Symmesfest will be held at Symmes Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, on Friday, June 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The event will offer rides, games, food, live music and fireworks nightly.
Acording to organizers, "The highlight of the event will be a Ping Pong Drop." It is scheduled for Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. Participants will have a chance to win cash and prizes donated by local businesses.
For more information, contact the Township office at (513) 683-6644.
Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
Granny's Garden School has a job opening for a Fund Development Coordinator. The professional in this new position will assist the Executive Director with developing and executing a funding plan to meet immediate and future financial needs and our goal to establish alternative funding resources. Writing grant proposals, special events and other traditional fundraising activities only make up about 25% of this position. The main focus is networking and developing new, non-traditional, sustainable funding streams.
With this in mind, we are seeking someone with a strong networking/sales background to support our efforts to seek opportunities for developing "outside of the box" funding streams that include corporate sponsorships and other opportunities yet to be identified. This requires an outgoing, take-charge, creative thinker who can work with little supervision, who has excellent problem solving skills, and who thrives in non-traditional work environment. The right candidate will be an effective communicator (written and verbal) with strong networking and people skills.
This is an hourly position - up to 30 flexible hours weekly with the opportunity to do some work from home.
Submit your resume and a letter of introduction (via Email) including why you are interested and why you are the right candidate for this position.
Since my early childhood, I've been surrounded by pets. I learned responsibility in caring for cats and dogs with the occasional gerbil, goldfish and hermit crab thrown into the mix. Throughout grade school I leased and showed horses, learning the ropes of horse care and time management. Today I am surrounded by six lovely animals: three rescue cats, a rescue greyhound and two pugs.
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Loveland (It's more than a bike trail), Ohio - This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is from the morning of Tuesday, May 28. Each year Loveland High School seniors have a parade as their days as a Tiger officially end. Once a Tiger always a Tiger though. They gathered this year in the parking lot of Castle Skateland and made a grand entrance at their school.
Granny's Garden School has a part-time (12 hours a week) garden support job opening beginning immeditely and going to mid August. Hours are 6:30-10:30 a.m. They are seeking someone with experience in flower/ vegetable gardening. Respond via email expressing your interest and outlining your experience.
These are excerpts from "Dr. Johns Blog"
Out-going Loveland City School District Superintendent, Dr. John Marschhausen published his thoughts about the Loveland District, and his education philosophy on a blog published on the district's web site. He has accepted a new superintendent position at the Hilliard City School District outside of Columbus, a much larger district. (View Marschhausen's "exit" video interview conducted by Loveland Magazine...)
Culture is essential
Culture is essential in high performing organizations – a culture of high expectations, a culture of trust, and a culture of family.
State Budget Process
It is a fascinating time to be an educational leader in Ohio. Every two years there is an opportunity to discuss and debate a biennial budget. Funding education is a complex process; it requires our brightest, most creative leaders to engage in active conversations. Each and every decision has consequence – both intended and unintended – that ultimately impact education in Ohio. The intricate budget process offers few simple, black and white questions. Complexity demands operating in tumultuous environments, forces collaboration and understanding, and encourages innovative, creative solutions. Often the answer to a complex question is created during the process – it’s formed at a crossroads and incorporates pieces from opposing viewpoints.
Many of our building leaders and teachers are driving forces for innovation and progress in our classrooms. I am always eager to hear what our teachers are doing as progressive educators, and I am dedicated to supporting their efforts. My role as superintendent is to remove barriers, provide resources, and foster an environment of trust. As a team, we must build accountability and assessment models to evaluate progress. Innovation must be cultivated, supported, and evaluated. We must build on the foundation of excellence and insist on continued progress.
Loveland has exceptionally talented students and uniquely dedicated teachers, staff members, and administrators. We are a progressive, innovative district that is continually seeking opportunities to be better. We have a vision and a goal – we want to be that “lighthouse” district that shines for others as a beacon.
