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  • Annie and John Glenn wave to photographers at Cape Cannaveral Air Station in Florida before boarding plane for Houston on Nov. 8, 1998.

    John Glenn's life in pictures

    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth and decades later the oldest person in space, who served four terms as a U.S. senator from his native Ohio, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Columbus. He was 95.

    12/8/2016
  • Rogers' Taquarius Belcher goes up against Woodward's Demetrius Barry.

    IN PICTURES: Rogers 59, Woodward 51

    Rogers earned a 59-51 win against City League rival Woodward on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, before an enthusiastic home crowd. Taquarius Belcher scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the first half, which is where Rogers took control of the game.

    12/7/2016
  • University of Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk greets the Blue Crew prior to a basketball game against Detroit Mercy  Wednesday at Savage Arena in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo men 73, Detroit Mercy 65

    Toledo got 29 points and 6 assists from Jonathan Williams and bounced back from a halftime deficit to beat Detroit Mercy Wednesday at Savage Arena. Jaelan Sanford added 18 points for the Rockets (4-5).

    12/7/2016
  • The exterior of the recently-renamed Lancelot Thompson Student Union on the campus of the University of Toledo.

    University of Toledo plans improvements

    The University of Toledo's Student Union was recently renamed after retired chemistry professor and vice president of student affairs Lancelot Thompson, who died Sept. 10. Proposed renovations to the building are among the many projects mentioned in the University of Toledo's new master plan.

    12/7/2016
  • St. Francis player Kenny Coleman-Graham goes to the basket against Scott's Cody Farrow.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis 60, Scott 34

    The St. Francis boys basketball team stayed undefeated behind a strong defensive effort, holding its second straight opponent to under 40 points as it defeated Scott 60-34 at home on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Kenny Coleman-Graham’s 15 points led the Knights.

    12/6/2016
  • Jessica Bowman, 4, adjusts her antlers before singing.

    Bedford Christmas tree lighting

    The preschool Christmas concert and Christmas tree lighting was held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Bedford Branch Library. A group of preschoolers sang carols and then headed outside for the tree lighting. Santa Claus was also on hand to visit with children.

    12/6/2016
  • Walleye player Tyson Spink, center left, celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime with brother Tylor Spink (24) and Jacob MacDonald.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 5, Fort Wayne 4

    The Walleye jumped out to a three-goal lead against the Fort Wayne Komets, then won 5-4 in overtime during a special morning game at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

    12/6/2016
  • Hailey Twigg, 7, of Sylvania hugs the oversized teddy bear she picked out while shopping with Sylvania Township police Sgt. Clarence Whalen.

    Shop With a Hero program

    Sixteen children from Lucas County shopped for presents at the West Central Avenue Meijer store on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, with Sylvania Township police and fire officials during the ‘Shop With a Hero’ program, sponsored by Meijer, Sylvania Area Family Services, and the township’s safety forces.

    12/5/2016
  • On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes bombed the naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu,. More than 2,000 American soldiers and sailors died in the attack. Twenty American Naval vessels and 300 airplanes at the base were destroyed.  The United States declared war on Japan the next day, with declarations against Germany and Italy shortly thereafter. Almost two years after the war had begun, the United States became embroiled in World War II.  Here at home, many Toledo industries quickly shifted from peacetime to wartime production. One example was automotive producer Willys-Overland.  This Blade archive photo published January 13, 1942, shows an Army inspector checking out parts for 155-millimeter artillery shells that were being produced at the plant.  In January, 1942, the plant employed 7,500, including many women, with plans to grow to 10,000 workers. Willys-Overland had war contracts that topped $142 million for Jeeps, light reconnaissance cars, shells, fuses, airplane parts, breech housings, recoil cylinders and miscellaneous war materials.  Jeeps were rolling off the line at the rate of 400 a day, and orders indicated that volume would be needed for at least nine months.  Two hundred to 250 smaller plants in the Toledo area were called upon to supply Willys-Overland with needed parts. Buildings and machinery were being reconditioned and put in shape for the great volume of business on hand and to come.

