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  • St. Francis goalie Josh Snyder makes a save against Rocky River during the D-II regional semifinal lacrosse game at St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Knights take victory against Rocky River in lacrosse semifinal

    St. Francis scored six goals during the final 4½ minutes of the first quarter to take control en route to a 12-2 home win against Rocky River in a Division II lacrosse regional semifinal on Tuesday.

    5/23/2017
  • Detroit Tiger pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitches for the Toledo Mud Hens against  the Norfolk Tides during a baseball game  at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens fall to Norfolk in Sanchez start

    The Toledo Mud Hens fell 6-2 to the Norfolk Tides today at Fifth Third Field for their sixth consecutive loss.

    5/23/2017
  • Toledo Walleye fans cheer as players enter the arena during the Toledo Walleye Thank You Event at the Huntington Center Monday evening.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye Thank You Event

    The Toledo Walleye hosted a Salute the Team/Thank You event for fans Monday at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo. Walleye players and coaches were on hand to watch a highlight video and greet fans. Toledo's season ended Saturday with a loss in the ECHL's Western Conference finals.

    5/23/2017
  • Notre Dame Academy's Hannah Rubel goes airborne to steal third base against Whitmer third baseman Rylee Martin during a Division I district softball final.

    IN PICTURES: Whitmer 1, Notre Dame Academy 0

    Whitmer outlasted Three Rivers Athletic Conference rival Notre Dame Academy 1-0 in 9 innings to win the BGSU district and advance to the regional tournament. The Panthers will face Springfield in a regional semifinal Wednesday at Clyde High School.

    5/23/2017
  • Black,billowing smoke brings crowd to Twelfth Street blaze. General view of fire scene as depicted from across Jackson Street. Headline: Fire Destroys 12th Street Building; 190 Men Used To fight 3-Story Blaze. Plumbing Supply firm's Loss is Put At $450,000. A three-alarm fire, accompanied by a series of small explosions, destroyed a three-story building at jackson and North 12 Street and threatened a complex of structures at the edge of the downtown district late yesterday. All off-duty firemen were recalled for service. Toledo Blade file photo by Doug Moore dated May 28, 1966

    Pictures of the Week: May 15-21, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, May 15 to Sunday, May 21, 2017.

    5/21/2017
  • Morgan Buckman, 2, left, and her sisters Zoe, 5, and Ava, 4, all of Oregon, wave to the firefighters as they drive by during the Grand Parade at Sunday's 23rd annual Oregon Fest.

    Oregon Fest

    High humidity and periods of rain Sunday made for a bit of a damp event. But visitors still turned out for the 23rd annual Oregon Fest.

    5/21/2017
  • Lake teacher Nikki Bazzoli, whose students first heard her speak as eighth graders, and Holocaust survivor Paula Marks-Bolton. Marks-Bolton, 90, of Detroit, received a diploma from the school Sunday.

    Holocaust survivor receives diploma from Lake High School

    Holocaust survivor Paula Marks-Bolton, 90, received an honorary diploma Sunday from Lake High School. In recent years, she has spoken with students at the school about her experiences as young girl in Poland, in concentration camps and as an immigrant.

    5/21/2017
  • Stephanie Mattoni, left, and Janice Gagnet during the Toledo Museum of Art celebration of 130 years of volunteerism.

    On The Town: TMA celebrates volunteers, and more

    Recent events included the Toledo Museum of Art's celebration of volunteers; The Mix Blo Out presented by ProMedica, The Blade, and Toledo.com to benefit the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo; and the 6th annual EyEvent Gala, “Dining in the Dark, An Evening of Taste, Sounds and Touch,' presented by Huntington Bank to benefit the Sight Center at the Pinnacle.

    5/21/2017
  • Whitmer's Wisler Coulter leans across the finish line to anchor the winning 4x100-meter relay team.

    IN PICTURES: D-I track and field meet

    A Division I district track and field meet was held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Francis de Sales High in Toledo.

