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August is Over!

Hornets fly to and from a large nest August 6, 2013 on a tree at the home of Sylvania resident Dan Meyer. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Russell Lamp, owner of Integrated Pest Control, works to remove a large hornets nest August 6, 2013 on a tree at the home of Sylvania resident Dan Meyer. Lamp waits until night when most of the hornets are inside to remove the nests, and then sprays carbon dioxide into them to temporarily knock-out the hornets. The hornets are collected, frozen and then shipped to pharmaceutical companies to extract venom for allergy vaccines. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Russell Lamp, owner of Integrated Pest Control, looks at a large hornets nest August 6, 2013 after removing it from a tree at the home of Sylvania resident Dan Meyer. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

ODNR Director James Zehringer, right, talks with community members and media along with State Representative Tim Brown, left, and Senator Randy Gardner during a farm tour to showcase how the Ohio Clean Lakes Initiative has helped farmers implement practices that reduce nutrient runoff and improve water quality August 7, 2013 on Dunbridge Road in Middleton Township. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Zyshone Fisher, 13, goes for a breakaway layup during a five-on-five basketball game August 12, 2013 at Danny Thomas park in South Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Evelyn Campbell, 89, is kissed by her former Lourdes University instructor Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak after receiving an Associate of Arts degree from President David J. Livingston, left, August 12, 2103 at Otterbein nursing home in Perrysburg. Campbell attended the university in 1987 but family circumstances prevented her from completing her bachelor’s degree. “I can’t quite think I’m worthy of this beautiful day,” Campbell said. “When God calls you home, He’s going to whisper in your ear, ‘Well done,’” she said to Sister Sorosiak.  THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Seattle, Wash. resident Cheryl Kohring, daughter of Evelyn Campbell, watches as her mother receives an Associate of Arts degree August 12, 2103 at Otterbein nursing home in Perrysburg. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Master Instructor of Glass Leonard Marty does a technique called blocking, where glass the rounded during a glass blowing demonstration August 13, 2013 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Marty says he likes working with glass "because it's always different, and it transmits light and color like no other medium," he said. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

10 car driver Danica Patrick signs autographs for fans before taking her qualifying lap for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series August 16, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

31 car driver Jeff Burton gets out of his car after his qualifying lap for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series August 16, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

NASCAR Chaplain Jim Lanning prays with 62 car driver Brendan Gaughan before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200 August 17, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

The pit crew for 20 car driver Matt Kenseth put their hands over their hearts for the national anthem during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 August 18, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

22 car driver Joey Logano holds a lead entering turn one during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 August 18, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway. Logan finished first in the race. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

D. Michael Collins speaks during a mayoral candidate debate sponsored by WNWO and the Toledo Free Press August 26, 2013 at the McMaster Center in the downtown Toledo Public Library. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Alan Cox speaks during a mayoral candidate debate sponsored by WNWO and the Toledo Free Press August 26, 2013 at the McMaster Center in the downtown Toledo Public Library. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Somewhere in Ohio

My attempt at photographing the Perseid meteor shower. All of these were shot somewhere along County Roads 108 & 20 in Northwest Ohio. Thick fog mostly messed up my attempt to photograph it, but still had fun shooting some star photos.

Airplanes over corn.

The only frame where I managed to pick up a falling meteor- which can be seen just above the corn on the bottom left.

Thick fog that smelled like manure came rolling in.

The corn field monster is coming to get you.