketball

    Central Catholic's girls earned a 67-66 win at Toledo Whitmer in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference girls basketball contest Dec. 17.

    12/17/2015
  • Kyle Recker, 7, left, talks with her father Chris Liebe, center left, as the pair join other fans in lining up more than three hours early to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday at Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16 inside the Franklin Park Mall in West Toledo. Mr. Liebe picked Kyle up from school and headed directly to the theater.

    Fans gather for Star Wars premiere

    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.

    12/17/2015
  • A Christmas tree made from poinsettias at the Block Communications holiday party at the Valentine.

    Around Town: Holiday parties a way to say thanks

    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.

    12/17/2015
  • Rogers' Ahmad Smith (5) battles Scott's Eli Belmon (10) for the ball.

    IN PICTURES: Scott vs. Rogers boys basketball

    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.

    12/17/2015
  • Front row, from left: Kadyn Driftmeyer, Macey Davidson, Karsin VonDeylen, Will Strzesynski, Ilayda Gocmen, Paxton Jones. Back row, from left: Tiffanie Ghesquire, Sarah Smithers, Chrissy Nackowicz, Jenny Thompson, Julia Lark, Katie Freels, Emily Conley.

    Right-To-Read Week at Frank Elementary

    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.

    12/16/2015
  • Toledo player Alden Hirschfeld, right, and Indy Fuel player Dylan Clarke fight to reach the puck.

    IN PICTURES: Indy Fuel at Walleye

    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.

    12/16/2015
  • Sisters of Notre Dame take communion for the last time at the Toledo Provincial Center, Tuesday.

    Sisters of Notre Dame move to Whitehouse

    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

    12/16/2015
  • Rossford's Jeff Hodak snags a rebound during basketball game against Elmwood.

    IN PICTURES: Elmwood at Rossford boys basketball

    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.

    12/16/2015
  • Katie Cerveny of Erie, Mich., left, and Nickolas Dietrich of Toledo.

    Lourdes students to travel abroad

    Lourdes seniors Katie Cerveny and Nickolas Dietrich will travel to Assisi and Rome, Italy as part of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Student Pilgrimage Program. The pair will travel abroad December 27 for an 11-day pilgrimage to several historical landmarks and take time for reflections as they follow in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare.

    12/15/2015
  • In center, Isaac Roth, 16, brings a tray of cookies to volunteer mother Carol Sass, while Mason Jeakle, 15, looks on at Providence Lutheran Church in Toledo.

    Springfield High elves help Secret Santa

    Springfield High School students help wrap gifts and bake cookies for Secret Santa.

    12/15/2015
  • Heather Honaker goes to place a rose in the arms of the "Angel of Hope" during vigil dedicating the new statue at ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital.

    Vigil at 'Angel of Hope' statue

    Under the glow of flickering candles, nearly 100 people dedicated a garden and memorial that offers families a place to reflect and grieve for children who have died because of illness. The Angel of Hope Garden at the northwest corner of ProMedical Toledo Children's Hospital was unveiled Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

    12/14/2015
  • Shelly Varelli, right, hugs her daughter 9-year-old Sage Demeo, left, who is collecting gingerbread houses to give to families in need.

    Gingerbread for the holidays

    Sage Demeo, 9, of West Toledo is collecting gingerbread houses to give to families in need this 2015 holiday season.

    12/14/2015
  • The sun rises over the Maumee River in downtown Toledo on December 10, 2015.

    Pictures of the Week: Dec. 7-13, 2015

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/14/2015
  • Chad Bringman, President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, right, shakes hands with Jacque Kettman, center, while Paula Hills waits to shake his hand during a community open house at the new Ronald McDonald House. Pamela Kettman, far left, Director of Operations, watches.

    Ronald McDonald open house

    A community open house was held Sunday, December 13, 2015, at the new Ronald McDonald House on Monroe Street in Toledo.

    12/14/2015
  • Chris Brown, left, coach of The Ottawa Hills Dynamo Futbol Club Juniors first grade team, demonstrates how to dribble the ball while wearing shorts during practice at Ottawa Hills High School on Sunday.

    Warm weather hits Toledo

    Northwest Ohio set record high temperatures Saturday and Sunday and area residents enjoyed the chance to get outdoors at a time when snow often blankets the ground.

    12/14/2015
  • The Holly and Ivy holiday fashion show presented by ProMedica Flower Hospital Auxiliary was at Inverness Club. Pictured are Richard Leonard, Marlene Uhler, Brian Hazel-Bahrs, and Bronco McKart.

    2015 Holly and Ivy Fashion Show

    The Holly and Ivy holiday fashion show was presented by ProMedica Flower Hospital Auxiliary Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Inverness Club

    12/14/2015
  • Nxt Revolution parent volunteer Prak Naik, center, high fives Andrei Radjenovic, 10, after their team's robot preformed well during the First Lego League STEM Center Ohio Regional tournament Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Sylvania Southview High School.

    Lego tournament in Sylvania

    Photos of the First Lego League STEM Center Ohio Regional tournament Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Sylvania Southview High School, in Sylvania, Ohio. Kids on 23 teams from a variety of local schools built robots from legos for the competition. The robots were judged on their ability to achieve a number of tasks in a set time frame. Judging criteria for teams also included elements like teamwork, gracious professionalism, and presentation.

    12/14/2015
  •  Runners prepare to start their stopwatches at the start of the race on Madison Ave. during the Uptown 5K Santa Run in Toledo.

    Uptown 5K Santa Run

    Photos of the Uptown 5K Santa Run in Toledo on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/13/2015
  • Visitors head in to the Toledo Zoo to take in the lights Thursday, December 3, 2015.

    Lights Before Christmas vies for award

    With more than a million bulbs scattered throughout the property, the 30th annual Lights Before Christmas event at the Toledo Zoo is up for national honors from USA Today.

    12/13/2015
  • Dazzling holiday trees have been added to the stately Toledo Club’s holiday decor as part of the club’s annual Parade of Trees. Chris and Wendy Baker of Sylvania attended the dinner Dec. 8.

    On The Town: 12-13

    Recent events include The Toledo club's Parade of Trees, World AIDS Day fashion show "Fashion with the Stars: A Tribute to Fashion's Fallen Stars", The Holly and Ivy holiday fashion show at the Inverness Club, and the Children’s Pie Making Workshop at Toledo Country Club.

    12/13/2015

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