Barnes became the first school resource officer to serve in the Loveland Schools

Loveland Police and School Resource Officer, Fred Barns

Loveland, Ohio – Athletic Boosters President Jeff Williams told Loveland Magazine today that Loveland Police and School Resource Officer, Fred Barns will be the Grand Marshall of the Loveland Boosters’ 2017 Homecoming Parade. The parade will be Thursday, Oct 5 at 6:30 PM. The Homecoming Game is Friday, Oct 6 at 7 PM vs Walnut Hills Eagles

Barns announced his retirement from the Loveland Police Department at the May 9 City Council meeting. He began his law enforcement career with the Village of Seven Mile in 1986, and came to Loveland as a part-time officer in 1990. He became a full-time officer in 1992.

In 1998, Barnes received the Medal of Valor for confronting a violent subject with a knife who took a woman and baby hostage, negotiating everyone’s safe release. In 2002, Barnes became the first school resource officer for the City of Loveland, and in 2015, became the 14th officer in Ohio to be recognized as a Master School Resource Officer by the Ohio School Resource Officers Association.

Barns was one of the first Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (A.L.I.C.E.) instructors and sparked innovations in safety around the Loveland district.

Bio information from the City of Loveland.


Jarvis Global Investments, LLC

Jarvis Global is an investment advisory firm in Symmes Township, Ohio which offers private portfolio management and retirement services to high net worth individuals


Can you please tell me, what is the harm in slowing this process down just a little?

by Stacy Mullenix

Dear Council and City Manager,
Good afternoon.  I am a relatively new resident, having moved my family from Blue Ash to Loveland in 2014, though I grew up in Symmes Twp. and have spent a great deal of time in Loveland since childhood. 
I am writing to share my disappointment in the recent activities and decisions regarding the future of City Hall, as well as ask some questions so that I may have a better understanding of the process.   
There are many questions being circulated amongst residents, of which I am sure you are aware. There was a motion made at the May 9 th meeting by Mr. Weisgerber to engage with the public in discussions and idea-sharing sessions, to hold a true dialogue. To me, this would be a tremendous step towards resolving some of the hostility currently being displayed between residents and council. 

To those of you who voted against this motion, your lack of willingness and openness to this engagement is disheartening at best.

To those of you who voted against this motion, your lack of willingness and openness to this engagement is disheartening at best, sorely disappointing, and quite frankly, feels like a violation of the trust we, as residents, should have in our elected officials.  
I am not opposed to change and well-planned, well-thought out growth and development, but I do have many questions about the City Hall project. As much as I appreciate the opportunity to attend the CIC meetings to possibly get answers to these questions, I am unable to do so. Like so many residents, I hold a full time job during the day which precludes me from attending, so I am posing some of my questions here. 
I have copied Mr. Kennedy as well in hopes that someone can and will provide some insight for me on the following. 
1. Can you please tell me, what is the harm in slowing this process down just a little, for, if nothing else, the sake of repairing relations with the citizens you are supposed to be representing? 
2. Are there significant financial (or other) consequences of pushing this project back 6-12 months to allow for better education of and input from residents? 
3. If Loveland does not have the infrastructure (streets, parking, etc.) to accommodate large community events, how will the increased traffic and stress of so many additional apartment units be handled? 
4. Have any environmental studies been conducted, or when will they be done? I am curious about this given the proximity to the river and the floodplain status of the property, as well as for the impact the dust and debris will have on neighboring businesses and residents. 
5. How can we be assured the architecture and design of any new building will fit in and help maintain the quaint, historic charm of our downtown? Something that was missed with Loveland Station and the new “Historic Downtown” sign at Veteran’s Park. Will there be scheduled and announced times for residents to provide any input on the design plans?   
Thank you for your time.
Stacy Mullenix

Parking time-restrictions in effect

Loveland, Ohio
– Visitors who are still driving vehicles and needing parking spots in Historic Downtown Loveland, will soon see changes to the way parking is managed.

