LHS Teacher Beth Wexler, LHS Students Heather Burns, Maddi Weiler, Paige Smith, Lydia Powell, Geneva Marr, Meredith Montalbano, Kevin O'Hara, LHS Teacher Bre Sambuchino and LHS Student Riley Clarey at the September 24 Mayerson Foundation Student Service Leadership Workshop
Eight LHS students join peers from across Ohio for Mayerson Foundation Student Service Leadership training
Loveland High School (LHS) students joined peers from across the state Wednesday, Sept. 24, for the Mayerson Foundation Student Service Leadership Workshop on the University of Cincinnati campus. The students had the opportunity to engage in breakout sessions that focused on different aspects of service and leadership.
"This was my second time attending the Mayerson Student Service Leadership Workshop and it has never failed to change my perspective,” said Maddi Weiler, LHS senior. “This workshop motivates me to want to make a difference in the Greater Cincinnati community with the help of my peers. It was a perfect way to get me even more excited about our upcoming Senior Service Day."
This coming October 15 marks Loveland High School’s third annual Senior Service Day event; all 350 members of the senior class will take part in being of service to 13 worthy Cincinnati and Loveland nonprofit agencies.
“At Loveland, the lesson of service is not contained to one workshop, or one day,” said Bre Sambuchino, LHS teacher and senior service coordinator. “These are just two examples of the many ways we work to make service a student priority throughout the school year. I’m proud of the students who attended the Mayerson Foundation workshop and I’m excited about the upcoming Senior Service Day – both are a testament to the kind of students we serve.”
Eight LHS students and two teachers participated in the September 24 Mayerson Foundation event.
All students at Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC), Loveland Primary School (LPS) and Loveland Elementary School (LES) enjoyed a cup of school-grown garden veggies with lunch in September. It was the annual Harvest Lunch celebration – courtesy Granny’s Garden.
“This year’s lunch was again a great success for the students,” said Kris Tracy, district food service coordinator. “The food service staff and the volunteers from Granny's Garden are to be commended for the countless hours of harvesting, washing, cutting and preparing the vegetables. Each year brings a new harvest of at least one unique vegetable to use. This year it was Kohlrabi, which is a type of cabbage.”
Granny’s Garden School is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that collaborates with the Loveland City School District to offer hands-on learning opportunities for more than 1,600 first - fourth grade students through the 24-acre Loveland School Garden.
Morrow, Oh. - More than 60 school districts throughout Ohio, including Little Miami, have released a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the state’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high-quality education and are not included in the state’s report.
Over the last few years, participating districts have been surveying residents to determine factors they value in their child’s education that are not measured on the state report card. The result is a collaborative report that shares an expanded story of each participating school district. This is its second year.
“Qualities the local community values in its schools are the focal point of the Quality Profile,” Superintendent Greg Power said. “This element of local control has been increasingly usurped by the state with its many high-stakes assessments. The Quality Profile refocuses the conversation by promoting a dialogue beyond the report card.”
Little Miami earned all A’s and B’s on the state report card, including all A’s in the “value added” category that reflects student progress. Yet only with the Quality Profile can the programs and values of the school system be detailed.
“The second edition of our profile has been refined and includes increased detail regarding the many positive accomplishments of our students and staff,” Power said. “As the district has moved forward over the last year, its efforts to provide high-quality student programming while operating in a fiscally responsible manner have continued. The district will continue its work to support even greater achievements in the year to come.”
Little Miami’s report is divided into nine categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, student services, preschool program, staff leadership, and commitment to improvement.
14 counties including Hamilton, have seven or less contacts and those figures are not being broken out by county in order to protect the privacy of individual contacts.
OHIO EBOLA DAILY CONTACT REPORT 10/19/14 (as of 11 AM, EST of date of issuance)
The Ohio Department of Health reported Sunday morning in its Daily Ebola Contact Report that there are currently:
0 confirmed cases of Ebola in Ohio;
3 people under quarantine;
153 contacts statewide;
ODH’s Daily Ebola Contact Report is issued at approximately 11 a.m. daily and is compiled from the local health districts, ODH officials and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Ohio team members who are working to identify anyone who may have had contact of some type with the Dallas nurse who was in Northeast Ohio, Oct. 10-13. The figures may go up or down every day based on the information officials collect on contacts and the type of exposure they may have had.
Stockpile of health care personal protective equipment at ODH warehouse
New Restrictions on Travel Designed To Ensure Health Monitoring Compliance, Protect Travelers
On Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) strengthened the state’s recommended Ebola quarantine protocols to limit travel of people currently required to have their health condition monitored daily by a local health department and those required to report their health condition themselves to a local health department.
