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Firefighters urge people to get their Christmas trees out of the house

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Perrysburg Firefighters say nationally more and more Christmas tree fires start after the holiday because people forget to water the trees. More>>

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OSHP focusing in on drunk driving this holiday weekend Video included

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As loved ones are driving home from the holiday festivities Ohio State Highway Patrol is making sure they make it home safe. More>>

First responders protect and serve throughout the holiday

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Toledo Firefighters at Station Three say it's their mission to protect and serve and they don't mind doing it even during the holiday. More>>

Most popular day for Chinese food Christmas Day

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Grub Hub features roughly 30,000 restaurants on its site across more than 800 cities in the U.S. They say Chinese food is 152 percent more popular on Christmas Day than it is throughout the rest of the year. More>>

Hunt Senior Center offered free Christmas meals to seniors alone this holiday

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Christmas can be a lonely time of year for many older adults who may have recently lost a spouse or other loved ones. That's why the Hunt Senior Center in Toledo provided seniors with free meals Christmas Day. More>>

Tips for returning holiday gifts

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It's the season of gift giving and sometimes, the season gift returning. Many stores are getting ready for a lot of return receipts in the days following Christmas. More>>

Santa stops by the ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital Christmas Day

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Santa made a special visit Thursday to the ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital. The jolly old fellow the pediatric unit, oncology and even the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, dropping off teddy bears, books and other toys.  More>>

Free dinner offered to public Christmas Day in Tecumseh

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The menu included 18 turkeys, 100 pounds of potatoes, gravy, dressing and pies. This is something that the Palmyra Lodge 184 has been doing now for more than 20 years. More>>

Cherry Street Mission serves those in need on Christmas Day

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The Cherry Street Mission continued their work in the community this Christmas with more than 40 volunteers helping to feed the less fortunate as part of a holiday tradition. More>>

Many pleased by Bishop Thomas's first Christmas mass

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Thursday was Bishop Thomas's first Christmas mass at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral since he was installed as the new bishop of the Diocese of Toledo.  More>>

Helpful tips to avoid holiday health risks this season

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Whether you're staying home this season or traveling to a family gathering, there are some holiday-triggered health risks to be aware of. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Last minute holiday shopper falls victim to scam

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For last minute Christmas shoppers hunting down an elusive holiday gift can make it easy to fall victim to a scam. More>>

The countdown for last minute holiday shopping begins

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The National Retail Federation says nearly one in four people wait until late in the season to get their shopping done. More>>

Stress free time with family this holiday season

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Bonnie Gratop is a social worker for the Hickman Cancer Center at ProMedica Flower Hospital. She says when holiday family functions bring on anxiety you should take a step back. More>>

Health experts see more heart related deaths during the holiday season

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After analyzing 23 years of data and 53 million U.S. Deaths researchers have found an increase in heart related deaths during the holiday season.
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Local 92 makes big donation to LCCS toy drive

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An unexpected holiday surprise was delivered to the Lucas County Children Services Monday afternoon. Local 92 dropped off two loads of clothes and toys after a holiday shopping trip on Friday. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Higher price on African American Barbie leaves father upset

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In 2014, it may come as a shock to see an African American Barbie doll costs twice as much as the white version of the same doll, but that is exactly what one retailer was doing. More>>

Knitters give back, helping babies stay warm this holiday

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The Mercy St. Vincent Auxiliary Knitters are a group of men and woman who knit clothing items for new born babies. More>>

Perrysburg company giving back with '25 days of giving'

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Throughout the year, Riddle Services construction company in Perrysburg tries to pay it forward to the community by doing renovations for less than what it normally costs. Now the company has decided to launch 25 days of giving this holiday season.  More>>

Safe shipping tips for the holiday season

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'Tis the season for holiday shopping and shipping! Millions of Americans are sending and receiving gifts through the mail. More>>

Lucas County Children Services Holiday Toy Drive

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Text BESTGIFT to 41911 to donate $5 to "Friends of LCCS" More>>

More savvy shoppers mean less gift returns

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The day after Christmas is traditionally one of the top five shopping days of the year, not only for big sales, but also for returns. It turns out new technology is helping reduce the number of returns. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Christmas gifts at dollar stores

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You only have a couple more hours to grab those last-minute Christmas gifts! If you're out of time and ideas, we have one place that might answer your needs, but take caution before you go. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: 4 items that will be cheaper after Christmas

