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CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - "Duke Energy is reporting that less than 1,000 Clermont County homes and businesses remain without power this morning following 11 inches of snow and an inch of ice that slammed the area this week," according to the Couny's Office of Public Information. "The utility expects to have most of the remaining outages back in service by Saturday night. In Clermont County this morning, all major roads are now open."
The National Weather Service forecast calls for scattered flurries today and for temperatures to dip into the single digits tonight, with wind chills of up to 10 below zero possible.
Bobby Capobianco's season high 28 leads all scorers
SYMMES TOWNSHIP, OHIO – Loveland beat Glen Este for the second time this season on January 23, 64 – 56. The Tigers are now #5 in the Enquirer's Coaches Poll and face Anderson (4-2, 8-2) at home on Friday. Anderson is second behind Buckeye Division leader Loveland, and #13 in the poll.
Against Glen Este, Bobby Capobianco led all scorers with 28 points and also led all with 11 rebounds. He blocked 2 and had 3 steals. Brian Wozniak scored 9, Adam Engel 7, Ryan Cobb 6, Chris Stahl 4. Tony Hamman came off the bench to score 8. Wesley Kyles scored 2. Engel, Stahl, and Wozniak, each sank a 3-pointer.
A player to watch for Anderson is Ethan Lundy who leads the league, shooting 64.6 per-cent from the field. Jason Bruner leads the league in steals. Mike Wilkison averages 17.2 and shoots 50 per-cent from 3-point range. Andrew Norwell averages 9.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. John Runk averages 9.3 and 5 rebounds.
Game times Friday are 4:30 PM for the Freshman, 6 PM for the JV, and tip-off for the 11 game streaking Varsity is 7:30 PM. The Athletic Boosters are also inducting past Loveland High School Athletes into their Hall of Fame.
Games are not dependent on school closings. Check here for the up-to-date Loveland High School schedule.
The Loveland Tigers hosted Glen Este Friday night January 23. Back in week 3, the JV Tigers lost to Glen Este ,so it was important for Loveland to protect their turf as well as continue with their 7 game win streak... and that they did.
The game started off fast for the tigers with Glen Este never catching up. The final score was Loveland 57, Gen Este 38.
Scoring leaders were: Austin Stahl 13, Greg Pittman 10, Spencer Vance 8, Nick Hoffman 7, Andrew Claybourn and Ryan Frazier with 6 each, David Moran with 5, and Zach Elias with 2.
Loveland's next game is against Anderson at home Friday night January 30th at 6:00 PM
The Loveland Tigers Freshman boys basketball team hosted conference rival Glen Este on January 23, and lost another heart breaker, 41-38.
The game began ominously for the Tigers as they had difficulty scoring in the beginning of the first quarter against a team they defeated 53-40 on the road earlier this year. Then a 7-0 run put the Tigers on top 12-5 going into the second quarter and the game seemed as it may turn out as the first game did. But, in the second quarter Glen Este came out with a pressure defense and quickly ran off 10 straight points to go ahead. Loveland fought back to regain the lead going into the half, 23-19.
In the second half Glen Este's pressure defense continued to bother the Tigers as they were limited to 1 FG in the quarter, cutting Loveland's lead to 28-27 heading into the final quarter. In the fourth quarter the Trojans tied the game at 35 with 1:10 and extended their lead to 39-35 before a 3 pointer by Anthony LaMacchia cut the lead to 39-38 with 10 seconds remaining. A quick foul on the in-bound pass by the Tigers put the Trojan's point guard on the line and produced the missed foul shot Loveland hoped to get. But, an offensive rebound off the miss by Glen Este led to another Tiger foul and this time the Trojans converted on both foul shots with just a few seconds left for the final score.
Loveland was led in scoring by Anthony LaMacchia with 22, Joe Moran recorded 8, Jordan McNally 4, and Jake DeGrace and Jon Treloar each had 2.
With the loss Loveland's overall record drops to 4-9 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - Duke Energy reports that almost 7,000 Clermont County homes and businesses remain without power this afternoon, following storms that dumped up to 10 inches of snow, and an inch of ice on the area. Duke anticipates having most power restored to Clermont County by 11 PM on Saturday; isolated homes may take longer. Only one major county roadway is closed as a result of the storms, Woodville Pike near Shiloh in Goshen Township.
Saying that Ohio needs a 21st century system of public education, Gov. Ted Strickland unveiled
what he called a "transformational" plan yesterday to change how schools are funded and run while
not raising taxes in the next state budget.
Ohio governor says budget won't raise taxes
Gov. Ted Strickland
planned to kickoff a statewide tour Thursday to tout his sweeping
schools reform plan that would add 20 days to the school year, make it
easier to fire bad teachers and overhaul Ohio's school funding system.Read on...
