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  • Bill Buckley, board chairman for the the National Museum of the Great Lakes, left, Joseph H. Zerbey IV, president and general manager of The Blade, center, and Col. Craig R. Baker, the commander of the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, right, at the Red White KABOOM VIP Blade party.

    Around Town: 7-7

    July 4th was a reminder of our county’s freedoms as flags waved in the breeze and folks paraded about in red, white, and blue. The holiday weekend exploded with Americana fun from picnics to fireworks displays. Many communities and country clubs held Independence Day celebrations.

  • Sommer Matus of Sylvania, feeds a piece of pizza to her daughter Amani Hammuda, 2, during a Unified Eid Prayer and celebration at SeaGate Convention Centre,  Wednesday.

    Unified Eid Prayer service at SeaGate Centre

    Local Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan Wednesday, July 7, 2016, at the SeaGate Centre.

  • Fremont airport manager, Rex Damschroder, left, Doug Cobb, center, and James Spradling, right, secure the  DC-3 plane in a hanger.

    Lulu Belle DC-3 plane at Fremont Airport

    Rex Damschroder, a former state lawmaker who runs a small airport in Fremont, is setting out to restore a plane that flew during the D-Day invasion. The old DC-3 plane, named Lulu Belle, is shown at the Fremont Airport.

  • Judge James Knepp, II, left, thanks Sauder Village volunteer Phil Furnas of Defiance,before the ceremony. Furnas and his wife have volunteered at Sauder for many years.

    Fourth of July naturalization ceremony

    The United States District Court held a naturalization ceremony at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio, on July 4, 2015. 44 people from 21 countries become United States citizens in the event.

  • Fireworks illuminate the skyline during the annual Independence Day celebration

    Red, White, KABOOM fireworks show

    Northwest Ohioans gathered Monday night in downtown Toledo on the Fourth of July for the Red, White, KABOOM fireworks show sponsored by The Blade.

  • Jack Dempsey shortly before his Toledo title fight.

    Pictures of the Week: June 27 to July 3, 2016

    Our best pictures of the week that was Monday, June 26 to Sunday July 3, 2016.

  • From left to right, Riley Keel, Angeline Morgillo-Zunk, Mia Morgillo, Tiffany Morgillo, and Chrissy Keel watch the Star Spangled Celebration fireworks show from the stage at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania.

    Sylvania's Star Spangled Celebration fireworks show

    The Star Spangled Celebration for Sylvania's fireworks display was at Centennial Terrace Sunday, July 3, 2016.

  • The sky lights up during the Bicentennial Fireworks Display Sunday at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg.

    Perrysburg Bicentennial fireworks display

    Perrysburg's Bicentennial Fireworks Display at Fort Meigs on Sunday, July 3, 2016, brought thousands of people to celebrate the Fourth of July the city's 200th birthday.

  • Toledo catcher John Hicks gets the first out in the fourth inning on a foul ball behind home plate hit by Max Moroff.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens lose to Indianapolis

    The Mud Hens managed just three hits in a 2-0 loss to Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field on Sunday night, July 3, 2016.

  • A fan has his ball autographed by Toledo Mud Hens players before the Hens play the Indianapolis Indians.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens 4, Indianapolis 3

    Jeff McVaney's clutch hit in the 8th inning helped the Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indianapolis Indians 4-3 on Saturday at Fifth Third Field, the third straight win for Toledo.

  • Charles Bean and his wife Carolyn fly the American flag at their home in East Toledo. Mr. Bean served in the Navy from 1970-1974 and is a Vietnam War veteran.

    Toledo Magazine: Symbols of Patriotism

    A closer look at the different ways the American flag is displayed around Northwest Ohio.

  • A working plant is visible from the redeveloped area which once housed the Jones And Laughlin Steel Cleveland Works. As in other areas of the Midwest, manufacturing jobs have left Cleveland in droves, leaving eyesores in neighborhoods and driving up unemployment. In this instance, the former area was redeveloped into a shopping center.

