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A heat wave swept the country in July, 2011, including northwest Ohio, bringing soaring temperatures and severe storms. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Robert Samberg drinks water at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center. He went to the cooling center to beat the heat. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Robert Samberg drinks water at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center. He went to the cooling center to beat the heat.
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Toledo hit 102 degrees Thursday, July 21, 2011. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo hit 102 degrees Thursday, July 21, 2011.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Sue Dykstra, Forester, Mich, delivers water to firefighters battling a fire on Buffalo Street Thursday night. Dykstra and her boyfriend Dan Gohlke, Toledo, delivered two cases of water to the firefighters to help them cool off. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sue Dykstra, Forester, Mich, delivers water to firefighters battling a fire on Buffalo Street Thursday night. Dykstra and her boyfriend ...
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Mel Smith-Agin, a Shelly Company employee out of Findlay, wipes the sweat off of her face while directing traffic and construction vehicles at the corner of Briarfield Blvd and Salisbury Road where there is ongoing construction. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mel Smith-Agin, a Shelly Company employee out of Findlay, wipes the sweat off of her face while directing traffic ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Officer Burna Guy informs people that Willys Park Pool is at capacity and that no one else will be let in. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Officer Burna Guy informs people that Willys Park Pool is at capacity and that no one else will be let in.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Kids off in the water from a fire hydrant at the intersection of Walnut and Michigan streets in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kids off in the water from a fire hydrant at the intersection of Walnut and Michigan streets in Toledo.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Erica Patton, 14, eats a bubblegum pop at the Willys Park Pool. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Erica Patton, 14, eats a bubblegum pop at the Willys Park Pool.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
A power outage required the use of a generator at the Dog Warden's office to cool the dogs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A power outage required the use of a generator at the Dog Warden's office to cool the dogs.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Toledo firefighter Paul Secord takes a drink of water after battling a fire at 703 Woodville Road in Toledo, Wednesday, July 20. He is retiring at the end of his shift on Thursday morning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo firefighter Paul Secord takes a drink of water after battling a fire at 703 Woodville Road in Toledo, Wednesday,...
THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY
Larry Parks of Northwood cools off his dog Rocky in a park behind Lark School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Larry Parks of Northwood cools off his dog Rocky in a park behind Lark School.
THE BLADE/LORI KING
Toledoan Tyler Wilkie, 20, submerges a chair and his ankles into the water to keep cool while life guarding at the Centennial Quarry in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Tyler Wilkie, 20, submerges a chair and his ankles into the water to keep cool while life guarding at ...
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Toledoan Sandra Roccia finds a small piece of shade to read a book  at the Centennial Quarry in Sylvania where she brought her grandsons for the day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Sandra Roccia finds a small piece of shade to read a book at the Centennial Quarry in Sylvania where ...
THE BLADE/LORI KING
Toledoan Ben Morse, 13, attempts to conquer the rings at the Centennial Quarry. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Ben Morse, 13, attempts to conquer the rings at the Centennial Quarry.
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Sylvania resident Kevin Schweickert, 13, dips into the water from the basket of a bobber at the Centennial Quarry. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sylvania resident Kevin Schweickert, 13, dips into the water from the basket of a bobber at the Centennial Quarry.
THE BLADE/LORI KING
Terriona Grainger, 10, holds her cousin D.J. Morris, 4, as they cool off in the water at Savage Splash Pad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terriona Grainger, 10, holds her cousin D.J. Morris, 4, as they cool off in the water at Savage Splash Pad.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Daycare worker Tylesha Armstrong shelters under an umbrella while keeping an eye on her young charges at Savage Splash Pad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Daycare worker Tylesha Armstrong shelters under an umbrella while keeping an eye on her young charges at Savage Splash Pad.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Adults cool off in the shade as children take to the water at Savage Splash Pad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Adults cool off in the shade as children take to the water at Savage Splash Pad.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Youngsters beat the heat at Savage Splash Pad. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Youngsters beat the heat at Savage Splash Pad.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A huge fan blows on fair goers in the Enlarge | Buy This Photo A huge fan blows on fair goers in the "Cinch & Saddle Club" barn during the Ottawa County Fair.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Mary Brigman, from Toledo, fans herself during a break from the UFCW Local 75 tent during the Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mary Brigman, from Toledo, fans herself during a break from the UFCW Local 75 tent during the Ottawa County Fair ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
The sun beats down on HCR Manor Care, 333 North Summit Street, and a worker from Great Lakes Restoration as he re-caulks expansion joints on the building. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The sun beats down on HCR Manor Care, 333 North Summit Street, and a worker from Great Lakes Restoration as ...
