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Maumee Plans Levy To Support Fire Division

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — With increased call volume, limited staffing and no dedicated fire levy, Maumee Fire Division has been feeling the strain.  “We don’t have a choice but to support our system with a levy that will be used for only fire and EMS,” said Maumee Mayor Rich Carr. …

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Maumee Grad Evan Karchner Picked As Panthers Football Coach

BY JEREMY SCHNEIDER | MIRROR SPORTS — The search committee for the next football coach at Maumee High School didn’t have to go too far. Evan Karchner, a 2012 Maumee graduate, will be named the next football coach at the Maumee Board of Education meeting on Monday. Karchner spent the previous season …

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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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Maumee Chamber Prepares For Hometown Hero Awards

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — With the 48th annual Hometown Hero Awards quickly approaching, the Maumee Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations by Monday, January 30. Maumee residents can submit nominations for one of four categories: Outstanding Citizen Award, River Business Award, Bridge Youth Leadership Award and Golden Apple …

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Maumee DECA Students Raise Awareness Of Pediatric Cancer

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — It’s normal for DECA students to find projects that give back to their community, but what Maumee High School DECA students have selected this year is a bit above and beyond the norm.  Last year, Evelynn Schneider attended the DECA International Career Development Conference and …

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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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Farnsworth Cocktail Bar Opening Within The Week

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — The chandelier lights reflecting off the porcelain tile, the light music and the smell of vegetarian crabcakes, miso chicken and grilled sourdough set the ambience inside Farnsworth Cocktail Bar – the long-awaited Waterville eatery located in the former State Savings Bank. On January 13, the Farnsworth …

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Beloved Kroger Bagger Prepares For Retirement

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — With his ever-present smile and friendly demeanor, it’s no wonder that Waterville Kroger customers often ask for Steve Franklin to bag their groceries. “Everyone knows Steve, and they ask for him,” said Lynde Selders, who as front-end department manager works with Steve and other courtesy clerks. …

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Maumee Council Discusses Ordinance To Regulate Rental Property

BY MIKE McCARTHY | MIRROR EDITOR — Maumee City Council opened its first meeting of 2023 with a lengthy discussion regarding the first reading of a newly proposed city ordinance that is designed to regulate specified rental properties within city limits in an effort to eliminate public safety hazards that may be …

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