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It was snowing outside before author Terry Shaffer started his presentation at an East Toledo Club luncheon, and at first it looked like nobody would show up because of the weather.

Shaffer was there to talk about his 146-page book, Illegal Gambling Clubs of Toledo: The Chips, The Dice, The Places and Faces.

By the time he had finished, the room was full, and these were not the same East Toledo members that usually show up for these monthly luncheons.

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Eastwood prepares to induct first class into hall of fame

The Bruning, Gardner, and Filiere families will be the first class inducted into the Eagle Way Hall of Fame at a banquet Feb. 22 at Riverview Banquet Hall.

Families will be present to receive plaques, which will honor the three patriarchs, Dale M. Bruning, Doyce “Frenchy” Filiere, and Dallas E. Gardner, posthumously.

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AJ McKenzie, a fourth grade student at St. Kateri Catholic Academy, had just one thing to say about a doctor’s appointment he had this past year: “It was awesome!”

That’s because, for the first time since 2011, AJ found out he was completely cancer free. After being diagnosed with Burkett’s Lymphoma, AJ endured nine months of chemotherapy, spent countless days in the hospital and had routine blood work done to ensure his cancer had not returned. Now, AJ’s doctors finally said his cancer was in complete remission.

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The Village of Genoa will accept applications for the position of police chief until Feb. 5, Mayor Mark Williams said.

The village is looking for a replacement for Chief Bob Bratton, who resigned after being accused of mishandling a Furtherance of Justice fund between 2008 and 2011 while he was Ottawa County Sheriff.

A hearing on the charge is scheduled for Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court in Toledo.

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For over 32 years, Jan Pugh has been the face of Packer Creek Pottery.

Effective last November, Pugh is no longer the owner, but she plans to remain “the face” of the nationally renowned majolica pottery shop in Genoa.

The 58-year-old Pugh, a 1974 Genoa High School graduate, has passed the torch by selling the business to 2000 GHS graduate Julie Harbal. The two have a long history together.

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Christmas spending

Are spending more, less or the same amount this year for Christmas?
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