I believe that more than any new legislation, education today is in desperate need of dreamers. Education today is crying for innovators – for leaders able to be associational thinkers – people with the ability to take seemingly competing or differing ideas and bring them together. Associational thinkers are dreamers who understand how to change the status quo.
Purposeful leadership demands civility
As an educational leader I feel a great responsibility to lead by example. I will engage the varied constituencies I serve with humility, kindness and charity.
Vacation is learning . . . not vacation from learning
Vacations provide many young people the opportunity to engage in expanded conversations and quality time with adults who influence their lives. School vacations aren’t simply time away from class – school vacations provide for experiential learning. Hearing a grandparent share stories from their childhood, traveling outside of our hometown, and quality conversations with parents about current events are all opportunities for development, growth, and learning.
Pantophobia in Education
Brown’s Christmas Lucy asked Charlie Brown, “Do you think you have
pantophobia?” In its simplest form, pantophobia is the fear of
everything. My concern as a lifelong educator is that it is this type of
fear is penetrating all levels of my profession in two forms – fear of
change and fear of the future. This fear isn’t isolated by community
boundaries – it is real and rooted in districts across this great
country; when you examine the current climate of education, it isn’t
hard to understand why.
Without doubt, public education is under unprecedented scrutiny. Without exception, teachers are concerned about the attacks on their profession. Without question, educators are being pushed at a revolutionary pace to catch-up and prepare America’s next generation of leaders, workers, and thinkers. From new evaluation systems to a national common curriculum, from new assessments to the proliferation of instructional technology, there are mindboggling changes facing today’s educators. But, as educators, we can’t become pantophobic; our task is too important.
We must look at the changes in education as opportunities. It is incumbent of leaders – both political and educational – to shift from apprehension to assurance and create opportunities to support the phenomenal educators in our schools. We must seek occasions to celebrate excellence and foster a culture of innovation. We must eliminate conflict, remove obstacles, and focus on the future as we prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow. We don’t have the time to look back with nostalgia, seeking a return to yesterday’s educational norms. The past is just that . . . the past. We must prepare students for tomorrow, not for yesterday.
I believe – in my heart of hearts and soul of souls – that the vast majority of educators are committed to meeting these challenges. We need courageous leaders, dedicated professionals, and innovative teams to solve today’s problems. Working as partners with a singular mission to prepare the future generation of American children we will overcome our pantophobic tendencies – and embrace this education evolution as optimists. If we don’t… well, that is real reason to have fear.
When failure earns an 'A'
The world around us is changing at a dizzying pace and schools must work diligently to keep up. Part of changing – part of evolving – means innovation. Innovation is hard work. Innovation is trying new things, starting new initiatives, and, yes, innovation often means failure. We are not working towards reaching a destination; we are working as part of progress.
Much of what we do in schools is punitive when students fail. We must break this cycle. When a student doesn’t master a concept or problem, we must guide them on their journey. Ultimately, the goal is student achievement – the goal isn’t producing on our time schedule. Our society is starving for a workforce that creates, innovates, and problem solves, yet we produce students who have mastered the art of compliance. Our flat world demands continued learning and growth; our workforce will demand professionals on a journey. Keeping up requires constant learning; keeping up is a learning voyage. Failure isn’t an option; the only failure is when students stop trying.
Through a Child’s Eyes
Reflecting on my time with those wonderful second grade students left me with two powerful thoughts. First of all, we need to learn from primary classrooms; we need to continue discovery learning, problem-based learning, and student-centered classrooms beyond second grade. Secondly, the world in which second grade students will live and work is changing at a dizzying pace.
These young people – still mastering the ability to share complex thoughts and express excitement verbally with adults – are full of enthusiasm and a love of learning. These young people, under the direction of exceptional professional educators, are really explorers. They explore the classroom, explore written works, and learn through discovering. It is a thrill to spend time with second grade students because they love coming to school.
