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When Derrick Diggs became Toledo's Chief of Police a few years ago, he became the first African-American selected for that position. It took more than a century from the time Albert King, Toledo's first black patrolman, was hired for a black officer to rise to the chief's office. In fact, I was hard pressed to determine if any other city or village in Northwest Ohio ever had a police chief who also broke the color barrier. None did, with one exception.
National recording group “Berlin featuring Terri Nunn,” which had a chart topping hit “Take my breath away” from the popular movie “Top Gun,” in the 80’s, will headline the 5th annual “Boomfest at the Grove” in Oregon on Friday, July 4 from 2 p.m. until Midnight at the Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, home of the German American Festival.
Entry, entertainment and parking for the event are free. Food, drinks, and activities will be on hand for adults and kids.
These words are spoken by Ronald Rowland in a YouTube video taken in 2012 in Conneaut, Ohio, during a D-Day ceremony:
“Alright, ladies and gentlemen. If you would cover your ears we’re going to do a … fire in the hole!”
A loud boom can be heard about seven seconds later, followed immediately by a big puff of smoke.
As a major expansion of the Oregon Branch Library on Dustin Road nears, library officials are making plans to continue services, including working from a temporary site at the former Wynn Elementary School.
The branch on Dustin Road will be open through Aug. 9 and construction on the 3,700-square-foot expansion will start by late August or early September, said Susan Skitkowski, branch services administrator, during a meeting Monday to offer patrons a look at site plans.
Summer’s just started and if you’re looking for a way to get out and enjoy the weather, the Maumee Valley Adventurers may have what you’re looking for.
The group looks to provide people with opportunities to take part in quality, affordable recreational activities in the area. They are best known for their bike tours, including The Portage River Bike Tour, which took place this past weekend.
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