Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education asked the State of Ohio to release the district from fiscal emergency, a designation
that Little Miami has been under since July 2010. Read on at school Web Site...
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is Assistant City Manager, Gary Vidmar's report
to the CIC, asking that Rookwood be given additional time. Vidmar
also explains the difficulty in buying CSX railroad property needed for the
development's parking plans.
Loveland, Ohio - The Loveland Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) met on December 18 and extended the time Rookwood Builders has to finalize a deal that would grant them the opportunity to build apartments and retail space at Loveland Station, the approximately three acre vacant site in the heart of the Historic District.
A previous agreement they had with the City was to expire on December 19. Rookwood Builders was given exclusive development rights to Loveland Station on September 11, when the CIC voted to sign a letter of intent, and gave Rookwood a 90 day period to conduct its due diligence and negotiate the terms of a purchase and development agreement with the CIC and the City of Loveland.
Assistant City Manager, Gary Vidmar said that Rookwood requested the extra 60 days to negotiate financing. "He needs additional time to get that financing locked up," said Vidmar.
Vidmar said that Rookwood is hopeful, still fully on-board, and excited about the project.
Rookwood has been reviewing conditions of the property, performing soil and environmental testing, reviewing zoning requirements, completing a marketing study, preparing conceptual drawings and cost estimates and preparing a preliminary proforma.
Vidmar said that the scope of the project has not changed. He said last September that he anticipated the project will consist of three buildings with a maximum total of 92 residential apartments. The bedroom mixes had not been determined. A minimum of 15,000 gross square feet of ground level retail and commercial space in one building, plus a parking area with approximately 224 spaces are planned.
The principal in Rookwood Builders is Miami Township resident and developer, Dan Rolfes. He is the founder of Holiday Homes, Freedom Homes and Potterhill Homes, and best known for manufactured homes. Rolfes said last July that his business has diversified and he is now building apartment communities in Indiana, and recently completed a custom home in the Miami Township Homerama at Willows Bend. The Homerama home was the first "Zero Energy" home built for the annual showcase of Cincinnati area builders. He said he has been building apartments in Indiana for ten years. Rolfes also develops commercial real estate. He said he owns most of the buildings in Park 50 in Milford and the Eastgate Professional Office Park.
The CIC is a quazi-government agency of the City of Loveland. The majority of the Board are council members.
Loveland, Ohio - Rumpke will not be collecting trash or recycling on
New Year’s Day, and all other trash days are moved back one day. If your trash would normally be picked up
on Tuesday this week, then expect it to be picked up on Wednesday.
The normal schedule will return
after the week of January 5.
Several 4th and 5th
grade basketball players held an open gym on Saturday, December 22 and
two moms collected $425 in donations for the Newtown Memorial Fund,
created by a Newtown High School graduate. The mission of the memorial
fund is to provide a lasting memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook
tragedy and to establish academic scholarships in the victims’ names for
classmates and generations of Newtown students to come.
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This program prohibits the acceptance of computers and electronics from businesses, schools, churches, and non-profits.
Operated by Global Environmental Services (GES)
CSI/ Republic Transfer Station (MAP) 10751 Evendale Drive Evendale, Ohio 45241
Items accepted at no charge: TVs, CPUs, hard drives,
personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers,
cellular telephones, tape and disk drives, tapes (VHS, Beta, Cassette,
8-track) VCR and DVD players, circuit boards, cables, mainframes,
servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips,
keyboards, mice, modems, computer speakers, CD Rom drives, and laptops.
For recycling options outside of the District sponsored program, click here.
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Since Loveland Magazine broke the news that there is a proposed shooting range next to the Loveland Primary and Elementary campus it has become the most commented on story Loveland Magazine has ever published.
This is the Predestinarian Baptist Church on Chestnut Street
These LOVELAND MAGAZINE VIDEOS are from the December 18 Loveland City Council meeting. Paula Mitchell Oguah, President of the Loveland Predestinarian Church Preservation Committee (CPC) and Secretary Larry Hamilton presented an up-date on efforts to preserve the historic Black church on Chestnut Street.
Assistant City Manager Gary Vidmar had recently written to CPC regarding his concerns about how the preservation of the City owned property was progressing. Oguah was primarily at the council meeting to address apparent conflict with what she had understood after recent conversations with Vidmar.
Oguah said that an organizational meeting was held on December 1 when officers were elected, and a decision to proceed with filing incorporation papers with the State was made. The organizational meeting was attended by 17 people, although the organization now has many more active supporters. Former Loveland councilmember Joe Schickle heads the Fund Raising Committee, and Gwen Hamilton is the Treasure. There are now at least 30 "committed" members of CPC according to Oguah. A bank account has been opened.
"We have not been dragging our feet," said Oguah. She said that the talent the project has attracted is "unsurpassed" and she has confidence that the resources to successfully restore the historic property are in hand and people are ready to begin their work.
A Re-Hab Building Committee has been formed to oversee the rehabilitation of the building, including getting estimates on the required work. The committee will bring forward a proposal to the City. Oguah reported that CPC now has a professional on board who will oversee the rehabilitation of the church free of cost.
Grant Writing and Historical Designation Committees has been formed.
Editor's Note: David Miller, Publisher of Loveland Magazine is a member of CPC.
These LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEOS are from the December 18 Loveland Council Meeting when several people were in attendance seeking information about a proposed shooting range next to the Loveland Elementary and Primary schools.
Last year’s winning drawing from the 15-18 age category
Teens invited to enter drawing contest at any Hamilton County Library branch
The annual Teen Drawing Contest rolls out January 1-31 for teens ages 12-18. The theme is “Fan Art!” and teens are encouraged to recreate a scene from their favorite book. Original drawings or paintings may be submitted at any Library location.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati is partnering with the Library to provide programs that will help teens develop their original ideas into their final artwork using fine arts and graphic design concepts.
First-, second- and third-place winners, along with 12 honorable mention winners, will be selected from two age categories, 12–14 and 15–18. Prizes will be given at an awards reception for the winners in TeenSpot Saturday, Feb. 23. Winning artwork will be displayed online afterward.
you new to the States? Is English a struggle? We can help! Main Library
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