Marschhausen 2013 Outstanding Technology-Using Administrator of the Year
The Instructional Technology Integration Partnership of Ohio (ITIP Ohio) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) presented Loveland Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen with the Ohio 2013 Outstanding Technology-Using Administrator of the Year award at the eTech State Technology Conference this past February. The award recognized Marschhausen’s efforts to embed technology into the daily lives of teachers, students and administrators.
Marschhausen National Digital Learning Day Panelest - Hand-selected by Ohio Governor John Kasich’s staff
Digital Learning Day is a campaign sponsored by the Alliance for
Excellence in Education used to highlight education meets technology
This past year, Loveland Superintendent Dr. John Marschhausen was invited to speak on a state panel hosted by eTech Ohio at WOSU’s COSI studio in Columbus; the discussion was on leadership’s role in launching and expanding blended learning in Ohio. View a recording of the forum at http://www.etech.ohio.gov/digital-learning-day.
was at Cincinnati’s Taft Information Technology High School; the event
was by invitation only, as leaders in education, business and politics
formed a captive audience listening to a panel of four
Southwest Ohio superintendents hold a discussion about how to improve
the educational system for children. Hand-selected by Ohio Governor John
Kasich’s staff, the Governor was in attendance and at attention.
“We need for public education to be more progressive and prepare students for success after school,” said Dr. John Marschhausen, Loveland City School District superintendent and panelist at the event. “Too often we judge success on historical norms and expectations, and school districts must task themselves with providing a different skill set for our children; we can’t prepare today’s students for yesterday’s workforce – we need to ready the next generation of American leaders.
“There is a growing sense of collaboration in Ohio in regards to improving our education system,” said Marschhausen. “I’m encouraged by both the panel discussion and by the proposed education budget; Ohio is on the right track.”
by David Miller
Loveland, Ohio - Last Friday out-going Loveland City School District Superintendent, Dr. John Marschhausen sat down for an "exit" interview with Loveland Magazine. He has accepted a new superintendent position at the Hilliard City School District outside of Columbus, a much larger district.
Marschhausen was asked about what he feels are his accomplishments while at Loveland since August of 2010. He talks about the direction educators are taking in instructing Loveland students, and shares his philosophy about the future of primary and secondary education.
The Loveland High School Class of 2013 held their graduation ceremonies Saturday at the Cintas Center of Xavier University.
Loveland Magazine Takes You to the LHS Graduation
Stayed tuned in the coming days for Loveland Magazine's exclusive coverage from the commencement, including HD Video of speeches by students, administrators, and staff. Also, see each graduate as they celebrate - leaving the ceremony.
Because of budget cuts, City Hall is out of the 4th of July organizing this year. There will be no Fourth of July parade or fireworks in Loveland this year.
Loveland High School homecoming early for 2013-2014 school year
"The administrative team at Loveland High School knows what an important tradition and series of events homecoming is for our students and the community so we communicated with student council, staff advisers, the athletic department, and board office administration to discuss this earlier than usual date for homecoming prior to formalizing the date on the calendar,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “A potential October 18 date was very academically concerning because all Loveland juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT and PLAN (pre-ACT) during the school day on October 16," said Kloesz. "Schools that administer these high-stakes tests to all students in the respective grade levels must adhere to strict guidelines; the testing date cannot be altered as this is a nationwide testing date that is determined by College Board."
The results of the PSAT and PLAN provide numerous academic, scholarship and potential career-related opportunities to students and Kloesz said he struggled with the idea of the festive atmosphere of Homecoming week, which traditionally includes dress-up days, class competitions and other fun events, coinciding with this "especially important and significant testing date."
Kloesz also said, "The other possible homecoming date in the 2013 football season would have had major financial implications for our athletic budget, so we settled on September 6. We have looked at the calendar for the next three years and for several years to come; 2013 is the only year in which homecoming will need to occur this early.”
The high school has also been working with current eighth grade students at the middle school to help prepare them for the early homecoming week. Next year's freshmen will also be provided with additional information during freshman orientation in mid-August.
