Family

Father/Son Team Provides Christmas Meals For 30 Families

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Thirty families in and around Maumee received several days’ worth of food thanks to the kindness of Hunter Spioch and his father, Glenn. What started as an Eagle Scout project for Hunter in 2021 has now turned into a yearly food drive, providing all the …

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Lial’s Drive-Thru Nativity Brings Christmas Story To Life

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Earl the donkey loudly brayed in the darkness, eliciting giggles from the shepherds who were watching their sheep nearby.  Soon, the darkness was broken by headlights, as the first of more than 100 vehicles slowly eased past the Lial Catholic School middle-schoolers portraying the Nativity – …

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BGSU, Toledo Zoo Expand Partnership Offering Employment To Students

Expanding on a mutually beneficial partnership launched earlier this year, Bowling Green State University and the Toledo Zoo have developed a multi-year fellowship program that provides students with valuable career experience, mentorship and a pipeline to full-time job opportunities. The partnership is one of many the university is establishing with …

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Collaborative Music Celebration To Benefit Ukrainian Relief

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Olga Topuzova-Meade hasn’t been back to Ukraine since she moved to the United States in 2002, but she speaks regularly to family members living in Odessa, a city on the Black Sea. “It’s beautiful. Odessa is not seeing big war action, but they keep hearing sirens …

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Flag City Honor Flight Finishes Its 2023 Season

BY AMY MANLEY | MIRROR REPORTER — On Tuesday, November 7, while local elections and state issues were center stage in Ohio and across the country, Flag City Honor Flight No. 25 took flight. Aboard were 87 veterans who once served to protect those very freedoms.  Flag City Honor Flight offers veterans …

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Mercy Health Continues Responding To Community

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — In the six months since St. Luke’s Hospital closed its doors, Mercy Health has listened to the community’s needs and is responding with expanded services in Perrysburg and Maumee, said Alison Avendt, the president of Mercy Health Perrysburg Hospital. “It’s all about access to care. We …

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