HamiltonCounty Public Health is implementing a 12 percent reduction in licensing fees for all food service and retail food operations, effective February 1.
Technology and realignment have driven the cost savings, according to Hamilton County Health Commissioner, Tim Ingram. “We have incorporated considerable new technology in our inspection and reporting processes,” Ingram says. “Electronic reporting and data collection speed up the process and provide the public with information on our findings much more quickly. Our establishments get a reduced fee structure while the public gets faster access to our reports through our website.”
Air Force Airman Kenneth E. Latchford II graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an “intensive,” eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Latchford earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Latchford is the son of April Plummer and stepson of Norman Plummer of Finch Lane, Milford. He is a 2011 graduate of Milford High School.
Editor's Note... Chris Shoals was Loveland Magazine's first sports columnist. This is his profile at the University of Kentucky Athletic Department's Media Relations page. Much thanks goes to Loveland Magazine sponsor, Jarvis Global Investments for supporting our sports coverage of Loveland Tiger athletes.
Position: Student Assistant
Sports Covered: Women's Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving
Chris Shoals is in his second year working the University of Kentucky Media Relations Office and his first as a media relations assistant.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Shoals handles all of Kentucky's communications efforts for its swimming and diving team. In addition, Shoals served as the women's soccer contact during its historic 2011 season, with primary contact John Hayden on maternity leave. While with women's soccer, Shoals helped direct the team to one of its best seasons in school annals, including UK hosting the first NCAA Tournament game at the UK Soccer Complex since the 1999 season.
Women's soccer boasted a bevy of award winners during Shoals' time with the program, including All-Southeastern Conference performers Kelsey Hunyadi and freshman Arin Gilliand. Shoals managed the weekly notes package for the program, served as the official scorer during home games, the editor for the game program, traveled with the team throughout the season and helped coordinate all communication needs for third-year head coach John Lipsitiz.
In addition to Shoals' duties with women's soccer and swimming and diving, he serves as the assistant contact for the nationally ranked UK softball program, coming off the best season in school history, that saw UK host the NCAA Lexington Super Regional. Besides his sport-specific responsibilities, Shoals helps handle the day-to-day management of the UK media relations office assisting in the communication conceptualization of UK's entire 22-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Shoals is a vital resource to the office throughout the year, assisting office coordinator Jamie Holloway in the coordination of daily office needs.
Shoals came to UK during the summer of 2010 as a freshman, immediately becoming vital to the office responsibilities. Before the 2011 school year starter, Shoals was promoted into a media relations assist post, working with his assigned sports with an un-rivaled work ethic and passion.
Before joining UK media relations, Shoals served as a sports columnist for Loveland Magazine back in his hometown, as well as the head basketball and football statistician for his high school. Shoals played three years of golf and soccer for his high school.
Shoals, the son of Michael and Leslie Shoals, has a sister, Katherine, 16, and is currently a sophomore for at UK studying journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.
Loveland, Ohio - At its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 3, the Loveland City School District Board of Education elected Christine Olsen as the President, and Linda Pennington as the Vice President for 2012. Out-going President Dr. Kathryn Lorenz has served on the Board since January 1992, and was reelected to serve the District for four more years. Also elected in the fall election was new-comer, Art Jarvis. Both were administered an oath of office by District Treasurer, Brett Griffin.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is of the oath of office and the election of officers.
Olsen was first elected to the Board in 2001, and served as Vice-President in 2006. Pennington was first elected to the Board in 1995.
held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. The Board named and. The two Board members elected in November of 2011 were sworn in at the meeting. Dr. Kathryn Lorenz has served on the Board since January 1992. Mr. Art Jarvis was also sworn in for his first term on the Board.
In 2012, all regular Board of Education meetings are scheduled to be held at 7 PM on the third Tuesday of the month except for July and December. The monthly Board work sessions are scheduled for 7 PM on the first Tuesday of the month except for July and December. All meetings are open to the public. The regular Board meetings are held at the Loveland Intermediate School/Loveland Middle School Media Center and work sessions at the Board of Education Administrative Office at 757 South Lebanon Road.
Correction: Loveland Boys at Turpin High School January 13
HD Video Highlights and Ricky Mulvey's Post-Game Report
Electrifying Finish Clears Stands for Court Celebration
Loveland, Ohio - A 3-point basket by Reid Waddell gave the Loveland Tigers a 38-37 win over the Milford Eagles on Tuesday night at Loveland High School.Off the bench with four 3-pointers, Anthony LaMacchia had a game high 16 points for the Tigers. Robert Overbeck led Milford with 12.
Both teams are now 3-3 in Buckeye Division play. These teams meet again on February 10 at Milford.
Walnut Hills is at the top of the standings at 6-1, Turpin holds onto 2nd place and Kings, Milford, and Loveland all have 3-3 records. (See Complete Standings)
Loveland next takes on Turpin, Friday the 13 of January at Loveland High School.
Discouraged? Feeling like crumpling up your current project and pitching it? Please read on.
