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  • Street crews confronted by city's big 'hole-in-one.' City workers stare into what looks like a bottomless pit at West Bancroft Street and Detroit Avenue Wednesday June 27, 1979. During their efforts to repair the hole, caused by the collapse of an old sanitary sewer. As workers were attempting to clean up "the hole mess" Tuesday, another, slightly smaller crater was discovered. The hole has limited traffic on Brancroft to one lane each way at the busy intersection. Officials said repairs will probably take three to four weeks.

    Pictures of the Week: June 20-26, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, June 20 to Sunday June 26, 2016.

    6/26/2016
  • Artist Kendra Schwartz, of Sylvania, created the painting at left for the Crosby Festival of the Arts at the Toledo Botanical Garden. It inspired potter Ann Tubbs to create the artwork Schwartz is holding.

    Crosby Festival of the Arts

    Thousands flooded the Toledo Botanical Garden Saturday for the 51st Crosby Festival of the Arts. Sun-splashed skies, temperatures in the mid-80s, and work from 220 artists contributed to an enthusiastic crowd.

    6/26/2016
  • A lead-weighted leg restraint used on a live decoy on display at the Lake Erie Islands Historical Center.

    Toledo Magainze: Hunting for history

    The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island has assembled a collection of duck-hunting antiquities, some of which date back to the mid-1800s, along with photos, paintings, and other waterfowl hunting items.

    6/26/2016
  • Left to right, Miranda Gradkowski, Matt Hohler, Jennifer Lucius, and Jake Corbett during ZOOtoDO.

    On The Town: A night at the zoo

    The weather was great for the PNC ZOOtoDO 2016 presented by MassMutual Financial Group Ohio at the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. Also, the Circus at the Toledo Club celebrated the beginning of summer.

    6/26/2016
  • Yummy Treats ice cream truck vendor James McClain takes orders during a pool break at the Willys Complex Pool in Toledo.

    Opening day for Toledo's pools

    Swimming pools throughout the city of Toledo were jam-packed on opening day Saturday as temperatures soared into the mid-80s.

    6/25/2016
  • Quarterback DJ Tucker throws the ball.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo Thunder football

    Coming off an undefeated and championship season, the Toledo Thunder have begun their second season and are 3-0. The minor league team provides an opportunity for former local standout high school players to continue their careers. They practiced on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Woodward High School.

    6/24/2016
  • Carter Laneiaux, 4, of Perrsyburg pokes a bubble.

    Sand-Tastic hits Perrysburg

    Sand-Tastic was held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Town Center at Levi Commons in Perrysburg. Sponsored by ProMedica, the family event included sand sculptures, bounce houses, bubble stations, sand boxes and live music.

    6/24/2016
  • From left, Terry Benton, wildlife artist Harold Roe, and Dr. Neeraj Kanwal, president, ProMedica Flower Hospital, at the Distinguished Artist Gala where Mr. Roe was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Around Town: 6-23

    Wildlife artist Harold Roe was honored during the fifth annual Distinguished Artist Gala presented by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce in the train barn in the Historical Village of Downtown Sylvania. He was inducted into the Distinguished Artists Hall of Fame, which includes the late Walter Chapman.

    6/23/2016
  • Cleveland Cavaliers fans gather to watch a parade celebrating the team's NBA championship in downtown Cleveland on Wednesday.  The Cavaliers made history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and end the city's 52-year drought without a professional sports championship.

    IN PICTURES: Cleveland Cavaliers victory parade

    More than a million fans turned out in Cleveland to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA championship Wednesday.

    6/22/2016
  • Bryan Robinson's high school wrestling photo and No. 98 Woodward football jersey sit on the stage.

    IN PICTURES: Bryan Robinson memorial service

    Former NFL defensive lineman and Woodward High graduate Bryan Robinson, who was known throughout his 14-year career as a fun and hard-working teammate, would have celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Instead, family and friends shared plenty of good memories during a memorial service at Woodward.