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Think the markdowns in stores are pretty good right now? They are about to get even better! If you can wait until after the holidays, you can score a much better deal. More>>

Tech gifts for people you don't like

If you're feeling passive-aggressive and would rather give a gift that says "I don't really like you" rather than actually blurting it out after one too many brandy-spiked eggnogs, let these godawful gadgets do the talking. More>>

BBB Tips: Shopping and returning the day after Christmas

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Believe it or not, the day after Christmas is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Many rush to stores to spend gift cards or return unwanted gifts. More>>

USPS to have busiest mailing day of the year Monday Video included

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Monday is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year, according to the United States Postal Service. More>>

Children's Wonderland at Tam-O-Shanter celebrates 50 years

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Children's Wonderland began as a northwest Ohio holiday tradition 50 years ago. On Friday, the display opened at Sylvania's Tam-O-Shanter so families can have the ultimate North Pole experience. More>>

Discounts await last-minute Christmas shoppers

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Heavy holiday customer traffic is expected this weekend at Franklin Park Mall. More>>

Gifts still needed for Lucas County children this Christmas

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There are hundreds of households in northwest Ohio that need help providing for the holidays. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Store coupons filled with exclusions

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During the holiday season, many stores offer coupons to save an extra 10 or 20 percent. But beware, many exclude so many items, they can be almost worthless. More>>

Consumers pay the price for shoplifting

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The holiday season also means shoplifting season but it's not a victimless crime. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: How to get your hands on Walmart's holiday deals

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We all know that Walmart usually has the lowest prices on most gifts and gadgets, but it can be a hassle fighting the crowds or even finding what you want. Check out these tips to grab the good deals. More>>

DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Decorate your Christmas tree on a budget by making ornaments out of supplies already in your home. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Lower prices on holiday items coming

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If you missed Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving this year, don't despair. What many stores don't want you to know is prices are often cheaper closer to Christmas. More>>

TPD shops with kids for Christmas

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The countdown to Christmas is on, and Toledo police officers along with an organization called Feet on the Street are gearing up to help make Christmas wishes come true for some children in need. More>>

Red Cross wrapping up the holidays for shoppers

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The American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot counties will once again be making the holidays a little easier by wrapping gifts at the Findlay Village Mall through Christmas Eve. More>>

Old Newsboys: Doing good in Toledo for 83 years

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Toledo residents should be familiar with the Old Newsboys Goodfellow Association selling newspapers in parking lots and shopping centers. More>>

Honoring our men and women in uniform during the holiday season

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There's really nothing we could ever say to convey our thanks to the men and women in our armed forces who serve and protect us every day.  But we here at WTOL 11 and Fox Toledo can do one small thing More>>

‘This Christmas’ performed by Ramona Collins and the Ramona Collins Quintet Video included

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Wednesday on Your Day, Ramona Collins and the Ramona Collins Quintet stopped by our studio to perform a great rendition of 'This Christmas'. More>>

Long line for the grand opening of the Christmas Story House new gift store

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At least 100 people were in line Friday morning for the new gift store at the Christmas Story House in Tremont. This is the 30th anniversary of the 'Christmas Story' movie. On Friday, the new 3,500 square foot gift shop opened at the house and museum located at 3159 West 11th Street. More>>

Local family continues 8-year tradition camping out for Black Friday

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Northwest Ohioans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday with food, football and shopping. More>>

Increased traffic means increased patrols this holiday week

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol and local agencies are gearing up to keep people safe on the roads this Thanksgiving. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: Great gadget deals with no crowds or lines

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Black Friday is now Thursday. With the exception of a few doorbusters, you don't have to ruin Thanksgiving to get the best deals on gadgets. More>>

EDITORIAL: Shop local on Small Business Saturday

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For local retailers, this Saturday is known as Small Business Saturday, where shoppers are encouraged and incenticized to shop local merchants, as well as the big box stores. More>>

Serving up safety: Tips for deep frying your Thanksgiving turkey

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If you're deep frying your turkey this Thanksgiving, certain safety precautions need to be taken in order to ensure the safety of your home and family. More>>

Tree lighting launches annual ‘Brighten A Child's Life' campaign

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Fifth Third Bank's 28th annual Brighten A Child's Life campaign to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, officially began Wednesday with a tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Toledo. More>>