The new Ebola quarantine recommendations mean:
Ohioans required to have a public health official monitor their health condition daily would be prohibited from leaving their health department’s jurisdiction unless the health department jurisdiction to which they are travelling agrees to assume that daily monitoring responsibility. If that agreement is not reached, the individual cannot travel and must keep their daily monitoring appointments in their home health department jurisdiction.
Ohioans under self-monitoring and reporting requirements cannot leave the United States due to the inability to track them down in the event they fail to meet their daily reporting requirements.
“As we’ve seen, travel is a potential problem.It’s why the people of Ohio are dealing with the situation we have right now.We don’t want to take the slightest chance for this disease to potentially spread, we don’t want people in other places to have to deal with what we’re dealing with and we don’t want potentially sick Ohioans to go beyond the reach of the good care we know we have here at home in the unlikely event that they get sick,” said Dr. Mary DiOrio, state epidemiologist and interim chief of the ODH Bureau of Prevention and Health Promotion, in a press release. “We’re taking an aggressive approach, no doubt about it, but it’s just common sense.Some might criticize us for being too aggressive, but we’re comfortable taking that criticism.”
Ohio’s revised quarantine protocols can be viewed here.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15 Ohio was notified by the CDC that a Dallas nurse who visited northeast Ohio Oct. 10-13 tested positive for Ebola on Oct. 14 after returning to Dallas.Ohio worked with local health officials to activate Ebola preparedness efforts that it began developing in mid-summer.Additionally, Ohio:
Requested the CDC send a response team to support state and local efforts to identify anyone with whom the nurse may have had contact with while in Ohio.The team arrived early Thursday morning;
Worked with Ohio infectious disease experts to develop recommended quarantine protocols that build on published CDC guidelines;
Recommended that all Ohio hospitals conduct repeated training drills with frontline health care staff on how to manage an Ebola patient and put on and remove personal protective equipment.More information is available here; and
Activated a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer questions about Ebola and Ohio’s response. The telephone number is 1-866-800-1404. Information about Ebola is also available on the ODH website at www.odh.ohio.gov and the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Oct. 18:Press conference held in Akron with Gov. John R. Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and several federal, state and local doctors, health care professionals and elected officials to update the public on the status of Ohio’s Ebola response.
Oct. 17: ODH announced it is adding to current stockpiles of health care protective equipment for frontline health care workers.
Oct. 16:ODH participates in a media briefing in Summit County with state, local and federal partners.
State Health Director Rick Hodges notified Ohio hospitals asking that they conduct a series of training and practice drills within two days to ensure Ohio hospitals are prepared to handle a potential Ebola patient.
Gov. Kasich talked with President Barack Obama, thanking him for the CDC support staff, and informing him of Ohio’s new, more aggressive quarantine measures. The President is supportive.
State officials briefed CDC on Ohio’s Ebola response before travelling with the CDC to Summit County to assist with local efforts.
ODH updated infectious disease experts in Ohio and issued enhanced quarantine protocols for individuals with possible Ebola exposure.
Oct. 15:Gov. Kasich spoke with US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, requesting CDC staff to support regional response efforts. As a result, CDC staff arrived in Ohio overnight.
The state of Ohio activated its Emergency Operation Center to manage Ohio’s response, and initiated a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer Ohioans’ questions about Ebola and the recent events.
ODH deployed state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio and other staff to Summit County to assist Ebola response efforts.
CDC notified ODH that Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola was in Summit County Oct. 10-13.
Oct. 14:State conducted an Ebola-specific tabletop exercise and preparedness seminar with stakeholders including hospitals, physicians, nurses, EMS responders and local health departments.
July-Pres.:ODH shares Ebola preparedness guidance with health care providers and local health departments.
This year marks Grailville’s 70th Anniversary and the’re ready to Light Up The Farm
You can help Grailville Celebrate 70 years of women working together as a catalyst for change on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 6 until 9 PM.
Since 1944, Grailville’s 315 acres of rolling hills and pasture has provided a beautiful space for programs that empower participants to become competent and compassionate leaders who make a difference in the world. Their efforts created an ecologically friendly oasis in Loveland, decades before “sustainability” became a word.
The evening will be a unique experience of the beauty of The Grail through music, food, and dancing. You might be surprised by what you learn and who comes back to visit us. Reservations are required.
Join in the evening of fun atLight Up the Farm! November 1, 6-9 pm. Tickets $45 ($25 tax deductible) here or call 513.683.2340 x224.
Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, soups prepared from the bounty of Grailville's organic land, and the special treat of Grailville's famous bread. Throughout the evening enjoy hay rides, a bonfire and music by award-winning folk music group Wild Carrot.
The event highlights Grailville's rich history via multiple "Points of Light" stations showcasing contributions to the Arts, Community, Land, Spirit and Transformation.
To honor our relationship with the community, we're donating $5 dollars of every ticket sold to purchase a vegetable share from Earth-Shares CSA for the Loveland L.I.F.E. Food Pantry to provide fresh, locally grown produce each week.
David F. Trame has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) scholarship to attend Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews. Scholarship recipients are enrolled as members of the Army ROTC battalion at their colleges.
The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees, as well as an annual book allowance, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year the scholarship is in effect.
Upon graduation from college and completion of the ROTC program requirements, the student receives a bachelor's degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. All scholarship students incur a military service obligation of eight years, which may be fulfilled by either serving on active duty or in the Reserve Components of the Army.
Trame is the son of Brigit and Glenn Trame of Loveland, Ohio and a 2011 graduate of Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joshua A. Gorman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Gorman 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Gorman earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Lawrence E. Gorman of Milford, Ohio, and a 2013 graduate of Glen Este High School, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew C. Potticary has arrived for duty as a recruiter with 338th Recruting Station, Florence Ky.
He is a 1999 graduate of Milford High School, Milford, Ohio.
Previously, Potticary deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the son of Robert and Juliann Potticary of E. Pershing, Cheyenne, Wyo. His wife, Krysta, is the daughter of Bobbi and Bill Cummings of Willnean Drive, Milford, Ohio. Potticary is a 1999 graduate of Milford High School.
“What happens when the people who care start moving out and the only ones left are the ones who don’t care?”- Ellen Mershon
200 of the 500 homes are rental properties
Ellen Mershon has lived in Loveland for twenty-four years, and she told Loveland City Council last Tuesday that forty per-cent of the housing in Loveland Heights where she lives, has become rental property. After she made that statement she said, “So, I’ll just let that sink in a little bit.” Then, she paused before continuing.
“I love Loveland and love the community I live in, but, that’s not why I am here today. I’m here to advocate for my neighborhood.”
“After the housing market collapsed we have had more than our share of challenges,” said Mershon. “Our neighborhood has reached a tipping point moment that going to be happening soon. Things are going downhill.” She told the elected officials that there is a possible opportunity for some real blight to occur.
Mershon held up a stack of police incident reports from just one of the rental properties she is concerned about. It was twenty-six pages long. “Twenty-six pages in three years. This is what I live next to every day,” she said.
Mershon said that she and her husband are looking forward to retiring, and retiring in Loveland and having more time to contribute even more to the community. She said that the little house they own would be a great home to retire in. “But we are just not sure we want to stay in the Heights any more. I’m just going to be honest with you. I know a lot of people and unfortunately, they’re saying the same thing.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is briefed by Ohio Department of Health officials and his senior staff on Ohio’s Ebola preparedness. This morning, Ohio officials were informed by the CDC that a Dallas nurse who has tested positive for Ebola visited Ohio Oct. 10-13.
Providing 24-hour answers to questions Ohioans have about Ebola
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health is activating a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer Ohioans’ questions about Ebola and the recent events in Ohio in an effort to ensure Ohioans get accurate, timely information.
The number for Ohioans to call is 1-866-800-1404.
The call center, housed at the Ohio Department of Health, began operations at 6 p.m. today and will be staffed by public health nurses and other public health professionals, with infectious disease specialists available as needed.
Ohio public health officials were alerted by the CDC Wednesday morning that a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola was in Ohio Oct. 10–13.
CDC Agrees to Send Staff to Ohio
COLUMBUS – At the request of Gov. John R. Kasich, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden agreed to send CDC staff to Ohio support Ohio's state and local Ebola response efforts. The CDC staff could begin arriving as soon as tonight.
A CDC agency liaison will help coordinate response efforts between Ohio and the CDC, and CDC contact tracing experts will help state and local health officials identify anyone who may have had contact with the Dallas nurse who traveled to Ohio, according to a press release issued by Kasich's administration.
Ohio public health officials were alerted by the CDC Wednesday morning that a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola was in Ohio Oct. 10-13.
COLUMBUS – After learning this morning from the CDC that a Dallas nurse who has tested positive for Ebola was in Summit County Oct. 10-13, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) activated the Ebola response preparations that it began developing this summer with local health care officials.