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Runners and walkers participate in The Fort to Port Run/Bike/Walk on the newly configured U.S. 24 highway Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Waterville, Ohio.

The Blade/Jeremy Wadsworth
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Kimberly Slover, 5, is framed by trays of food carried by Debra Born, left, and Roger Steinman, right, at the Helping Hands of St. Louis Outreach Center in East Toledo, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The facility, which has a food pantry, soup kitchen, and clothing center, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Steinman is Kimberly's grandfather, Born is his fiance.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Regular customer Steve Sunagel reads the daily paper in the front window table of Donna's Diner in Elyria on October 11, 2012.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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The American flag is rolled back up after the Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony November 3, 2012, at the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Wanda Flory, of Swanton, center, watches with Terry, left, and her husband Richard, center right, who declined to give their last name, as Thea Grabiec, right, kisses Sarah Shovan, Friday, Aug, 3, 2012, at the Westfield Franklin Park Mall in Toledo. Graviec and Shovan were participating in "National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A," a protest staged in response to Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." Flory, who had waited in line for three hours on Wednesday to purchase Chick-fil-A in solidarity with President Dan Cathy's recent comment that his company is supportive of, "the biblical definition of the family unit," said her support was about free speech. "It isn't an issue over homosexuals versus non-homosexuals," she said. "He's a citizen of his country and has the right to free speech."

THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH
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Jeremy Schmidlin, of Toledo, left, helps his niece, Hannah Jeski, 9, also of Toledo, to check the size of a pair of boots at the event. Hundreds of people wait patiently for their chance to get a used pair of shoes at the South Toledo Community Center after a shoe drive coordinated by Toledo-based shoe manufacturer Stikii, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio on November 11, 2012. Tony Martinez, of Tecumseh, Michigan and from Stikii says that 250 people were waiting before the noon start, underscoring the need in the community. He added that they had close to 1000 pairs of shoes, and that they intended to repeat the "shoe drive, shoe giveaway" next year.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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From the left, Tijiana Pickett, Sofia Moreno-Boyd Barrett, Charlotte Blair, Gabrielle Myers and Sarah Neff enjoy a shower of mountain dew created after combining the soda with life savers during the grand finale of the Super Splatter Science Summer Camp at Imagination Station in Toledo, Ohio on Friday, July 6, 2012.

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A bumblebee collects pollen on a sunflower at Olander Park in Sylvania, Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Flora Shirey of Moore Street in Toledo, Ohio, had her television stolen when 2 masked men broke into her house around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

The Blade/Lisa Dutton
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