Agreed, Melanie. The charm that Loveland had is quickly being destroyed by this Council. Churches being torn down or allowed to fall into ruin to get what a select few want? It is truly a shame. They cannot keep the Love-Mad corridor filled with merchants but they continue to demolish history for the sake of potential tax income. Years ago, someone told me Loveland was trying to copy Mariemont, but you'll never see this type of ruin sweep through that area.
Thanks for reporting on this important issue. Running roughshod over history/historic buildings never bodes well for a community. The last thing Loveland needs is to lose its eclectic charm--it, along with the bike trail, the charming downtown, and the river--is a big part of what brings new residents to the city. There are plenty of communities in Cincinnati to go to if people want the banal cookie-cutter aftermath of "design guidelines" run amok and old things destroyed. I suppose the questions I have are: What development? There seems to be ample room for development in the downtown of Loveland. Isn't that church sitting on or near a brownfield anyway? Should the Historical Society step in?
Major Brady Poe, a 1995 graduate of Loveland High School, and wife Courtney vacationed in Tromso in northern Norway recently; traveling, before a PCS... Permanent Change of Station, to Tyndall AFB, Florida. Believe it or not they started out in Bali.
Did you know that millions of birds die every year because of toxic lead hunting ammunition that’s left in the wild? It’s got to stop and you can help.
The Environmental Protection Agency banned lead paint and gasoline as safety hazards years ago and yet, today it continues to allow tons of lead shot and bullet fragments to litter our lands, endangering animals and people with lead poisoning. More than 130 species of birds, mammals and other wildlife are poisoned or killed through secondary lead poisoning from spent ammunition.
Bald eagle suffering from lead poisoning. Photo by Ken Lockwood, Eagle Valley Raptor Center
Buckshot in bald eagle stomach. Photo courtesy Wildlife Center of Virginia
We need you to join us to fight a rollback of our environmental laws that would exempt lead ammunition from laws controlling toxics. There’s no reason for this preventable wildlife epidemic to continue. There are plenty of lead-free, nontoxic bullets available on the market today in all 50 states. What’s needed now is a nationwide shift away from these toxic ammunitions.
The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a campaign to Get the Lead Out, organizing 150 groups in 38 states to petition the EPA to take toxic lead out of hunting ammunition.
But the National Rifle Association and other gun groups are pressuring Congress to fight our petition, falsely claiming it’s an effort to end hunting or somehow take away guns. Now, at the bidding of those groups, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ensure continued lead poisoning of bald eagles, condors, loons, swans and other wildlife. The misguided “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012″ (H.R. 4089) would prevent the EPA from enforcing federal regulations intended to protect wildlife and people from preventable lead poisoning.
The NRA claims that removing toxic hunting ammunition is “extreme” and somehow anti-hunting. What’s so "extreme" about insisting that bald eagles not starve to death because their digestive system has been shut down by lead poisoning?
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national conservation group that works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. www.biologicaldiversity.org
Experience Christ in a powerful way during Holy Week worship opportunities. Invite others to join you!
Title: “Walking the Road to Calvary” Date: Going on now through Saturday, April 7th Time: daylight hours, dawn to dusk
You’re invited to journey through 7 prayer stations created outside our LUMC Campus this Lenten season,
as you take time to reflect on the Passion story of Jesus. Printed prayer guides will be at each station to lead
you in this Lenten observance. Take time to abide in Christ, join Jesus in “Walking the Road to Calvary”.
This is a Free Community offering
Title: ”Holy Thursday Worship Service “ Date: Thursday, April 5th Time: 7 – 8 pm, Childcare provided up to age 5
Come worship with us on this Holy night! Experience the Passion Story of Jesus as told in the scriptures,
be blessed by the musical offering by the Chancel Choir, celebrate Holy Communion as we remember our
Lord’s Last Supper with his disciples, and witness a powerful drama portraying Jesus’ mother, Mary, as she
follows her son down the “Via Dolorosa”. The service concludes outside with a procession of carrying the
cross out to the hillside.
Title:”Journey to the Tomb” Date:Good Friday, April 6th Time: 6-9 pm
Join us for the Passion Story of Jesus, shared through drama and song, in a guided, 11 station – 30 minute
walking tour. This is a Free Community Event.
Title: “You’re Invited to an Easter Celebration” Date: Sunday, April 8th Time: 8:15 am: Morning Chapel; 9:30 Engage!; 11:00 Classic Tradition Sunday School: 9:30 am: Nursery Care available all morning.
LUMC’s Brass Ensemble and Chancel Choir will lead worship at 8:15 and 11:00 am.
Klutch! will lead the contemporary Easter Celebration at 9:30 am.
Ohio families are finding new ways to save money. Whether its seniors buying generic prescription drugs, families investing in fuel-efficient cars that get more miles to the gallon, or homeowners refinancing into more affordable mortgages, Ohioans are taking action to spend less. It’s time for the federal government to do the same.
Washington needs to find new ways to reduce spending as well. But instead of cutting Medicare or raising the retirement age for Social Security, there are important steps we can take to reduce the deficit that strengthen our economy. Here are five commonsense ways we can reduce spending or shore-up the deficit – without harming our economic recovery:
1. Cut $20 billion in spending by ending taxpayer-funded subsidies for the five biggest oil companies. The Big Five oil companies made a record $137 billion in profits last year and made more than $1 trillion in profits over the past decade. Every penny more at the pump increases their profits by another $200 million. Meanwhile, taxpayers spend billions each year giving handouts to these mega-corporations. I’m fighting to pass the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, which would end tax subsidies for big oil companies that are reaping record profits while you pay more at the pump.