I was reading Jonathan D. Kramer’s program notes during a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra concert that I recently attended and was astounded to read what the composer had to say about his own work:
“I have just played over the first movement of my concerto, and only now has it become clear to me that the transition from the first theme to the second is not good and that in this form the first theme is no more than an introduction — and that no fool would believe it to be a second theme. Everybody will think this the beginning of the concerto. I consider the whole movement ruined, and from this minute it has become positively hideous to me. I am simply in despair.”
This is Sergei Rachmaninoff speaking of one of the most beloved pieces in music — his second piano concerto in C minor — five days before he was to play the first complete performance!
It always stuns me that the greatest geniuses, the creators of the most profound work, are devastated by self-doubt — and, in Rachmaninoff’s case, go into deep and long-lasting depression.
I tell you that to say that your doubts about your work are in no way an accurate reflection of the value of the actual work, nor do they provide a valid assessment of your competence. They are simply a reflection of your own doubts about yourself.
When you feel like quitting, let these unforgettable strains of music come back to you, and then think about the potential cost of second guessing instead of paying attention to your instinct. Rachmaninoff’s instinct told him to write the music in that precise way; his second guessing told him that the form was incorrect. But forms change — because people have the courage to act on intuition. History recognizes these brave pioneers later as visionaries.
Dowd has Cemented Himself as the Best Defender in the Division - LaxMagazine.com
It took an ugly game, but the light bulb finally went off for Dayton long pole Mat Dowd from Loveland, Ohio last year. In the midst of a 21-13 regular-season thrashing at the hands of Grand Valley State, the No. 1 team in the country, Lakers superstar attackman Cam Holding managed to hang an 11-spot on Dowd and the Flyers. It was then that Dowd understood that more is not always better. READ ON AT LaxMagazine.com
Loveland, Ohio - This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO was taken on January 3, during half-time of the Loveland Boys varsity basketball game. Students were honored by the My Voice, My Choice Campaign. The program is focused on creating a positive school climate for all students, calling on our students to stand up for their peers through their words and actions.
The nominated students from each building who embody the principles of My Voice, My Choice, are:
Loveland Early Childhood Center
Charlie Meckey, Sage Bushstone, Jared Stone
Charlie embodies "My Voice, My Choice" very well in the classroom. He is always making good decisions for himself, and he helps to make sure all students in our classroom feel comfortable. He is a great friend to others in class and at recess.
Sage is always willing to help another student in need. She often notices a situation and prevents disruption for the entire class by stepping in and helping. Jared works really hard to be friendly to others and always excited to be at school.
These students stood up for another student being "picked on" during outdoor recess on the playground. The victim happened to be a student with special needs and some of his classmates stood up for him and told two students to "leave their friend" alone.
Loveland Elementary School
Jordan Collins (4th), Emma Wentland (4th), and David Ballman (3rd)
Jordan, Emma, and David are excellent examples of great character at LES. The "My Voice, My Choice" initiative encourages students to be proactive and responsive to the needs of others, and to stand for what's right if they encounter improper and unfair treatment of others. These students embody those traits every day, and we are proud to have them represent LES and our core values of "Care, Respect, and Responsibility."
Loveland Intermediate School
Jonah Smith (6), Sam Wenger (6), and Max Pardue (5)
Jonah is supportive and complimentary towards his friends. He always is putting others before himself. Max is deserving of this recognition because he is kind and respectful of his peers and is a leader for the 5th grade at LIS. Sam is always willing to include students who struggle with making friends. All three of these students are leaders in the LIS building with their “lead by example” attitude. Congratulations! Keep up the good work.
Loveland Middle School
Torey Slagel, Isaac Gordon and Margaret Purtell
LMS students used their voice to make a difference locally through a book drive for needy Kindergartners and globally through charitable actions and volunteering to raise money for the Invisible Children organization. Nominated by their teachers for their hard work all three of these Tigers are very deserving.
Loveland High School
Michael Viox, Shawn Eldridge, Ricky Mulvey, Matt McIver
These students have demonstrated the core values of the My Voice, My Choice campaign through their words and actions. They have been a friend to students in need of positive support.
Loveland, Ohio - School will not be in session in theLoveland City School District on Friday, January 13, for a teacher inservice day. Teachers will be receiving professional development on technology with a focus on Google Apps for Educators and related topics.
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Jr. school will not be in session on Monday, January 16.
Loveland, Ohio - Roger Hoyer asks, “Looking for a great preschool for your child or grandchild?” He said that Tender Years Cooperative Preschool has been enriching children and parents for 30 years. It is a “parent cooperative” offering morning and afternoon classes for 3 and 4 year olds. “Tender years offers parents the privilege of participating with their child in the classroom a few times per month, as well as the opportunity to contribute their own valuable ideas and talent to the school.”
Early registration for LPC members and their families will begin on Monday, January 16th. Open registration for the public will be held at Tender Years on January 19 at 7 PM. For further information, contact Windy Robinson at 513-588-4975, or visit www.lovelandtenderyears.com.
