LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland High School girls lacrosse team finished the season with a 6-9 record. They fell in the second round of the state tournament to last years Division I state champion Sycamore after defeating Centerville in the first round. Head Coach Art Jarvis said, "We had solid wins against McAuley, Kings, Centerville, Milford and Lakota East during the regular season." The team was defeated by 4 top ten teams: Sycamore, Mason, Lakota West, and Ursuline. "As you always hear 'you have to play the best to be the best' and that is what this year was all about." Jarvis said that as long as the girls continue to learn from the tougher teams they will get to where they need to be, " soon enough."
From an individual standpoint sophomore goalie Steph Jacob was 5th in the state for total saves and 9th in the state for save percentage.
Junior Midfielder Katie Henke received Honorable Mention All District.
Katie Jarvis finished the season #1 in the state for assists and #1 for points per game at 6.62 PPG. She also finished the season as the 3rd top scorer in the state. Katie Jarvis received 1st Team All-District recognition and was declared a 2010 US Lacrosse National Academic All-American by the US Lacrosse Association. She finished her Loveland High School lacrosse career holding every game, season, and career lacrosse record possible, with the exception of the goalie records. She is the first Loveland girl Lacrosse player to score 100 goals. Being somewhat modest and trying not to brag to much about his daughter, Head Coach and father Art Jarvis said, "These records will fall quickly as this is a new sport to Loveland and there are many talented girls waiting in the wings to make their marks on Loveland High School girls’ lacrosse." The Head Coach cannot however downplay the national and state rankings Katie Jarvis has received.
Katie Jarvis will play Lacrosse next year for the University of Cincinnati, and will be the first Loveland High
School lacrosse player (girls or boys) to sign to play at the Division I level. In her sophomore year at Loveland High School, Jarvis won the Tiger
Award (offensive MVP), and First Team All-State. She was 6th in Ohio for
Assists (34) and 22nd for total points (21).
Last season, she
again won the Tiger Award (offensive MVP). She received the Varsity MVP
Award, and was named to 2nd Team All-District. She was 10th in Ohio for
total points (75), 11th for assists (27), and 15th for goals scored
U Pick Strawberries at Blooms and Berries Farm Market just outside of Loveland has rested their fields this afternoon and will open again for Sunday and Monday picking. Check their Web Site each morning of your visit for further updates and to ensure they are picking that day as picking conditions are change daily.
Strawberries are $1.75 lb
Bring your own container or use theirs. The container is free with orders over 10 lbs, or included in the cost of the berries for orders less than 10 lbs.
You can churn your own strawberry ice cream and or press fresh juice from your fresh harvest by renting an ice cream churn or juice press right there on the farm. (some home preparation required)...click for more info.
Cold drinks, and Amish products are available and their garden center will be open as well.
KINGS ISLAND, Ohio – This Memorial Day weekend, Kings Island hosts five of the top professional skateboarders and BMX
riders from the X Games and ASA Action Sports World Tour to perform aerial stunts in a show presented by Air Force Reserve.
Show times are 1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm each day, followed by an
autograph session with the following athletes: BMX riders Jay Eggleston,
Koji Kraft and Jimmy Walker and skateboarders Anthony Furlong and Josh
Something that will certainly cap off a "memorable day" at the park
Starlight Spectacular, which opens May 29. Kings Island’s
new nightly light show showcases two million LED lights and interactive
displays. This pageant of lights features favorite PEANUTS
characters and the Eiffel Tower, which will be lit from top to bottom.
The ASA Action Sports World Tour shows this weekend and Snoopy’s
Starlight Spectacular are included free with park admission or season
Memorial Day Weekend at Kings Island also features a
salute to the Armed Forces. Active and retired military personnel get in
free and can purchase tickets for up to six family members for just
$29.99 May 30-31. A valid military I.D. must be presented at the Kings
Island ticket window to receive this offer.
Kings Island and Boomerang Bay are now open daily. Save $15 off the
front gate admission price when you buy your tickets in advance online
LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland Veterans’ Memorial Committee has announced the 2010 Memorial Day Program that will be held on Monday, May 31.
The program will start with a parade beginning at 9 AM at the Loveland Elementary School at 600 Loveland Madeira Road. A ceremony will be held at the Veterans’ Loveland Memorial, located on West Loveland Avenue at the corner of Riverside Drive, immediately following the parade.
The guest speaker will be John S. McCahan a former U.S. Army Captain who moved to Loveland in 2008. He said he is honored and humbled to have been chosen as the quest speaker. He said that Memorial Day is "truly about those who have died in service to the country" and he will talk about a few of the people he knew, "who gave their life."
McCahan will also talk about the experience of taking his six-year old daughter to Arlington National Cemetery after she told him she wanted to know more about what Memorial Day was all about. Before the trip, "Memorial Day was about shopping at the mall and "Memorial Day sales."
McCahan said they visited the national cemetery on Memorial Day and from a distance, watched two funeral services as well as the "changing of the guard." When leaving to go home and taking the METRO out of the Pentagon station, his daughter struck up conversations with a military widow who had lost her husband in war, and a young boy who lost his father in war. McCahan said he will try to recount the moving subway ride.
Carolyn Maupin, who's son Matt was murdered by insurgents while serving in the war in Iraq will introduce McCahan. Carolyn Maupin was last year's guest speaker at the Memorial Day service in Loveland.
At the April 13 City council meeting, Veterans’ Memorial Committee member, Terry Stouder said that during
the ceremony there will be a special presentation
for Loveland High School graduate Marine Capt. David “Seth” Mitchell
who was killed in action last October when two U.S. Marine helicopters
collided over the southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan. “A
special plaque will be dedicated over there at the park,” Stouder said.
