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Waterville Family Thankful For Support From Community

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Kami Deppen isn’t sure why she and her husband, Brian, both suddenly bolted upright in bed just before 2:00 a.m. on August 30. “We shouldn’t have woken up,” said Kami, explaining that she is a heavy sleeper. The dogs were asleep and the house was quiet. …

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Bob Keogh Now Acting Mayor For Village Of Whitehouse

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Three mayors in three weeks. That’s a first for the village of Whitehouse. After Don Atkinson turned in his resignation on August 17 – upon learning council voted to put him under investigation – council president Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer assumed the role of acting mayor that …

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Community Of Christ Celebrates 50 Years In Whitehouse

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Exactly 50 years after leading the first Community of Christ Lutheran Church service, Rev. Ray Gotts-chling is returning to the Whitehouse church as part of an anniversary celebration on Sunday, Sept-ember 10. Reaching such a milestone didn’t cross the mind of the 27-year-old pastor serving a …

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Waterville Chamber Readying For Roche De Boeuf Festival

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — You don’t need to be a politician, business or band to participate in the 50th annual Roche de Boeuf Festival parade and daylong festival. You can showcase a classic car, demonstrate pioneer arts, help with downtown cleanup or join in on the parade, according to Waterville …

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Whitehouse Mayor Resigns Following News Of Investigation

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — When Don Atkinson was informed on August 16 that Whitehouse Village Council voted to place him under investigation, he submitted his two-sentence, handwritten resignation the next morning. “After serious consideration, I am hereby tendering my resignation as the mayor of Whitehouse. Serving the Village of Whitehouse …

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Matt Smith Takes Helm At Fallen Timbers Middle School

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Through coaching, teaching and serving as a dean and principal for over 20 years, Matt Smith has interacted with students and athletes of all ages, but leading fifth- and sixth-graders is right where he wants to be. “I tend to gravitate toward this grade level,” said …

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Whitehouse Wins $1.8 Million For New Water Storage Facility

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Whitehouse is about to double its water storage capacity – at less than 20 percent of its anticipated cost. Last week, Public Works Director Steve Pilcher learned that the village was awarded a $1,874,138 Water and Wastewater Infrastr-ucture Grant through the Ohio BUILDS program. The grant …

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Waterville Township Welcomes New Police Chief, Lieutenant

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Two longtime friends are being sworn in this week to lead the Waterville Town-ship Police Department. Kevin Smith, who retired from the Toledo Police Department in 2021, was named chief. Philip Gallup, who retired on July 31 from the Sylvania Police Department, was selected as lieutenant. …

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