‘Sluggish’ tax collections worrying state budget director
“It’s something we’re going to keep a real close eye on as we move forward,” Keen said of the income-tax collections, which were nearly $22 million (2.8 percent) below estimates in December. For the year, income-tax revenue is $17.6 million below estimates, though it remains nearly 8 percent higher than for the same period a year ago. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
Proposed ‘personhood’ ballot wording approved
The amendment would declare that a person exists upon fertilization of a female egg, outlawing abortions by giving legal status to a fetus. Mississippi voters turned down a similar proposal last fall. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
Dr. Sergio Delgado, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centerand the University of Cincinnati, will be the guest speaker. His expertise is in ADHD, depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
Epiphany member, Ann Schnure will open the evening by sharing some of her own family’s experience.
Epiphany is located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Miami Township next to the Oasis Golf Club. Call: 677-9866 Directions
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is of the Induction Ceremony of the Loveland High School Athletic Hall of Fame held on December 16.
The 2012 Inductees are:
Jilian (Partin) Campbell
Jilian (Partin) Campbell Graduated from Loveland High School in 2005, where she was a four year varsity basketball starter, and captain of her team her junior and senior year. She was named MVP at Loveland her sophomore, junior, and senior year. She was named to the 1st Team FAVC all four years, and FAVC Player of the Year as a senior. Also, as a senior, she was named to the 1st Team All City, and named to the 2nd All District Team her sophomore and juunior years. She was named to the 1st Team All District and played in the Southwest District All Star Game her senior year.
Partin-Campbell received All SW District Honorable Mention her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years, and named to the 3rd Team her senior year. She played in the Ohio/Kentuucky All Star game in 2005.
Partin-Campbell scored 1,356 career points while at Loveland High School. She averaged 22.2 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per games as a senior, Set a number of school career records with most points scored (1,356), most two-point shots attempted (416) and made (865), best field goal percentage (48 percent), most three-point shots attempted (65) and made (176), most free throws attempted (329) and made (511) and most assists (230)
Partin-Campbell played three years of varsity soccer, was captain her senior year, and named Most Improved Player as a junior. She had 24 career shutouts and named MVP three years. She was named to the 2nd Team FAVC her junior year, and 1st Team FAVC as a senior. She was named Loveland’s Best Defensive Player as a senior, and played in the District All Star game, and Named to the All-State Academic Team.
Partin-Campbell received the 2005 Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award.
She played for Lipscomb University where she started every game as as enior and averaged 10.1 points per game and 6.6 per rebounds in conference competition. She was on the NCAA Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, and 2005-2006
Dave Casteel Jr.
Dave Casteel Jr. Graduated from Loveland High School in 1999 and went on to play football at Virginia Military Institute.
While at Loveland High School Casteel was captain of the varsity football team while a junior and senior, and named MVP all four varsity seasons. His football honors include, Two-time 1st Team All Southern Buckeye Conference, and FAVC 1st Team his junior and senior years. He was Defensive Player of the Year, three-times, 1st Team All City three-times, 1st Team All District three-times, and All District Honorable Mention four years running. He was Honorable Mention All State three times.
While wrestling varsity for Loveland High School, Casteel was team captain all four years, Team MVP three-years. He was named to the 3rd Team in the Southern Buckeye Conference, 2nd Team in the SBC, 2nd Team in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, and named to the All City All Star Team.
Bill Gordon Graduated from Loveland High School in 1983, and then played baseball at Xavier University. While attending Loveland High School, he was four-time team captain, a four year starter, and Most Valuable Player each year. He was 1st Team in the Eastern Hills League (EHL) his sophomore, junior, and senior season, and was the State leader in scoring for those three years. He was named to Ohio All State Team four times.
He was captain on his high school basketball teams all four years and named MVP each year. Four times he was named to the All EHL Basketball Team, and named to the All City Honorable Mention Team, four straight times.
Gordon was the Loveland High School “Tiger Man” in baseball four times, and named to the EHL’s 1st Team four times. He was Co-Player of the year in the EHL, 1st Team Cincinnati Enquirer, and Cincinnati Post four straight times.
Kevin Schappell Graduated from Loveland High School in 2002 and started varsity basketball for 4-years. He was captain and MVP of his team three years. He was named 2nd Team, 1st Team, and Player of the Year in the FAVC. He was named 1st Team all City 3-times, 3rd Team All District, and 1st Team All District as a junior and senior, He received Honorable Mention All State as a sophomore, and Special Mention as a junior and senior. Schappell was Loveland High School's all time leading scorer (1,403) until his record was broken in 2009 by Bobby Capobianco.
Schapell played college basketball at Northern Kentucky University where he earned honorable mention all-Great Lakes Valley conference honors as a junior. He connected on 52-of-116 attempts from 3-point range as a senior and helped the Norse advance to the championship game of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region tournament. While a player at NKU, Schappell scored 868 career points.
Schapell was a graduate assistant for Bob Huggins with the Mountaineers of West Virginia, and helped them advance to the NCAA Division I Final Four. West Virginia earned berths in the NCAA Tournament each of Schappell’s three seasons as an assistant to head coach Bob Huggins.
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. (NCH) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all lots of select bottle packaging configurations of Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier as well as Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier, in the United States. NCH is taking this action as a precautionary measure because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets.