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Toledo Helps Ukraine Partners With ProMedica

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Toledo Helps Ukraine is still working hard to secure a brighter future for displaced and besieged Ukrainians nearly a year after Russia’s invasion. “Toledo Helps Ukraine has existed for almost a year now. It’s hard to believe we’ve gone through 11.5 months of hard work,” …

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County, Fire Chiefs Mull Changes To Life Squad System

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — When a serious medical emergency or accident occurs, it’s the paramedics in the white and orange Life Squads who arrive on the scene to render advanced life support (ALS). Since 1992, this service has been operated by Lucas County, funded by a .25-percent sales tax that, …

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Area Office On Aging Is A Resource For Older Residents

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio offers free services and connections to providers of all industries for those ages 60 and up. The agency provides resources from senior centers to businesses to support groups that older Northwest Ohioans and their caregivers might require. …

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Lial’s Focus On Unique Child Spurs 50 Years Of Growth

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — “Unique” is an often-heard word around the classrooms of Lial Catholic School. “Students are taught that we are all special and unique, and to embrace that uniqueness,” said principal Dr. Debbi Bloomquist. “Students accept their God-given gifts and their classmates’ gifts as well.” That philosophy has …

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Humane Society Finds Shelter Pets Homes For The Holidays

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Toledo Humane Society staff and volunteers worked hard this month to clear the shelter temporarily in time for the holidays. The annual Home for the Holidays campaign allows shelter animals – from dogs and cats to bunnies and hamsters – to find short-term foster …

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Secret Santa Provides Holiday Cheer For Children

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Two hundred children, 100 each in Maumee and Springfield Township, will have presents under their trees thanks to Mrs. Secret Santa. For 20 years, an anonymous couple has provided students in Springfield schools with the presents, and 10 years ago, they began donating to Maumee …

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