The Loveland City School District today announced opportunities to
meet with Superintendent Chad Hilliker at two community coffees. The community
coffees will be held at the Loveland Starbucks the following times:
Wednesday, May 29, 7 - 9 AM and 4 - 6 PM. (10653 Loveland-Madiera Road)
Loveland High School cheerleaders cheered at the finish line of the Clermont County March of Dimes walk in Miami Meadows Park.
Ohio House Representative Doug Green presented both Senate and House proclamations to Clermont County March of Dimes Ambassador Family: Heather, Kaylee and Liam Mason
Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today
It was the best feel-good moment when approximately 550 residents joined together in support of the smallest citizens of Clermont County—babies—by participating in the 2013 March for Babies to benefit the March of Dimes. Miami Meadows Park was packed with strollers, families and corporate teams who raised more than $75,000 to help babies be born healthy.
Special guests at the day’s events included March for Babies Chair, David Smith and The Mason Family, the 2013 Clermont County Ambassador Family. Also, House of Representative Doug Green joined walkers on the route as local DJ Big Daddy Walker provided tunes to keep the energy high.
‘We’ve seen today how important the health of moms and babies are to the people of Clermont County,” said 2013 March for Babies Chair, David Smith. “I’m so proud to be part of a community where people come together for such a great cause. Helping our babies should be a top priority, and we’re excited about what we’ve accomplished here today.”
“It was a memorable and rewarding day for all of us,” said Heather Mason, whose son served as the 2013 Clermont County Ambassador. “When Liam was born 11 weeks premature, we decided we wanted to do everything possible to give other families a happy result. We’re honored to represent the March of Dimes today in return for all the support they’ve given us and our family.”
Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem in the U.S. today. It affects more than half a million babies each year, including 17,007 in Ohio. In November, the March of Dimes issued its annual Premature Birth Report Card, giving the nation a “C” and Ohio a “C” grade. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reducing this toll by funding research to find the answers to premature birth and providing comfort and information to affected families.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
The coss and cupola of the new Saint George Russian Orthodox Church was placed in mid February. The Church is on Lebanon Road near Symmes Park.
Benefit for fund
raising campaign to build new Saint George Russian Orthodox Church in Loveland
The eighth annual
will be held on Sunday, June 2nd
. The evening will include a gourmet Russian dinner in the gardens of
Peterloon Estate, a live concert, as well as vodka tasting throughout
the evening and a live auction! All proceeds will benefit our fund
raising campaign to build a new church in Loveland, Ohio. You can
support our region's preservation of Russian culture by attending this
festive evening and getting your own "taste" of Russia! For more
information contact Larissa Sander at (513) 633-5361 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Church Web Site
would be very easy for you to help Loveland 8th grader Autumn Binford
win the flashing lights she would like installed at the dangerous
intersection she crosses going to school. She has entered the "Complete My Street" contest to win a set of flashing beacon lights for Lebanon Road.
Social media activity like Facebook and Twitter is an important part of winning the contest
follow this link to the FaceBook Page of the Carmanah company and look
for the several stories about what Autumn is doing here in Loveland.
Council members, Linda Cox, Mark Fitzgerald, and Angie Settell wore tees designed by Loveland 8th grader Autumn Binford at last night's council meeting.
"We really need to talk more about drivers who I would suggest have more responsibility in their 2,000 plus vehicles. Crosswalk signs are routinely ignored and many drivers are clueless about what the law requires"
Councilwoman, Angie Settell spoke about "Crosswalk Safety Week" in Loveland at last night's council meeting and emphasized motorists responsibility when approaching crosswalks. She thanked "my friend Autum Binford" for her efforts promoting a "Culture of Pedestrian Safety" in the city. She also thanked businesses who allowed Autum's flyers to be placed where customers can see them.
Loveland, Oh. - Last week I sat down with Management Analyst Corey Schmidt and asked him to explain to Loveland Magazine readers the program now underway to switch a resident's energy provider.
By now most homeowners and businesses should have received two letter in the mail. One is a notice that your electric supplier will be switched from Duke Energy to FirstEnergy Solutions. The second, is a letter informing you that your gas supplier will no longer be Duke Energy, but IGS Energy.
Voters allowed this program to move forward last fall when they approved two energy aggregation ballot issues.
