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  • Napoleon's Alex Gerken makes the catch during the first quarter.

    IN PICTURES: Napoleon 21, Defiance 7

    Napoleon defeated Defiance 21-7 to open a new high school football season on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Napoleon.

    8/25/2016
  • Northview's Dane Hullibarger runs away from Waite's Jamel Blanks for a touchdown.

    IN PICTURES: Northview 42, Waite 20

    Northview defeated Waite 42-20 on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Sylvania as the high school football season began across the region.

    8/25/2016
  • Rath Builders Supply Inc. sustained heavy damage from a tornado just north of Defiance.

    Tornadoes cause damage across region

    It may be several days before National Weather Service officials can provide further details about tornadoes that spawned from two thunderstorms that rumbled across far northwest Ohio late Wednesday, other than to confirm the one that passed near Defiance and Napoleon started out big.

    8/25/2016
  • A baby dolphin is being shown its new home by Phil Skeldon, zoo director. The zoo also added two new pink porposides along with the dolphin. They were acquired from Carmen Costa, an animal dealer.  Toledo Blade file photo by Dick Greene dated August 22, 1967.

    Pictures of the Week: August 15-21

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, August 15 to Sunday August 21, 2016.

    8/21/2016
  • The 42nd Birmingham Ethnic Festival: "A Weekend in the Old Country," placed a special emphasis on Hungarian culture and cuisine.

    Birmingham Ethnic Festival

    The 42nd Birmingham Ethnic Festival: ‘A Weekend in the Old Country,’ took place in East Toledo. The event has a special emphasis on Hungarian culture and cuisine.

    8/22/2016
  • Alan Washington, left,  J'son Wilson, center, and LaTonya Johnson-Crawford, right, of the Friendship Baptist Praise Team, clasp hands in prayer before they perform at  the 12th Annual African-American Festival.

    2016 African-American Festival

    The African-American Festival joined the Northwest Ohio Rib Off for the first time Sunday. Dozens of people arrived early for an afternoon of songs from the stage in Maumee. Sunday's event was the 12th annual African-American Festival, which sponsored entertainment at the fairgrounds.

    8/22/2016
  • Gary Walton sings the National Anthem before the Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team played the combined team of the Toledo police and fire departments at Fifth Third Field Saturday.

    Softball: Wounded Warriors vs. Toledo police and fire

    About 3,000 people turned out at Fifth Third Field Saturday afternoon to watch Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team. The team, made up of both veterans and active-duty personnel who have lost limbs in military service, defeated a combined team of Toledo police and firefighters, 21-10.

    8/21/2016
  • From left, Robert Fletcher, a Scott High School alumni, class of 2006, junior Teryaun Perrin, 17, and ninth grader D'Jeana Roddy, 15, are part of the Fantastic Dancing Machines of Scott High School.

    Dorr Street Live 2016

    The African American Legacy Project of Northwest Ohio presented Dorr Street Live 2016, a free, communitywide event in Toledo on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

    8/20/2016
  • Willie Pruitt grills ribs for Porky Chicks BBQ of Fayetteville, Ark., at The Blade’s 33rd annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off at the Lucas County Fairgrounds. Area residents and not-so-local vendors made their way to the event on Friday to try out a variety of barbecue.

    The Blade’s 33rd annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off

    Even before stepping into the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee, the aroma of ribs wafted through the air on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at The Blade’s 33rd annual Northwest Ohio Rib Off. Temperatures nearing 90 degrees did not deter the few hundred attendees.

    8/20/2016
  • Claudia Bernardes Amaral of Brazil celebrates after taking the oath of citizenship during the proceedings. At right is Frederic Andry, formerly of France.

    Naturalization ceremony in Toledo

    Twenty-eight new Americans from 14 countries took the oath of citizenship in front of a jubilant crowd of family and friends at the federal courthouse in downtown Toledo on Thursday, Aug. 18. 2016.

    8/18/2016
  • Riders arriving at Oscar Bunch Park for the Big Brothers Big Sisters eighth annual Ride-for-Kids’ Sake Family Picnic and Motorcycle Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.

    Around Town: 8-18

    About 45 motorcycle riders from as far away as Indiana rode from Toledo Harley-Davidson to the Oscar Bunch Powertrain/​UAW Family Park on Jackman Road for the eighth annual Ride-for-Kids’ Sake Family Picnic and Motorcycle Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.

    8/18/2016
  • Mud Hens starter Donn Roach delivers a pitch.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens vs. Syracuse

    The Toledo Mud Hens and Syracuse Chiefs were forced to wait out a 1-hour, 11-minute delay at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo, but they did finally play on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.

    8/17/2016
  • Hundreds of people watch as the historic Port Clinton Lighthouse is installed at its new home.

    Port Clinton Lighthouse moves

    Hundreds turned out on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, to watch the city’s 1896 lighthouse return to Lake Erie, after spending more than six decades on a private marina. It was placed on a barge and moved from Brand’s Marina, down the Portage River, under the Route 163 bridge, and to Water Works Park.

    8/17/2016
  • The sun sets during the Mud Hens game.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens vs. Syracuse

    The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Syracuse Chiefs by a 4-3 score Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Fifth Third Field.

    8/16/2016
  • Syracuse's Zach Collier scores while Mud Hens catcher John Hicks waits for the throw.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens fall to Syracuse

    The Toledo Mud Hens took an 8-1 loss against the Syracuse Chiefs on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Fifth Third Field.

    8/15/2016
  • The crowd listening to the first group a performance by The Pulse Sunday at the 15th River Raisin Jazz Festival in St. Mary's Park in downtown Monroe.

    River Raisin Jazz Festival and Monroe Fine Arts Fair

    The 15th River Raisin Jazz Festival was held Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 in St. Mary's Park in downtown Monroe, Michigan. The 13th Annual Monroe Fine Arts Fair was held in conjunction with the jazz festival.

    8/15/2016
  • Jane Rye, 3, hugs her stuffed animal as she sits on her loft bed in her family’s 360-square-foot tiny house.

    Tiny house in Spencer Township

    Jamie and Kelly Rye and their children, Jonah, 6, and Jane, 3, moved into their tiny home in Spencer Township last month. Complete with a fully furnished kitchen, compost toilet, multifunctional living space, and two lofts, the 360-square-foot house was built by Mr. Rye and his stepfather over the past year.

    8/13/2016
  • Sophie Howard, 13, of Sylvania takes aim at the target.

    Northern Archery Championship

    The Northern Archery Championship was held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the Oregon South Recreation Complex.

    8/13/2016
  • Justin Botzko of Toledo drives a Jeep go-cart.

    Toledo Jeep Fest

    Thousands of people who flocked to downtown Toledo for Jeep Fest on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The festivities began with a four-block parade of Jeeps down Huron Street. The procession included more than 800 Jeeps of all years, models, colors, shapes, and sizes.

    8/13/2016
  • Mud Hens player Joe Jimenez signs an autograph for Brody Weimer, 13, Carleton, Mich., after throwing out the first pitch for former pro wrestler Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens handle Columbus

    The Mud Hens snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory against the Columbus Clippers at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Toledo scored five runs in the first four innings, with leadoff batter Alex Presley and No. 2 hitter Dixon Machado each going 3 for 5. Buck Farmer earned the win.

    8/12/2016

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