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The parade begins for the Art Loop mini-parade down the sidewalk of Adams Street in Toledo on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

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Workers install the sign on the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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Michelle Querback of South Toledo and her grandson, Christopher Lanting, walk across the Sumner Street bridge over Norfolk Southern railroad tracks on June 8, 2017. The city-owned bridge, closed to vehicular traffic since the 1960s but still used as a neighborhood footbridge, is targeted for demolition this summer by the railroad.

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Mosser Construction employees work to remove the Owens Community College south pedestrian bridge that spans Oregon Road on June 12, 2017.

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Firefighters work to put out a blaze at Wachter Apartment building on 16th Street Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio.

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Adam Parasiliti of Toledo makes his way through heavy smoke as firefighters work to put out the blaze.

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Firefighters work to put out flames.

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Matthew Gerwin, 13, a member of BSA Troop 422, left, his brother Aaron Gerwin, 8, a member of BSA Pack 422, and others during the Pledge of Allegiance. The City of Bowling Green holds its annual “Pause for the Pledge” ceremony on Flag Day next to the Wood County Senior Center in Bowling Green, Ohio on June 14, 2017. During the program, President of City Council Mike Aspacher reads a proclamation and the Pledge of Allegiance is recited. In addition, several speakers address the issue of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge David Woessner.

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Left to right Marc Folk, executive Director of The Arts Commission, Diane Keil-Hipp, President of the Toledo Warehouse District Association, Bob Sefang, of the Toledo Design Company, Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, and Michael Gramza of ODOT, throw dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of a new gateway to Downtown Toledo from the Anthony Wayne Trail Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. This $4.4 million paving project will improve access to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and include green infrastructure and a public art installation.

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Louie gets used to his travel crate at the Toledo Zoo. Louie will be transferred to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Members of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry prepare for a Civil War demonstration during the Muster on the Maumee at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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Alexander Porter, 5, Marblehead, takes aim with members of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as they prepare for a Civil War demonstration during the Muster on the Maumee at Ft. Meigs in Perrysburg, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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The front of a "Pietenpol" experimental plane during the "Plane Fun" Aviation Festival at the Toledo Executive Airport on June 18, 2017.

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Leland Main, 8, left, of Toledo, learns about the "Pietenpol" experimental plane he is sitting in from Dale Messner, right, of Akron, during the "Plane Fun" Aviation Festival at the Toledo Executive Airport on June 18, 2017.

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Denny Boydston, of Adrian, assembles a 2 meter Isopole antenna in his booth during the 50th annual Monroe County Radio Communications Association Hamfest and Computer Show at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on June 18, 2017.

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Tektronix 2225 Analog Oscilloscope for sale during the 50th annual Monroe County Radio Communications Association Hamfest and Computer Show at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on June 18, 2017.

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Joseph Belcher, 16, applies defensive pressure to Jequan Pack, 14, as they play in a game organized by Early Bird Basketball at the Fifth Annual Smithfest Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Smith Park in Toledo. Created by councilmen Tyrone Riley, hundreds of children turn out to play games, pick up books and swim in the newly opened Roosevelt Pool. Early Bird Basketball will hold free camps for boys and girls each Saturday in July from 9 a.m. until noon at the Smith Park courts.

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Coach Tony Talley, center, works with Rayne Williams, 11, on boxing at the Fifth Annual Smithfest Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Smith Park in Toledo.

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Twins M-yonna and M-yshawn Williams, both 9, consider whether or not to jump back into the pool at this year's Smithfest Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Smith Park in Toledo. Created by councilmen Tyrone Riley, hundreds of children turn out to play games, pick up books and swim in the newly opened Roosevelt Pool.

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The Smithfest Committee gathered donations and funds for more than 150 bicycles to give away. Emmanuel Madrigal, 4, smiles up at his mother Adriana Overton as he picks out his new bicycle.

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Sarai Hunter, 7, picks out her new bike at the Fifth Annual Smithfest. The Smithfest Committee gathered donations and funds for more than 150 bicycles to give away.

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Officer Kevin Zimmerman Jr. lights the torch that athlete Kyle Niezgoda, 15, holds before the first leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Toledo on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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University of Toledo Police Lt. Julie Lavey, left, gives athlete Chris Niezgoda, 15, a high five after the first leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

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Athlete Chris Niezgoda, 15, runs the torch along with law enforcement officers.