Since that time the city has hired an energy consultant who has negotiated lower "bulk" prices for the community. The rates are lower than customers are currently paying.
The energy aggregation program allows residents to benefit from bulk purchasing power, according to Schmidt.
The "opt-out letters" from IGS Energy and FirstEnergy show the City of Loveland’s logo.
Those receiving opt-out letters will be automatically enrolled in the program unless they choose to opt-out. There is no cost for enrollment, and you do not need to do anything to be enrolled.
If you chose not to be part of the program, you must take action and respond to the letters you receive.
In the interview, Schmidt talks about the origins of the program beginning with voter approval, and tells you what rates you will soon be paying. He also explains why some customers will not receive these letters, and what to do if you later change your mind. He also explains why the city chose to offer residents and businesses the "opt out" option.
Schmidt asks that if you have questions regarding gas aggregation, call IGS Energy at 1-800-280-4474. For questions about electric aggregation call FirstEnergy Solutions at 1-866-636-3749. For general inquiries, call Schmidt at 513-707-1455.
LES fourth graders Scott Sheakley Jr., Luke Faessler, Matthew Lodge, Aaron Krabacher, Alex Christow Moreno and Jacob Kim
invited to view LES ‘Bottle Buddy’ creations on display at Loveland Public
Loveland Elementary School (LES) students in Paul Tanaka’s fourth
grade class didn’t simply learn about famous Ohioans during history studies;
the students created “Bottle Buddies” of the celebrated historic figures.
“An extraordinary biography will have parallel features of a
memorable lesson: heart, enthusiasm, creativity, and research,” said Tanaka.
“It’s tremendously motivating to help students create a masterpiece using their
unique gifts and talents.”
All 50 Bottle Buddies that make up the class project are on
display for the community to view at the Loveland Public Library until Friday,
“We are thrilled the Loveland Public Library thought this lesson
was worthy of display,” said Jennifer Forren, LES principal. “This is just one
more example of how our teachers think outside of the textbook to help our
students learn, and we are proud to have this project available for the
community to enjoy.”
The Loveland Arts Council offered a $1000 scholarship to ALL students (public, private and home school) living in the Loveland school district. The winner will be announced at the Loveland High School Awards Ceremony on May 16th.
The contenders are:
Katie Nelson will be attending Antonelli College majoring in Photography.
Claudia Giuffre will be attending Miami University majoring in Graphic Arts.
Katie Loomis will be attending the Savannah School of Art and Design majoring in Graphic Design.
Katie Hoderlein will be attending Ohio University majoring in Graphic Arts.
Grant from FINRA to fund ‘Smart investing@your library’ program for students
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was one of 14 public libraries nationwide chosen through a competitive process to win a grant to fund “Smart investing@your library” teen workshops at selected branch locations.
The $57,853 grant was awarded from the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation. The Library will work with The Ohio State University Extension Office to develop and present the workshops, which were created to improve teen financial literacy.
“It’s an honor to be selected for this generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. We’re excited to deliver information that helps teenagers build a brighter financial future,” said Kimber L. Fender, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. The “Smart investing@your library” workshops are designed to engage teens with hands-on activities, games, and materials for better understanding of personal finance topics. A related website will offer a booklist for teens, money tips, games, web comics, and video blogs. Teens who attend a workshop will receive a special pack of supplies, including books.
“Libraries are paying close attention to their communities’ needs and aspirations, and can respond in creative, sustainable ways to help residents achieve financial goals for themselves and their families,” said Gerri Walsh, President of the FINRA Foundation.
AFSP would like to personally invite you to take part in a historic
event for suicide prevention in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Chapter of
the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has organized its first
LGBTQ Conference and Comedy Event, inviting world famous comedian Jason
Stuart (www.jasonstuart.com) to the Tri-State.
suicide rate in the LGBTQ group is very high across the country.
Multiple studies in the United States and abroad have shown that
lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents attempt suicide at a rate three to
six times that of comparably aged heterosexual youth. This conference
will give professionals in the mental health fields as well as community
members the information they need for suicide prevention and education.
The conference will consist of LGBTQ suicide portrayal, suicide
contagion, bullying, transgender identity issues, the role of the
family, and public protection information.