Maineville, Ohio - Army Reserve Pvt. Jason T. Schuessler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, Schuessler studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Schuessler is the son of Michael and Julie Schuessler of Terwillegers Run, Maineville, Ohio and is is a 2006 graduate of Little Miami High School, Morrow, Ohio.
MORROW, OHIO - The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education heard a presentation on the new district-wide junior high school during their board meeting last week. The school, to be located on the Little Miami High School campus, will be built for 800 students, expandable up to 1,500 students. The concept of the design is to maintain a team-teaching approach in an efficient, compact structure according to the District. The exterior design of the approximately 115,000 square-foot facility will compliment the high school's design. The school is scheduled to open in Fall 2009.
Visit the district Web site to view a Power Point presentation of the plan.
Thursday, November 2 Symmes Township Piggie Pie... - and other Palatini Prose. 4:30 p.m.
Crash Course in Hebrew Reading - A 6-week series with Rabbi Pinchus Landis. 7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 Miami Township Fantastic Pop-Ups! - Come learn basic methods for making pop-up books. Then move on to creating fun & amazing 3-D forms from flat paper. At the end you will have created a small book of 1-3 pop-ups. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOVELAND, OHIO - The City's Fall brush pick-up will begin on November 13th and run for approximately five weeks. Any material not meeting the requirements on the left cannot be collected and will be left at the curb.
Wood chips will be available at the Public Works Department, 10980 Loveland-Madeira Road. Anyone in the City who would like a full load of wood chips should contact the receptionist at City Hall (513) 683-0150, ext. 1439 or email.
Week of November 13: Area that has a Monday trash pickup.
Week of November 20: Area that has a Tuesday trash pickup.
Week of November 27: Area that has a Wednesday trash pickup
Week of December 4: Area that has a Thursday trash pickup.
Week of December 11: Area that has a Friday trash pickup.
Brush collection begins at the beginning of each week for the designated pick up area, therefore brush must be placed at the curb no later than Sunday night, for collection to begin on Monday.
Limbs cannot exceed 10" in diameter at the cut section.
Limbs should be placed at the curb with the cut section facing the street and all limbs should be facing the same direction.
Small twigs and sticks should be bundled with twine in bundles 12" in diameter. Twigs or sticks can also be placed in a container at the curb, but no other yard waste should be in the containers.
The City will not take leaves, pine needles or other yard waste in this collection.
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OHIO – It will be the 23nd-year for the Loveland High School Arts and Crafts Expo. The show, sponsored by The Loveland Athletic Boosters is a handcrafted fine art and fine craft show. Last year there were more than 210 exhibitors. LOVELAND HIGH SCHOOL ARTS & CRAFTS EXPO DATE: NOVEMBER 4th-5TH 10:00 AM - 3:00PM #1 TIGER TRAIL LOVELAND OHIO 45140
LOVELAND, OHIO - Rumpke will begin its new contract with the City beginning November 1 for residential sanitation service.
Rumpke was the lower bidder over rival CSI for a three-year contact and was awarded the City’s new residential refuse contract. Rumpke has purchased all of CSI’s toters and will be placing Rumpke decals over the CSI logo so residents can continue using their existing toters.
Trash collection day will remain the same for most customers, however, some customers residing on Millstone, Stonemark, Stonemaster, Vera Lois, N. Lebanon, Miamiview, Loveland-Madeira Rd., Rich Rd., Fallis Rd. Meadowknoll and Farmstead may have their collection day, change. In a press release issued by the City, residents on these roads are encouraged to visit the City’s website at www.lovelandoh.com. At this time however, there is no information on the City web site, so residents should call Utility Billing Clerk, Debbie Dugan, 683-0150 or e-mail to verify their collection day.
MORROW, OHIO - The Little Miami Intermediate School PTO is sponsoring a Kids Home Alone class for students in fifth and sixth grades. The class includes: first aid and safety, "what if" scenarios, how to handle emergencies, visits from local police and fire departments, creative problem solving, weather emergencies, poison safety, home alone rules, activities to do while home alone and what to do if you can't get in touch with your parents.
The class, which will be held on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Little Miami Intermediate School library, costs $35. Class size is limited to 25 students. The registration deadline is Nov. 3.
For more information, call Tina Swager at 677-0097 about registration and Amy Marks at 336-9993 about course material.
MAINVILLE, OHIO – The Maineville Elementary School PTO will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include crafters, vendors, demonstrators, a bake sale and raffle.
