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This area was searched for missing 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth June 19, 2013, at Navarre Park in Toledo.
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A search team for missing 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth searches through tall brush June 19, 2013 at Navarre Park in Toledo.
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Life-term inmate Darryl Woods, chairman of the NAACP Youth Deterrent Committee, consoles JaShawn Baldy, 15, of Toledo as he speaks with Kelly Ramsey, a referee of the court in Wayne county, about his challenges May 31, 2013 at the Detroit Reentry Center. "We want to give them the realities of prison without trying to use abusive tactics," Woods said. "That's being transparent, and showing them our hearts." More than 50 at-risk youth from Toledo and Michigan participated in the program which aims to create a new approach to similar "scared straight" programs. "Our goal is to have (the program) implemented in Ohio," Woods said.
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CampMed participants hold out their hands during an activity June 20, 2013 at the Collier Building on the University of Toledo Medical Campus. CampMed brought in students from across Northwest Ohio to get a taste of medical school.
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Members of the Toledo Police and Fire Departments investigate an accident June 21, 2013 in which a male driver crashed a Ford Explorer through the wall of Pinewood Apartments, 1210 Collingwood Blvd., hitting a woman sleeping on a couch.
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Toledo's Ben Guez throws the ball to third base during a game against Pawtucket June 21, 2013 at Fifth Third Field.
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Robert Lizcano III, 2, laughs after spraying his friend Rayshawn Gaiter, 6, June 22, 2013 in the 800 block of Stickney Avenue in North Toledo. It felt "good and cold," Rayshawn said. Temperatures for the day reached the low 90s.
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Toledo resident Carl Padgett leads a group of more than 100 people in a chant, saying "bring Elaina home," during a vigil for 18-month old Elaina Steinfurth, who has been missing for three weeks June 22, 2013 at Federal and Leonard Streets in East Toledo.
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Frasaiah Golden, 12, of Toledo laughs as he swims with friends June 24, 2013 at Wilson Pool in Toledo. Wilson was among six city pools that opened for the summer season.
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Sylvania resident Roget Aovad, an Iraq veteran, poses after teaching a yoga class June 24, 2013 at It's Yoga in Toledo. Aovad, who served in the Marine Corps in Iraq, struggled with PTSD when he returned but has found healing practicing yoga. "It gave me a total 180 transition," Aovad said. "Practicing yoga has helped me mentally, physically, and to better connect with people... when I walk out the door, I feel the benefits."
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Toledo resident Charlotte Garcia takes a swing while she practices with her team 'High Maintenance' of the United Ladies Softball League June 26, 2013 on a field at Robinson Middle School in Toledo. "It's something to keep people out of trouble and off the streets," said Laneisha Woodson, captain of the team. "We want to keep things positive, that's why I play." The group plays against area teams on Saturday afternoons at Scott Park.
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Toledo resident James Sarno listens during 'Noon Tunes' June 28, 2013 at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House in Toledo. "It was fantastic, they were certainly deserving of a greater audience," Sarno said.
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Toledo resident Fawn Richmeier sits with her son Andrew, 6, and Angelina, 3, during 'Noon Tunes' June 28, 2013 at the Wildwood Preserve Metropark Manor House in Toledo.
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My awesome neighbor "Baker" posing with his 'duck truck' at my cottage in East Tawas, Mich. Even though he has a sign above his front door that states, "We Ain't Dialin' 911," and has a gun hanging from it, he's very kind and selfless, and is close to much of my family. I also have never seen him without a huge cigar in his mouth. He wanted me to take his picture so he could send it in to the NRA.

Perry McKinley of Jeromesville warms up back stage before participating in the fiddling contest July 6, 2013 at Sauder Village in Archbold.  
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Defiance resident Steve Grube has lunch with his twin sons Marcus and Max, 11, after their baseball game July 6, 2013 at Mom's Diner in Archbold.
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Bolts of lightning fill the sky as severe storms move through the Toledo area around midnight June 13, 2013. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH