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  • Toledoan Danielle Olsen helps her son Ryan Ward with his ice cream bar during a hot afternoon at Walbridge Park in Toledo. The truck is from Yummy Treats Ice Cream.

    Toledoans enjoy hot summer weather

    Temperatures soared into the 90s in the Toledo area, and local residents looked for ways to beat the heat on Monday, June 12, 2017.

    6/12/2017
  • Spanish teacher Amber Pedersen helps first graders with a rhyming game featuring Spanish words at Alexander Elementary School in Adrian, Mich.

    Spanish, technology classes expanded in Adrian

    For Adrian elementary school students, the district’s expansion of its Spanish and technology programs means preparation for the fast-paced global world starts early.

    6/12/2017
  • An initially peaceful protest was named “Battle of Toledo” once it became fatal. Nearly 85 years ago, a federal labor union of the American Federation of Labor began to strike against the Electric Auto-Lite company. An arrest of an organizer and four strikers initiated a five-day battle. During this battle, members of the Ohio National Guard and several thousand strikers clashed. Two strikers were shot down by National Guardsmen from a nearby bridge, and many others were injured. This photo shows a civilian and officer carrying a man near the Electric Auto-Lite plant during the strike.  The strike began on April 12, 1934, and ended on June 3, 1934. The historic strike, which was during the Great Depression, led to widespread unionization in Toledo and influenced federal laws allowing the right to unionize. It played a major role in the evolving United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. The 600,000-square-foot factory played an important part of Toledo history. It prospered after the strike until 1960 when Chrysler Corp. discontinued being a customer. Once closed, the factory suffered from multiple vandalism incidents.

    Pictures of the Week: June 5-11, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 11, 2017.

    6/11/2017
  • Paul Simon performs at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre.

    Paul Simon performs at Toledo Zoo

    Music legend Paul Simon held a concert at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

    6/11/2017
  • Silverhall Strike Force, a ASCOB Cocker Spaniel handled by Mike Pitts of Knoxville won Best in Show at the Toledo Kennel Club's All-Breed Show, June 4,  at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.

    Toledo Kennel Club's All-Breed Show

    Toledo Kennel Club's All-Breed Show at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.

    6/11/2017
  • Grace Brown, 17, hits the runway during "Fashion of the Opera" May 3 at the Toledo Club. The event featured local designers and outfitters and was presented by the Toledo Opera Guild.

    On the Town: 6/11

    On the Town events; "Fashion of the Opera" Toledo Club, Savory Scintilla, Swing Dance Competition at Toledo Club.

    6/11/2017
  • Whiteford's Katie Lipp, right, celebrates her grand slam as she crosses the plate in the first inning of the championship game. Karsyn Berns-Moore is at left, and Madison Durden is at center.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford softball

    The Whiteford softball team used a 20-run first inning to cruise to a 28-0 victory over Inter-City Baptist in three innings in a Division 4 regional final game on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Ottawa Lake, Mich. Whiteford beat beat Our Lady of the Lakes 4-1 in the regional semifinal.

    6/10/2017
  • Whiteford's Nolan Adams hits a home run against Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford baseball

    The Whiteford baseball team fell 11-0 in five innings to Royal Oak Shrine Catholic in its regional final game on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Ottawa Lake, Mich. Whiteford topped Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 7-1 in a regional semifinal.

    6/10/2017
  • Bedford's Jared Nanney takes a swing.

    IN PICTURES: Bedford baseball

    The Bedford baseball team saw its season end with a 9-4 loss to No. 1-ranked Saline in the Division 1 regional finals on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Dearborn, Mich.

    6/10/2017
  • The Abracadabra of Roger Stark of Temperance leads a line of tightly grouped boats as they fly their spinnakers at the start of the Governor's Cup Course of the Mills Trophy race.

    IN PICTURES: Mills Trophy Race

    Boats headed out under full sail during the Mills Trophy Race near the Toledo Harbor Light in Lake Erie on Friday, June 9, 2017.

    6/9/2017
  • Doug Tracy, left, and Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago present wreaths. Tracy is the third great nephew of Capt. James Fraser, who was remembered during the service.