    5/20/2017
  • Canei Tidwell takes the Oath of Office with other members of the 63rd Toledo Police Academy during a graduation ceremony at Bowsher High School. The Toledo Police Department welcomed 25 new officers.

    Toledo Police 63rd Academy Graduation

    The Toledo Police Department welcomed 25 new officers in a ceremony Friday evening at Bowsher High School.

    5/20/2017
  • Jim Shepherd of Henry Gurtzweiler, Inc., brushes dirt from a bell after it was removed from St. Hedwig Catholic Church. The Blade/Dave Zapotosky

    St. Hedwig removal project

    A statue and two bells were removed on Friday, May 19, 2017 from St. Hedwig Catholic Church on Lagrange Street in Toledo, which closed in 2012.

    5/20/2017
  • Station 21 Capt. Mike Romstadt, second from right, took his crew by the Andover Apartments complex on Eastgate Road in Toledo to discuss issues such as like burn patterns and fire progression.

    Andover Apartments complex fire

    Fire investigators continued their investigation on Friday, May 19, 2017, into the cause of the fire that tore through an apartment complex on Eastgate Road in South Toledo.

    5/19/2017
  • Toledo Fire Department Chief Luis Santiago introduces five of the 10 lieutenants who were promoted during the ceremony.

    Toledo Fire and Rescue promotions

    The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department announced promotions for 14 firefighters during a ceremony in the chambers of Toledo City Council.

    5/18/2017
  • Louisville Bats bench coach Darryl Brinkley signs an autograph for Jenna Ritchie, left. Also pictured is Pierson Steyer. They are both sixth graders at Old Fort Elementary School.

    IN PICTURES: Louisville 11, Mud Hens 2

    Louisville raced out to a 10-0 lead en route to a victory over the Toledo Mud Hens Thursday morning at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

    5/18/2017
  • Toledo firefighters move their truck back as they battle a fire at the Andover Apartments in the 2500 block of Eastgate Road in Toledo.

    Fire at Andover Apartments

    Crews battled a large fire Thursday at a South Toledo apartment complex, as strong winds had an impact on the direction of smoke and fire. The fire was reported at 3:17 p.m. at 2525 Eastgate Rd.

    5/18/2017
  • Sylvania Southview pitcher Alek Wietrzykowski throws against Perrysburg during a Division I district baseball semifinal  at Carter Park in Bowling Green, Ohio.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg, Anthony Wayne win baseball semifinals

    Yellow Jackets won against Southview and Anthony Wayne defeated Northview in Division I district baseball semifinal at Carter Park in Bowling Green.

    5/18/2017
  • Southview science teacher Sarah Gladieux, left, pours a cup of Kool-Aid cooled with dry ice out for K.C. Okere, 12, during the STEM night Wednesday at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School in Toledo.

    STEM night at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary

    About 150 kids at Glendale-Feilbach Elementary School in Toledo participated in a number of educational stations designed for interactive learning at STEM, or Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, night Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    5/18/2017
  • Springfield second baseman Jo Reuling (4) scores against Oregon Clay catcher Natalie Quinlan (5) during a Division I district semifinal softball game  at Rolf Park  in Maumee, Ohio.

    IN PICTURES: Springfield, Perrysburg win softball semis

    Springfield defeated Clay and Perrysburg slugged past Southview in Division I district semifinal softball games at Rolf Park in Maumee.

    5/17/2017
  •  Mud Hens Manager Mike Rojas watches the warm ups before the start of the baseball match up against the Louisville Bats at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens 5, Louisville 2

    Toledo Mud Hens claimed a victory against the Louisville Bats at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

    5/16/2017
  •  Michael Roehrig, chief assistant prosecutor, gives his closing argument during the Daniel Clay trial at the Monroe County Circuit Court in Monroe, Mich.

    Daniel Clay found guilty of murder in Chelsea Bruck case

    A Monroe County jury today found a Frenchtown Township man guilty in the death of a woman who disappeared from a Halloween party.

    5/16/2017

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