Those who are interested in setting up a display for the bazaar may rent tables for $30 for the day. For more information or to rent a table, please contact Stephanie Rowland at 697-1249 or email@example.com.
MORROW, OHIO - Little Miami High School senior golfer Danny Lewis, has been selected for the Cincinnati Enquirer's All-City Golf Team.
Lewis currently holds the school record with a score of 32 (3 under par). Last year he broke the season scoring average with 39.3. This year he averaged 35.8 - a full 3 strokes under his record last year. This average gave him the highest standing not only in the Cardinal division, but also in the FAVC. Lewis was also named to the FAVC All-Conference First Team. He plans to pursue playing golf at the collegiate level and major in Professional Golf Management.
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OHIO - Everyone is invited to celebrate the Feast of All Saints and the Birthday of the Grail, at Grailville, Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6PM. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 6 PM at St. Brigid’s and will be followed by an introduction of the saints and a parade. The feastday celebration will end with a hayride or walk down to the Grail cemetery for a ceremony of loving remembrance around a fire. You are invited to dress up as your favorite saint, everyone will be guessing who you are. Bring a dish for dinner, drinks and set-up will be provided.
The Feast of All Saints is also the birthday of the Grail. Stories of the Grail and its meaning to you are welcome. If you plan on walking to the cemetery, it would be nice to bring a luminary of some sort. For information: Elizabeth Robinson 683-1472 or Joy France 239-3122. Driving directions
LOVELAND, OHIO - You can check out how the Loveland School District is utilizing technology to optimize teaching and learning. Parents, students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend Loveland Schools’ second annual District Technology Fair on Wednesday, November 29, at Loveland Intermediate School , from 6 - 8:30 PM.
The evening includes informational sessions in topics ranging from online educational resources to Internet safety. Ongoing student/teacher displays and demonstrations will showcase how our students and teachers are using technology to improve learning.
Free babysitting for children ages 2-10 will be provided by the Intermediate School's Better Babysitters Club, and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.
For more information, contact Trisha Kniskern, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-5600. Details are also available online at www.lovelandschools.org
LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland Middle School is presenting "Magnolia," a musical comedy/melodrama set in the Civil War South. Directed by Sean Miller and Ginger Kroncke, "Magnolia" opens Thursday, November 2, and runs through Saturday, November 4. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at Loveland Middle School. (801 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140)
For more information, contact Loveland Middle School, 683-3100.
LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland Initiative is once again hosting the 11th Annual Christmas Toy Store. The Toy Store was created to help low income families who could not afford toys and gifts. Purchasing toys and gifts at a discount helps parents feel they are contributing to their child's Christmas.
Terri Rogers, President of the Initiative said, “We are committed to using the money raised by the Toy Store for the betterment of children and families in Loveland.” The past 6 years the money raised has been used solely for the Tracy Johnson Scholarship Fund which assists a student to further his or her education. “We are very proud that twelve college scholarships have been awarded to Loveland graduates. Each year we have awarded a $1500 scholarship. We feel one of the ways to empower people is through education and is the way to break the cycle of poverty.”
Rogers said that without community support they cannot offer to help these children. They will be accepting donations of NEW UNWRAPPED toys and gifts for children, preteens and teens, ages newborn to 18.
Last minute items can be dropped off at the Loveland Fireman's Bingo Hall Tuesday December 19 from 2-7 PM, Wednesday December 20 from 2-7 PM and Thursday December 21 from noon-8 PM.
Rogers also said, they can also make arrangements to pick up gifts. In addition to gifts they always need volunteers for pick-up, wrapping gifts, displays, and transportation.
“We are confident that our community will once again come together to help the children and families in Loveland. Please feel free to call or e-mail email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your help.”
Terri Rogers 677-1057 or 255-6821, Lill Lane 774-7878
LOVELAND, OHIO - The video of Rush Limbaugh mimicking Michal J. Fox's Parkinson's disease was the subject of a Wednesday story on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Fox has done a campaign commercial supporting a Missouri U.S. Senate candidate who supports stem cell research.
Olbermann suggests that Limbaugh's attack, brought what would have been a little watched local campaign commercial to national attention and that Fox's response to the attack was full of grace. Other political pundits predict that Limbaugh has so turned off even Republicans, that he has now actually tilted the Senate election in favor of the Democrats. They even predict that in the future, Limbaugh's antics will be seen as the tipping point of the Democratic takeover of Congress.