“We realize this early homecoming date is not ideal for everyone, but we will make it a positive experience for our students,” said Kloesz. “It does provide us a unique opportunity to begin the school year with an unprecedented focus on school and community spirit." He said it would also gets students, especially the new freshman class, involved in high school activities early in the year. "Moreover, as we continue building on our amazing Loveland traditions, there is the potential to make each of our home football games and many other fall athletic and extra-curricular events special experiences for students, fans and community. We appreciate the community’s support and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall--at homecoming and throughout the season.”
Saturday July 13, 2013, Miami Meadows Park, Miami Township
The 7th Annual ‘Fly Thru The Park’ will take place Saturday, July 13, at Miami Township’s Miami Meadows Park, 1546 SR 131. The family-friendly 5K race/walk includes chip timing, prizes, food and refreshments. Registration begins at 8 AM. The race/walk begins at 9 AM. The flat course is appealing and safe for the entire family. Awards and prizes will be given to the top three finishers in each age group category.
I think one of the functions of fiction, whether the author intends it or not, is to help people leap over the wall of their own lives and inhabit someone else's’ world for a while.
- Dr. Khaled Hosseni
by David Miller
Cincinnati, Oh. - The Kite Runner, by Dr. Khaled Hosseni was published in 2003. It was his first novel. The story is about the boy Amir, growing of age in the war savaged Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion, the ruthless Taliban, and his terror ridden escape. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns is about the lives of two Afghan women who experience the human capacity for evil during three decades of war in Afghanistan. The Kite Runner was also adapted to a movie released in 2007.
Hosseni was at the downtown branch of the public library on may 31 to talk about his newest novel, And the Mountains Echoed. He was interviewed by Elissa Yancey an Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati. Like The Kite Runner, And the Mountains Echoed his new fiction is about the betrayed honor of those we most love and trust.
Hosseni has a medical degree and was a practicing internist for eight years. He said however that, “Medicine was an arranged marriage, writing is my mistress.”
Sitting down, just as a sketch artist would, with paper and pencil, Hosseni said he began his latest novel, “To doodle with words.” First a very vivid image of a little radio-flyer red wagon, the one like we all grew up on. Doodling…traveling across a desert. Doodling…inside of it was this cute little girl, maybe about three. Then doodling a few paces back, a little boy about ten.
This image was just so startling in how vivid and clear it was, it became very clear that the little girl and the boy were brother and sister and they had this very deep and powerful bond, and loved each other and they were headed to Kabul with their father.
Hosseni did not have an outline, either in his head or on paper, he doodles until his story is told. He said that The Kite Runner was composed the same way. He did not realize the wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant were brothers until near the end of the book – when he doodled it.
Hosseni continued about his new work, “And, something was going to happen in Kabul that was going to separate them… that separation would affect them in different, but very deep and profound ways and shape the adults they would become.” The story’s home base is Afghanistan, but goes to the United States, France, and to the Greek island of Tinos. Make no mistake, this influential American artist is writing about America also, because Afghanistan is now part of the great American novel.
Hosseni said his book is shaped like a tree. There is the trunk which is that story about the children, then it branches out from there and gets bigger. It is a much larger book, looking at more generations, than Hosseni’s previous books.
Hosseni went to Kabul for the first time in 1976 and then again in 2003; twenty-seven years later. He was overwhelmed and completely bowled over by the shear helplessness he felt walking those streets again. “My first instinct was to help this person, that person, this person, that person. This person needs something. Every person had a compelling case why they needed help,” he said. “What I found in the last ten years was that actual caring for people and actual work that has some kind of impact on the lives of people takes a lot more than just feeling bad about somebody’s predicament. I mean, that’s necessary, but it is not enough.”
Hosseni said about the father in his latest novel, “And that’s sorta the lesson the father learns.” He described him as a normally very reticent man that is not even able to cry at funerals or in a very intense emotional experience. When he comes back home to California he becomes very judgmental about his own life. As he is remodeling his kitchen he realizes he could have built five schools in Afghanistan. His kids are playing video games all the time and when he tries to tell them about Afghanistan - they are not even interested.
Americans are interested however. The Kite Runner was on The New York Times Best Seller list for 101 weeks. A Thousand Splendid Suns, 21. And the Mountains Echoed is now on the list in several categories.
Hosseni doodles more words, this time to the 900 standing room only fans gathered at the library. Is he talking about us – or his novel? His children complain, yet when in Afghanistan there are children living on the streets or have just watched their parents murdered. They have become grownups at the age of seven, eight, nine, they have lost their childhood.
The storyteller said he will take readers, listeners, and the fictional characters into unexpected places to learn lessons, “But not the one they think they are going to learn.”
Hosseni was asked by an audience member about creative expression in the war torn Afghanistan of today; such as performance art, writing, painting, and music. The novelist said that he sees some, but the aftermath of thirty years of war occupies such a big space in so many people’s life, and still occupies their daily life to such an extent that it makes creative expression difficult.
But I have great hope in the future generations. This is a very, very young country, Afghanistan, I mean. The medium age is like seventeen. Sixty percent of the country is under twenty. For many, their daily diet revolves around how to get water.
He said that this young generation wants to engage with the outside world. “And my hope is
they get that chance. Because I hope they will transform Afghanistan if given that chance.”
Another audience member went to the microphone and thanked Hosseni for “…writing stories that humanized people in some of the worst conditions in life.” He then asked what was perhaps second most on minds, “Have you noticed that people’s attitudes have shifted about Afghanistan, particularly people in the United States, since your writing about that situation? Or, do you think that there is a greater misunderstanding… um… with you know, Islamophobia, and a lot of negative – of Muslims in particular?”
Hosseni responded that he didn’t want in any way to overstate his own influence, but among his readers who have sent him comments over the last ten years, besides those who say 'Enjoying the story,' he most often hears, “I hadn’t given it much thought, just thought of it as just sort of this backward place where women were workers and men had beards, and there were drugs, and BinLaden.” But by no means all people expressed this because there were some amazing letters from many people who were very sophisticated about Afghanistan history, he clarified.
Hosseni elaborated, but downplayed the perception of the humanizing effect of his writing, yet, he was probably not aware of leaning forward in his chair on the elevated platform to get even an inch closer to the ear of the questioner, or that now he was even more interested in his own answer. “But you know for the average American, Afghanistan is an enigma, ya know it’s sort of this chronically troubled country in that region of the world that’s been at war for the last three decades,” he said.
I think one of the functions of fiction, whether the author intends it or not, is to help people leap over the wall of their own lives and inhabit someone else's’ world for a while. And, see through the eyes of somebody that is so different and see that we are bound by these deep human things, like ya know, the love for your parent, with sense that you want to provide for your children, the need to belong to something meaningful that’s bigger than yourself.
No one asked Hosseini his views on the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Success? Failure? Withdrawal? Aftermath? And, he did not offer.
Inspired by his trips to Afghanistan, Hosseini established The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. In 2006, Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. The Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization (UNHCR) to build shelters for refugee families
Khaled Hosseni is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. He is a citizen of the United States where he has lived since he was fifteen years old. His 2003 debut novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, with the paperback spending 101 weeks on the bestseller list (#1 for 4 of those weeks). In 2007, it was followed by A Thousand Splendid Suns which has spent 21 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list for paperback fiction and 49 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover fiction (#1 for 15 of those weeks). The two novels have sold more than 38 million copies internationally. The Kite Runner was also adapted to a movie released in 2007 - Wikipedia
Local childcare facility of the first and only childcare centers in the region with LEED certification
Miami Township, Ohio - Chris and Marilyn Lohrman, owners, have announced that All About Kids at Wards Corner has achieved LEED certification. All About Kids at Wards Corner is one of the first and only childcare centers in the region with LEED certification.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green program. To achieve LEED certification, buildings are measured on a number of factors, including water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and the use of renewable materials.
