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Retired Railroaders Reminisce During Weekly Coffee Gathering

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., a group of “ex-Cons” gathers at Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts in Maumee for coffee, breakfast and reminiscing about life working on the railroad. “We get together because we understand each other,” said Bob Duffy, who was a conductor for Conrail, formerly …

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Whitehouse Mayor Recognizes Jo-Jo’s Owner Niki Burford

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — As the owner of Jo-Jo’s Pizza, Niki Burford routinely hires teenagers, but she does more than just give them jobs: she mentors and leads these students to help them meet their full potential. That’s why her neighbor in Whitehouse Square, Dr. Mike Hollerbach, suggested that Mayor …

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Zion’s Endowment Fund Benefits Nonprofits Near And Far

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — Next year, the harvest from gardens behind First Presbyterian Church of Waterville is expected to double – thanks to a donation from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. As she toured the raised beds last month, Becky Johnson explained that volunteers grow green and yellow beans, jalapenos, green …

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Maumee Chamber Greets New Members, Announces Fall Events

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Maumee Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon on Tuesday, September 13. Chamber members had the opportunity to meet with new members, hear updates on future events and listen to speaker Jean Sieler of RCO Law. The chamber welcomed five new members: David and …

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Anytime Fitness Celebrates Grand Opening With Chamber

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — With its “blurple” colored walls and carpet, full-length mirrors and neon sign, the Anytime Fitness in Waterville Landing is filled with premium cardio and strength equipment, turf space – and the area’s largest free-weight selection.  “The goal is to provide a premium experience for people who …

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Bittersweet Farms And Employee Receive Accolades

BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Bittersweet Farms and its employees were recently recognized for their dedication to the organization and the people they serve. Beth Kuntz-Wineland, a direct support professional at Bittersweet Farms, was surprised during the Bittersweet Music Vine Concert Series on September 16 with the news she would …

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AW Bus Drivers’ Main Goal Is To Keep Students Safe

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER — National School Bus Safety Week is Monday, October 17 through Friday, October 21, but for Anthony Wayne Local Schools bus drivers, safety is a priority every day of the school year. “I’m very proud of the work our drivers do every day to keep our kids …

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Retired Teacher Brings Hope, Lessons To Toledo’s Incarcerated

BY KAREN GERHARDINGER | MIRROR REPORTER— Kit Heintschel doesn’t Worry about showering or combing her hair when getting ready for work. Instead, she puts on loose-fitting clothes and loads her books into a clear backpack before making the trip to Toledo Correctional Institution every Tuesday. She enters the secure front gate, passes through …

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