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Damien Dudek, 3, is sprayed by his mother, Brittany Navarre, while he plays in the pool in front of Brittany's mother's home on Fullington Road in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Damien Dudek, 3, is sprayed by his mother, Brittany Navarre, while he plays in the pool in front of Brittany's ...
THE BLADE/LORI KING
Everett Obenour, McComb, sits in the shade near a fan in a horse barn at the Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Everett Obenour, McComb, sits in the shade near a fan in a horse barn at the Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor.
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A 4-H market hog cools off with a drink of water on a hot day at the Ottawa County Fair. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A 4-H market hog cools off with a drink of water on a hot day at the Ottawa County Fair.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
Kirsten Rains, 14, cools off a fellow Kids & Kritters 4-H Club member's hogs at the Ottawa County Fair. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kirsten Rains, 14, cools off a fellow Kids & Kritters 4-H Club member's hogs at the Ottawa County Fair.
THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
A fireman sits of the roof of 1240 Beverly Hills Dr. in Toledo as he battles a fire caused by a lightning strike during a thunderstorm. No one was hurt. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A fireman sits of the roof of 1240 Beverly Hills Dr. in Toledo as he battles a fire caused by ...
THE BLADE/LISA BERNHEIM
Traffic makes its way around a van stuck in flood water on Central Avenue past Monroe Street after a downpour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Traffic makes its way around a van stuck in flood water on Central Avenue past Monroe Street after a downpour.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Whitmer football players Brandon Stalkamp, left, and Nate Wert hurry from the BGSU football stadium to their dorm during a downpour in Bowling Green that interrupted a three-day camp they were attending. Enlarge Whitmer football players Brandon Stalkamp, left, and Nate Wert hurry from the BGSU football stadium to their dorm during a ...
LORI KING
Michael Goldsmith, of Sylvania, finds shelter from the rain at a restroom in Fossil Park while taking a three mile run. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Goldsmith, of Sylvania, finds shelter from the rain at a restroom in Fossil Park while taking a three mile ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Laquell Burmeister jumps over flood water near her curb on her way home from work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laquell Burmeister jumps over flood water near her curb on her way home from work.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
A parked car on Powhattan Parkway is surrounded by water after a downpour. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A parked car on Powhattan Parkway is surrounded by water after a downpour.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Jim Asbury, greens keeper at the Ottawa Park Golf Course, battles the sun to keep the putting green from drying out in the baking sun. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jim Asbury, greens keeper at the Ottawa Park Golf Course, battles the sun to keep the putting green from drying ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Brooklyn Tolson, 6, right, and her sister Kaitlyn Tolson, 10, center, have a squirt gun battle with their cousin Alex Walker, 9, at Side Cut Metro park in Maumee. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brooklyn Tolson, 6, right, and her sister Kaitlyn Tolson, 10, center, have a squirt gun battle with their cousin Alex ...
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Friends Cody Cappelletty, left, and Jadan Rippeth,  from Wallbridge, race out of  the water while spending the day in the lake at Maumee Bay State Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Friends Cody Cappelletty, left, and Jadan Rippeth, from Wallbridge, race out of the water while spending the day in the ...
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Aaron Imber, of Toledo, falls back into the water on a scorching day at Maumee Bay State Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Aaron Imber, of Toledo, falls back into the water on a scorching day at Maumee Bay State Park.
THE BLADE/AMY E. VOIGT
Assistant manager Doug Schlachter plugs in a fan so Emma Collins, Toledo, can feel the output at Home Depot on Airport Highway. Ms. Collins said her air conditioner has gone out. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Assistant manager Doug Schlachter plugs in a fan so Emma Collins, Toledo, can feel the output at Home Depot on ...
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Kaylene Palmer of Adrian pushes out a cart containing two air conditioners as her sons, Austin, 9, left, and Ian, 7, hitch a ride at Home Depot on Airport Highway. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kaylene Palmer of Adrian pushes out a cart containing two air conditioners as her sons, Austin, 9, left, and Ian,...
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Julie Wood, from Holland, gets a free bubblegum ice cream from Mr. Frosty's Kim Diehl during the free 'Key to Safe Teen Driving' class at Owens Community College. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Julie Wood, from Holland, gets a free bubblegum ice cream from Mr. Frosty's Kim Diehl during the free 'Key to ...
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