The center operates using recycling as part of the teaching process and emphasizes energy conservation. A Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning System, which helps reduce airborne germ transfer, improves energy efficiency and manages the indoor air quality, uses significantly less energy. Materials used in the construction of the center were local, recyclable or made from recycle materials and include nontoxic adhesives and sealants, paints, carpets and agrifiber products that do not contain formaldehyde.
The center has been built with more than 60% certified lumber from a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) registered forest, which monitors the harvesting to protect from depleting forests.
Marilyn Lohrman said, “We emphasize the need to be stewards of the earth. Green fundamentals are included in the daily curriculum for the children and include water and electric conservation awareness, science experiments to learn about the earth, everyday recycled materials used in art projects and a continual focus on recycling.” Additional activities include gardening, using rain water for the garden, composting and planting trees for Earth Day to name a few.
Chris Lohrman said, “It is a philosophic principle of All About Kids at Wards Corner that children will become stewards of the earth through learning green fundamentals.
The center is t 520 Wards Corner, they can be reached at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawkins, Zenni named top scholars
Seniors Kyle Hawkins and Laura Zenni were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Little Miami High School Class of 2013. Each will be recognized at graduation on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. View a live video feed of the event here.
LMJH wins $10,000 grant
Little Miami Junior High School was one of only 34 schools in the country to receive a grant from the 3M Corporation to support science instruction. Read more about what this $10,000 award will go to fund.
How’s the weather?
Students at Little Miami Intermediate School learned all about the weather during a recent visit from COSI on Wheels. They even made a cloud right in the cafeteria! See photos and a video here.
Summer sports camps coming up!
A number of Little Miami sports camps are heating up, just as school lets out. Take a look at the camps page for more information!
Summer opportunities abound!
There’s plenty to do this summer around Little Miami judging by the number of new flyers that have been posted to the district website. Youth baseball camp, Warren County United soccer try-outs, the Ft. Ancient Celebration and many others are waiting for you to check them out!
Stay tuned for updates!
Open house dates for the 2013-2014 school year have already been set. Stay up-to-date with back-to-school information by checking the Little Miami website throughout the summer.
June 6: Final day of school
June 7: Commencement, 7 p.m., Nutter Center
June 6-8: Hamilton Twp. Berry Festival
June 6-8: Morrow Railroad Days
Aug. 20: First day of school, 2013-2014 school year
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The wealthy and business owners are taken care of, and women, children, the elderly, people without enough food and ethnic groups are not. - Sen. Charleta B. Tavares, D-Columbus
The Ohio Senate passed the two-year, $61.7 billion budget yesterday along party lines, offering up tax cuts for business owners and more money for schools, including 13 of 16 districts in Franklin County. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
On Thursday, the Ohio Senate will vote on a two-year budget plan for the state. The proposed legislation includes provisions to modernize the state’s telephone system, improve infrastructure investments, and cut taxes for small businesses. But, in addition to those initiatives, Ohio’s abortion opponents are hijacking the budget negotiations to push an agenda that has nothing to do with the state’s economy — seizing the opportunity to launch several attacks on women’s health. Read on at Think Progress...
The Ohio Senate will vote on a budget bill Thursday that would defund Planned Parenthood, block grants to rape crisis centers that refer women to abortion clinics, and prevent abortion clinics from transferring patients to public hospitals in the case of severe complications. Read on at Huffington Post...
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said late yesterday that he isn’t retiring on July 1 because of his jokes about “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and jabs at other schools. But he couldn’t resist making another zinger... Read on at Columbus Dispatch...
Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center & Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund
Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles #3006 is bringing holiday cheer to area youth a few months early this year with their 2nd annual Christmas In July event Saturday, July 20, from Noon-10 PM at the Loveland Eagles, located at 127 Karl Brown Way.
