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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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Herb Mericle’s Tradition Continues During January 1 Polar Plunge

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — “Refreshing.” That’s the word Melissa McPartland of Maumee and Azia McCahan of Bowling Green each used to describe their sojourns into the Maumee River water on January 1 at 2:30 p.m. McPartland and McCahan were among the dozens of revelers who trekked to Memorial Park near the …

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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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Historic Indoor Theater Shines As The Jewel Of Maumee

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The face of Maumee sits on the corner of the Anthony Wayne Trail and Conant Street. Thousands of residents and commuters pass by the iconic structure each day. The Maumee Indoor Theater is featured in several photos, murals and other art pieces that represent Maumee, …

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