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Crime in East Toledo topic of upcoming talk

Sgt. Joe Heffernan of the Toledo Police Department will speak about crime in East Toledo, Thurs., Oct. 18 at the combined luncheon of the East Toledo Senior Center and the East Toledo Club.

The event is open to the public. The luncheon will start at 11:45. There is a fee for those eating lunch. Sgt. Heffernan will speak at 12:30.

Joe-Heffernan
Joe Heffernan

Sgt. Heffernan is the public information officer for TPD. He previously served in the vice/narcotics department for three years. He was also a community services Sergeant for five years.

He earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Dayton and a MBA from Bowling Green State University.


Gold star
The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living has recognized Arbors of Oregon and Willows for its commitment to continuous quality improvement.

As a Bronze award recipient, Arbors at Oregon and the Willows demonstrated its organization-wide commitment to a customer-focused mission, defined its principal customers and their expectations, and indicated ways that it is striving to meet their needs.

“The Quality Award program is an independently judged, criteria-based, award program, and this year, our facility is one of only 399 long term care centers nationwide to receive this noteworthy award in 2012.  We are proud of this accomplishment and thank our staff for their strong commitment to excellence,” said Diane Lee, Administrator of Arbors at Oregon and the Willows.

The program is modeled after the criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s premier award recognizing distinguished achievements.


The right thing
National Bank of Ohio kicked off its “Cans 4 All” food drive campaign in April by featuring this theme on their parade float at festivals in the area. As the bank finishes up the year at the Apple Festival Parade in Oak Harbor on October 13th, they invite you to join them in this humanitarian effort.

The theme--“Feeding the Need in Our Communities; You Can Bank on it!”--is displayed on the float, in banking offices and in other businesses in the community with large posters and bright yellow collection bags.

Residents are urged to pick up a bag and fill it with non-perishable/canned food items and return it to one of their banking locations. Along the parade route, bank employees will pass out the bright yellow collection bags and hope that after your fill of candy from the parade you will refill your bag with a donation for the food bank and bring it in to one of their banking offices during open hours of operation. 

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Mathews Ford Oregon is sponsoring Drive 4 UR Community October 20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the YMCA located at 2960 Pickle Rd in Oregon. Individuals can come and test drive a new Ford vehicle and earn $20 donated by Ford to the YMCA in hopes of raising $6,000 for the YMCA.


Schools & skills
Nelson Shaffer, vice-president, regional market manager of National Bank of Ohio, attended the 68th annual session held recently at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The school provides bankers with advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions.


At the clubs
U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will speak before the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce Thurs., Oct. 25 at its quarterly breakfast meeting 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park.

Rep. Kaptur represents the Ninth District which runs along Lake Erie to Cleveland and includes most of Lucas County and all of Ottawa County. She defeated fellow Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich in the primary and will face Samuel Wurzelbacher in November’s general election.

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The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Simply Social networking luncheon Wed., Oct. 10, 11:30 to 1:00 at Luckies Barn & Grill. Call Sarah at 419-693-5580. RSVP encouraged but not required.


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