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First Week at The Toledo Blade

Here's a look back at some of my favorite photographs from my first week at The Toledo Blade. Everyone in this city has been very welcoming and it's already starting to feel like home! 

Toledo resident Ed Siefke watches as firefighters from the Toledo Fire Department battle a fully involved structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 433 Oak Street. The fire is being investigated as a possible arson. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Firefighters from the Toledo Fire Department battle a fully involved structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 433 Oak Street. The fire is being investigated as a possible arson. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Zaniel Williams, 4, of Toledo, sticks out his tongue to catch falling rain drops as his mother Wenona Williams, right, takes shelter under an awning May 22 in front of the Dominion Fellowship Church on West Delaware Ave. in the Old West End. Williams, an administrator at the church, was helping the mobile food pantry "Food For Thought" hand out items to local residents. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Glenwood Elementary students climb and slide on the playground during Field Day May 23, 2013 behind the school in Rossford. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH


Toledo residents Jason Richey, 23, hugs Carrie Brittson, 20, left, and Lucy Shields, 13, as he honors his brother Dakota, a Waite graduate who passed away during active duty last August, during the 98th annual Memorial Day Program May 23, 2013 at Waite High School. "It was emotional, especially the 21-gun salute," Richey said. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH


Perrysburg players line up to sing the national anthem during the Division I district baseball semifinal against Mansfield Madison May 24, 2013 at Carter Park in Bowling Green. Perrysburg won 3-0. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH


Toledo resident David Hines stands next to his vintage Rolls-Royce on a hill as The Spinners perform on stage during the Hollywood Casino one year anniversary celebration May 24, 2013 in Toledo. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH


St. Francis players celebrate winning the Division I District Final 4-0 over Oregon Clay May 25, 2013 at Mercy Field. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

St. Francis players celebrate winning the Division I District Final 4-0 over Oregon Clay May 25, 2013 at Mercy Field. THE BLADE/JEFFREY SMITH

Barn Fire

Shepherd Tri-Township and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire departments battle a fire in a pole building Saturday afternoon at 9809 E. Broomfield Road. The structure was fully involved and was a total loss, also destroying five vehicles stored inside.

CMU photo students buzzed over the scene shooting aerials.

Scenes from the Sky

I had the opportunity to fly along with Charlotte during her aerial photography seminar with our professor Kent Miller!