2. Save $19.5 billion by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas. Too many Ohioans have seen their jobs shipped overseas. What they don’t realize is that the U.S. tax code provides incentives to companies that outsource. I’m fighting to pass the Offshoring Prevention Act, which closes a costly tax loophole that rewards companies for moving factories overseas.
3. Save $2.3 billion by allowing timely access to generic prescription drugs. Generic versions of biologic drugs – the most expensive subset of drugs on the market – aren’t available until at least 12 years after the patent for a brand-name drug is issued. I’m fighting to shorten this window so that consumers, and the government, can spend less on drug costs.
4. Cut $20 billion in spending by streamlining the farm safety net. There are more than five farm safety net and direct payment programs that are meant to protect farmers against volatile growing conditions or drops in yield. But these resources are not always used where they are most needed, and are not always based on crops that are actually planted. I’ve introduced a bipartisan bill with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) to improve the farm safety net. Our proposal consolidates five separate programs while making the farm safety net program more efficient by reducing overlap with crop insurance, and cutting down on paperwork.
5. Save $23 billion by ending special tax breaks for Wall Street hedge fund managers. Wealthy hedge fund managers can make more than $2 billion each year, yet pay a lower tax rate than most middle class Ohioans because of a special tax break. If hedge fund managers paid the regular income tax rate, we could reduce the deficit by $23 billion over the next decade.
Collectively, these simple actions would save nearly $85 billion over the next 10 years.
Ohio families are making tough choices with their household budgets. It’s time the government does the same for the federal budget.
Whistle Stop Clay Works is now accepting registrations for Summer Clay Camps.
Co-owner Kay Bolin O’Grady said “Clay is an exciting and magical material. Children ages 8 – 13 will have the opportunity to learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring their creativity’”
“We offer patient encouragement and personal guidance. Classes are small, with a maximum of 12 students per class. Students receive both group and individual instruction at their own level.”
Loveland, Ohio - Prior to the regular April Board of Education meeting, the Loveland City School District is holding a meeting open to the public to review its annual five-year financial forecast. The meeting will be held at 6 PM on Monday, April 16, in the LIS/LMS Media Center.
At the community meeting, Ernie Strawser, RW Baird and Co., will be presenting the district’s five-year financial forecast which covers the current fiscal year (2012) through fiscal year 2016. The forecast includes all the revenues and expenditures anticipated from the general fund over the next five years. There will also be a time for questions and answers from the public. Baird and Co. is an independent financial firm that prepares the annual forecast.
Bisphenol A, a controversial chemical used in the lining of nearly all cans used by the food and beverage industry, got a reprieve from the government last week. Responding to a court order to decide on the Natural Resources Defense Council's petition to ban the stuff on the grounds that it causes harm even in tiny doses, the Food and Drug Administration rejected the petition and upheld its approval of BPA.
District Will Push Back the Opening of School Until Sept. 4, 2012
Little Miami school administrators, teachers and staff have begun planing for the 2012-2013 school year following the Fiscal Planning and Steering Commission's vote on March 29 to permit the return of some services and the reopening of Butlerville and Maineville Elementary Schools.
With the two elementaries reopened, the buildings will be arranged as follows:
Butlerville Elementary - All Preschool; K-2
Maineville Elementary - K-2
Salem Twp. Elementary - K-2; all 3-4
Little Miami Intermediate - 5-6
Little Miami Jr. High - 7-8
Little Miami High School - 9-12
The district will push back the opening of school until Sept. 4, 2012 to allow extra time to prepare buildings and move teachers and staff. School start times, transportation routes and attendance areas have yet to be determined.
All Clermont County high school juniors have the opportunity to participate in the post secondary education LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program. The program, offered by Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Clermont, is designed to sharpen, enhance, and develop personal and team leadership skills, while providing experiential learning in community subjects such as government, infrastructure, health and human services, safety, and justice. The program is modeled after the LEAD Clermont Adult Leadership Program sponsored by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce.
A 4-year-old eager to discover the wonders of the world is April’s Waiting Child at Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
“Every child deserves a permanent home and we know there are hundreds of loving families throughout this community that would be willing to open up their doors and their hearts to our children,” said Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
The world is an ever-growing frontier for young Bobbie. There is so much she wants to learn, and she is looking for a family to help her discover the world. She likes learning through touch and exploring exciting new sights and sounds. She especially loves games that light up and make noise. Bobbie also likes to cuddle with soft stuffed animals. Bobbie enjoys listening to music; sing-along songs are her favorite. She will join in and sing a few lines to her favorite children’s songs. She is also becoming more mobile and loves to walk up and down steps with the help of others nearby.
Hamilton County currently has about 190 children available for adoption. The county’s Children’s Services Division often must take custody of children who are the victims of abuse or neglect and cannot be safely reunited with their families. Those interested in adopting can learn more at www.hcadopt.org or by calling (513) 632-6366 or e-mailing
Also, follow Hamilton County JFS Foster Care and Adoption recruitment on Facebook.
Funded by a Grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Hamilton County residents seeking food assistance or other aid during tough economic times will now have the option of a self-serve kiosk to help speed their application process with Hamilton County Job and Family Services.
Loveland, Ohio - Throughout the summer, the City of Loveland will continue its tradition of meeting with the community in small groups to discuss neighborhood issues. Representatives from each of the City of Loveland’s departments meet with the community and discuss not only city wide issues, but also issues effecting individual neighborhoods.