    Fall of manufacturing in Cleveland

    Since 1960, Cleveland has lost dozens of factories. The total number of people employed in metro Cleveland manufacturing has declined by nearly 50 percent in the last 26 years.

  • Pam Hayes dances with Air Force Veteran Tom Gross during ‘Dancing with the Military Stars’ to benefit the Arms Forces for veterans with brain injuries at the Stranahan Great Hall.

    On The Town: Art, dancing, and stars

    Recent society events included Dancing with the Military Stars at the Stranahan Great Hall on May 14; Swingmania at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania on June 18; the grand reopening of 20 North Gallery on June 23; and the Crosby Festival preview party at the Toledo Botanical Garden on June 24.

  • The City of Perrysburg celebrated its bicentennial with an almost 90-minute parade, complete with a flyover, bands, floats and an 11 minute interruption for a freight train.

    Perrysburg bicentennial parade

    More than 1,000 people took part in the “Making History”-themed parade celebrating Perrysburg's bicentennial. A flyover of two F-16 fighter jets from the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing was timed to the end of the national anthem.

  • Toledo Mud Hens SS Dixon Machado steals third base against the Indianapolis Indians during the fourth inning of game one.

    IN PICTURES: Mud Hens sweep doubleheader

    The Toledo Mud Hens swept a doubleheader Friday, July 1, against Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field. Toledo win by scores of 5-3 and 9-1.

  • Beth Fitzgibbons, left, and Jason Siek, both of Sylvania, walk past a row of Ford Mustangs they helped organize during the event. Both Ms. Fitzgibbons and Mr. Siek own three Ford Mustangs each.

    Bicentennial First Friday car cruise in Perrysburg

    The Bicentennial First Friday car cruise was held Friday, July 1, 2016, in downtown Perrysburg. First Fridays are community events sponsored by the organization Downtown Perrysburg and feature food, games for children, shopping, and other attractions.

  • Mud Hens center fielder JaCoby Jones steals second base ahead of the throw to Indianapolis second baseman Alen Hanson during the first inning.

    IN PHOTOS: Indianapolis 11, Mud Hens 1

    The Mud Hens surrendered eight runs in the seventh inning of an 11-1 loss to Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Indianapolis sent 12 batters to the plate in the seventh and collected seven hits, including four for extra bases.

  • Bob and Linda Domini of Perrysburg listen to the Northcoast Concert Band in downtown Perrysburg.

    Perrysburg Music at the Market

    The Perrysburg Music at the Market concert series continued on Thursday, June 30, 2016, with the 70-piece Northcoast Concert Band performing a rousing salute to Perrysburg’s bicentennial with selection of Americana and patriotic music. The event was free.

  • Phyllis Keeling of Anderson, Ind., sits in a 1931 Model A Ford, owned by her and her husband, Farrell Keeling, as members of the Model A Restorers Club begin a road trip to the Toledo Zoo, from their starting point in Perrysburg.

    Model A Restorers Club in Perrysburg

    Members of the Model A Restorers Club begin a road trip to the Toledo Zoo, from their starting point in Perrysburg, Thursday, June 30, 2016. The group is holding their 2016 national meet in Perrysburg, with headquarters at the Holiday Inn French Quarter. About 400 Model A Fords and their owners are involved in the event.

  • From left: Sister Theresa Darga, assistant congregational minister, Sister Rachel Marie Nijakowski, councilor, Sister Sharon Derivan, councilor, Sister Mary Jon Wagner, congregational minister, and Sister Shannon Schrein, councilor.

    Sisters of St. Francis install new Leadership Team

    The Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio installed the 2016 – 2020 Leadership Team on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at a special Liturgy in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel on the Motherhouse grounds in Sylvania. The five-member team will oversee Congregational governance and the day-to-day operation of the Sylvania Franciscans. From left are Sister Theresa Darga, assistant congregational minister, Sister Rachel Marie Nijakowski, councilor, Sister Sharon Derivan, councilor, Sister Mary Jon Wagner, congregational minister, and Sister Shannon Schrein, councilor. Photo by Laurie Bertke.


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