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Loveland, Ohio – The state’s Adult Literacy and Education (ABLE) program will provide free classes for GED, other diploma options, and placement tests for area Community Colleges. Starting March 27, classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at the Care Center, Northstar Church, 11020 S Lebanon Road. Childcare will be provided. Prospective students must call ABLE (513 612 5806) to register.


Paxton’s Grill

 
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service welcomes you back time and time again! Located in the heart of the Historic Loveland District Just outside Cincinnati, Ohio


 

 

A message from the Loveland Symmes Fire Department

Tonight’s the night we move our clocks forward but most importantly we need to change our smoke detector batteries. Smoke detectors save lives!

The Department will inspect your smoke detectors and provide replacements. Watch this video…

The Firefighters can assist with the installation of new batteries and/or detectors in the homes that are in need.





 

This is out of control – it is impacting us all whether you realize it or not and information is power.

Chief Tom Synan from the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition will be the guest speaker and there will be a panel of individuals impacted by Heroin speaking and answering questions after.
Pizza at 5:30 PM…event 6 PM – 7:30 PM…food after.

Miami Township, Ohio – “I want to start a conversation in the community about heroin beyond just events at the high schools. It is amazing how many are impacted,” said Loveland resident, Ann Schnure. She further explained that she got to know a woman in our local area who had stopped going to church as she didn’t feel supported with her son’s struggle with heroin addiction. “Drug addiction is a disease and a lifelong struggle. After watching families lose their precious children to heroin, our church wants to help start conversations about what is going on with this in our community.”

Schnure has organized a Heroin Epidemic Information Seminar, a community event and open to all. It will be held at Epiphany United Methodist Church on Sunday March 12 at 7:30 PM.

She has invited Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan from the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition to speak. 

Schnure said, “I have so many stories just in the last two weeks of the toll this disease is taking.”

 

 

Miami Township, Ohio – “I want to start a conversation in the community about heroin beyond just events at the high schools. It is amazing how many are impacted,” said Loveland resident, Ann Schnure. She further explained that she got to know a woman in our local area who had stopped going to church as she didn’t feel supported with her son’s struggle with heroin addiction. “Drug addiction is a disease and a lifelong struggle. After watching families lose their precious children to heroin, our church wants to help start conversations about what is going on with this in our community.”

Schnure has organized a Heroin Epidemic Information Seminar, a community event and open to all. It will be held at Epiphany United Methodist Church on Sunday March 12 at 7:30 PM.

She has invited Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan from the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition to speak. 

Schnure said, “I have so many stories just in the last two weeks of the toll this disease is taking.”

 

 

Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,

Help Loveland InterFaith Effort (L.I.F.E) feed local families by donating to the food pantry during the Feed the Hungry Challenge! All donations received March 1 to April 30 will help L.I.F.E. accomplish the Feed the Hungry Challenge goal of collecting over $35,000. Cash donations and gift cards to local grocery stores are greatly appreciated along with non-perishable food items. Each food item collected counts as $1.00 toward the goal of $35,000.   

Each spring L.I.F.E.  sponsors a  Feed the Hungry Challenge which restocks the pantry after the holidays and when food drives are traditional slow.  This challenge is crucial to help registered families throughout the year.  L.I.F.E. uses monetary donations to buy food from the Freestore Foodbank and elsewhere to keep the pantry stocked. This is the largest collection event in the year. 

The L.I.F.E Food Pantry, located in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Lebanon and West Loveland, serves clients who live in the Loveland school district and members of our supporting congregations. The food pantry serves an average of 245 families, approximately 600 people, each month. Your help makes a difference!  

L.I.F.E. Mission: 

To provide faith-based emergency assistance and services to residents within the Loveland, Ohio School District and to members of our supporting congregations, while working to identify needs and develop programs that will encourage self-sufficiency in individuals and families. 

  • All donations are tax-deductible 
  • Last year total donations were $32,454 – help us reach our goal of $35,000 
  • Most of our clients are working; many have children, some are elderly, and the majority can’t make ends meet 
  • Visit L.I.F.E. website (www.lovelandlifefoodpantry.org) to volunteer, learn more, and request an email that provides current pantry needs. Visit L.I.F.E.  Facebook page and see our impact to the community and view the weekly needs list 
  • L.I.F.E. is governed by 19 board members and actively supported by multiple churches and organizations in the Loveland Community.  
  • Food Pantry Hours: Monday 4 pm – 6:30 pm 

Wednesdays 10 am – 12:30 pm  

Thursdays 4 pm – 6:30 pm  

Saturdays 10 am – 12:30 pm 

Questions may be directed to L.I.F.E. Food Pantry at 513-583-8222, Director Linda Bergholz at lifefoodpantry@yaloo.com or Becky Scheeler at becky.scheeler1@gmail.com 

Make an impact and donate to the Feed the Hungry Challenge March 1 to April 30! THANK YOU!!!!

