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  • Fans takes their seats for the first outdoor hockey game in ECHL history at Fifth Third Field.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye lose at Winterfest

    The Toledo Walleye lost 2-1 to Kalamazoo on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Fifth Third Field. It was the first outdoor hockey game in ECHL history. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/27/2014
  • Braden Gandee, of Temperance, center, smiles as he is photographed with other members of the sled hockey team the Walleye, along with ECHL Walleye defenseman Cody Lampl, center right, after the match against Perrysburg High School's hockey team.

    Sled hockey match highlights opening of Winterfest

    Winterfest activities began at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo on Friday, December 26, 2014. The sled hockey match up, between a local team called the Walleye and Perrysburg High School, was the opening event of the ten-day-long Winterfest, which includes an open skate at the rink on Fifth Third Field as well as a ECHL Walleye match up. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/27/2014
  • Robin Whitney, Vice President of Property Acquisition and Development at ProMedica, goes over the company's plans for the old riverfront steam power plant during an open house Friday, December 26, 2014, inside the riverfront steam power plant in downtown Toledo.

    ProMedica gives tour of old steam plant

    ProMedica has purchased the property of an old riverfront steam power plant and intends to renovate both the space and the surrounding area by the fall of 2016. The company held an open house that included both historical photographs of the space as well as the proposed renovations. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/27/2014
  • Anthony McCarty scrapes the styrofoam to create the ball shape.

    Village on Adams New Year's ball drop

    Artist Anthony McCarty, of Toledo, is creating a ball in a studio on Toledo, Ohio on December 6, 2014. He is making the ball for the New Year's drop of the Village on Adams.CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/27/2014
  •  Walleye Kyle Rogers practices against goalie Jeff Lerg during Walleye hockey practice at Fifth Third Field in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo Walleye practice outdoors

    The Toledo Walleye practiced at Fifth Third Field Friday, Dec. 26, in preparation for their game to kick off Winterfest. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/26/2014
  • Lake's Connor Bowen (32) steals the ball from Bryan's Kyle Rupp (5) during a basketball game during the Lake Holiday Tourney Friday, 12/26/14, in Millbury, Ohio.

    IN PICTURES: Bryan at Lake

    Lake cruised to a 66-30 victory over Bryan on Friday, Dec. 26, at the Lake Holiday Tournament. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/26/2014
  • Hundreds of faithful fill the pews in advance of the celebration of the Vigil Mass.

    Christmas Eve Mass at Rosary Cathedral

    Toledo Diocese Bishop Daniel E. Thomas leads the faithful during the celebration of the Vigil Mass Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo Old West End. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

    12/25/2014
  • During the Auxiliary to the Ability Center’s Children’s Christmas party Santa Claus is aided by two elves, Emily Perion and Burton Kozsey, both 13 and both residents of Temperance. With them is Amelia, a demonstration dog for Assistance Dogs of America Inc.

    Around Town: Merry Christmas

    Santa’s helpers were in full force this season, helping with the list of those who were nice. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

    12/25/2014
  • Walking in the Snow” portrays a 14-year-old Bernadine Stetzel, the artist, on her street in Tiffin. “I loved to walk in the snow,” says Mrs. Stetzel, 87, who had a red coat and recalls the green shades in windows of nearly every home. “I have a pretty good memory.”

    Paintings by Bernadine Stetzel

    Indoor and outdoor scenes painted by Bernadine Stetzel of Fremont, Ohio. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

    12/25/2014
  • Findlay's cheerleaders sport Santa Claus hats before the start of game Tuesday.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis vs. Findlay

    The Findlay Trojans boys basketball team held on to beat the St. Francis de Sales Knights Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 by a score of 47-46.

    12/24/2014
  • Leah Huff, 7, left, admires Princess Ariel, played by Lisa Schrock, right.

    Tea Party Surprise

    Princesses from Laurel's Princess Parties and members of the Toledo Police Department surprised a family that was robbed of their Christmas gifts recently with presents and Christmas goodies for the holiday, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

    12/24/2014
  • Toledo Police Officer Zack Peterman, left, watches as Austin Bernal, 13, right, tests out a basketball.

    12 Kids of Christmas

    Photos of the annual Toledo Police "12 Kids of Christmas" event at Meijer on December 23, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

    12/24/2014
  • Peanut butter blossoms cool at Brieschke's Bakery in Sylvania, Tuesday, December 22,  2014.

    Busy time of year for Brieschke's Bakery

    Brieschke's Bakery, located in Sylvania, Ohio, has been busy this holiday season. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/23/2014
  • BGSU head coach Chris Jans, seated at right with back to camera, and the team during a time out.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU falls to Ferris State

    The Bowling Green basketball team lost to Ferris State at the Stroh Center on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

    12/22/2014
  • Bob Densic's home located at 107 Birch Drive in Rossford has 63,452  lights on display in his Christmas installation titled "The Ageless Child's Christmas." This is his ninth annual display.

    Pictures of the Week: December 15-21, 2014

    This week's pictures feature the unveiling of a series of "You Will Do Better In Toledo" signs, some unseasonably warm December days, Christmas giveaways and treats, and Santas on ice, plus intense action on the hardwood and the hard ice. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/22/2014
  • Southview's senior Jay Lawrence (7) is unable to stop Central Catholic's junior TreVon Wade (1) on his run in the first quarter of the Friday, September 5, 2014.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic's 2014 Championship Season

    The Central Catholic Fighting Irish started the season an inauspicious 1-2. They lost to eventual Michigan D-2 state champion Warren De La Salle 21-14 in the opener, then fell 35-28 at Perrysburg in Week 3. The Yellow Jackets (11-1) would be ranked No. 1 in Ohio’s final Division II state poll. Twelve weeks later, however, Central (13-2) won its 12th straight game and finished off a third state championship in 10 seasons with an unforgettable 56-52 victory against second-ranked The Plains Athens (14-1) and their star QB — Joe Burrow, Ohio's Mr. Football — in the Division III final at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

    12/26/2014
  • Notre Dame's Kaayla McIntyre (15) looses the ball to Rogers' Keasja Peace (34).

    IN PICTURES: Rogers tops Notre Dame

    The Rogers High School girls basketball team helped hand host Notre Dame Academy its first loss of the season. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/21/2014
  • Bowling Green celebrates after a 33-28 win over South Alabama in the Camellia Bowl.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU wins Camellia Bowl

    Bowling Green topped South Alabama 33-28 to win the Camellia Bowl.

    12/21/2014
  • Mike Thaman, CEO of Owens Corning, left, smiles as he is hooded by University of Toledo Interim President Nagi Naganathan, center, and Joseph H. Zerbey, IV, Chair of the University of Toledo's Board of Trustees and President and General Manager of The Blade, right, after Mr. Thaman delivered his keynote speech.

    University of Toledo fall commencement

    Hundreds of graduates from more than 10 colleges in the university were on hand to receive their degrees. Mike Thaman, CEO of Owens Corning, served as commencement speaker and received an honorary doctorate of Business Administration from the University. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/21/2014
  • Aurora Romaker, 6, center, yells as she attempts to skate on her own while Santa Claus greets other children on the rink.

    Skating with Santa

    Skating with Santa was held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Ottawa Park Ice Rink in West Toledo.Though Santa Claus didn't strap on a pair of skates himself, he was on hand to greet children and distribute candy canes as they came off the ice. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/21/2014

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