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  • Central Catholic's Michael Warren breaks free for a long touchdown run.

    IN PICTURES: Central Catholic 56, Hunting Valley 13

    Central Catholic’s pursuit of reaching a third straight Division III state football final moved a step closer on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, as the top-ranked Fighting Irish jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead and cruised to a 56-13 victory over Hunting Valley University School at Huron’s Kalahari Field.

  • Audrey Remusat of Toledo holds her "Love Trumps Hate" sign above her head as she marches.

    Toledo protest aimed at Trump’s election

    Between 80 and 100 people gathered on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in a local protest of Donald Trump’s election Tuesday to become president. Chanting slogans including “We reject the president-elect” and carrying such signs as “You can’t comb over racism,” the group protested peacefully for its entire hour-long walk from One Government Center to UpTown and back.

  • The restored and refinished Soldier Statue in Whitehouse Village Park.

    Whitehouse statue returns

    A 116-year-old statue returned to Whitehouse on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in its original home in the Whitehouse Village Park just in time for Veterans Day weekend. The Soldier Statue originally dedicated on July 4, 1900, was recently removed from the base to be restored and refinished.

  • Paula Larsen, who is called "The Goddess of Cheese," waves to the crowd at The Andersons.

    The Andersons Holiday Cheddar

    A crowd was on hand to witness a 5,630 pound block of cheese being sliced this afternoon during the third annual Andersons Holiday Cheddar in Toledo on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.

  • Gabrielle Rollins, of Toledo, right, waves to a clown during the 29th annual Blade Holiday Parade presented by the Taylor Automotive Family in Downtown Toledo.

    Blade Holiday Parade presented by the Taylor Automotive Family

    Thousands braved chilly weather to flock downtown for the 29th Annual Blade Holiday Parade presented by the Taylor Automotive Family, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Singer Calysta Bevier served as the Grand Marshal.

  • Anthony Wayne's Evan Brown faces off against Avon Lake's Matthew Stanfield.

    IN PICTURES: Anthony Wayne 14, Avon Lake 6

    Anthony Wayne forced five turnovers and knocked off Avon Lake 14-6 in a Division II football regional semifinal on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Cedar Point Stadium in Sandusky.

  • Patrick Henry's Donny Johnson scores a touchdown against Liberty Center.

    IN PICTURES: Patrick Henry 21, Liberty Center 3

    Patrick Henry's Donny Johnson. had 28 carries for 197 yards and three touchdowns as the Northwest Ohio Athletic League champions beat Liberty Center 21-3 on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in a Division VI regional football playoff semifinal in Napoleon.

  • Whitford wingback Jesse Kiefer breaks through a tackle from Climax-Scotts cornerback Dylan Butler.

    IN PICTURES: Whiteford 38, Climax-Scotts 18

    Whiteford stormed past Climax-Scotts for a 38-18 win on Friday in a Division 8 high school football regional final on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Whiteford Stadium in Ottawa Lake, Mich.

  • World War II Navy veteran Melvin Barger, who served from 1943-46, is hugged by a St. Ursula student. A long line of students waited to hug or shake hands with the veteran after the ceremony.

    St. Ursula honors veterans

    A Veterans Day ceremony was held at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

  • Consul General Vincent Floreani, Consulate of France, right, pins the French Legion of Honor award on Sgt. Richard Perry, seated right. Seated left is David Schwartz, who also received the French Legion of Honor for service for France during World War II.

    2 local WWII veterans recognized

    Two local World War II veterans received France’s highest national decoration on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, for their military service to preserve the country’s freedom. David Schwartz, 91, of Waterville and Richard Perry, 90, of Ottawa Hills were recognized with the French Legion of Honor award during a veterans day celebration today at the University of Toledo.

  • Hundreds of local people turned out for this year's Flapjacks & Chef Hats pancake dinner.

    Flapjacks & Chef Hats pancake dinner

    Hundreds of people turned out for this year's Flapjacks & Chef Hats pancake dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Southview High School in Sylvania. Members of Sylvania Rotary whipped up breakfast for $5 per person to raise money for the Sylvania Area Family Services.

  • Darling Eliette Pina, formerly of Nicaragua, shakes hands with Elizabeth Bellaria during a naturalization ceremony.

    Naturalization ceremony in Bowling Green

    A presiding federal judge called on nine people naturalized on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Bowling Green State University to focus on unity after a divisive election. The 36-minute ceremony was held at the BGSU’s Bowen-Thomson Student Union Theater.

  • Donald Trump supporter Les Rupert, Lambertville, Mich., watches the returns at Treo in Sylvania.

    Election night in Toledo

    Election parties were held across the Toledo area on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, as results trickled in on an array of races.

  • Walsh Jesuit's Bella Rosalina, right, uses her head against Notre Dame's Lexa Bauer.

    IN PICTURES: Walsh Jesuit 4, Notre Dame 0

    Fourth-ranked Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit blanked seventh-ranked Notre Dame Academy 4-0 in a Division I girls soccer state semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, at Firelands Stadium in Sandusky. The Eagles finished 17-2-2.

  • Notre Dame students cheer during a pep rally.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame soccer pep rally

    Notre Dame Academy held a pep rally in the school's Toledo gym on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, for the soccer team before the Eagles headed to the OSHAA state semifinal game in Sandusky. They lost 4-0 to fourth-ranked Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit.

  • Kristen Shinaver of Toledo votes by paper ballot at the polling place inside the Family Christian Center in South Toledo. She said she had a problem with her absentee ballot so she had to vote by paper ballot.

    Voting in Toledo

    People poured in across northwest Ohio to cast their votes on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

  • Volunteer tutor Elaine Sheehan handed out voting stickers to students participating in a mock presidential election at Hawkins Elementary School.

    Mock election at Hawkins Elementary School

    Students participated in a mock presidential election at Hawkins Elementary School Monday. Third grade teacher Carey Bryant spearheaded the school-wide voting process. In total 381 votes were cast with 286 going to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and 95 for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

  • A voter takes a look at voting suggestions while waiting in line.

    Early voting on eve of election

    Voting at the Early Voting Center in downtown Toledo officially ran from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m., though anyone in line by 2 p.m. were still able to vote Monday. Voters were still in line to cast their ballots at 3 p.m.

  • Monday Memories: Boiling Hot!  About 25,000 creosoted railroad ties were destroyed in a spectacular fire at the Jennison-Wright Corp. plant in the 2000 block of Broadway in Toledo on Oct. 19, 1983. The stacked railroad ties were confined to an area 300 by 400 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 20 feet tall. Toledo Blade photographer Herral Long drew attention to the boiling water in the foreground, by simply writing a photo caption that said: “It was HOT.”  The ties had an estimated value of $400,000 according to the Toledo Fire Department, which determined the spectacular blaze was the result of arson. Fire Chief William Winkle said the plant had been the target of vandals on previous occasions.

    Pictures of the Week: October 31 - November 6, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 2016.

  • Chef Jeff Henderson gives the keynote address at the 101st anniversary of the Toledo Branch NAACP.

    On The Town: NAACP chapter celebrates 101 years in Toledo

    Recent events included the NAACP was celebrated during its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stranahan Great Hall; Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Fall Gala: A Journey into the World of St. Teresa at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg; Harvest Moon Gala presented by the Grand Rapids Arts Council at Nazareth Hall; Grazin’ Dinner & Auction at the Pinnacle for Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet; and the Toledo Club’s annual Presidents’ Dinner.


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