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - Over 8,000 Clermont County customers of Duke Energy are without power this morning, as crew’s worth to repair lines toppled by the large snow and ice storms that hit the area this week. This morning, two county roadways are impassable, because of power lines tangled in trees and limbs that have fallen into the road; the roads closed are Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road in Miami Township and WoodvillePike near Chilo Road in Wayne Township.
The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has five crews working this morning to plow and salt the 400 miles of roadway the agency oversees. The Engineer’s Office cautions that homeowners and businesses not push the snow from driveways and parking lots into roadways; that makes plowing difficult and creates a safety hazard for other drivers. The Sheriff’s Office says that activity is also against the law and could result in a citation.
The National Weather Service reports that several more inches of snow could fall on this area into the weekend; the county received up to 10 inches of snow from the storms this week plus ½ to an inch of ice.
The Clermont County General Health District has some information if you are utilizing alternate heat sources:
Use fireplaces, wood stoves, and kerosene heaters only if they are properly ventilated.
DO NOT use charcoal or gas grills inside to heat; they could produce deadly fumes.
Never use an electric generator indoors, inside your garage, or near an air intake for your home, due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Statement of Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt on today’s vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:
“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that passed by the House tonight will do precious little to help our economy recover. Quite simply the bill was a reckless excuse for spending in the name of a real emergency and provides very little stimulus.
Our economy is in recession and people across the country are hurting. Unfortunately, the House of Representative used this pain as an excuse to increase spending on pet projects rather than a bi-partisan bill to put people to work.
Once again, partisan politics triumphed over what was truly needed. Our economy needs help, our workers are feeling real pain and the Congress has done little. The best estimates of the majority claim that 3 million jobs will be created. Even if they are correct we just spent over $300,000 to create each of them. Our children will once again be left to pick up the tab.”
The bill passed in the U. S. House without a Republican vote.
Donate Thursday at Epiphany United Methodist Donors needed to replenish community blood inventory
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OHIO - Hoxworth Blood Center is asking for all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood at their earliest convenience. “During the past 48 hours, Cincinnati has been hit with a significant winter storm which has canceled blood drives and deterred individuals from visiting neighborhood donor centers. These cancellations have led to a collection deficit of more than one and a half days of anticipated donations, roughly 500 units. These donors were desperately needed to maintain minimum inventory levels to meet the needs of patients in our 31 hospitals”, said Dr. Ronald Sacher, director Hoxworth Blood Center.
To remedy this shortage, Hoxworth Blood Center urges donors of all blood types to give at a blood drive or donor center this week to help replenish the community blood supply.
Kim Croese, who is organizing Thursday's blood drive at the Epiphany United Methodist Church in Miami Township said, “As you can imagine... Hoxworth is really hurting... so many scheduled drives have been canceled and the need for blood is soooo great.”
Croese said doners can come between 2-5 PM and 6-8 PM.
Hoxworth operates nine neighborhood donor centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, UC Medical Center, Downtown, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Thomas, Mason, Tri-County and Western Hills. In times of shortages, walk-ins are always welcome or you can schedule an appointment by calling (513) 451-0910.
How to Donate:
Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent) and in good health. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.
Call Hoxwotth at (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment at a neighborhood donor center. To locate a community blood drive or if you are a registered donor and want to schedule online, visit www.hoxworth.org and click on Donate Now.
Due to inclement weather, Rumpke Waste and Recycling will not provide collection services on Wednesday in the following counties: Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren.
In these areas, service will likely be delayed one day for the remainder of the week with all collections completed where possible by Saturday, January 31. Therefore, customers who normally receive waste and/or recycling collection on Wednesday will receive service on Thursday. Customers who normally receive service on Thursday will likely receive service on Friday, and those who receive service on Friday will likely receive service on Saturday. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the severe weather conditions.
There may be relief for Ohio prisons in Gov. Ted Strickland's State of the State speech today, but advocates for Ohioans suffering from mental illness fear there will just be more pain.
Details of the Democratic governor's third speech to a joint session of the General Assembly and other state officials were a closely guarded secret yesterday.
However, a group of mental-health advocates who gathered at the Statehouse issued dire warnings about what they fear will happen to the fragile population if Strickland's state budget-cut mandates continue.
Mental-health programs have "taken a real beating" in three rounds of state cutbacks, said James Mauro, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio. Advocates fear more reductions are coming in the two-year budget proposal Strickland will share Monday.
"When these cuts are in place," Mauro said, "people are doing to die." Read on...
MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a body that was found in a shed following a fire in Clermont County.
Fire crews were dispatched to the 1300 block of Finch Lane around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning on a report of a storage shed on fire in a backyard. READ ON...
Clermont Government Offices Closed Dial-A-Ride Not Running Level 2 Snow Advisory
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO - Because of hazardous weather conditions, Clermont County is closing all government offices today, Wednesday, January 28, 2009. This includes all Board of Clermont County Commissioner Offices, the Auditor’s Office, the Recorder’s Office, the Engineer’s Office, the Department of Job and Family Services, the Board of Elections, the Clermont County Veteran’s Service Commission, and the Treasurer’s Office.