    Pictures of the Week: November 28 to December 4, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, November 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2016.

    12/4/2016
  • Crews assess a 187-car CSX train that derailed Sunday morning near the intersection of York Street and Reineck Drive in East Toledo.

    Train derailment on Toledo's east side

    Part of a 187-car CSX train derailed early today near York Street and North Wheeling Street in East Toledo. Two cars carrying toluene, a highly-flammable chemical, overturned. Two homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution.

    12/4/2016
  • Toledo's Mikela Boyd picks up a steal off a pass intended for Madonna's Victoria Guadiola.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo women 99, Madonna 47

    Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott hit 6 3-pointers on her way to 20 points, and Toledo's women's basketball team improved to 6-1 with a 99-47 win over Madonna at Savage Arena.

    12/4/2016
  • Abby Siefker of Bowling Green State University and Aliyah Huland El of the University of Virginia jump for the tip-off Sunday at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green.

    IN PICTURES: Virginia 67, BGSU women 47

    Bowling Green State University led by 5 after the first quarter, but Virginia took the lead by halftime and pulled away in the second half of a 67-47 win over the Falcons at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green. The Falcons fell to 3-5.

    12/4/2016
  • Houng Dhar gives noodles to Jerry Payton during a cooking class at Asian Grocery in Toledo.

    Toledo Magazine: Global cuisine in Toledo

    Toledo is ethnically rich, and cuisine from all around world is a part of that prodigal culture. A look at the trip around the world Lucas County kitchen connoisseurs can take with a little exploration.

    12/4/2016
  • Deborah Gerst, Paul Sullivan, and Henry Gerst at the A Celebration of Wine and Food presented by the Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary at Manhattan's Restaurant.

    On the Town: 12-4

    Events for the Toledo Animal Shelter Auxiliary, Books 4 Buddies, the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Mobile Meals, and the American Association of University women.

    12/4/2016
  • Caitlin Warts, left, and Tylesha Smith from the FeMale Iron Man Robotics Team watch their robot through the course.

    Lego League qualifier

    The 15th Annual Toledo Technology Academy Regional First Lego League Qualifier was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Toledo Technology Academy.

    12/3/2016
  • The Toledo Walleye mascot, Spike, wheels a bin full of teddy bears thrown on the ice.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 3, Quad City 0

    Stuffed animals of all sizes and varieties rained down on the ice at the Huntington Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, after the Walleye scored their first goal. Toledo went on to add two more goals in a 3-0 shutout of visiting Quad City.

    12/3/2016
  • Whitmer's Derrick Rayford, Jr., drives against Southview players Zech Miller, left, and Tyson King.

    IN PICTURES: Whitmer 71, Southview 57

    Derrick Rayford, Jr., scored 21 points as the Whitmer boys basketball team beat Southview 71-57 on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Sylvania. Ryan Fries finished with 24 points to lead Southview.

    12/3/2016
  • Toledo forward Steve Taylor drives against Green Bay forward Kenneth Lowe.

    IN PICTURES: Green Bay 78, UT men 77

    The University of Toledo men's basketball team fell 78-77 to Green Bay in overtime on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Savage Arena. Green Bay's Khalil Small made one of two free throws with six seconds left in overtime.

    12/3/2016
  • Santa Claus, top, waves to a crowd of about 50 people from atop the tugboat George Gradel, which carried him down the Maumee River to the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The tug was also delivering Christmas trees to museum members, with 10 extra for veterans and active service member's families with the help of the organization Heroes in Action.

    Tree delivery at National Museum of the Great Lakes

    Santa Claus delivered Christmas trees via the tugboat George Gradel, which carried him down the Maumee River to the National Museum of the Great Lakes, Saturday. The tug was delivering trees to museum members, with 10 extra for veterans and active service member's families with the help of the organization Heroes in Action.

    12/3/2016
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs at the Huntington Center. The show combines contemporary music and light shows with Christmas classics.

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra rocks Toledo

    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed two shows at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. “We just love coming to Toledo,” keyboardist and music director Derek Wieland said in an interview with The Blade. “The audience is really responsive there.”

    12/2/2016

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