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Football Season!

Pictured from left, Emma Hansen, 11, of Oregon, Cody Risch, 11, of Oak Harbor, and Reece Laughlin, 11, of Oak Harbor try to catch a pig during the pig scramble at the Ottawa County Fair July 21, 2013 on the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Those who were able to grab on to a pig got to take it home.
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Tad Jensen, 12, of Graytown attempts to get mud out of his ears as his father, Dan, sprays him with a hose after the pig scramble during the Ottawa County Fair July 21, 2013 on the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
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People used umbrellas to stay out of the hot sun during the Ottawa County Fair July 21, 2013 on the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
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Members of the Santa Clara, Calif. Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, from right, Nick Carbarloc, 16, plays his trumpet as Corey Wickline, 17, and Ian Hattan, 18 stand a rest before the Interrupt Marketing open house July 25, 2013 on Maplewood Avenue in Downtown Sylvania.
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Pictured from left, Alissa Richardson, 11, Julian Robinson, 13, Bailee Borgerson, 11, and Alexa Borgerson, 13, play water basketball during the Kids for Kids pool party fundraiser for the American Cancer Society July 29, 2013 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania.
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Police Chief Derrick Diggs is interviewed before the start of a One Village Council meeting to discuss safety concerns July 30, 2013 at the North Toledo YMCA. Chief Diggs committed to installing at least three new SkyCop surveillance systems in the neighborhood, but could not address pleas from residents for foot or bike patrols in the area.
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Sy Kreais, a North Toledo resident of 53 years, right, talks with Richard Martinez, a resident of 25 years, during a One Village Council meeting with police Chief Derrick Diggs to discuss safety concerns July 30, 2013 at the North Toledo YMCA. "I've seen the neighborhood in its glory days, and I've seen it go down," Kreais said. "This is our city, but it's my neighborhood, I love it and nobody will ever run me out." Chief Diggs committed to installing at least three new SkyCop surveillance systems in the neighborhood, but could not address pleas from residents for foot or bike patrols in the area. "It's the police presence that really matters," Kreais said.
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Head Coach Matt Campbell, right, laughs along with Larry Kehres, former head coach of Mount Union, during the UT football team practice August 1, 2013 at the Glass Bowl.
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Players make their way out to the field during the first day of two-a-day football practices August 5, 2013 at Start High School in Toledo.
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Sophomore Khalil Peace, bottom, stretches with freshman Jahaeil Douglas during the first day of two-a-day football practices August 5, 2013 at Start High School in Toledo.
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Junior Jared Barnhill, right, is handed the ball by sophomore Brandon Winters during the first day of two-a-day football practices August 5, 2013 at Start High School in Toledo.
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