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Locals Head Out Sledding

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Jeff Shepler, Temperance, hangs on tight to his daughter Phoebe Shepler, 4, as they zoom down the sledding hill at Sidecut Metropark Preserve. The pair, along with Jeff's other daughter and Phoebe's sister Alison Shepler, were enjoying the holiday break.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Craig Rehkopf, left, Maumee, and his grandson Austin Binkley, 8, Brandon, Mississippi, warm up by the fire while sledding at Sidecut Metropark Preserve.

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ROV sledding01p Sliding are, from front: Alayna (cq) Johnson, 11, Carly Neiswender, 11, [mostly obscured], and her brother Ryan Neiswender, 15, all of Toledo. Sledding down one of the hills in Ottawa Park in Toledo.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Brandon Sims, 9, hits a ramp some of the sledders created on the hill while sledding down one of the hills in Ottawa Park in Toledo.

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Olivia Hannum, 4, of South Toledo, center, flies down the hill while sledding with her sister and cousins at Harvard Elementary School in South Toledo. With temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties, a handful of sledders had taken to the hill, including Olivia, whose oversized coat and hat hid most of her face from the cold.

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Regan Ball, of Perrysburg, left, and Rikkelle Showalter, of Bowling Green, pause before committing to sledding down a particularly steep portion of hill behind Ft. Meigs Wednesday afternoon just outside Perrysburg. The National Weather Service reported temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties throughout the day with a chance of snow.

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Rikkelle Showalter, of Bowling Green, left, Anthony Allen, of Bowling Green, center, and Regan Ball, of Perrysburg, right, wipe out after a steep sledding run on the hills behind Ft. Meigs just outside Perrysburg.

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