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  • Ibrahim Schafau, center, raises his arms after receiving his diploma.

    UT spring commencement

    The University of Toledo’s graduates received a challenge on Saturday, May 7, 2016, to go into the world and “become a champion for positive social change.” UT graduated 2,843 students, including 234 doctoral students, 677 master’s students, and 1,840 bachelor’s students. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/7/2016
  • St. Francis sophomore Greg LeRoux beat Rajeev Laungani of St. John’s 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 in the TRAC No. 1 singles final.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's wins TRAC tennis

    Despite an upset loss in the No. 1 singles final, St. John’s Jesuit won its fifth straight Three Rivers Athletic Conference boys tennis championship Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Shadow Valley Tennis and Fitness Club in Maumee. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW

    5/7/2016
  • From left, runners Kenny Roach, Robbie Mack, and Jimmy Jackson race toward the finish line in the 100-meter dash.

    IN PICTURES: Special Olympics

    More than 300 athletes from the 10-county area of northwest Ohio met on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Southview High School in Sylvania to qualify for the state Special Olympics in June. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START

    5/7/2016
  • Carlye Pollack, left, and Alex Traczyk pose for a selfie.

    BGSU spring commencement

    During four springtime commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Bowling Green State University, 2,287 students graduated, including 1,768 with bachelor’s degrees, 76 with associate’s degrees, 404 with master’s degrees, and 20 with doctoral degrees. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/7/2016
  • Central Catholic's Deion Greer, right, gets the baton from Darion Greer during the 4x200-meter relay.

    IN PICTURES: Southview, Northview at Clay Invite

    Southview's boys track team set three meet records at the Clay Eagle Invitational. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/7/2016
  • Fatma Hamdan of Sylvania, an information technology systems cum laude graduate, is hugged by her friend Marah Ghannam of West Toledo before the start of the 50th annual spring commencement ceremony.

    Owens commencement ceremony

    Owens Community College held its annual spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, on its Perrysburg Township campus. Randy Oostra, president and chief executive officer of ProMedica Health Systems, was the keynote speaker. Of the 743 total graduates, about 450 took part in the ceremony. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW

    5/7/2016
  • Perrysburg's Justin Beer, right, reaches for the ball while Northview's David Dunnet makes it back to first base safely.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg rolls past Northview

    Host Northview absorbed an 11-1 loss to Perrysburg in a Northern Lakes League game shortened to six innings by the mercy rule on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Sylvania. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/6/2016
  • Clay's Haley Hess, left, passes Central Catholic's Anna Kovacs to win the 1600-meter run.

    IN PICTURES: Clay Eagle Invitational

    Central Catholic and St. Francis de Sales shared the boys team championship with 114 points apiece on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Clay Eagle Invitational. Liberty-Benton sprinter Michaela Butler ran away with the girls team championship by finishing with 124.5 points. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/7/2016
  • Hope, the new polar bear cub at the Toledo Zoo, with mother, Crystal, goes on display for the first time.

    Toledo Zoo's polar bear cub on display

    Toledo Zoo's new polar bear cub Hope went on public display Friday, May 6, 2016. Hope was born on Dec. 3 to 16-year-old Crystal. She is the seventh cub of Crystal. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

    5/6/2016
  • An American yellow warbler on the day before the opening day of the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival in Magee Marsh Boardwalk.

    Birders flock to area for festival

    The Biggest Week in American Birding festival, which opens on Friday, May 6, 2016, for a 10-day run, will send guided tours of birders in all directions, taking in viewing opportunities in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/5/2016
  • Bruce Yacko, CEO Jaws International Ltd., accepting the Sponsor of the Year award for his entire family at the SAL's Pals annual dinner.

    Around Town: 5-5

    SAL's Pals 14th annual Adding Tomorrows dinner and auction benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presented by RMF Nooter Inc. and Reactive Resin Products Co. raised $84,000, and donations are still coming. The sold-out event with 500 attendees was at St. Francis de Sales High School. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/5/2016
  • The entrance at the new Valravn coaster.

    Valravn to debut at Cedar Point

    Valravn is a dive roller coaster that drops riders 214 feet at a 90-degree angle but not before letting them hang straight down for a few seconds before dropping. It is Cedar Point's 18th coaster. It will be available to the public when the Sandusky park opens for the season on Saturday, May 7, 2016. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/5/2016
  • Ben Weider of Perrysburg competes in a singles match.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg boys win NLL tennis

    Perrysburg’s all-around depth delivered a second straight Northern Lakes League boys tennis championship Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Perrysburg Tennis Center. The Yellow Jackets won four of the five championship matches to collect the team title with 38 points. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/4/2016
  • University of Toledo students Ami Fofana, center, and Anna Merriman, right, joke as they work to plant species native to the Oak Openings area together Tuesday in the roundabout at the intersection of Dorr Street and King Road in Springfield Township.

    UT students plant roadside roots

    The University of Toledo is partnering with the Lucas County Engineer's Office to plant more than 9,000 native species. Students who volunteered, many of whom are in the university's Department of Environmental Sciences, received extra credit. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/4/2016
  • Ottawa Hills' Ben Werner, right, steals second base as Cardinal Stritch's Jude Neary attempts to apply the tag during the fifth inning.

    IN PICTURES: Ottawa Hills tops Cardinal Stritch

    The Ottawa Hills baseball team defeated Cardinal Stritch 4-3 in Toledo Area Athletic Conference action on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Oregon. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/3/2016
  • David Fisher, 11, planted his feet, gave a mighty swing, and crushed the water-filled balloon thrown in a friendly game of balloon baseball at Crosby Gardens in Toledo on May 12, 1982.

    Pictures of the Week: April 25-May 1, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, April 25 to Sunday May 1, 2016. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/2/2016
  • One of the creations at Lincoln Street Art Park.

    Toledo Magazine

    Detroit-area artists have created works out of recyclables and scrapped materials to create Lincoln Street Art Park. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/1/2016
  • Gabreal Simmons, 8, from Gesu School makes a move.

    TPS chess tournament

    About 100 students from 24 schools competed on Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the 13th annual Toledo Public Schools elementary chess tournament. Competitors in grades two through eight faced off in seven matches, divided by grade levels. While organized by Toledo Public Schools, students from area districts were allowed to compete. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/1/2016
  • Former mayor MIKE BELL models a tuxedo during the Lexus Model Party & Fashion Show at the SeaGate Convention Centre.

    On The Town: 5-1

    Fashion, dancing, and singing were all at the Lexus Model Party & Fashion Show presented by The Blade and PNC on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at SeaGate Convention Centre. Also, the 21st annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Toledo at the Toledo Club was held. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    5/1/2016
  • Tycen Anderson of St. John's Jesuit wins the high jump.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis Knight Relays

    St. John's Jesuit didn't quite produce the point total at the 18th annual Knight Relays on Friday, April 29, 2016, as it did a year ago. But the overall results proved even better this time as the Titans won championship at St. Francis de Sales, tallying 99 points compared to 102 last year. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    4/30/2016

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