I want to address the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's comments about Michael J. Fox exaggerating his Parkinson's Disease symptoms on a political ad, and quite apart from the unspoken irony of a man who abused prescription medications criticizing someone with a genuine disease, I wanted to address the issue from a perspective of knowledge.
My late father was afflicted with Parkinson's disease at the end of his life, and fortunately, because of the late age and his slower metabolism, it did not cause the terrible problems that this disease can cause in much younger men (such as Michael J. Fox). Parkinson's disease is a terrible affliction. It is not only terrible in its effects, but the side effects of the medications taken to control it, often end up causing more problems than the disease itself. For instance, one of the side effects of one of the commonly prescribed medications can cause addiction to gambling in people who never gambled before, and/or addiction to sex or inappropriate sexual behaviors. It can also cause depression, which is alleviated by taking more of the medication! But from observing my father's condition closely, it was readily apparent that Parkinson's symptoms can vary from day to day, and even hour to hour, despite medication. In addition, excitement or aggravation can severely affect the patient's condition. For instance, if Michael J. Fox felt passionately about the issue of stem cell research and was excited about the issue whilst he was speaking, his "exaggerated movements" would become increasingly severe. Also, and this is one of the bitter ironies of this dreadful disease, when trying to control one's movements deliberately, it can have the exact opposite effect of increasing the shaking/trembling/ moving from side-to-side, thereby doing exactly the opposite of what one wanted to do.
Parkinson's disease is a terrible affliction, and for someone like Rush Limbaugh to suggest that Michael J.Fox was exaggerating his movements deliberately is not only to show how little Limbaugh obviously knows about the disease, but also to be utterly insensitive to a fellow human being. Coming from Rush Limbaugh who has had his own medical problems, this beggars belief. But perhaps it's a reflection of the insensitivity that Republicans have displayed for quite some time in the body politic. Disagreement politically is one thing; criticizing someone's uncontrollable movements that are the result of an incurable and life-shortening disease is utterly contemptible!
Kevin Geary is an artist and writer. He currently resides in Sedona, AZ.
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - Every year, millions of influenza cases are reported nationwide, generally peaking in January. With this in mind, the Clermont County General Health District has scheduled a series of shot clinics for those most at risk of contracting the flu.
Those who are at high risk for complications from the flu include:
All children aged 6-59 months
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
Others who should receive a flu vaccine are:
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age
Health care workers
Anyone who wants to decrease their risk of influenza
The Clermont General Health District will offer the vaccines for $15. Medicare Part B and Ohio Medicaid will be accepted (no HMO’s).
The 2006 flu schedule:
Wednesday, November 1 – Glen Este Middle School, 4342 Glen Este Withamsville Rd, Cincinnati, OH - 4.pm. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 – Grant Career Center, 3046 SR 125, Bethel, OH - 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 – Clermont County General Health District, Nursing Division, Medical/Social Services Building, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, November 6 – Felicity Community Building, 2003 Main Street, Felicity, OH – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Monday, November 6 – Ohio Township Hall, 2877 Mt. Pisgah, New Richmond, OH – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8 – Jackson Township Hall, 3251 U.S. Rt. 50, Williamsburg, OH - 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 9 – Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Rd , Milford, OH – 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
To expedite the registration process, please visit the Clermont General Health District Web site, www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org. For general information and to verify flu vaccine availability before attending a clinic, please call our hot line number at (513) 588-5121 or, contact the nursing division at (513) 735-8400.
Serving the low-income and working poor families of Loveland
Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Thank you for your Blessings and support for the past three-years. The Resource Center has been a true success. Due to you, I am pleased to announce that we have found a new location. We look forward to your continued support.
Address of new location: THE LOVELAND INITIATIVE 405 Loveland Madeira Rd. (across the street from the Goodwill and United Dairy Farmers) Hours of Operation: Every Monday 6:00-8:00PM donations will be accepted.
Items needed for the Center:
Educational toys for all ages
Gently used clothing, shoes and coats
The Resource Center is a non-profit organization and you will receive a donation receipt.
Any questions please call me at 774-7878 or e-mail. I Thank you all for supporting the Loveland Initiative over the years - the programs are strong because of the love we have for our community and each other.
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OHIO - Sunday, November 26th, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., is Granny's Garden School Day at Barnes and Noble in Waterstone Shopping Center (off of Fields Ertel (9891 Waterstone Blvd). It's a book fair and lots of fun activites for children and their parents. A percentage of all purchases made on this day by customers presenting a voucher will be donated to the Granny's Garden School program. Click here to get a voucher.