This event is open to the public, with proceeds benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund. Guests are encouraged to bring a new toy to donate to Cincinnati Children’s. All funds that are raised through sponsorships, games, raffles, etc., will be divided between these two charities.
The Loveland Fraternal Order of Eagles has maintained a presence in the community since 1949 and currently hosts more than 650 Aerie and Auxiliary members. Members raise and donate more than $35,000 annually to the Don Case Scholarship Fund; Loveland, Goshen and Cincinnati Schools, Granny’s Garden, Children’s Meeting House Montessori School and many more area organizations.
For more information, contact Aerie event chairperson Auxiliary event chairperson Lori Murphy at 513-543-9047. To sponsor or donate to the event, contact Margie Hominy 513-442-2672.
A jury found an Ohio archdiocese discriminated against a teacher fired after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination, leaving legal experts expecting an appeal they say could have a much wider legal impact. Read on at Ledger Enquirer...
During a meeting of the Ohio State Athletic Council, Gee — in apparent attempts at humor — took verbal shots at Notre Dame, Roman Catholic priests, the academic quality of schools in the Southeastern Conference, and the academic integrity of U of L and UK. Read on at Kentucky Sports.com...
The president of Ohio State University could be fired for any more verbal gaffes, trustees told him in a letter that said his mockery of Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference have embarrassed and divided the university and run the risk of diminishing the effectiveness of its efforts. Read on at ABC 3340
The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten conference because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that "those damn Catholics" can't be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year. Read on at cnsmews.com...
A labor union representing thousands of civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base wants them to appeal furlough notices resulting from federal budget cuts.
More than 10,000 civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton began receiving the 11-day furlough notices Friday. The U.S. Department of Defense said 680,000 civilian employees will get the furloughs one day a week for 11 weeks, starting July 8. Read on at rrstar.com...
Proceeds of the state's $1.5 billion liquor deal with a job-creation nonprofit would be shielded from public audit under a late addition to a fast-tracked bill now headed to the governor's desk. Read on at News and Sentinel...
Festo, a German-based manufacturing company, is moving its production, assembly and distribution facility from Long Island, New York to Mason. The new 175,000 sq. ft. building will open in 2015 along the growing I-71 technology corridor on a 45-acre site. Earlier this year WVXU reported Mason has created nearly $110 million in new investment and created 1,400 new jobs since 2011. Read on at WVXU...
The 2014 slate of Democratic candidates for Ohio’s statewide offices is not exactly set in stone, but it is getting pretty close.
Why so early, you ask?
Local Fest was held at Grailville on May 25 featuring the artwork of local artisans and their wares; bites and light fare from local food vendors; and music by local musicians.
Illustrator Will Hillenbrand creating e-book of local children’s art
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has partnerd with illustrator Will Hillenbrand to create an e-book based on the theme “Everyday Heroes: Local Children and the People Who Inspire Them.”
Children age 12 and under are invited to visit any Library location this summer, draw a picture of their hero, and submit it for possible inclusion in the e-book. Entries are being accepted June 11 through Aug. 31. A committee of judges will select the entries to be included in the e-book.
Hillenbrand also is leading two hands-on family workshops about how to draw your heroes. He’ll be demonstrating digital methods of creating art. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tablets or drawing supplies. Limited art supplies will be available at the workshops. Both 2-D physical art pieces and digital artworks are being accepted for submission. These are family events and parents or caretakers are asked to stay with their children and participate in the workshops.
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Blue Ash Branch, 4911 Cooper Road, 513-369-6051.
2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Green Township Branch, 6525 Bridgetown Road, 513-369-6095.
Can’t make it to Green Township June 12? Watch Will Hillenbrand’s family workshop live and free during their online streaming of the event. The program will be shown live via YouTube and Google+ and shared on the Library’s social media pages. Visit "http://youtube.com/cincinnatilibrary" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, to watch, or look for the link on the Library’s Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
Learn more about Will Hillenbrand.
