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  • Susan and Dr. Panos Doukides at the soft opening of Plat8.

    Around Town: New Ottawa Hills eatery generates buzz, Princesses gathered at Broer-Freeman Jewelers

    THE big buzz is Plat8, a new restaurant in the Ottawa Hills Shopping Center, which is opening Friday. Plus five little princesses gathered at Broer-Freeman Jewelers to create designs for rings to be sold to benefit Lambie's Legacy for health awareness and cancer research.

    3/23/2017
  • From left: Van Wert County hog farmer Meindert Vandenhengel, former Executive Director of the Keith Campbell Foundation Verna Harrison, farmer and President of the Ohio Farmers Union Joe Logan, moderator Jack Lessenberry, OSU Farm Extension Greg Labarge, and retired Director of the OSU Stone Lab Jeffery Reutter engage in a panel discussion on phosphorous reduction in Lake Erie Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Ostego High School Auditorium in Tontogany. About 100 people turned out to hear  the presenters, who focused on the challenges for farmers in controlling phosphorus runoff.

    Attendees discuss phosphorous reduction in Lake Erie

    At a Wood County event Tuesday attended by more than 100 people — many of them farmers — in the Otsego High auditorium, much anxiety was expressed about the potential for this summer’s algae.

    3/22/2017
  • Ottawa HIlls Councilman Jeffrey Gibbs, right, reads documents on the Secor Road expansion during a council meeting at the Hope Lutheran Church. Gibbs opposed the project and the council voted 4-2 not to move forward with construction.

    Ottawa Hills Village Council votes against Secor Road work

    Residents crowded into Hope Lutheran Church in Ottawa Hills for a village council discussion of the proposed widening of Secor Road. Ottawa Hills Village Council voted 4-2 not to move forward with the project.

    3/20/2017
  • Toledo running back Kareem Hunt, right, doing position drills for NFL teams during UT's Pro Day.

    IN PICTURES: UT Football Pro Day

    Former University of Toledo football players were able to showcase their skills for pro coaches and scouts prior to the NFL Draft during UT's Pro Day Monday at Fetterman Training Center. Twenty players took part in testing and drills, including offensive lineman Storm Norton, a Whitmer graduate.

    3/20/2017
  • When Gene Autry brought his show to the Toledo Sports Arena the evening of April 2, 1948, the crowd broke an attendance record.  About 8,900 cheered and applauded as Autry performed audience favorites, including “Back in the Saddle Again” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Autry’s horse, Champion, helped close out the show as he rode the steed through the aisles, to the delight of those stationed far from the stage.  Earlier in the day, Blade photographer Carl Gifford was at the Sports Arena for the matinee performance that was attended by more than 6,500, mostly children, including 300 youngsters who were guests of the Lions Club. From left to right are William Smith from the Lucas County Home, Bill Fischer from the Lutherans’ Home, C. Gaylord Bancroft from the Lions Club, Gene Autry, and Dorothy Wexel from St. Anthony’s Orphanage.  The singing cowboy was in Toledo as part of a 60-day tour that included more than 50 cities.  Sports Arena officials said attendance at the evening performance topped a previous high set by the Spike Jones Orchestra. An estimated 1,800 people were turned away at the door, as tickets were sold out.

    Pictures of the Week: March 13-19, 2017

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.

    3/20/2017
  • Toledo's J.P. LaFontaine and Tulsa's Christophe Lalancette fight during their ECHL game Sunday at the Huntington Center in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Walleye 3, Tulsa 2

    The Toledo Walleye improved to 46-14-3 with a 3-2 overtime win over Tulsa Sunday at the Huntington Center in Toledo. Tylor Spink's goal with 3:45 left in OT sealed Toledo's fifth consecutive win.

    3/19/2017
  • Dam Clements, STEM education associate for Imagination Station, left, speaking with Bobbi Hunt, 9, of Our Lady of Perpetual Help school. Second from left, and rear, is Kate Moran, 9, also of OLPH. Area Girl Scouts learned detective and secret agent skills to earn badges in a special program Sunday. Participants learned about ciphers, fingerprints, forensic science, and criminal psychology.

    Area Girl Scouts learn detective skills at Imagination Station

    Area Girl Scouts learned detective and secret agent skills to earn badges in a special program Sunday at the Imagination Station in Toledo. Participants learned about ciphers, fingerprints, forensic science, and criminal psychology.

    3/19/2017
  • The Whirlpool plant in Clyde, Ohio.

    Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde facility

    Whirlpool Corp.’s Clyde facility has long been regarded as the largest washing machine plant in the world. Such bigness is evident given an inside peak of the sprawling factory that will celebrate 65 years of activity this year. But the plant is nowhere near retirement.

    3/19/2017
  • Some of the crazy shoes at the Steppin Out Funky Shoes event for the Toledo School for the Arts.

    On The Town: 3/19

    Recent events included the Steppin' Out Funky Shoes event for the Toledo School for the Arts; Blue Grass & Green Acres presented by the Black Swamp Conservancy was held at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club; and Knock Out Ovarian Cancer sponsored by Michael and Amy Sarantou Joint Trust.

    3/19/2017
  • Archbold's Toby Walker, left, and Austin Welch hold their trophy.

    IN PICTURES: Archbold 48, Marion Local 24

    Early 3-point shooting and tough defense in the second half lifted Archbold to a 48-24 victory in a Division III regional championship against Marion Local on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Savage Arena.

    3/18/2017
  • St. John's player Kyren Bolden sits on the bench with the runner-up trophy.

    IN PICTURES: Massillon Jackson 54, St. John's 38

    Fifth-ranked St. John's Jesuit's year came to a end with a 54-38 defeat to Massillon Jackson in a Division I boys basketball regional final on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the University of Akron.

    3/18/2017
  • Wauseon's Carter Bzovi snips off his portion of the championship net.

    IN PICTURES: Wauseon 54, Elida 45

    Austin Rotroff led Wauseon with 24 points as the Indians defeated Elida 54-45 in the Division II regional final on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Savage Arena.

    3/18/2017
  • From left, Notre Dame's Kailah Johnson, Jala Johnson, and Mariah Copeland react after losing to Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame falls in state final

    Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame defeated Notre Dame 54-44 in the Division I girls state championship game on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

    3/18/2017
  • Former Notre Dame football coach and sports analyst Lou Holtz speaks during the Critical ConneXions event at the Huntington Center in Toledo.

    IN PICTURES: Lou Holtz speaks in Toledo

    Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz today rallied Toledo-area coaches and youth leaders during Critical ConneXions, a program dedicated to mental health issues and available resources. ProMedica Foundations hosted the event at the Huntington Center, and about 600 people attended on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

    3/18/2017
  • Bryon and Kathie Brock of Swanton, are decked out during a St. Patrick's Day celebration to benefit Toledo Firefighters Local 92 Charities at the Blarney, Friday.

    St. Patrick's Day festivities at The Blarney

    Cheerful revelers celebrated St. Patrick's Day Friday, March 17, 2017, at The Blarney on Huron Street, Toledo. The event benefited the Toledo Firefighters Local 92 Charities.

    3/18/2017
  • Toledo's Mikaela Boyd (2) shoots over Creighton's Sydney Lamberty (14) during the first half of a first-round game in the women's NCAA tournament Friday, in Corvallis, Ore.

    IN PICTURES: NCAA: Toledo vs. Creighton

    The Toledo Rockets played Creighton in a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Corvallis, Ore. Creighton won 76-49.

    3/18/2017
  • Cars remain at a standstill as crews work to untangle a pileup.

    I-75 northbound accident

    I-75 northbound has reopened after at least 10 vehicles, including several tractor-trailer rigs, were involved in a crash north of State Rt. 582 on Friday, March 17, 2017. Multiple injuries were reported, at least one of which is serious. Emergency crews transported victims to a variety of hospitals.

    3/17/2017
  • Notre Dame's Ariel Cummings celebrates after the Eagles beat Newark 75-59.

    IN PICTURES: Notre Dame 75, Newark 59

    Notre Dame got 28 points and 14 rebounds from 6-foot-3 junior center Ariel Cummings as the Eagles knocked off top-ranked previously unbeaten Newark 75-59 in a Division I girls basketball state semifinal at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center on Friday, March 17, 2017.

    3/18/2017
  • Tigers are tamed during a performance.

    Zenobia Shrine Circus

    For more than six decades, the Perrysburg-based Zenobia Shriners have brought the circus to the Toledo area, a tradition that continued on Thursday, March 16, 2017, as it hosted the 66th annual Zenobia Shrine Circus at the SeaGate Convention Centre.

    3/16/2017
  • Wauseon's Brooks Gype drives past  Sandusky's Cavon Croom.

    IN PICTURES: Wauseon 54, Sandusky 33

    Playing a near flawless game, Wauseon won its 24th consecutive game, taking a convincing 54-33 victory over Sandusky in a Division II boys basketball regional semifinal at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

    3/16/2017

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