Backseat boredom busters: Keeping kids entertained while traveling

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Heading home for the holidays can bring all kinds of anxiety and headache for all involved, but especially for parents making a long trip with kids to keep entertained More>>

Home from 'A Christmas Story' gets revived for all to enjoy

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A Christmas Story was more than a movie to Brian Jones who felt compelled to somehow honor the film. More>>

Don't Waste Your Money: How to find iPad deals

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What is one of the top items on Santa's list this year? The new iPad. The only problem is the price, but you may be able to find a good deal - if you do your research. More>>

BBB Tips: Black Friday shopping

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Thousands of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan residents will head out early this Friday, or late Thursday evening, to take advantage of black Friday shopping deals. More>>

Black Friday shoppers camping out at Toledo Best Buy

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Black Friday shoppers are already camping out in front of the Toledo Best Buy in order to guarantee an early spot in line. More>>

The Insider's Guide to Black Friday Shopping (and saving)

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It's all about big savings, early hours, and even a few scary shoppers. This year, there are more Black Friday opportunities than ever. We talked to an expert and got her tips for success. More>>

Tips to avoid gift card aggravation Video included

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With the holidays quickly approaching, gift cards can make a good buy for anyone. But with billions of dollars in unused gift cards, you'll want to know your options when buying or cashing in so we found out the biggest pitfalls and how to get the most for your money. More>>

Free childcare for parents on Black Friday

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A local childcare center wants to help parents who plan to shop the sales this Black Friday. More>>

AAA Northwest Ohio to offer Tipsy Tow for Thanksgiving holiday

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To help members and non-members celebrate safely this Thanksgiving holiday, AAA Northwest Ohio is offering a Tipsy Tow service from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Friday. More>>

OH holiday shopping forecast up

Retail researchers expect sales to be up this holiday shopping season for Ohio businesses. More>>

TPD sets up cameras at mall for holiday shopping season

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Just a week away from the Black Friday frenzy, police are already working on deploying technology to keep shoppers safe at the mall. More>>

Cherry Street Mission needs your help to meet Thanksgiving demand

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Starting Nov. 26, the Cherry Street Mission plans to deliver more than 700 Thanksgiving food boxes to those in need in the northwest Ohio community. More>>

UPDATE: Lost ballots help save Christmas in Defiance

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Leaders in Defiance believed voters turned down a tax increase levy on November's ballot, canceling holiday celebrations in the city - but a Christmas miracle saved it. More>>

'Rock the Bowl' to benefit Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

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Spirited bowling, great music and plenty of good intentions converge to raise money for the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank just in time for Thanksgiving. Join Interrupt for its third annual "Rock the Bowl" event, designed to raise awareness and donations for the food bank. More>>

Libbey opens seasonal outlet store in Sylvania

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Just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving, Toledo area residents now have the opportunity to shop at a second Libbey Glass Factory Outlet store, open exclusively for this holiday shopping season. More>>

Ready, Set, Skate! Toledo Zoo presents Walleye Night

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From 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, skate on the Toledo Zoo's new outdoor ice rink with your favorite Toledo Walleye hockey players! More>>

Hot Holiday Toys for 2013

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Long gone are kids who long for old-time toys, the flashbacks from our past that were big last holiday season. This year, it's back to future, with high-tech toys topping many wishlists. More>>

'Holiday Loop' to support downtown Toledo businesses Saturday

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Free bus rides will be offered to more than 30 venues in the downtown area, to boost exposure for local businesses and artists heading into the holiday shopping season. More>>

Salvation Army kicks off 2013 Red Kettle campaign

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On Friday, The Salvation Army officially kicked off its annual Red Kettle campaign at The Andersons in Maumee. More>>

Charter One donates $10K to Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

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The Charter One Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, providing 786 Thanksgiving turkeys or an estimated 5,502 meals to families in need this holiday season. More>>

Salvation Army still accepting sign-ups for Holiday Assistance Video included

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Captain Tawny Cowen Zanders of the Salvation Army swung by Your Day Tuesday morning, where she detailed the sign-up process for assistance programs, as well as how the Salvation Army is gearing up for the holiday season. More>>

Findlay getting pricey new holiday decorations

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The holiday season is right around the corner, and Findlay is getting a new holiday look this year. More>>

Do you need a little help for the holidays?

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Believe it or not, it's already time to start thinking about the holidays. Registration for the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program kicked off Tuesday. More>>

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