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  • 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
  • March and Bonnie Streeter during the Holly Ball -Mistletoe Masquerade.

    On the Town: 12-21

    The holiday season always includes formal affairs with party-goers gussied up for fine dining and music. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/21/2014
  • The home of Luke Barron is illuminated during a computer-controlled light display at his home in Temperance, Mich.

    Christmas has the light stuff

    Photos of area Christmas light displays. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/21/2014
  • A resident in need shops during Operation Bread Basket at the Perrysburg Township offices in Perrysburg Township, Ohio.

    Operation Bread Basket

    Volunteers assisted residents in need Dec. 20, 2014, in Perrysburg, Ohio. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/20/2014
  • Start's Mariah White, left, and Michae'la Perdue, right, battle Rogers' Sydney Petty, center, for control of the ball off a rebound.

    IN PICTURES: Rogers vs. Start

    The Rogers girls basketball team defeated Start in a City League battle on Friday, December 19, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/20/2014
  • Linda Fryman (left) and Danara Fryman (right) show off their sweaters.

    Ugly sweater night at Way Library

    Way Public Library dresses up for 'ugly' sweater night.

    12/20/2014
  • St. John's Jesuit basketball player Aaron Thompson (22) knocks the ball away from Whitmer basketball player DJ Triplett.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's wins at Whitmer

    Visiting St. John's got the 59-50 win on Dec. 19 at Whitmer High School. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/19/2014
  • The Owens men's basketball team poses for a photo during today's volunteer event at the East Toledo Family Center.

    Owens CC basketball team volunteers

    The No. 16 Owens Community College men's basketball team took time away from practice to volunteer at the East Toledo Family Center Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The team helped package food and gifts for needy families as part of the center's Christmas Food and Gift Drive. They also helped deliver the food and gifts to the families of East Toledo.

    12/19/2014
  • Toth Elementary fifth graders, from left, Katelyn Hawker as Ralph, Carter Brownfield as Bubble Gum Bart, and Noah Jones as The Candy Cane Kid sing on stage.

    Christmas at the O.K. Corral

    102 Toth Elementary fifth graders who presented “Christmas at the O.K. Corral” to parents and the community Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

    12/19/2014
  • Children at Maplewood Elementary School line up for lunch in a room decorated with their smiley drawings at the school.

    Festive Sylvania Schools cafeterias

    Some schools in the Sylvania School District including Hill View and Maplewood elementary schools dressed up their cafeterias with holiday spirit for parents to vote for the best design.

    12/18/2014
  • Dr. Randa Mansour examines Ammar El-Ali, 3 , as  his mother Suzanne El-Ali of Beirut holds him Tuesday, 12/16/14, at  the Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic located in the University of Toledo Medical Center.

    Helping a young boy hear

    Dr. Randa Mansour and Dr. Julie Yeater donated their services to help Ammar El-Ali hear again. Ammar and his mother Suzanne El-Ali, have been in Toledo since October. He is having his final visit with Dr. Mansour after his successful surgery and then they are heading back home to Sabra, Lebanon this week. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/17/2014
  • Rabbi Shmouel Matusof, center, places the Shamash candle in the center of Unity Menorah after lighting the far right candle for the first night of Chanukah.

    Lighting of the Menorah

    Organized by Chabad Toledo, this is the 27th year the mall has hosted a Menorah lighting celebration. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured traditional Jewish Latke with applesauce and crafts in honor of the holiday. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/17/2014
  • Springfield's Jewel Rollins is trapped between Perrysburg's Taylin Hunter, 11, and Erika Joldrichsen.

    IN PICTURES: Springfield vs. Perrysburg girls basketball

    Springfield beat Perrysburg 51-40 in an early season NLL matchup. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/17/2014
  • Greenville Road Warriors' Spencer Humphries, right, competes for the puck with Toledo Walleye's Tyler Barnes.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye fall to Greenville

    The Toledo Walleye lost to the Greenville Road Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The day game was school appreciation day. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/16/2014
  • Rick Slawinski, who served as a Army Specialist Fourth Class, salutes the flag.

    Fallen War Heroes assembly

    Students from Rogers, Scott, Start, Waite and Woodward high schools participated in a Fallen War Heroes assembly Dec. 15 at Waite. The students recounted stories of Toledoans killed in World War II. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/15/2014
  • William J. Davis, D.D.S.,M.S., Director of the General Practice Residency Program and Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education, holds a copy of The Blade that had been in the capsule, left, and Nagi Naganathan, PhD., interim president, UT. Dr. Davis was on the faculty when the time capsule was closed.

    MCO time capsule opened at UTMC

    In a final celebration of the 50th anniversary of the former Medical College of Ohio, representatives from the now University of Toledo Medical College opened a time capsule that was sealed at MCO on Dec. 14, 1989. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/15/2014
  • Deputy Sheriff Sonya Randall receives the award for employee of the year from Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, right, during the 2014 Lucas County sheriff's office awards ceremony at One Government Center in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Dozens of officers as well as civilians were praised for their community involvement and service from the past year.

    Pictures of the Week: December 8-14, 2014

    Featured this week the Lucas Co. Sheriff's office names an employee of the year, the holiday season envelopes everything except the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge, which stayed stuck for a week, Walleye fans show their enthusiasm and the mayor talks about doing better in Toledo. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/14/2014
  • UT's Ana Capotosto, right, and Janice Monakana, rear, tie up UDM's #12, Minisha Frederick-Childress.

    IN PICTURES: UT women vs. Detroit

    The Toledo Rockets lost to Detroit on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Savage Arena. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/14/2014

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