Anthony Wayne

Whitehouse Mayor Recognizes Jo-Jo’s Owner Niki Burford

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — As the owner of Jo-Jo’s Pizza, Niki Burford routinely hires teenagers, but she does more than just give them jobs: she mentors and leads these students to help them meet their full potential. That’s why her neighbor in Whitehouse Square, Dr. Mike Hollerbach, suggested that Mayor …

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Zion’s Endowment Fund Benefits Nonprofits Near And Far

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Next year, the harvest from gardens behind First Presbyterian Church of Waterville is expected to double – thanks to a donation from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. As she toured the raised beds last month, Becky Johnson explained that volunteers grow green and yellow beans, jalapenos, green …

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AW Bus Drivers’ Main Goal Is To Keep Students Safe

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — National School Bus Safety Week is Monday, October 17 through Friday, October 21, but for Anthony Wayne Local Schools bus drivers, safety is a priority every day of the school year. “I’m very proud of the work our drivers do every day to keep our kids …

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Retired Teacher Brings Hope, Lessons To Toledo’s Incarcerated

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER— Kit Heintschel doesn’t Worry about showering or combing her hair when getting ready for work. Instead, she puts on loose-fitting clothes and loads her books into a clear backpack before making the trip to Toledo Correctional Institution every Tuesday. She enters the secure front gate, passes through …

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Live Fire Training Prepares Instructors With Real Scenarios

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Extinguishing the pallet fires inside an empty cement block building was the simple part.   Coordinating communications, crew and equipment, several area fire instructors sweated through “class” last weekend as a last step in earning certification to conduct live fire training – all while protecting fellow …

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Monclova’s Les Case Earns Ohio Patriot Award

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — As a kid watching the TV series Emergency! Les Case would put on a hat and raincoat and pretend he was extinguishing a fire. “My mom always said I’d be a fireman, so she was surprised when I went to the police academy. Now, I do …

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Put A Little “Boo” In Your Roche De Boeuf Day

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Want to put some “boo” in your Roche de Boeuf day? Check out the Waterville Historical Society’s River Road campus, where the Spectral Mysteries Investigations team will share the world of ghostly investigation with stories, videos, sound recordings and an opportunity to search for spirits …

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Longtime Chamber Director To Lead Waterville Parade

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Corina Pfleghaar usually spends the last Saturday of September running interference with vendors, performers and parade participants. But as the annual Roche de Boeuf Festival kicks off on Saturday, September 24, the 36-year Waterville resident will have a different role this year: grand marshal of the …

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