Sincerely,

Becky Scheeler

 



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Attorney General DeWine Announces Winners of High School Consumer Video Contest

Nickolas Belliveau, Sam Richardson, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, and Maggie Cripe

 

Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the winners of the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, in which Ohio high school students were asked to create 60-second videos about consumer protection topics.

Sam Richardson who attends Loveland High School placed second and won a $1,500 scholarship for the video he created about cybersecurity and privacy.

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The announcement coincides with National Consumer Protection Week, March 5-11, 2017, which promotes consumer education.

The 2016 Take Action Video Contest winners were:

For the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, Ohio high school students grades 9 to 12 were asked to submit a 60-second video on one the of the following topics: imposter scams; cybersecurity privacy and safety; or the importance of checking your credit report. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 120 contest entries from nearly 200 students throughout the state.

 

The top three winners will receive college scholarships of $2,500, $1,500, and $1,000, respectively.

“Consumer protection is an important topic for people of all ages,” Attorney General DeWine said. “These videos helped communicate consumer protection messages in creative ways. We congratulate the winners, and we thank all those who participated.” 

Attorney General DeWine also recognized the following finalists of the 2016 Take Action Video Contest:

  • Rosie Westerbeck (Minster High School)
  • Nick Jenkins (Oak Hill High School)
  • Hannah Benson (Metro Early College High School)
  • Cindy Tang (Upper Arlington High School)
  • Joseph Hritsko (Four Cities Compact — Wadsworth High School)
  • Brady Woodworth and Brandon Hargus (Parma City Schools)                                  
  • Chantal Monnier and Brittany Brown (Paulding High School)           

For the 2016 Take Action Video Contest, Ohio high school students grades 9 to 12 were asked to submit a 60-second video on one the of the following topics: imposter scams; cybersecurity privacy and safety; or the importance of checking your credit report. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office received more than 120 contest entries from nearly 200 students throughout the state.

During National Consumer Protection Week, organizations throughout the country help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.

Consumers who want to learn more about scams, identity theft, or other consumer protection topics should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.



Pizazz Studios and Gifts in Historic Downtown

 
We promise the best customer service, and beyond a doubt, the best selection of merchandise in the area Pizazz Studio is a whimsical gift shop in downtown.




Summer Art Camps at VisionArts


 
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Reps. Koehler and Ashford say sensible changes would save residents tens of millions of dollars annually and have strong public support; Ohio groups support efforts and join growing statewide momentum for reform 

Columbus, Ohio – State lawmakers Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) and Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) today introduced legislation to reform a payday lending market that charges the highest rates in the nation, drains money from the state’s economy and harms Ohio consumers. 

The legislation has the support of a growing grassroots coalition of Ohio consumer, business, veterans and faith groups. Southwest Ohio supporters include the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, City of Dayton Human Relations Council, Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, Greater Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Homeownership Center of Greater Cincinnati and others. Statewide supporters include the Ohio Job & Family Services Directors Association, Ohio Council of Churches, Catholic Conference of Ohio, Ohio Poverty Law Center and Ohio CDC Association.

“Our proposed reforms would bring stratospheric borrowing costs back down to earth from their hyper-inflated current levels,” Rep. Koehler said. “These adjustments are long overdue.  They will help our state’s hard-working consumers using a proven model that will still preserve access to credit in Ohio.”

More than a million Ohioans have taken out high-cost payday loans. Ohio today has the highest payday loan rates in the nation—an average annual percentage rate (APR) of 591%. A typical Ohioan who has a $300 payday loan out for five months must pay back more than double the amount ($680) in interest and fees alone.

The legislation introduced today makes loans affordable by ensuring  monthly payments do not exceed 5% of a borrower’s gross monthly income. The bill also sets a maximum on how much payday lenders can charge, limiting the annual interest rate to 28% plus monthly fees of 5% on the first $400 loaned, or $20 maximum.

Rep. Ashford said the legislation will ease financial hardships on Ohio families.  “Unfortunately, many payday lenders are geared toward taking advantage of households that are living paycheck-to-paycheck,’’ said Rep. Ashford. “For too many families, this makes it impossible to pay off the 591 percent loans and, as a result, Ohioans are living behind the financial eight ball for a long time. We hope to change that with this legislation.”

