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‘Let’s get a group hug’ Video shows Toledo officers rescuing woman from edge of bridge

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The Toledo Police Department is encouraging people experiencing a mental health crisis to reach out for help after a recent incident in which officers brought a woman to safety.

TPD released body camera footage Thursday of officers bringing a woman who was leaning over the edge of the Martin Luther King Bridge back to safety on June 9. You can watch it in full in the attached video player.

The video shows officers arriving on the scene and blocking foot traffic on the bridge in both directions. An officer is heard asking the woman what her name is, and asking if it’s okay if he can come closer.

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Local family credits St. Jude for saving their daughter’s life

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Cancer has proven to be an obstacle, not a diagnosis that defines who Brooke is or what she has overcome.

“If you can believe in yourself you can believe in everything,” Brooke, who has beat the odds and defeated pediatric cancer, said on a recent visit to her favorite place in Toledo, the Imagination Station.

Born and raised in the Toledo area, Brooke and her family credit the life-saving research and the world-class medical care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for saving Brooke’s life.

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Spectrum Sailing camp is a success, not a challenge for children with autism

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Thursday marked the last day of sailing camp in Toledo for Spectrum Sailing.

The national non-profit organization teaches kids on the autism spectrum about boat parts, water safety rules, wind direction and much more.

It also instills confidence in children to eventually take control of the sailboat themselves.

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Pro golfer Stacy Lewis visits children’s hospitals

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Renowned Toledo-born golfer Stacy Lewis paid a visit to area children’s hospitals Monday morning, taking time to talk to patients and share her story.

Ms. Lewis, 39, has achieved a remarkably successful career in women’s professional golf. Formerly a top-ranked player in the world with two major championships under her belt, she was named captain for the U.S. Solheim Cup team for the second year in a row.

Joining her Monday were her 5-year-old daughter, Chesnee Chadwell, and 16-year-old Mia Hammond, an up-and-coming junior golfer from New Albany, Ohio.

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Toledo Humane Society accepting donations for surgery, care of injured puppy

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The Toledo Humane Society is asking for the public’s help to pay for life-saving surgery a two-month-old dog received after it came to the shelter in bad condition a couple of weeks ago.

The puppy, named Kingston, has been struggling to survive due to a serious injury and sickly conditions. He had to be transported to an animal hospital in Columbus for surgery on Wednesday.

“He’s the sweetest, sweetest puppy. Everybody here is really attached to him and he’s still looking for a home,” said Dr. Anna Brown, director of medical services for the humane society. “He was surrendered. The owner had obtained him from a cousin that was the breeder. He was doing poorly, wasn’t gaining weight and was vomiting a lot, so she had brought him in here thinking that he had parvovirus infection.”

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Local teen uses Make-A-Wish to help other teens diagnosed with cancer

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Addie Oberhouse was diagnosed with cancer when she was 16 years old.

Now 17-years-old, Addie is cancer-free and using her experience to help others who are going through a similar journey.

When she was first diagnosed, she did not know anyone else her age who was going through the same thing.

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Alzheimer’s Association looking for volunteers in NW Ohio

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The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers across Northwest Ohio for community education, support groups, fundraisers and advocacy.

“We are grateful for every person who dedicates their time as an advocate or volunteer,” said Pam Myers, senior director, of programs for the Northwest Ohio and Central Ohio chapters. “We are lifted by the strength of the community that surrounds us, and we truly couldn’t achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s without our volunteers. Every dollar we raise through our fundraising events directly supports the Association’s free educational programs and support groups, Alzheimer’s care services and advancements in treatment and research.”

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Ohio’s plan to get kids glasses

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Ohio is developing a statewide initiative to make sure kids who need glasses get glasses.

State health department data shows 80% of children who fail vision screenings in school don’t follow up with an eye doctor. At his State of the State address, Gov. Mike DeWine announced he was creating the Children’s Vision Strike Force to address that problem and help get kids their follow-up care.

“It’s wrong that in the third decade of the 21st century, tens of thousands of children in Ohio who need eyeglasses are simply not getting them,” DeWine said.

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Toledo local social impact entrepreneurs: Apply now for funding

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TOLEDO, OHIO, April 22, 2024 — Heart disease is recognized as the leading cause of death in Toledo-Lucas County for the past five years[1]. While genetics can influence an individual’s health outcomes, social risk factors – or the conditions where people live, learn, work and play – adversely affect a wide range of outcomes[2].

Aiming to address these social drivers of health, the American Heart Association, celebrating 100 years of lifesaving service, is opening its Social Impact Funds to local organizations and social enterprises in Toledo for the first time. The Funds were designed to reduce social and economic barriers preventing longer, healthier lives in communities nationwide. Specifically the Funds support local entrepreneurs working at the community level to measurably increase equitable access to health and health care, economic empowerment and food security.

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World’s Strongest Firefighter from Toledo lifts spirits of woman at hospice care facility

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A fireman with the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department, who recently earned the title of World’s Strongest Firefighter, doesn’t just lift weights, he lifts spirits too.

Marcus Waugh went back to a hospice care facility in Toledo to visit a woman after she recognized him as the World’s Strongest Firefighter during a lift assist last month.

On March 19, Waugh and Jackson Lamb from TFRD responded to Hospice of Northwest Ohio on South Detroit Avenue for an elderly patient who had fallen but was otherwise OK.

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