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KeyBank, United Way, the Lucas County commissioners, the Lucas County treasurer , the State of Ohio treasurer and the IRS will partner to provide free tax preparation for eligible taxpayers. “Super Refund Saturday” is a one-day event which provides free income tax preparation to low- and moderate- income wage earners, especially targeted at those who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Key’s Community Development Banking will be sponsoring simultaneous “Super Refund Saturdays” in a total of 14 cities across the United States in partnership with local nonprofit agencies and tax coalitions. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the United Way Building, One Stranahan Square, Downtown Toledo. “Eligible and interested participants should call 2-1-1 to make an appointment, or walk-in participants will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.” Taxpayers should bring with them:
- W-2 forms
- 1099 Forms (interest, earnings as an independent contractor)
- Unemployment form
- Proof of childcare payments
- Social security card for each dependent
- Other IRS forms as appropriate
- Last year’s tax return (if available)
- Bank account and routing number for direct deposits (if applicable)
- Photo identification
Fitness Super Saturday
American Mobile Fitness, 5133 S. Main St. in Sylvania, will host a “Fitness Super Saturday” on Feb. 2. Participants will be able to try the following group exercises for free: Body Sculpt, 9 a.m.; Stability Ball, 10 a.m.; Turbo Kick, 11 a.m.; and Yoga, noon. For information, call (419) 351-1381 or visit www.AmericanMobileFitness.com.
Kroger recalls Deli Chef tri-bean salad
(AP) Grocery chain Kroger Co. says its Inter-American Products unit has voluntarily recalled Deli Chef tri-bean salad due to a potential bacterial contamination. The company said salads sold at some deli counters may contain bacteria that could cause the potentially fatal food-borne illness botulism. Kroger said no illnesses have been reported. Consumers should throw out the salads even if they don’t look or smell spoiled and contact the store for a refund.
Toledo a ‘Best Community for Young People’
For the second consecutive year, Toledo has been named one of 100 Best Communities for Young People. America’s Promise — The Alliance For Youth — holds the 100 Best competition annually to recognize the 100 communities across America that are the best places for young people to live and grow up, according to a news release. More than 300 communities in all 50 states applied for the honor this year. The application nominating Toledo for the award was submitted by United Way of Greater Toledo. To view the complete list of winners, visit www.americaspromise.org.
Assisted living open house
Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek will host an open house for its assisted living from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5. Assisted living enables the older adult to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of independent living with a special emphasis on the changing needs of each individual. Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek is located at 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Road, Holland. For more information, call (419) 861-5619.
UT astronomy gift
The UT Foundation will announce a major private gift in support of its astronomy department. The gift is from Helen Brooks, who earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and an honorary doctorate all from UT. In 1987, Brooks and her late husband, Elgin, established the Brooks Observatory through a major gift. The $1 million gift will result in the “Helen Luedtke Brooks Endowed Professorship of Astronomy.”