Added Carl Ruby, Senior Pastor, Central Christian Church, Springfield, and Director for the Ohio Coalition of Faith Leaders for Lending Reform, “Now is the time for us to end practices that prey upon the most vulnerable members of our communities. I, and many other faith leaders from across Ohio, strongly support this bill because it ends practices that price-gouge families, trapping them in long cycles of debt.” Ruby is one of the founders of Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform, the growing statewide coalition.

A number of veterans’ service groups have voiced support of reform efforts, noting that veterans who can’t pay off payday loans have turned to them for help. “Many of the veterans we assist at the commission find themselves trapped into a cycle of borrowing money that has no easy exit and can be very expensive,’’ said Robert C. Bramlish, executive director of the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission. “We are hopeful that today’s proposed legislation will result in reasonable lending programs that provide relief to financially challenged veterans as well as all Ohio citizens.’’

Rick Williams, President & CEO of the Home Ownership Center of Greater Cincinnati, said, “We need to increase all Ohio residents’ financial independence. That simply can’t happen for people who are caught in an expensive payday loan cycle. Let’s provide them a more fair, transparent product that they can pay off in a reasonable amount of time.’’


For more information, contact:

Office of Rep. Koehler: Alexa Green, 614-466-2038, Alexa.Green@ohiohouse.gov

Office of Rep. Ashford, Vincent Coleman, 614-466-1401, Vincent.Coleman@ohiohouse.gov



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Loveland, Ohio –
 The 2017 spring brush collection program will begin on Monday, March 13, and will run for five weeks. Brush must be placed at the curb no later than Sunday night of the scheduled week of each collection.

March 13: Area of the City that has a Monday trash pickup.

March 20: Area of the City that has a Tuesday trash pickup.

March 27: Area of the City that has a Wednesday trash pickup.

April 3: Area of the City that has a Thursday trash pickup.

April 10: Area of the City that has a Friday trash pickup.

The following are guidelines established for the brush pick-up program:

  1. Limbs cannot exceed 10” in diameter at the cut section.
  2. Small twigs and sticks should be bundled with twine in bundles 12” in diameter. Twigs or sticks can also be placed in a container at the curb, but no other yard waste should be in the containers. Please, no loose piles of sticks and debris.
  3. Limbs should be placed at the curb with the cut section facing the street and all limbs should be facing the same direction. This makes it easier and faster to handle.
  4. Brush must be placed at the curb or edge of roadway. Do NOT place brush in the roadway, gutter, ditches, or on sidewalks. Do NOT block fire hydrants.
  5. No leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, or other yard waste will be collected.

Any material not meeting these requirements cannot be collected and will be left at the curb. Wood chips will be available again this year at the Public Works Department, 10980 Loveland-Madeira Road. Anyone in the City who would like a full load of wood chips should call 513-707-1439.

Outside the regular pick-up schedule, residents are encouraged to come to City Hall to get a free voucher to drop off any yard waste to Evans Landscaping.



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First super-regional competition in history of the six-year program!

Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Robotics Nuts and Bolts Team 5040 is preparing to compete at Super-Regionals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 30 – April 1 for a chance to compete at the World Championship. In the program’s six-year history, this is the first group to advance to the Super-Regionals. The students qualified after the First Tech Challenge Ohio State Championship at iSpace on February 11.

(Back row left to right) Matt Spitzley, Abbie Docter, Haley Dues, Ben Richardson, Cooper Baumgarth, Ben Kavouras; (Front row left to right) Stephanie Spitzley, Ben Smith, Bryce Reinhold, Garrett Royal and Julia Hoge

 

LHS Teacher Phil Marchal with his First Robotic Compass Award.

“Team 5040, in qualifying for the Super Regional Tournament, is our first team ever to advance to this stage,” said LHS Teacher and Robotics Sponsor Phil Marchal. “It has been a special year for them and really neat to see their hard work and dedication result in success. The students are very excited and eager to compete in the Super Regional.”

Additionally LHS Teacher Phil Marchal was honored with the First Robotics Compass Award, which recognizes an adult coach or mentor who has provided outstanding guidance and support for a team throughout the year, and demonstrates to the team what it means to be a gracious professional. Student team-members nominated Marchal by producing a video about the impact he has had on their lives.

Here is a list of all the competitions the team has participated to advance, including the awards received at each competition:

Dayton Qualifier

Winning Alliance Captain

1st Place Inspire Award

2nd Place Promote Award

2nd Place Control Award

2nd Place Innovate Award

2nd Place Connect Award

2nd Place Think Award

Walnut Hills Qualifier

Winning Alliance Captain

1st Think Award

2nd Place Promote

Ohio State Championship

Finalist Alliance

1st Place Promote

3rd Place Motivate

3rd Place Think

3rd Place Inspire

 



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