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A sculpture made by Craig Whitaker is pulled out into White Star Quarry to be sunk as a scuba diving attraction in Gibsonburg, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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Divers secure a sculpture made by Craig Whitaker to the bottom of White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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Craig Whitaker, left, and Rich Synowiec prepare a sculpture made by Mr. Whitaker to sink as a scuba diving attraction at White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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Workers from UCL Inc. paint the Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo. State Route 2 between Oak and Broadway streets is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting through November.

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Demetrius Washington winds up the disk during a game of disc golf on a warm afternoon at Ottawa Park in Toledo on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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Dylon Poulson, 5, is squirted with a hose by his cousin Leah Miller, 10, as they play outside of Miller's Oak St. home in Toledo.

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Dylon Poulson, 5, keeps cool with a hose while playing outside of his cousin's house on Oak St. in Toledo.

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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.

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Lia Bobia, left, and Ronnie sit on a bench together in the shade of the Promenade Park on the Maumee River in downtown Toledo on Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Zach Harris lounges on a bench in the shade during his lunch break in downtown Toledo on Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Rick Liechty cleans the mayflies from the pier at Luna Pier, Michigan, Thursday, June 15, 2017. The city maintenance worker was busy cleaning up after the first big mayfly hatch of the year.

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Loi Tran, with the City of Toledo, cleans Willys Complex Pool in preparation for its opening next week.

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A goat peeks out of his cage at Indian Creek Zoo on June 15, 2017.

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Jerry and Kelly Flowers at ZOOtoDO at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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Micah Lee and former Toledo Mayor Michael Bell at ZOOtoDO at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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Tierra Adams, an incoming high school freshman, sutures a pig foot during Camp Med at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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Savannah Pifer, 4, reacts to a turn on a small roller coaster ride during the Holland Strawberry Festival in Holland, Ohio, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The festival will culminate on Fatherís Day with the Strawberry Festival parade, the strawberry dessert contest, and the presentation of the Beth Bartkavage Scholarship to the winner of the Queen Pageant.

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The food and attractions at the Holland Strawberry Festival in Holland, Ohio, on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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University of Toledo grad student Jessica Garcia holds checks a turtle her study group found on the road at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor, Ohio. They will take the turtle back and study how organisms respond to rapid environmental change, as well as the impact of algal blooms on the turtles.

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A snapping turtle at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Blood was drawn from it as part of a study on how organisms respond to rapid environmental change, and the impact of algal blooms on the turtles.

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Toledo's John Hicks beats the throw to Gwinnett catcher David Freitas to score the first run during game at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Perrysburg's Andrew Austin proposes to Courtney Gilliland during the Toledo Mud Hens game against Gwinnett at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Toledo Mud Hens mascot Muddy works the crowd during a baseball game against the Gwinnett Braves Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Toledo Mud Hens LF Jason Krizan makes allay against the Durham Bulls during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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The sun starts to set as the Toledo Mud Hens play the Durham Bulls in a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Toledo Mud Hens fans cheer as they play the Durham Bulls during a baseball game Friday, June 16, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts gives Matteo Sifuentes a thumbs up before Sifuentes throws out a first pitch for the former wrestler during Legends of Wrestling Night Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Toledo Mud Hens SS Brendan Ryan reacts to a called strike out against the Durham Bulls during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Cameron Hill, 5, center, leans down to sign his name to the finish line as he celebrates both the birthday of his brother Bradley, 12, and Father's Day with his dad Jason Hill of Bowling Green before the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400 race Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Thousands of fans turned out for the first of two NASCAR race weekends.

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SPT mis6p Drivers Danica Patrick, center left, and Kurt Busch talk on the way to their vehicles for the first round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying Friday, June 13, 2017, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. The racers will compete in the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino "400" on Sunday. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Drivers take off at the start of the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400 race Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Thousands of fans turned out for the first of two NASCAR race weekends.

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Kyle Larson celebrates his win in the 49th Annual FireKeepers Casino 400 race.

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Whiteford's Karsyn Berns-Moore reacts after sliding safely into home to score the only run in the game, giving them the win over USA during state quarterfinal softball game in Grand Blanc, Mich.

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Whiteford's Erin Manley lifts Milly Iott off the ground after they defeated USA during state quarterfinal softball game in Grand Blanc, Mich.

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The Ottawa Lake Whiteford Bobcats celebrate their semi-final win over the Coleman High School Comets in the 2017 Michigan High School Softball State Championship in Division 4 at Michigan State University on June 16, 2017.

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Erin Manley holds the finalist trophy with her team after losing to the Indian River Inland Lakes Bulldogs in the 2017 Michigan High School Softball State Championship game in Division 4 at Michigan State University on June 17, 2017.

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