    6/22/2016
  • Joe Robison, regional field operations manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, hands an osprey chick down from its nest to state wildlife biologist Julie Oakes.

    Osprey chicks receive bands

    At Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in Rockwood, Mich., wildlife biologists were excited on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, when they gathered in the middle of the marsh to “band” four 2-week-old osprey chicks. The bands have a serial number that is unique to each bird, as well as the phone number and website of the U.S. Geological Survey, where all data is stored.

    6/22/2016
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Toledo.

    Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

    Beginning Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Toledo area has another player vying for a slice of the grocery market financial pie. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market premieres officially on Monroe Street in Sylvania Township.

    6/22/2016
  • A sign honoring LPGA golfer Chella Choi, the 2015 Marathon Classic champion, is pictured Monday in Sylvania. Monroe Street is "renamed" to honor the Marathon Classic champ each year.

    IN PICTURES: Chella Choi at Highland Meadows

    Chella Choi was at Highland Meadows Golf Club today for the Marathon Classic's media day. A year after she won the annual LPGA tournament here, the 25-year-old Choi staged a clinic for local youth golfers before meeting with reporters.

    6/20/2016
  • Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate as they wait for the team's arrival in Cleveland Monday. Lebron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years. The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O'Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city's first title since 1964.

    IN PICTURES: Cavaliers return home with NBA title

    "We Are the Champions" blared on loudspeakers and over 10,000 fans greeted the Cleveland Cavaliers when their plane landed in Cleveland this afternoon. The Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors Sunday evening to win the NBA Finals 4-3 and win the city its first major sports title in over 50 years.

    6/20/2016
  • Martin Land, of Northwood, leads a group of soldiers in a musket firing demonstration. He is attired as a U.S. soldier in 1812. Land and the others are members of the Old Northwest Military History Association.

    Muster on the Maumee at Ft. Meigs

    The Old Northwest Military History Association noted the annual Muster on the Maumee, a timeline event that offers centuries of soldiers, from Vikings to the late 20th century to the 1980s, at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg.

    6/20/2016
  • Summer arrives today at 6:34 p.m., so make plans to enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll have more daylight today than any other day of year, with 15 hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds from sunrise to sunset.  This photo, taken on the first day of summer, June 21, 1965, by Blade photographer Don Flory, captured some youngsters outside and having fun. These young people were busy keeping the swing set next to Highland Park Pool in South Toledo moving.

    Pictures of the Week: June 13-19, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, June 13 to Sunday June 19, 2016.

    6/19/2016
  • John Hicks crosses home plate before the tag to score for the Mud Hens.

    IN PICTURES: Rochester 8, Mud Hens 5

    The Toledo Mud Hens finished a 2-5 homestand with a loss to the Rochester Red Wings at Fifth Third Field.

    6/19/2016
  • Tyrone Thomas, right, of Toledo, watches while his daughter Tyniyah Thomas, 10, left, jumps off of the diving board.

    Father's Day at Maumee's Rolf Park Pool

    Father's Day at Maumee's Rolf Park Pool.

    6/20/2016
  • Sally Hickman pauses for a photo with Great Big Night co­chairman Kris Schmidt at the Croswell Opera House event.

    On The Town: Croswell takes center stage

    Recent events included the Croswell Opera House's 150th anniversary gala; the BOots Bling and Barbecue, a fund-raiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Bar 145; 93rd annual Invitational Race for the Mills Trophy; and Treasures … Experience the Essence of New Orleans presented by Mercy Health at Parkway Place.

    6/19/2016
  • The freighter Algocanada passes the Detroit River Light as it heads from Lake Erie into the mouth of the Detroit River.

    Toledo Magazine: Anchored to Great Lakes

    Aaron Border, 33, has been a railroad engineer since 2007. But somehow those years spent operating trains has turned Mr. Border into a Boatnerd. Boatnerds are unabashed fans of Great Lakes freighters and generally all things related to the maritime industry in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

    6/19/2016

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