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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Central Catholic football players from left to right  Christian Ward, Jermiah Braswell, Marcus Winters and Stephon Campbell Monday before the season.

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.