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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kewape plays with other members of JP Dynasty during the summer block party at the Toledo Museum of Art.

    Toledo Museum of Art hosts block party

    Thousands of revelers joined the fun at the annual summer block party at the Toledo Museum of Art on Saturday, June 18, 2016, which featured live entertainment, the TMA-mazing Race Museum Scavenger Hunt, hands-on art activities, metalworking demonstrations, and glassblowing demonstrations.

  • Mud Hens left fielder Tyler Collins makes a play during the third inning.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens fall to Rochester

    Rochester turned seven hits into five runs against the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Fifth Third Field, taking a 5-1 decision to even the series at one game each. Matt Crouse (1-2) allowed two earned runs and four hits in seven innings for Toledo, but earned only one supporting run and was charged with the loss.

  • The Toledo Rotary team make their way to the starting spot for the 9:45 a.m. races during the Dragon Boat Festival.

    2016 Dragon Boat Festival

    The Dragon Boat Festival was under way early Saturday, June 18, 2016 at International Park in East Toledo. The festival featured races between crews on 40-foot-long Hong Kong-style Dragon Boats and a Summer Learning Village, which included educational vendors. The Chinese Association of Greater Toledo also provided music and entertainment. Organizers expected participation from between 5,000 and 7,000 spectators and volunteers.

  • Michael Bond, left, of Fayetteville, Ark., stands next to Andrew Mater of Tampa during the 15th annual 4k for Cancer dinner hosted by the St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Perrsyburg. Cyclists wrote the names of the people they were riding for on the back of their legs for motivation.

    4K for Cancer bike ride

    4K for Cancer, a project of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, is an annual fund-raiser in which more than 150 college students bike from Baltimore to the Pacific Ocean. One group was hosted on Friday, June 17, 2016, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Perrysburg.


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