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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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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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Rain or shine, kids in Toledo youth football program learn the game and don’t go home hungry

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After-school and summer programs keep kids busy and active.

For Charles Randolph, it’s also an opportunity to keep them fed.

Five days a week, rain or shine, dozens of kids gather at Danny Thomas Park to play football as part of the Toledo South Side Packers under the guidance of Randolph, who has coached football for 30 years.

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Vietnam veteran reunited with dog tag he lost nearly 60 years ago

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A Vietnam veteran from South Carolina has been reunited with his dog tag that he lost decades ago, thanks to a treasure hunter and the power of social media.

Larry Morganti is still stunned the dog tag he lost in a rocket attack nearly 60 years ago is back in his possession. He was the crew chief on a C-123 cargo plane during the Vietnam War as part of the 311th Squadron of the Air Force from October 1967 to October 1968.

Morganti recalled that while serving, he once heard a loud bomb and began running for his life. Somewhere in the chaos, he lost his dog tags and later went to his first sergeant for a new pair, thinking little of it.

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Local ServeOhio Volunteer Award winner says giving is what everyone should do

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According to ServeOhio, more than two million volunteers are helping organizations in need across Ohio every year.

Here in Toledo, one man, John Eisenhart, became one of only eight volunteers across the state to be chosen for the 2024 ServeOhio Volunteer Award.

While this award highlights his recent efforts at Connecting Kids to Meals, Eisenhart’s giving spirit has been helping several organizations for years.

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Community comes together to replace local veteran’s roof for free

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Thanks to a friend, Toledoan Willie Lee Howard is getting a much-needed new roof free of charge.

It took a little teamwork. Howard’s friend reached out to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity for help. That’s when the non-profit connected with SMR HomePros, which offers a roof replacement program.

SMR HomePros CEO Chanelle Wright said it is part of the company’s latest project to support local veterans and give back to those who have served.

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Ginny Boggess hired as next Toledo women’s basketball head coach

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 Less than a week after Toledo women’s basketball head coach Tricia Cullop left for a new job, the Rockets have the new leader of their program.

The University of Toledo announced on Tuesday it hired Ginny Boggess as the next head coach.

Boggess comes to Toledo after three seasons at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She led the team to a 22-10 overall record and a 14-4 league record in the Coastal Athletic Association last season.

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Missing Ohio Dog Reunited with Its Owner on Her Birthday After It Was Found 100 Miles Away

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A paw-fect reunion!

Earlier this week, a dog owner was reunited with her lost pet Husky on her birthday after the canine was found more than 100 miles away.

Missy Landis’ dog, named Hines, had been missing for over a week from Columbus, Ohio, before he was found in Toledo, Ohio, WTVG reported.

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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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‘Best birthday present’: Columbus dog found in Toledo reunited with owner on her birthday

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A Columbus dog that went missing was found in Toledo, more than 100 miles away from home.

Hines the Husky had been missing for one week, but his owner Missy Landis never lost faith.

When she received word from the Toledo Humane Society Clinic that Hines was found in Toledo, she wasted no time making her way to the Glass City.

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