    Memorial Service honors Toledo firefighters

    The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department held its 56th annual Memorial Service on Friday, June 9, 2017, in honor of those who died serving the city. Public officials gathered for the afternoon ceremony and heard the firefighters’ names read aloud. About 50 members of the public attended.

    6/9/2017
  • Toledo Mud Hens player Tyler Collins makes a catch in right field against the Indianapolis Indians during Thursday's game at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. The Mud Hens won, 2-0.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens 2, Indianapolis 0

    Toledo Mud Hens starting pitcher Anthony Vasquez fired a complete-game, five-hit shutout in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Indianapolis Indians at Fifth Third Field.

    6/8/2017
  • The Mud Hens' Matt Crouse delivers the pitch in the top of the first inning Wednesday against the Indianapolis Indians. The Mud Hens won the game, 5-1.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens 5, Indianapolis 1

    Matt Crouse and three relief pitchers limited the Indianapolis Indians to two hits, and catcher James McCann went 4-for-4 at the plate in Wednesday's Toledo Mud Hens win at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

    6/7/2017
  • Chad Bell of the Toledo Mud Hens warms up before Tuesday's game against Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field.

    IN PICTURES: Indianapolis 9, Mud Hens 4

    The Toledo Mud Hens fell to 25-31 with a loss to the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo.

    6/6/2017
  • Perrysburg Rugby Club head coach Phil Gutkoski, right, calls a scrum during rugby practice at Buttonwood Park in Perrysburg, Ohio in May. The club won a state championship Saturday by beating Rocky River, 10-7.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg Jackets Rugby Club

    The Perrysburg Jackets Rugby Club won its first Ohio state championship Saturday with a 10-7 win over Rocky River. The state tournament, which is not sponsored by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, is governed by Rugby Ohio. The team finished the season 14-1.

    6/6/2017
  • Indianapolis infielder Gift Ngoepe misses a fly ball during the game against Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens down Indians in extras

    The Toledo Mud Hens took on the Indianapolis Indians to begin a four-game set at Fifth Third Field Monday, June 5, 2017. Efren Navarro's 12th-inning single brought in the winning run in a 5-4 victory for the Hens.

    6/5/2017
  • Asia Horn, 11, right, helps her aunt Carolyn Horn of Sylvania pick out pots and flowers for her garden planters while shopping at Lievens Three Seasons in the Timberstone Commons shopping center parking lot.

    Planting in the Toledo area

    Toledoans exercised their green thumbs in a variety of ways on Monday, June 5, 2017.

    6/5/2017
  • This photo was taken by Blade photographer Clarence Bailey on June 21, 1958. The photo shows Phil Mocek, left, and Stanley Przeniczny, right, reviewing scores and information on pigeon races held in Toledo.  Edward J. Musielewicz, World War II Navy vet, was a Toledo native known for training champion racing pigeons. While stationed in Japan, Musielewicz flew important inside information in a pigeon-carried capsule that helped save a U.S. ship from enemy attack. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he continued his hobby. His pigeons won engraved silver trophies, cash prizes, and other honors.  Pigeon racing was for the dedicated and skilled. Owners could only race a specific breed, Racing Homer, and had to formally train their pigeons to prepare for racing. As the pigeon reached maturity, the owners would begin training. Racing Homers were taken five miles away with an older bird, then released to find their way back home. Once the pigeon showed progress, the owner would lengthen the distance. For younger birds, the distance would be up to 300 miles from their home.

    Pictures of the Week: May 29 to June 4, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 5, 2017.

    6/5/2017
  • Father Herb Weber prays during a ceremony to celebrate the ground breaking of the new St. John XXIII church in Perrysburg.

    Ground breaking of the new St. John XXIII church

    A ceremony was held Sunday, June 4, 2017, to celebrate the ground breaking of the new St. John XXIII church in Perrysburg.

    6/4/2017
  • Erik Bang of Toledo makes art pieces out of recycled metal in his booth during the Maple & Main Art Fair.

    Maple & Main Art Fair in Sylvania

    The 6th Annual Maple & Main Street Art Fair, presented by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, was held Sunday, June 4, 2017.

    6/4/2017

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