Clermont County Municipal Court, Juvenile Court, probate Court, Domestic Relations Court, and Common Pleas Court are also closed today; if you have a court date scheduled today, you will be contacted for a new date.
Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is not operating the Dial-A-Ride (door to door) service today; bus routes from New Richmond and Amelia into downtown Cincinnati will be in operation this morning.
The Clermont County Engineer’s Office reports that all county roads are open this morning, but many parking lots and side streets are hazardous.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is continuing a Winter Storm Warning for Clermont County. Freezing rain and sleet will continue this morning with a total ice accumulation of a half-inch to one full inch expected. Additional snowfall of between 2 and 4 inches is also expected.
Clermont County remains under a Level 2 Snow Advisoyr. A Level Two Advisory means that roadways are hazardous; only those individuals who feel it is necessary to drive should be out. Citizens are encouraged to contact their employer to determine if they should report to work.
Duke Energy reports that nearly 2,000 customers in Clermont County are without power this morning.
The Clermont County Communications Center reminds citizens not to call 9-1-1 or the Communications Center for road conditions. The emergency lines must be kept open for true emergencies. For updated information on snow levels and road conditions, monitor local television and radio stations.
LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland Arts Council will sponsor the Cincinnati Opera’s performance of “Oh Freedom,” at the Loveland Middle School. The 45 minute show, chronicles the struggle for African Americans from slavery to the Civil Rights movements in the 1960’s. It is free to the public, but seating is limited. The Loveland Arts Council is splitting the cost of the performance with the school, so that the fifth and sixth grade classes from Loveland can attend the show.
The show times are Feb 2nd at 9:30 AM for the 6th graders and 1PM for the 5th graders. The Loveland Arts Council is a non-profit organization comprised of an energetic group of dedicated people who support the Arts in a variety of ways. All proceeds raised go back to the community to continue to bring quality arts events to Loveland and scholarships to Loveland students.
LOVELAND, OHIO - Loveland Youth Box Lacrosse has invited a nationally recognized lacrosse lecturer to speak with Loveland's Youth, Middle School and High School players and their coaches.
As a Member of the Onondaga Nation Council, Dehowäda•dih - Brad Powless is recognized as an educator and leader in both Native American and US lacrosse communities. He is a full-time Math, and Culture and Language teacher at the Onondaga Nation’s K-8 School. He earned his BA at Nazareth College and Master’s at Penn State. Powless has been featured in a number of regional and national publications, and his lacrosse columns appear in US Lacrosse magazine.
Powless hails from one of the most prestigious Native American lacrosse families in the world; great-grandfather Welcome Powless (Onondaga Nation great), grandfather Irving Sr. (Syracuse Hall of Fame), father Irving Jr (Syracuse Hall of Fame), brothers Barry (Syracuse University, pro box & field lacrosse, Canadian Hall of Fame), and Neal (3-time All-American, DIII Nat’l Champion, pro box & field lacrosse, Nazareth College Hall of Fame,). His playing background includes growing up on the Onondaga Nation playing box lacrosse, field lacrosse championships at nationally ranked LaFayette High (where he is now an assistant), Awkwesasne Jr. B Lacrosse (box), field lacrosse at Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), Iroquois Nationals (field), Onondaga Redhawks and Onondaga “Old Sticks” (box).
All lacrosse programs and the public are welcome. There is no charge for admission.
Saturday Feb 7 @ 2 PM Loveland Middle School Auditorium 801 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland (Park in rear lot. Look for signs for “Lax Mtg”)
Presented by: Loveland Youth & MS Lacrosse, Loveland Box Lacrosse, in association with the Loveland Lacrosse Club
Artie Knapp is a children's author here in Cincinnati. He has published a new book, Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand. It is about a little squirrel who stutters and how his disability affects his life and those around him.
Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand is published by the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which is the largest pediatric speech pathology program in the United States .
Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand is now available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, Target, and other major retail outlets. The book can also be ordered through local bookstores. Stuttering Stan is presently featured on the National Stuttering Association's homepage. To read reviews and learn more about the book, follow this link.
LOVELAND, OHIO - The February Meeting of the Sweetheart Garden Club of greater Loveland will take place on Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 PM at the executive offices of Granny’s Garden School, 20 Miamiview Drive, Loveland.
Roberta Paolo, Executive Director of Granny’s Garden School will discuss and demonstrate how to grow seeds indoors. This is a very suitable topic for anyone interested in getting a jump on spring by starting flower and vegetable plants indoors.
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and join the club. Members range from beginners to Master Gardeners. Men are also welcome. The Sweetheart Garden Club is a social, educational club open to anyone interested in gardening. They normally meet on the second Wednesday evening of each month.
For directions and to register, please call Janet at 489-7099 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.