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  • The casket of John Glenn is carried out of the Ohio Statehouse by Marines during his funeral procession, Saturday in Columbus.

    Funeral for American icon John Glenn

    John Glenn, former U.S. senator from Ohio and American astronaut, died on Dec. 8 at age 95. Mourners visited Glenn's casket in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Friday. His casket was then escorted by Marines and police from the Statehouse to the Mershon Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University for a funeral service Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

  • Timmy and Snowflake, the two elves of Blade photographer Andy Morrison's children, have a popcorn party.

    Toledo Magazine: Elf on a Shelf

    A look at local takes on Elf on the Shelf to be exact. Thousands of small felt dolls with bright red elfen suits and cherub faces arrive at family homes sometime before the holidays. The book that sparked the trend, written in 2004, has sold more than 8 million copies.

  • Bruce and Betsy Rumpf during the Block Communications Inc. Holiday Reception Valentine Theatre in Toledo.

    On the Town: 12-18

    Block Communications Inc. Holiday Reception at Valentine Theatre, and the Holly Ball at the Toledo Country Club.

  • Toledo's Jonathan Williams drives against Southeast Louisiana's Dominic Nelson.

    IN PICTURES: UT men 78, SE Louisiana 56

    The University of Toledo claimed a 78-56 victory against Southeastern Louisiana at Savage Arena on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. Jonathan Williams scored 24 points to lead four players in double figures for the Rockets (5-6).

  • Jerry Newman of Sylvania, who served in Vietnam with the Navy, lays wreaths on the tombs of veterans.

    Wreaths Across America Day

    Hundreds of veterans filled the Swan Lake Mausoleum on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Toledo Memorial Park for the national Wreaths Across America Day. This is the fourth annual ceremony held in the cemetery.

  • From left, Communication majors Halle Baker, Taylor Ginnis and Samantha Havlicek hug after graduation.

    BGSU fall commencement ceremony

    Bowling Green State University held its fall commencement ceremony at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.

  • A graduation cap is decorated during the University of Toledo Fall Commencement Ceremony in Savage Arena.

    UT Fall Commencement

    Timothy Law Snyder, PhD, president of Loyola Marymount University, delivered the address at the University of Toledo's Fall Commencement Ceremony Saturday in Savage Arena.

  • Perrysburg's Nick Sanford shoots against Bowling Green's Isaac Elsasser.

    IN PICTURES: Perrysburg 77, Bowling Green 55

    Perrysburg's Nick Sanford scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the second half of a 77-55 runaway home win against Bowling Green on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

  • Kenny Coleman-Graham of St. Francis, right, runs the floor against Whitmer's Nick Witcher.

    IN PICTURES: St. Francis 64, Whitmer 53

    St. Francis de Sales won its fourth straight game to start the season on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, topping visiting Whitmer 64-53 before a packed crowd at The Pit.

  • Bowsher's Darryl Robinson shoots.

    IN PICTURES: Bowsher 78, Rogers 73

    Defending City League champion Bowsher held a two-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter before its depth and experience took over in a 78-73 home win against Rogers on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.

  • The construction side of the new  ProMedica headquarters at the old steam plant building, including the new parking garage.

    ProMedica headquarters construction

    As a winter chill falls on Toledo, construction goes on at ProMedica’s downtown headquarters. In the former KeyBank building, it’s down to finishing work, including paint, carpeting, and ceiling installation, said project engineer Bernie Merritt. Furniture will begin to arrive in early January.

  • Springfield's Erica Myers shoots over Northview's Alexa Borgerson, left, and Bridgette Stirn.

    IN PICTURES: Springfield 45, Northview 39

    Springfield’s hustle on the glass led to outrebounding Northview and eventually beating the visiting Wildcats 45-39 in girls basketball on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Erica Myers poured in 24 points leading the Blue Devils

  • Jayce Derr, 7, of Oregon steadies himself as he takes another run down the sledding hill in Pearson Metropark in Oregon.

    Snow day at Sylvania Northview, Pearson Metropark

    A Sunday snow storm canceled many Toledo area schools for Monday, and a subsequent warm-up sent may sledders and snowball-throwers out to enjoy the weather.

  • Winter weather has moved in with gusto, making it feel more like the holiday season. But for those who spend most of their workday outside, the blustery winds and snow may not receive such a warm welcome.  Toledo Blade photographer Bob Jacobs took this shot on February 29, 1956, and it makes you feel cold with just a glance. Steve Kertesz of Toledo is astride the girder and Lloyd Caldwell of Curtice is manning the torch. Both were steel workers with the A. B. Bentley Construction Company and were working on top of the National Bank Building enlarging the superstructure for the elevator shaft. They appeared unaffected by the cold, though temperatures that day in Toledo were in the mid-30s with a trace of snow.

    Pictures of the Week: December 5-11, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, December 5 to Sunday, December 11, 2016.

  • Thomas Johnson of Toledo makes his home down a deserted Superior St. after working for Toledo Building Services at the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo Sunday.

    Winter storm hits Toledo

    Crews worked to clear the streets of the season’s first significant snowfall Sunday as the region braced for the storm to continue through Monday morning. Lucas County declared a Level 2 snow alert, meaning that only people ”with an important reason” should be out on the streets.

  • Members of The U.S. Navy Sea Cadets, Commodore Perry Division, put flags on the fire to properly burn them during The Andersons and Buckeye Broadband's 16th annual Operation Respect at Fort Meigs. An estimated 2,000 faded, torn and unserviceable flags were collected and burned at the fort.

    Operation Respect

    The Andersons and Buckeye Broadband hosted the 16th annual Operation Respect at Fort Meigs Sunday. An estimated 2,000 faded, torn and unserviceable flags were collected and burned at the fort.

  • Toledo guard Maiella Santucci reaches for a steal from St. Bonaventure's Mariah Ruff. The Rockets rolled over St. Bonaventure Sunday at Savage Arena, 74-50.

    IN PICTURES: Toledo 74, St. Bonaventure 50

    The University of Toledo women's basketball team upped its record to 8-1 with a win Sunday over St. Bonaventure at Savage Arena. Toledo hosts No. 2 Notre Dame next Sunday afternoon.

  • Keyboardist B.J. Love of The Good, The Bad and the Blues overdubs a track in the new recording studio at Toledo School for the Arts.

    Recording the blues at Toledo School for the Arts

    The Toledo School for the Arts began offering session time in its new, state-of-the-art recording studio to national acts willing to help promote Toledo-area musicians. For most of the week of Dec. 5, national blues recording artist Johnny Rawls was in the studio helping two local groups — The Good, The Bad, and The Blues and Curtis Grant, Jr. and the Midnight Rockers with Bobby G — produce their own albums.

  • Red velvet cupcakes bakes by the culinary students on display for patrons of the annual Penta Career Center Scholarship Dinner on Dec. 1.

    On The Town: Dec. 11

    Recent events included the Penta Career Center Scholarship Dinner; The Presidential Gala presented by St. Francis De Sales School was at the Premier Banquet Hall; Tux and Trees black-tie event presented by the Toledo Symphony League was held at the Toledo Club; and the 39th annual Holiday with Heart Charity Gayla at the Toledo Club.

  • BGSU's Zack Denny grabs a rebound from Detroit Mercy's Cole Long.

    IN PICTURES: BGSU 74, Detroit Mercy 61

    Dylan Frye scored 18 points to lead Bowling Green State University to a men's basketball win over Detroit Mercy at the Stroh Center. The Falcons improved to 4-6.


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