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Each week, four Ohioans die while waiting for an organ or tissue transplant. As Valentine’s Day approaches, this week is no different. One person has the power to not only save those four people, but to save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of 50 more through tissue donation. In Ohio, nearly 3,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant and many more are in need of tissue. This Saturday is National Donor Day and Ohioans are encouraged now more than ever to become registered donors.

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Oregon Mayor Marge Brown was among the 2009 Honorees for the YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women annual awards, announced by YWCA of Greater Toledo CEO Lisa McDuffie on Thursday.

This year’s honorees include Ann Anderson Stranahan, Arts; Paula H. Fall, Business; Isabel Escobar, Ph.D., Education; Mayor Brown, Government; Judy Seibenick, RN BSN CHPCA, Sciences; Betty Amison, Social Services; and Ann Sanford, Volunteerism.

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Pastor Beth Huener and her congregation truly believe that children are the future – not only of the community and the nation, but of First St. Mark’s Lutheran and other area churches too.

That’s why the Oregon pastor is adamant about drumming up support to keep a weekly afterschool program held at the church going.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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