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  • Tiffany Whitehead, left, of Adrian, Mich., and Pam Davis, right, of Perrysburg, look at the ice accumulation at the entrance to Buttonwood-Betty C. Black Recreation Area Sunday.

    Ice in Buttonwood-Betty C. Black Recreation Area

    Park rangers closed Buttonwood-Betty C. Black Recreation Area in Perrysburg Township Sunday after an ice dam broke on the Maumee River, overflowing the banks with large chunks of ice.

    3/16/2015
  • Harlow, a teeny Chihuahua puppy who was rescued by Animal House Rescue, sniffs noses with Paisley, the Billstein family dog, at Harlow's foster home  on March 11, 2015. Harlow has a number of medical problems, including hydrocephalus.

    Pics of the Week: Mar. 9-15

    Featured this week: St. Francis brings home a state hockey title among other local prep sporting tournaments; the seasons for UT mens and womens basketball come to a close; the Toledo Zoo readies its aquarium; and Toledo generally thaws out. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

    3/16/2015
  • Phoebe Jackson, 1st place; Mary Harrington, 2nd place; and Jackson Grefe, 3rd place.

    The Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee

    The 2015 Blade Northwest Ohio Championship Spelling Bee was March 14 at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • Toledo Central Catholic wrestler Nate Hagan celebrates his second state championship after defeating Ryan Bennett in their 138-pound match.

    2015 state wrestling championships

    Champions were crowned at the OHSAA State Wrestling Individual Tournament on March 14 in Columbus. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • The Gulf of Mexico exhibit is one of two visitors will see first when entering the Toledo Zoo's aquarium.

    Toledo Zoo aquarium renovations

    The Toledo Zoo aquarium is slated to reopen March 27 after a nearly 3-year-long, $25.5M complete renovation. Closed in October 2012, the new aquarium will feature animals from a variety of ecosystems in 78,000 gallons of water, which is nearly four times the previous volume. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • From left are, Allan Block, Susan Block, Clare Gorski, Joel Gorski, and Luci Gorski at the New York City Opera Renaissance Gala.

    On the Town: 3/15

    YWCA honors outstanding women were among many outstanding events in the area recently. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • A variety of teapots and their accessories are featured at Clara J's Tea Room in Maumee.

    Beautiful, functional teapots

    The world of tea extends beyond taste to the teapots that are used for brewing and serving. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • Sylvania Southview head coach Bruce Smith shouts instructions.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's beats Southview

    St. John's handed Southview its first loss of the year Saturday, March 14. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    3/15/2015
  • St. Francis de Sales hockey head coach Chris Varga hugs goalie Kade Phipps (29).

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis wins state championship

    St. Francis beat Lakewood St. Edward's to capture the state title Saturday, March 14. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    3/14/2015
  • Defiance head coach Kirk Lehman embraces Katwan Singleton (22) as Shay Smiddy (30) cheers after their win.

    IN PICTURES: Scott's run comes to an end

    Defiance beat Scott 44-37 in a Division-II district final Saturday, March 14. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    3/14/2015
  • Notre Dame's Jami Huth (10) drives past Wadsworth's Laurel Palitto (22).

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame tops Wadsworth

    The Notre Dame Eagles topped Wadsworth in a Division-I regional final on Saturday, March 14. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND BEGIN SLIDESHOW.

    3/14/2015
  • Jose Hernandez, NW District Athletic Board officer, hands the winning trophy to Austin Adams and his Cardinal Stritch teammates.

    IN PICTURES: Cardinal Stritch defeats Ottawa Hills

    Cardinal Stritch defeated Ottawa Hills in the Div. IV boys district basketball final on March 13 at Lakota High School in Kansas, Ohio. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/13/2015
  • Central Catholic wrestler Richard Jackson gives up a takedown on the edge of the mat to defending state champion Alex Marinelli of St. Paris Graham Local during their Division II 160-pound match.

    IN PICTURES: State wrestling tournament Day 2

    Photo highlights from the second day of the state wrestling tournament on March 13 in Columbus. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/13/2015
  • University of Toledo center Nathan Boothe (34) battles Central Michigan guard Rayshawn Simmons (4) for a rebound.

    IN PICTURES: UT men fall to CMU

    The UT men's basketball team was eliminated by Central Michigan in the MAC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 13 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/13/2015
  • Bowling Green's goalie Tommy Burke (31) is unable to stop a shot from Northern Michigan University.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU hockey vs. Northern Michigan

    during the second period of the Friday, March 13, 2015, match up at Bowling Green. Northern Michigan University led going into the third, 1-0. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

    3/13/2015
  • University of Toledo guard Julius Brown (20) battles Eastern Michigan forward Karrington Ward (14) and forward Anali Okoloji (3).

    IN PICTURES: UT men move on at MAC

    UT defeated Eastern Michigan 78-67 during the third round of MAC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/12/2015
  • St. John's Jesuit's Aaron Thompson (22) puts pressure on Central Catholic's Jermiah Branswell (11) as he drives the baseline.

    IN PICTURES: St. John's vs. Toledo Central Catholic

    St. John's took on Toledo Central Catholic in a district semifinal game on March 12 at Savage Arena on the campus of the University of Toledo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/12/2015
  • Toledo Central Catholic's Richard Jackson, right, scores a takedown on an ankle pick against John Haines of McConnelsville Morgan.

    IN PICTURES: 1st round of state wrestling

    Photos highlights from the first round of the state wrestling championships on March 12 in Columbus. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/12/2015
  • Southview's Ben Casanova (34) exits the game late in the fourth quarter.

    IN PICTURES: Southview boys defeat Springfield

    Southview stayed unbeaten after a Division I semifinal win against Springfield, 48-36, on March 12 at the University of Toledo's Savage Arena. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/12/2015
  • St. Francis de Sales players celebrate a goal in front of their fans.

    IN PICTURES: Knights win big in state hockey semifinal

    The St. Francis de Sales hockey team advanced to the state championship game with a decisive 7-1 win over Hunting Valley University School in a state semifinal March 12 at Nationwide Arena. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

    3/12/2015

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