More than 160 years ago, the Cincinnati Panorama was shown in the
Great Exhibition of 1851 at London’s Crystal Palace. The oldest surviving
photograph of an American city, it still holds international renown as one
of the finest examples of daguerreian photography. Join Patricia Van Skaik,
Manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department, Public Library of
Cincinnati and Hamilton County, as she explores 19th-century life through the
eyes of Cincinnati’s early photographers. Van Skaik, who oversaw the conservation
of the Panorama, holds master’s degrees in history and library science, and
lectures widely on the intersection of urban history and culture. The exhibition
Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art will be open 4–7 p.m.
Miami Township, OH. - The Super Service Saturday on May 18th at Epiphany United Methodist Church was for service and outreach to the Greater Cincinnati community, featuring seven missions including: Matthew 25 Ministries, Military Mailings, Habitat for Humanity, Loveland's Solomon Project, Operation E.A.C.H., Swan House, and Imagine No Malaria.
Over 200 Epiphany members and friends spent the day serving. Six hundred soldiers will be served with 40 care packages via the Military Mailing the church prepared.
A family joined us to help build their home with Habitat for Humanity Over 1,000 cans of food were collected by dozens of youth and adults. Forty-three Layette Kits were collected for the Imagine No Malaria initiative.
Fifty families were served through the Solomon Project. Food donations, and other support went to Addyston United Methodist Church
Women in residence at the Swan House in Cincinnati were treated by a number of projects including, planting a vegetable garden, flower bed and lawn work, painting, and smoke alarm repair .
This video was produced by Peter Hamm, Director of Contemporary Music and Media Ministry at Epiphany.
Loveland Baseball Tigers lose in Sectional Tournament Semi Final to Lakota East
by Dan Timmerman
For the second year in a row the Loveland Tigers were knocked out of the state tournament in the sectional semi finals and in heartbreaking fashion by a walk-off bases loaded single in the bottom of the 7th inning. Lakota East advanced over the Tigers 4-3.
Loveland took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Adam Beran after Chris Sackett had walked and advanced to 3rd on a balk and a wild pitch.The Tigers extended their lead in the 4th When Brian Bullock scored on an RBI single after walking and being sacrificed to 2nd base by Aaron Malloy.
The Thunder Hawks got that run back in their half of the 4th when, with runners at 1st and 3rd, a fielders choice plated the lead runner to make it 2-1.
In the 6th, Loveland regained a 2 run lead on an RBI double by Darren Sackett which scored Ryne Terry for a 3-1 lead. Lakota East came right back in their half of the 6th to bring it back to a 1 run deficit when with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd and single up the middle scored the lead runner for a 3-2 Loveland lead heading into the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th Lakota East got a lead-off single followed by a sacrifice moving the runner to 2nd. A walk put runners at 1st and 2nd. A bouncer back to the mound enabled a fielder’s choice with a force out of the lead runner at 3rd. Another walk loaded the bases before the walk off single plated the tying and winning run.
Hitting leaders for Loveland include: Darren Sackett 2-3, 2B, RBI; Graham David 2-4, RBI; Adam Beran 1-4, RBI.
Loveland completes a fine 20-7 season which includes a 2nd place finish in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.
Loveland, Oh. - In this exclusive, LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO Riley Miracle read "America's Answer" by R.W. Lillard at the Loveland, Ohio Memorial Day ceremony. She also explains why poppies are worn on Memorial Day. She said, "It has a really big meaning."
America's answer is one of many poems written over the years in response to "In Flanders Field" written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during World War I.
Rest ye in peace, ye Flanders dead
The fight that you so bravely led
We've taken up. And we will keep
True faith with you who lie asleep,
With each a cross to mark his bed,
And poppies blowing overhead,
When once his own life-blood ran red
So let your rest be sweet and deep
In Flanders Fields.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
The torch ye threw to us we caught,
Ten million hands will hold it high,
And freedom's light shall never die!
We've learned the lesson that ye taught
In Flanders' fields.
In Flanders Field the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields