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Pictures of the Week: May 1-8, 2017

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As anyone who has moved knows, it works best if you move things one piece at a time. In this scan of a Blade archive photo taken by photographer Don Simmons, a helicopter hoists half of the landmark Owens-Illinois sign from its old headquarters in downtown Toledo on May 19, 1979. The Owens half of the sign was the first to be moved. The dismantling operation took more than an hour. The sign had been part of the downtown Toledo skyline since 1955, and was flown to the nearby Middlegrounds for temporary storage. Parts of the logo were to be taken to Owens Technical College to serve as a symbol for that institution. The proposal for a new Owens-Illinois Inc. headquarters and redevelopment of the northern half of downtown Toledo became public in July of 1977. The project led to the birth of SeaGate Centre off Summit Street, along the Maumee River. Working closely with city of Toledo officials, Owens-Illinois announced its plans for a new headquarters at a cost of a minimum of $50 million. The new headquarters, at One SeaGate, opened in 1981. On May 5, 2005, O-I announced it would leave downtown and relocate all of its local employees to an office park site it owned in Perrysburg. The 32-floor office tower in Toledo is now occupied by Fifth Third Bank.

THE BLADE/DON SIMMONS
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A pine warbler sits on a branch near the boardwalk at Magee March Sunday May 7, 2017 near Oak Harbor. Birders from around the world are in northwest Ohio for the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Bird watching enthusiast line the boardwalk at Magee March Sunday May 7, 2017, near Oak Harbor, seeking a glimpse at a variety of birds during the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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A green heron is viewed from the boardwalk at Magee March Sunday May 7, 2017 near Oak Harbor. Birders from around the world are in northwest Ohio for the Biggest Week in American Birding Festival.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Road Scholar members, including Paula Bartlett, front left, search for birds during the Biggest Week In American Birding at the Magee Marsh Boardwalk in Oak Harbor, Ohio on May 5, 2017.

The Blade/Lori King
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Sandra Sutherland, left, Earlysville, Virginia, and Joe and Liz Sutter, St. Germain, Wisconsin, search the trees during a bird watching trip to Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area in Oregon, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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A Nashville warbler looks for a meal at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area in Oregon, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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A yellow warbler sings in a tree at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area in Oregon, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Bird watchers crane their necks as they search for birds at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area in Oregon, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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A great blue heron has a big catch of a gizzard shad at Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area in Oregon, Ohio, Monday, May 1, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Workers from Midwest Contracting construct a commercial building in the 7400 block of West Central Avenue Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Sylvania Township.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Coedie the Koala at the Toledo Zoo, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Jerome White III takes a selfie with his diploma while on stage during the 288th Bowling Green State University Spring Commencement in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Professor Lee A. Meserve bids farewell during the 288th Bowling Green State University Spring Commencement in Bowling Green, Ohio. The longtime University Mace bearer carried it to the stage for the final time due to retirement.

The Blade/Lori King
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Ed Seidowsky's 1979 Chevrolet Corvette with T-Tops. The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Sylvania Car Show in conjunction with K100 in Sylvania, Ohio on May 7, 2017.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Ashley Wenger, obscured by hood, left, and Joe Belter, both of Somerville, Massachusetts, with her nieces Millie Sharon, 3, left, and her sister Maizey Sharon, 4, looking at Nick Zervas' Chevrolet 2007 Corvette.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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1977 Ford Pinto cruising wagon.

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Eric Langermeier of Port Clinton retrieves his hat that blew off his head from the flooded area in front of the Fisherman's Wharf on Madison Street Friday, May 5, 2017, a in Port Clinton, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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A firefighter from Engine 6 works on a hot spot at a house fire on Parker Ave. in Toledo.

The Blade/Lori King
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Rahig Abdalbagi, 11, uses a window to make a tracing of a map during class Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Whiteford Elementary School in Sylvania. Principal Josh Tyburski says the school has a solid annual influx of children who come from international backgrounds, often speaking primary languages other than English. "Our kids are always welcoming," he said, adding that they often volunteer to help out new students.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Toledo Blade reporter Mark Reiter rides his bike over a bridge on a new single-track mountainbike trail at Oak Openings Metropark in Swanton, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Lamont, left, and Cheryl Sharp cast their ballots Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the former Indian Hills Elementary School in Rossford. Voters took to the polls Tuesday to vote on renewing a pair of 7.9-mill, five year levies for the school district. The operating levies translate to about $6 million in combined revenue, or about 25 percent of the district's annual operating budget.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Joann Squire shields herself from the rain as she waits for a bus on Main St. in Toledo, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Sam Choe covered himself in plastic to stay dry while walking in the rain along the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Toledo.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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David Lowman takes a hammer to a 1939 Grinnell Brothers Detroit piano in the back of Craig's Pianos & Keyboards located on Sylvania Ave. on May 1, 2017. The piano was irreparable so he took it apart to recycle most of the pieces.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Piano keys in a stack to be recycled on a 1939 Grinnell Brothers Detroit piano.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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A dramatic sunset defines the sculpture Large Leaping Hare by British artist Barry Flanagan at the Toledo Museum of Art, Friday, May 5, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Alyssia Bell, 24, of Toledo displays a message on her mortar board during the University of Toledo spring commencement Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Glass Bowl. She received a Master of Public Health degree.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Kristen Warner of Wooster, Ohio, waves to family after receiving a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree during the University of Toledo spring commencement Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Glass Bowl.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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University of Toledo students process into the Glass Bowl for the spring commencement Sunday, May 7, 2017.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Clay's Kyle Daly pitches against Central Catholic during baseball game at Mercy Field in Toledo.

The Blade/Lori King
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A rainbow appears after a rain delay of the Toledo Mud Hens baseball game Friday, May 5, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Nice weaner for the Toledo Mud Hens to play Louisville in a baseball game Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Toledo Mud Hens CF JaCoby Jones, right, reacts while watching the Kentucky Derby on the scoreboard with LF Alex Presley, left, prior to a baseball game against Louisville Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.

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Cardinal Stritch OF Matt Payeff (4) reacts after stealing third base against Ottawa Hills' third baseman Tim Reiter (15) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. Cardinal Stritch defeated Ottawa Hills 10-6 in extra innings.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Cardinal Stritch OF Paul Latz (25) makes to the bag against Ottawa Hills first baseman Nolan Freeman (9) during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio. Cardinal Stritch defeated Ottawa Hills 10-6 in extra innings.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Perrysburg's Reyann Kruger (8) scores against Anthony Wayne catcher Molly Bytwerk (5) during the fifth inning of a softball game Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Perrysburg, Ohio. Perrysburg defeated Anthony Wayne 9-2

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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A packed house watches the Toledo Walleye play the Fort Wayne Komets during the second period of their hockey game at the Huntington Center, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Toledo Walleye players and Fort Wayne Komets players fight during the second period of their hockey game at the Huntington Center, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Toledo Walleye players celebrate after defeating the Fort Wayne Komets 5-0 to clinch their playoff series at the Huntington Center, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Toledo Walleye goalie Jeff Lerg (1) takes a drink during the second period against the Fort Wayne Komets during their hockey game at the Huntington Center, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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