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  • McKinzie Elchert, Sylvania, signs her name to the start/finish line before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

    IN PICTURES: Pure Michigan 400

    Kyle Larson pulled away late to win the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

  • Lt. Bobby Chromik, right, with the Lucas County Sheriff's D.A.R.T. Team, implores a young male heroin addict, who wishes to remain anonymous, to get into a rehab program.

    Overdoses in Lucas County

    In a two-year period, from June, 2014 through June, 2016, first responders were called out to nearly 3,000 drug overdoses across Lucas County. That works out to an average of about four per day. Four calls a day for patients who police, firefighters, and medics try to revive after they cross the invisible threshold from their coveted high to the brink of death.

  • From left Kelsey Ketcham, Anna Vecchi, and Tom Sanders of the "Block Butsers" team won best dressed during ADBash Volleyball.

    On The Town: August 28

    Recent events included the Eagle Point Colony, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is an exclusive 100-acre neighborhood tucked along the Maumee River in Rossford; AdBASH 2016 at the Beach Volleyball Complex in International Park; Sylvania Recreation District hosted a Pickleball Mixer to kick off the newly formed Sylvania Pickleball Club; 25th annual Polly Ball Tournament in memory of Polly Hylant Tracy was at the beach volleyball complex in International Park.

  • Toledo's Steven Moya is out at home after the tag by Indianapolis catcher Jacob Stallings during the bottom of the third inning.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens lose to Indianapolis

    The Toledo Mud Hens saw a five-game winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Toledo managed just six hits off Indians starter Tyler Glasnow, one of the top prospects in baseball, and three relievers.

  • Volunteer Jim Porter of Toledo pours a beer as rain pours in on him and others as a storms passes over the event.

    German-American Festival

    Heavy rain came, but the German-American Festival revelers made the best of it on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.

  • Rochelle Richmond, Hadley Clegg, Jonathan Dickey, Sean Tracy, and Becca Witkow at the festival in Levis Square.

    Toledo Pride parade 2016

    The Toledo Pride continued on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, with its annual parade. The festival brought 20,000 people to downtown Toledo a year ago.

  • Shakyler Mitchell, 20, reviews her photo with photographer Chris Schooler during the launch of the Head Full of Dream Initiative at the Polly Fox Academy Friday.

    Polly Fox Academy portraits

    Local photographers and make-up artists from Paul Mitchell The School Toledo volunteered their time to make the Polly Fox Academy students portrait-ready for the launch of the Head Full of Dream Initiative. Students held a written representation of their dream during a photo session after getting their makeup done on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

  • Bedford's Joey Oehlers runsinto the end zone.

    IN PICTURES: Bedford 44, St. Francis 21

    Bedford dominated its season opener against St. Francis, winning 44-21 on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Bedford High School. Joey Oehlers led the way for the Mules with three rushing touchdowns and 102 yards.

  • Eastwood's Zane Zientek, left, and Jalen Casiano, right, take down Start quarterback Chris Hale.

    IN PICTURES: Eastwood 21, Start 15

    Eastwood of the Northern Buckeye Conference knocked off City League opponent Start 21-15 on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Pemberville, Ohio.

  • Central Catholic's Michael Warren II gets past Columbus Bishop Hartley's Jaden Manley to score the winning touchdown.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic 31, Columbus Bishop Hartley 28

    Central Catholic's standout senior running back Michael Warren scored on a 16-yard pass from Torrin Campbell on a fourth-down play with 27 seconds left to lift the Irish to a thrilling 31-28 victory over Columbus Bishop Hartley on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Toledo.

  • From left, Maria Amaechi, Gladys Titi Onwubuariri, Obby Okoro, Rose Okpara, and Gertrude Umunnakwe support former Nigeria resident Onwubuariri after she became an American citizen.

    Naturalization ceremony: 8-26

    Family and friends of 25 new American citizens document the experience during the naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Court in Toledo on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.

  • New St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy president, the Rev. Jeff Putthoff, takes a video of his students to post on Facebook.

    St. John's Jesuit welcomes new president

    The Rev. Jeff Putthoff led the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Toledo. He's the new school president.

  • Napoleon's Alex Gerken makes the catch during the first quarter.

    IN PICTURES: Napoleon 21, Defiance 7

    Napoleon defeated Defiance 21-7 to open a new high school football season on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Napoleon.

  • Northview's Dane Hullibarger runs away from Waite's Jamel Blanks for a touchdown.

    IN PICTURES: Northview 42, Waite 20

    Northview defeated Waite 42-20 on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Sylvania as the high school football season began across the region.

  • Rath Builders Supply Inc. sustained heavy damage from a tornado just north of Defiance.

    Tornadoes cause damage across region

    It may be several days before National Weather Service officials can provide further details about tornadoes that spawned from two thunderstorms that rumbled across far northwest Ohio late Wednesday, other than to confirm the one that passed near Defiance and Napoleon started out big.

  • A baby dolphin is being shown its new home by Phil Skeldon, zoo director. The zoo also added two new pink porposides along with the dolphin. They were acquired from Carmen Costa, an animal dealer.  Toledo Blade file photo by Dick Greene dated August 22, 1967.

    Pictures of the Week: August 15-21

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, August 15 to Sunday August 21, 2016.

  • The 42nd Birmingham Ethnic Festival: "A Weekend in the Old Country," placed a special emphasis on Hungarian culture and cuisine.

    Birmingham Ethnic Festival

    The 42nd Birmingham Ethnic Festival: ‘A Weekend in the Old Country,’ took place in East Toledo. The event has a special emphasis on Hungarian culture and cuisine.

  • Alan Washington, left,  J'son Wilson, center, and LaTonya Johnson-Crawford, right, of the Friendship Baptist Praise Team, clasp hands in prayer before they perform at  the 12th Annual African-American Festival.

    2016 African-American Festival

    The African-American Festival joined the Northwest Ohio Rib Off for the first time Sunday. Dozens of people arrived early for an afternoon of songs from the stage in Maumee. Sunday's event was the 12th annual African-American Festival, which sponsored entertainment at the fairgrounds.

  • Gary Walton sings the National Anthem before the Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team played the combined team of the Toledo police and fire departments at Fifth Third Field Saturday.

    Softball: Wounded Warriors vs. Toledo police and fire

    About 3,000 people turned out at Fifth Third Field Saturday afternoon to watch Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team. The team, made up of both veterans and active-duty personnel who have lost limbs in military service, defeated a combined team of Toledo police and firefighters, 21-10.

  • From left, Robert Fletcher, a Scott High School alumni, class of 2006, junior Teryaun Perrin, 17, and ninth grader D'Jeana Roddy, 15, are part of the Fantastic Dancing Machines of Scott High School.

    Dorr Street Live 2016

    The African American Legacy Project of Northwest Ohio presented Dorr Street Live 2016, a free, communitywide event in Toledo on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.


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