Lucas County made an incredible showing at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards this year, with four recipients honored for their achievements in social justice. State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) congratulated the winners, two of which are from the 46th district he represents, saying, “I extend hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to my neighbors, and I look forward to working with them to build bridges between all Ohioans.” The winners included The Toledo Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club (Cultural Awareness Award), Pastor Michael E. Carter (Governor’s Humanitarian Award), Groomed for Greatness, and the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.
Five local Veterans reflect on their time in the service.
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Toledo native Joyce Brown has spent her life challenging norms— and herself. Joyce Lathan Brown is a native Toledoan who knows who she is. She achieved that self-knowledge on her path to becoming Ms. Texas Senior America. Joyce’s accomplishments echo the goal of the pageant, which “seeks recognition of the achievements of senior women, motivating