Thursday, October 26 Loveland Spook Me Out! - Scary stories with Linda Brim. 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 Symmes Township Your Home - It's All Built On Chemistry - Celebrate National Chemistry Week with local chemist James Laughlin. Sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 7:00 p.m.
MORROW, OHIO - The Cinergy Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 community outreach program grant to Little Miami Local Schools. The grant will bring the school district one step closer in providing a community-use facility at the new district-wide intermediate school.
"The district is pioneering a new philosophy of collaboration with our new intermediate school," said Superintendent Dan Bennett. "We appreciate the support of our community, and we are committed to giving back."
School district officials are exploring a partnership with developer Steve Wallace, Hamilton Township and Salem Township Public Library to benefit all residents of the school district.
Mr. Wallace of River III Development Company is working to donate land on Zoar and Stephens roads as the site for the new school. The township, library and the school district are investigating the possibility of putting joint facilities, like a library branch, on the site.
"We see this as a win-win for our communities," said Mr. Bennett.
The grant from the Cinergy Foundation will be used to conduct a feasibility study of opening a library within the new intermediate school.
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OHIO - You are invited to register for a special class offered by the Miami Township Fire/EMS to learn about disaster and emergence preparedness, as well as increase citizen involvement in the community response to an event.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a 21-hour training that educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area. It also trains residents in basic disaster response skills like fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
Class begins November 1st and fills quickly according to the Townshio. “Class size is limited and we encourage you to register soon.” Training will be held at the Live Oaks campus on Buckwheat Road. For questions, please call Lee Hines at the Miami Township Fire/EMS department, 248-5815. To register and to learn more about CERT visit www.MTcert.org.
“Please pass along this email to those that might be interested and we look forward to seeing you in class.”
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - A group of Clermont County citizens is actively working to erect a Korean War monument in a local park to remember all those who served so courageously during the conflict that occurred between 1950 and 1953. “We would like to erect a 7 ½ foot bronze statue of a Gunnery Sergeant in the Union Township Veterans Park on Clough Pike,” said Frank Morrow, a service officer with the Clermont County Veterans Service Office. “It will be a replica of the gunny statue you see at the Korean War memorial in Washington, D.C.”
Regina Herbolt of Batavia is spearheading the effort to build the statue. “The artist who created the project in our nation’s capitol, Frank Gaylord, has been contacted and is willing to cast the statue in bronze for $90,000,” said Herbolt. “With landscaping and work on a base, the total cost would be roughly $110,000. I know it’s a lofty goal, but it is something we have to do.” Her goal is to dedicate the statue on Veterans Day 2007.
Herbolt’s uncle, Joseph Rease Errgang, was a platoon leader in a Marine reconnaissance mission on Gray Rock Ridge (profiled in Lee Ballenger’s book, The Final Crucible) during the final months of the Korean conflict. Gunnery Sergeant Errgang and his platoon came under enemy fire and the Clermont County man’s body has never been located.
“This memorial will mean that brave Korean War soldiers, like my Uncle Joe, will not be forgotten,” said Herbolt. “They served our country well and we need to remember that we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today if it weren’t for the incredible service our military provides. This tribute will hopefully encourage others to make Korea a remembered rather than a forgotten war.”
Donations are being accepted at area Fifth Third Banks for the Batavia American Legion Korean War Memorial Fund, or contact Regina Herbolt at (513) 753-8040.
Finding from KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s sixth annual Ohio’s Education Matters poll shows that education is the top priority of Ohio residents.
“In a time when other issues easily could eclipse the state of our schools, Ohioans still care about education. It is the area where most people want the state to spend more – outranking such basic state services as jobs and economic development, roads and bridges, courts and the prison system, even health care for the poor and elderly."(click here for question detail)
LOVELAND, OHIO – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has released a policy primer for after school programs. The publication, Child Care Bureau Making Smart Investments in Afterschool: A Policy Primer for State and Local Leaders, can be downloaded here: http://www.nccic.org/afterschool/policyprimer.pdf
Target Field Trip Grants are available to fund scholastic outings in situations where monies are otherwise lacking. Over 800 grants will be awarded across the U.S. for up to $1000. These grants will be awarded to teachers, principals, paraprofessionals and classified staff in K-12 public, private or charter school in the U.S. The deadline is November 1, 2006.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor students in grades 5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Over the past 12 years, the program has recognized more than 70,000 volunteers. Students who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year are eligible for an award of up to $5,000. The postmark deadline is November 7, 2006.