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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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This Ohio city is the ‘easiest’ to save money in, data shows

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Are you saving as much as you’d like? Keeping extra money in the bank for emergencies or expenses is one of the wisest things you can do but depending on where you live, it can be more difficult.

Recently, personal finance outlet FinanceBuzz analyzed data for 125 U.S. cities with populations greater than 200,000 to rank them based on several metrics, including cost of living, median income and debt-to-income ratios. The cities were then ranked based on ease of saving to difficulty — and one Ohio city came out on top of the whole list as the city where it’s easiest to save.

FinanceBuzz found Toledo to have the second-lowest cost of living of all cities, not to mention having low rent and mortgage costs compared to income. The outlet also found that Toledo ranks among the lowest median credit card debt for residents, and placed in the top three nationally in terms of favorable rent/mortgage costs-compared-to-income ratios.

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Marco’s Pizza Heats Up Summer with NEW Fiery Flavors Menu

in Business/Food/Local News

Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, announced today the nationwide launch of its new Fiery Flavors Menu. The all-new limited time menu introduces a flavorful variety of items including pizzas, breads, bowls, and handhelds featuring a spicy cheese blend.

According to a recent omnibus survey conducted on behalf of Marco’s Pizza, nearly half of Americans (47%) say their pizza toppings could use some spicing up.*

“Consumers continue to crave spice – and Marco’s Pizza has delivered with the launch of our new Fiery Flavors Menu,” said Denise Lauer, Chief Marketing Officer, Marco’s Franchising, LLC. “Our culinary team turned up the heat to create a truly innovative line-up of menu items that achieve the perfect balance of next-level flavor unmatched in the category. This craveable menu will redefine the pizza experience and keep our customers coming back for more.”

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Jam to Pearl Jam’s 1996 Toledo, Ohio concert

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One of Generation X’s favorite and biggest rock bands has rocked in Ohio. Pearl Jam once played a concert in Toledo on September 22, 1996 at Savage Arena.

Below is a video of this show. Since it went down in ‘96, songs from the albums Ten through No Code (1991-1996) would be in the mix.

Check out the show here.

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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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Community donates equipment to 13-year-old entrepreneur after his lawn mower was stolen

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A 13-year-old entrepreneur in Ohio is back in business thanks to community members who rallied to get him new equipment after his lawn mower was stolen.

Tre’Shawn Pittard was just 11 years old when he started his landscaping business.

After WTVG reported his story in 2022, someone donated a brand-new lawn mower to him, and his equipment haul grew from there.

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Pro golfer Stacy Lewis visits children’s hospitals

in Community/Health/Local News/People

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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Starting with a farmers market, Hope Zone aims to increase food access in northwest Dayton

in Community/Food/Local News

Omega Community Development Corporation will hold a farmers market June 15, with the goal of increasing access to fresh produce in northwest Dayton.

The farmers market is part of a sweeping initiative called the Hope Zone Promise Neighborhood, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is to support families in the 17 neighborhoods surrounding the Hope Center for Families campus on Harvard Boulevard.

Omega CDC hopes to expand the market over time and is working to develop a community garden on the Hope Zone campus.

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MVHFH holds Playhouse Project Blitz Build at Fifth Third Field

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Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is holding its Playhouse Project Blitz Build at Fifth Third Field on Thursday.

MVHFH says 21 different volunteer teams come together to build 30 custom playhouses designed for 30 local families.

The following is the schedule for the June 6 build:

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Northwest Ohio beauty school to offer cancer patients, survivors free services during event

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Paul Mitchell The School Toledo offering a selection of free services to cancer patients and survivors for Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day.

The beauty school, which is located on Monroe Street in Sylvania, will offer free haircuts, washes, styles and manicures for people fighting cancer.

Lindsay Ramm, an admissions advisor for Paul Mitchell School, shares what it means for the beauticians who serve the survivors.

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