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  • Dick Torio holds a painting of himself in front of a Roman Coliseum as he poses with Greg Wojciechowski, left, Joe Scalzo and Buddy Carr, right, at his Torio Health Club on Berwick Avenue in Toledo, Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

    IN PICTURES: Dick Torio over the years

    Dick Torio, a former All-American wrestler and the longtime owner of a West Toledo fitness club, died early today. He was 84. Mr. Torio opened Torio's Health Club on Berwick Avenue in 1957, where it remained until it closed in 2012. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/9/2014
  • Southview's Willie Bankston (20) drives past Perrysburg's Quinn Thomas (10).

    IN PICTURES: Southview wins at Perrysburg

    The Southview Cougars defeated Perrysburg in an early NLL matchup on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/9/2014
  • Without his stick, Gwinnett's Garry Nunn defends Toledo's Alden Hirschfeld.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye lose at home

    The Toledo Walleye lost to Gwinnett 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday, December 3, 2014 at the Huntington Center. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/9/2014
  • Oregon Police Assistant Chief Paul Magdich, left,  gets a reaction from James Elliott, II, 7, as he tells him about his own son. At right is  Sgt. Doug Iannantuono.

    Shop with a Hero

    The Ohio Chapter of the Brothers in Blue motorcycle club hold their Shop with a Hero event in Oregon, Ohio on December 7, 2014. 23 children from Lucas and Wood Counties, who were selected by Nightingale's Harvest, shop for needed clothes, and maybe a toy or two. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/8/2014
  • Andrew Strauss assembling a bicycle; inmates of the Toledo Correctional Institute assemble 88 bicycles for children in the prison in Toledo, Ohio on December 5, 2014. The bikes were donated by the "Bike Lady" [bikelady.org], for Lucas County Children Services to distribute. 50 of the bikes will go to Lucas County children, and the rest to kids in Sandusky, Fulton, Hancock, and Wood Counties.

    Pictures of the Week: December 1-7, 2014

    Featured this week is Christmas getting full swing, The Central Catholic Fighting Irish won the D-III state championship, children who need it the most get a visit from a Harlem Globetrotter, dogs get rescued, the Anthony Wayne Bridge seen in mid-repair, and more. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/7/2014
  • Brian O'Shea, of Sylvania, gives a high five to an Apple store employee before the opening.

    Apple Store opens to big crowd in Toledo

    An Apple Store opened Dec. 6 in the Franklin Park Mall in Toledo. A crowd of several hundred people waited patiently to enter, with the first 1000 receiving a free T-shirt. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/7/2014
  • Springfield High School player Mason Durden (5) goes to the basket against Bowsher High School.

    IN PICTURES: Springfield beats Bowsher

    Springfield got a 71-38 win over the host Rebels during a Dec. 6 basketball game at Bowsher High School. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/7/2014
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus greet the crowd.

    Santa's sleigh lands in downtown Sylvania

    Santa’s sleigh touched down Dec. 6 in downtown Main Street to bring holiday cheer to Sylvania’s annual Holiday Happenings. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/7/2014
  • Erica Donovan fights for an offensive rebound in the second half. UC defenders are #25, Chelsea Jamison, left, and #23, Jasmine Whitfield, right.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU women top CIncinnati

    The Bowling Green women's basketball team beat the University of Cincinnati at home in Bowling Green, Ohio on December 7, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/7/2014
  • St. Francis de Sales' Dontay Ellison tries to get to the basket past the defense of Perrysburg High School's Kyle Recker.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis vs. Perrysburg

    St. Francis topped Perrysburg 54-47in the season opener for both teams at Perrysburg High School on Friday, December 5, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/6/2014
  • Toledo Christian's Kyle Kempton (11) tries to get around  Gibsonburg's Josh Dyer (34) and Derek Angelone (32).

    IN PICTURES: Gibsonburg vs. Toledo Christian

    Gibsonburg defeated Toledo Christian 59-52 in the season opener for both teams on Friday, December 5, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/6/2014
  • Jewelry artists Regina Jankowski of Toledo, far right, and Sue Szabo of Sylvania, center, talks with customer Linda Ziemke of Maumee.

    Sylvania ArtTrail 2014

    The Sylvania Community Arts Commission's ArtTrail on Dec. 5. The two-day event that features local artists in 12 galleries in Sylvania ends Dec. 6.

    12/6/2014
  • UT's Julius Brown flows around CSU defender #11, Jared Dimakos

    IN PICTURES: Toledo vs. Chicago State

    The Toledo men's basketball team defeated Chicago State on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Savage Arena. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/6/2014
  • Bowling Green State University's Anthony Henderson shoots against Alabama A&M during the men's basketball game at Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

    IN PICTURES: Bowling Green vs Alabama A&M

    The Bowling Green State Falcons beat Alabama A&M Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Stroh Center. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/6/2014
  • Central Catholic takes the field against  Athens during the Division III state football championship in Columbus.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic wins state title

    The Central Catholic Irish defeated Athens Thursday, Dec. 5, to capture the Division-III Ohio state championship. Central scored the game-winning TD with 15 seconds to play. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    12/5/2014
  • Les Harrison, left, and Valory Newton, 9, of Walbridge.

    Harlem Globetrotter has a ball with children

    Les "Pee-Wee" Harrison, a player and motivational speaker with the Harlem Globetrotters, visited Mercy Children's Hospital on Dec. 5 in Toledo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/5/2014
  • Deborah Stahl walks her dog Punky into the leasing office of the Kenwood Gardens Apartments in West Toledo to pay the pet fee to keep Punky at home with her.

    Punky reunited with owner

    A 14-year-old fox terrier named Punky was reunited today with her owner, Deborah Stahl, thanks to the generosity of 33 people who raised $1,220 in one day in an online fund-raiser coordinated by The Blade. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/6/2014
  • Bowling Green State University players Gabe Martin (11) and Taylor Royster (33) sack Northern Illinois University quarterback Drew Hare (12).

    IN PICTURES: Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois

    The Bowling Green State Falcons lost to Northern Illinois in the MAC championship football game at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, December 5, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    12/6/2014
  • Anthony Wayne's Collin Conrad makes a pass.

    IN PICTURES: Anthony Wayne tops Start

    Anthony Wayne topped Start 69-60 on Dec. 5 in Whitehouse, Ohio. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    12/5/2014
  • Thelma Coogler and Marie Franciscy turn 101

    Oakleaf Village residents celebrate 101st birthdays

    Oakleaf Village in Sylvania Township celebrated the 101st birthdays of residents Thelma Coogler and Marie Francicsy in November.

    12/3/2014

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