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Stuart James Shows Leadership And Advocacy At The Ability Center

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Ability Center, an organization that advocates and supports people with disabilities in the Northwest Ohio area, has named a new executive director. Stuart James took over the position at the end of 2021. James has traveled the world, creating an impressive, decades-long career across …

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AW Youth Foundation Plans New Programs And Projects

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — New programs and projects are in the works for the Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation. During a March 24 open house, AWYF board chair Drew Miller pointed to renderings of a sports field facility for the Blue Creek Recreation Area (BCRA). A capital campaign is underway to …

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Maumee Indoor Theater To Host Ukrainian Fundraiser

BY MIKE McCARTHY | MIRROR EDITOR — It has been difficult and uncomfortable for most Americans to watch the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold on their television screens, night after night, over the course of the past five weeks.  As we watch from the comfort and safety of our …

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Gateway Middle School Prepares For Controlled Burn

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Residents around Gateway Middle School can expect to see some black smoke one day in April. School officials don’t know what day exactly, but they do know the smoke will be a sign of good things to come for native plants and animals. “Our native …

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Animals Find Care And Compassion With Toledo Humane Society

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Toledo Humane Society is preparing for some changes this year. A new standalone veterinary clinic and a move of the thrift shop from Byrne Road to 2306 S. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo will provide necessary improvements for the organization. Both new sites are planned …

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Swesey Florist Offers More Than Just Bouquets

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Swesey Florist has been a familiar and respected name around the Maumee area for years. The shop, which was located in uptown Maumee at one point, can now be found at Dussel Shops on Toll Gate Drive, providing residents with all of their floral needs. …

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Vietnam Veterans Honored With Task Force 20 Event

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Don Fern remembers the welcome home he received in 1970, stepping off the plane in Washington, D.C. Like the other members of the Army’s 9th Division in Vietnam, he’d heard that wearing civilian clothes was advisable, as crowds would be at the airport to protest the …

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Work On US 20A Interchange To Begin This Summer

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — With the land cleared, utilities moved and stakes placed to mark the area, the I-475/US 23 widening and US 20A interchange project is about to become a reality after more than two decades of expectation. The project goes out to bid at the end of April …

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