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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity where you make a difference each time you donate your time? Mobile Meals of Toledo has the perfect volunteer “job” based on your availability.

“Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others,” Toledo-born actor Danny Thomas once said.

Mobile Meals is looking for a few good volunteers to help deliver food to seniors, the ill, disabled and homebound needing assistance. Volunteers for regular routes and substitutions are needed for pick-up out of Mercy St. Charles (Navarre & Wheeling).

The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is donating $250 to help two recovering drug addicts in their effort to help others.

Bill Kegerize, chamber president, said the donation will go to Solomon Lutheran Church in Woodville where Nate Kehlmeier and Erika Warren hold sessions for addicts and their families dealing with drug abuse.

Their program, called Families Recover Too, is offered Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Kegerize said the donation will cover costs for renting a room at the church for a year.

A former president of the United Steelworkers Local 5000 union has been charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the labor union.

David R. Sager, 58, of Gibsonburg, was indicted on nine counts of embezzlement or theft, 18 counts of mail fraud, one count of obstructing justice and one count of making false statements to law enforcement officials.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Northern District of Ohio Office, Local 5000, which is based in Middleburg Heights, went on strike in 2009 after failing to reach a contract agreement with a company identified as Company 2 in the indictment. The company proposed eliminating the position of contract coordinator, which Sager held.

A three-judge panel will consider whether Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, who’s been indicted on 43 counts of theft and drug offenses, should be suspended.

At the request of special prosecutor Carol Hamilton O’Brien, the Ohio Supreme Court appointed a special commission that will decide if the sheriff should be suspended. Retired judges Patrick McGrath, V. Lee Sinclair and John Solovan were named to the panel.

The court’s order issued last week doesn’t set a timeframe for the commission but it named a staff attorney in the office of Chief Legal Counsel to the court as secretary of the commission with authority to schedule hearings.

Officers from the Oregon Police Department, fire department, and Toledo Police Department have begun training to use new unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones.

Oregon and Toledo had initially considered jointly financing and sharing a more expensive drone that would have cost $75,000, which some on council thought was too expensive. In addition, there was some concern about sharing a drone if both police departments would have wanted to use it at the same time. Oregon found a much cheaper model and decided to pay for its own, as did Toledo.

“We’re getting ready to use our drone,” said Beazley last week. “The city ended up paying for our own after we found one at a better price point and we made the decision as a community that we wanted our own.”




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