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Fall Colors

 

Fall is Here!

Tom Davis releases a homing pigeon after Tessa successfully traced the scent and found the bird August 9, 2013 at his home in Sylvania Township. Davis began the sport of field trial in 1970, and has since won eight national championships with the dogs he has trained. "I was hooked," Davis said. "What your dog does is a bit of an extension of yourself as a trainer, it is a big of an ego trip. I enjoy watching young dogs when their lightbulb goes on and they finally get what to do."
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Tom Davis pictured with his German shorthaired pointer Tessa August 9, 2013 at his home in Sylvania Township. Davis began the sport of field trial in 1970, and has since won eight national championships with the dogs he has trained. "I was hooked," Davis said. "What your dog does is a bit of an extension of yourself as a trainer, it is a bit of an ego trip. I enjoy watching young dogs when their light bulb goes on and they finally get what to do."

Instructor Erin Garber-Pearson of Toledo demonstrates a flying technique during a beginner aerial silks class August 14, 2013 at the Birds Eye View Circus Space at the Collingwood Arts Center in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Amanda Knight of Lambertville, Mich., learns a flying technique as Instructor Erin Garber-Pearson of Toledo and Erica Horak of Swanton watch during a beginner aerial silks class August 14, 2013 at the Birds Eye View Circus Space at the Collingwood Arts Center in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Instructor Emily Ellis holds Maya Stepnick, 8, of Toledo in a flying technique during a kids aerial silks class August 24, 2013 at the Birds Eye View Circus Space at the Collingwood Arts Center in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Artist Yusuf Lateef of Toledo rolls paint on to a wall as part of the United Way's Days of Caring September 5, 2013 at the corner of Dorr Street and Junction Avenue in Toledo. When completed, the mural will depict a boat floating on water. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

A marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine September 12, 2013 at the glass workshop Sauder Village in Archbold. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Glass artist Mark Matthews of Wauseon watches as a marble is made using a modern reproduction of the first mechanized sphere making machine September 12, 2013 at the glass workshop Sauder Village in Archbold. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Finished marbles pictured September 12, 2013 at the glass workshop Sauder Village in Archbold. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Springfield senior Elijah Todd (11) runs the ball and beats out Rossford senior Noah Asmus (22) during a game September 13, 2013 at Rossford High School. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Springfield junior Tevin Stuart celebrates scoring a touchdown during a game September 13, 2013 at Rossford High School. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) dodges Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) during a game September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan won 28-24. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Michigan quarterback Devin Garder goes for a pass as Akron defender C.J. James runs in for the tackle during a game September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) reaches for a pass on Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) and narrowly misses during a game September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan won 28-24. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Conservation Technician Jeff Boyer picks up a frame to be prepared for the upcoming exhibit "Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints" September 23, 2013 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Boyer used a drill to attach metal mounting brackets to the frames. "The friction from the drill causes the cherry wood to burn, it has the most fantastic smell," Boyer said. The exhibit is set to open on October 4. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Toledo resident Antonia Battle pictured September 26, 2013 at Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. Battle does not have a personal health insurance plan and is hoping to find something affordable from the insurance marketplace, she said. "Being able to take care of yourself is a very important thing," Battle said. "I want to say "I'm doing this," and be independent," Battle said. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Esperanza Duran, 9, left, and Liliana Carrizales, 10, right, joke around and point at Diego Duran, 8, as Destiny Bond, 7, gets into a single file line with them during an after-school tutoring program by The Learning Club of Toledo September 26, 2013 at Monroe United Methodist Church in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Jose Carrizales, 8, center, smiles and looks at Diego Duran, 8, right, as they work on reading-writing skill packet during an after-school tutoring program by The Learning Club of Toledo September 26, 2013 at Monroe United Methodist Church in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

St. Francis de Sales sophomore Colin Clarke, right, fights for possession with Northview senior Sam Haack during a soccer game September 26, 2013 at Timberstone Junior High School in Sylvania. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Northview sophomore Cole Gonia, center, misses a header as he is surrounded by St. Francis de Sales players during a soccer game September 26, 2013 at Timberstone Junior High School in Sylvania. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Southview sophomore Gilly Martin spins a baton along with the marching band before the start of a football game against Anthony Wayne September 27, 2013 at Northview High School in Sylvania. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Southview junior Sterling Tyler (87) loses the ball as Anthony Wayne junior Josh Schwerer makes the tackle during a football game September 27, 2013 at Northview High School in Sylvania. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Fiery Election Night

Volunteer Evan Watkins of Toledo, left, works on his computer as campaign manager Andrew Grunwald, right, talks on the phone September 10, 2013 during Joe McNamara's election party at The Attic in downtown Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Mayoral candidate Joe McNamara watches as results come in with his wife, Valerie Moffitt, and campaign manager Andrew Grunwald September 10, 2013 during his election party at The Attic in downtown Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Mayoral candidate Joe McNamara steps to the side to speak with his campaign manager Andrew Grunwald September 10, 2013 during McNamara's election party at The Attic in downtown Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Mayoral candidate Joe McNamara is interviewed after losing the primary to incumbent Michael Bell and candidate D. Michael Collins September 10, 2013 during his election party at The Attic in downtown Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Spectators watch as members of the Toledo Fire Department battle a fire at the corner of Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Members of the Toledo Fire Department survey the scene at Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

A firefighter moves a fire hose as other members of the Toledo Fire Department battle the blaze at the corner of Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

The Toledo Fire Department battles a fire at the corner of Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

The Toledo Fire Department battles a fire at the corner of Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

A firefighter watches from a distance as the Toledo Fire Department battles a fire at the corner of Front and Euclid September 10, 2013 in East Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH