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Toledo’s Adopt America Network Honors Chris Norton

Chris Norton, of 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story on Netflix, will accept Adopt America Network’s 2021 Ransom Award during the Home for Good Gala on November 13.In October 2010, Norton suffered a spinal...

Children or Pets? Making the Right Decision for You

By PorchDespite the challenges and sacrifices of being a parent, raising children has plenty of advantages. In addition to the love and important life lessons that come with caring for another human, research suggests you...

Tina DeBord’s Smell My Elephant Celebrates Curiosity

Smell My Elephant Writing has been a part of Tina Ballon DeBord’s life since childhood. In middle school she would jot down ideas on a pad, inspired by the lyrics she heard in songs. As...

Young women learn lifelong skills as Eagle Scout

High schoolers among first girls in US to earn Scouting’s highest rank   Two young women from northwest Ohio are among the nation’s inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. The prestigious distinction of Eagle Scout was...

Feline Foster Family

Helping cats became the LaPointes’ passion project.

Covid Brings New Puppies…and Dog Bites

By Lindsey SelfThe benefits of a family pet are endless: pets teach children responsibility and patience, reduce stress and improve one’s overall mood. It’s not surprising that during the pandemic, dog adoptions have soared....

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