McCahan works at Recruit Military, a local company specializing in helping Military Veterans. He grew up in Bedford, in western Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army Reserve after high school while attending Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, he received an Army ROTC scholarship and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and graduated with a B.A. in History.
Bedford served for almost 8 years on active duty in various leadership positions in the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Infantry Division, and with the 82nd Airborne. He was trained as a Parachutist and Ranger, and was transfered into logistics as an Ordnance Officer. He completed service at the rank of Captain having served at various bases: Ft. Drum, NY, Somalia, the Republic of Korea, and Ft. Bragg, NC.
Since leaving the service Bedford has worked in several logistics and operations positions. McCahan and his family are members of the St. Columban parish and are involve with youth soccer.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, services will be conducted at the Maineville Cemetery at approximately 11:15 AM, Union Cemetery at approximately noon., and Kerr Cemetery at approximately 12:30 PM.
The formal ceremony will be
held at the Veterans’ Loveland Memorial at the corner of Riverside and West Loveland Avenue. The park is
located at the west side of the Col. Thomas Paxton Bridge over the State
and National Scenic Little Miami River.
LOVELAND, OHIO - The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department is currently accepting registrations
for its summer safety and survival camp. The ages for camp are
7-14, and will be held during the week of July 12-16, and will be
located at the Loveland Community Firefighters Hall located at the
nature preserve 227 East Loveland Ave. between the hours
of 8:30am and 4:30pm.
The camp will be supervised by firefighters and
paramedics along with high school camp councelors.
Topics for the camp
include safety activities for the summer, making the right choices about swimming, bicycle safety, and self defense. A course about keeping your self
safe will be taught by local law enforcement along with many fun activites and
Cost of the camps are $100.00 per child per week for
Loveland-Symmes residents and $125.00 for non resdients. Space is
LIMITED TO 50 children. Call LSFD at 513-583-3001 to get more
LOVELAND, OHIO - Liberty City Barbeque has relocated to the Loveland Bike Trail. The address is 200 West Loveland Avenue, behind Blue Chip Cookies. Their phone number is 583-8020.
The inspiration is Liberty City, Florida, named for the Liberty Square Housing Projects built in the 1930's. It is often called the Pork 'n Beans Projects because of the paint colors used on the front doors of the homes.
In this LOVELAND MAGAZINE VIDEO, Sheldon “Tico” Greene shares some Floridan cuisine cooking secrets and talks about the new location.
Local Group's Donation of 1,000 Fielding Helmets Gets National Attention
“Having every player at every position wear them at the youngest age
creates an acceptance,” said Scott Schlesner of Loveland, Ohio, Cole Schlesner’s father, and a club
coach. “As they get older, they won’t feel strange wearing them.”
The elite club team Schlesner played for, the Cincinnati Stix, now
mandates helmets for every defensive player through age 10 and for every
pitcher through the high school age group.
A year ago, the parents and friends of Cole Schlesner, a 14-year-old
from Loveland, Ohio, struck in the top of the head by a line drive,
started a nonprofit organization that recently donated 1,000
batting helmets for pitchers to wear in youth leagues across four
states. Read the full article below...
Summoning a blend of courage and lunacy only he can fully grasp, Matt
Hiserman of the University of San Francisco will take the mound Sunday,
his eyes locking in on a batter wielding the weapon that twice resulted
in a baseball striking his head. Five years ago, a line drive damaged
his sinus cavities, three months ago another fractured his skull and
caused his brain to bleed.
There is a touch of “The Hurt Locker” in Hiserman, a man on a mission
inexorably drawn to danger. And plenty of scared college kid in him,
too. A month earlier, before throwing a pitch for the first time since
the second injury, Hiserman retreated behind the mound for a moment and
went into a crouch. He breathed deeply and wordlessly recited the “Serenity Prayer.” Read on...
Men and women are invited to spend a morning at Grailville Retreat and Program Center in Loveland Ohio on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm for a Labyrinth Workshop, exploring Labyrinth walking as a spiritual tool.
Come along with leader Tracy Jo Duckworth on the journey as we use silence, song, prayer and movement to experience the sacred space of the Labyrinth. The circles of the Labyrinth can help us to grow closer to the divine. As we walk the sacred circles we quiet the mind and allow the divine to enter.
Tracy Jo Duckworth, owner of Vital Sensations is a cooking instructor, licensed massage therapist, certified Hatha & Tantra yoga teacher and consultant. She is dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives through food, yoga and massage.
Grailville is a retreat and program center located on a 300-acre organic farm in Miami Township since 1944. Grailville is a center of The Grail, an international movement of women founded in 1921 and committed to spiritual search, social transformation, ecological sustainability, and the release of women's creative energy throughout the world.
Please join us for this Grailville’s Labyrinth Workshop on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm at Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland OH. Tuition is $30, inclusive of lunch. Reservations are required. Contact 513-683-2340 or www.grailville.org to register or for more information.
As a sophomore, Haley Shuemake has already set
the Loveland High School Fast-Pitch Softball record with 7 Home Runs in her career.
She had 4 HR’s just this season, and according to coach Jim Fiehrer could be one of
the best players of all time at Loveland by the time her career is
Haley batted at a
.471 batting average for the 2010 season, including a team high 25
RBI’s, and FAVC Buckeye high 40 hits. Shuemake also had 6
stolen bases, while scoring 24 runs.
down with both Haley and head coach Jim Fiehrer for a Loveland Magazine Video interview, and among
other topics, we discussed her future, as well as a glance back
at the 2010 season.