Loveland City Manager Dave Kennedy

“The Downtown Parking Advisory Committee (DPAC) – recommended parking solutions will be implemented before next month,” said City Manager David Kennedy. “These solutions will address on-street and off-street parking areas, setting time limits for short- and long-term parking, creating a more inviting area for downtown visitors, residents and patrons.”  

The parking restrictions will designate two-hour, four-hour and eight-hour parking locations throughout downtown Loveland.  Kennedy said in a press release, “On-street parking will be limited to two hours – allowing a quicker turnover for short-term visitors.”

According to the plan, parking near Nisbet Park, the downtown park, and the lot nearest Bob Ronker’s Running Spot, plus the parking area near Montgomery Cyclery and Plaid Room Records will have four-hour limits. Parking near City Hall will include four-hour parking in front of The Works restaurant and eight-hour parking behind the buildings

Kennedy said the Loveland Police Department will issue warning notices, but not citations, beginning May 1 through June 30

nearest Paxton’s Grill. The new Linda J. Cox Trailside Parking Lot – across the trail from Eads Hardware and Loveland Canoe and Kayak Outfitters – plus the East Loveland Nature Preserve parking lot will allow eight-hour parking to accommodate cyclists and downtown business employees. 

Kennedy said the Loveland Police Department will issue warning notices, but not citations, beginning May 1 through June 30, allowing visitors, residents, and patrons at stores and restaurants time to adjust to the parking solutions and locate the appropriate parking site for their visit.

The large parking lot at Loveland Station Apartments is controlled by the apartment management and the parking restrictions there, are not affected by the new City policy.   

For Questions, call David Kennedy, City Manager at 513-707-1454

Wildflower House — where women & girls bloom!


LHS Teacher and Show Choirs Director Shawn Miller (above) awarded Outstanding Director

Loveland Show Choirs outside of the Grand Ole Opry at the National Show Choirs Competition in Nashville, Tenn.

The Loveland High School Show Choirs were recognized for their outstanding performances at the national competition at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Revolution performed in front of a crowd 3000+ strong, on the Grand Ole Opry stage. In addition to the awards earned by students, teacher and Show Choirs Director Shawn Miller was awarded Outstanding Director. Miller’s award was based on letters sent by Loveland students and the “vibrant, award-winning program” he established at the Loveland City School District.

“We are so proud of all of our student-performers and want to especially thank Mr. Miller who has led this program to the nationally renowned status it has achieved,” said LHS Principal Peggy Johnson. “The Outstanding Director award was much deserved – we know we have the best in the nation.”   

Student awards included:

(Female competition)

Allure, 2nd Runner Up

Best Band 

Best Crew

(Male & Female Competition)

By Request, 3rd Runner Up

Best Band (preliminaries and finals)

Best Crew (preliminaries)

Outstanding Female Performer – Daniela Moncada (preliminaries)

Outstanding Female Soloist – Margaret Eilert (finals)

Take Home Tano Consumer Meal Market

Take Home Tano is about fresh, wholesome food for the frenzied family   Our goal is to meet the needs of busy families 


This is Rep. Brad Wenstrup’s response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey that he posted on Facebook today:

Yesterday, reports broke that President Trump removed James Comey from his role as FBI Director based on the recommendations of both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Here’s my take: While the public deserves clarity as to the timing and reasoning behind the immediate firing of FBI Director James Comey, it’s indisputable that the controversies surrounding the director had become an area of concern for many Americans on both sides of the aisle. My primary concern is that the American people get the facts they deserve from the ongoing Russian investigations, which will continue to be led by the Department of Justice, in coordination with the FBI, and in addition to Senate and House Intelligence Committee investigations.


Senator Rob Portman posted this message today on Facebook:

I want to thank Director Comey for his service to our country. Regardless of his handling of the Clinton email matter during the presidential election last year — for which both parties had questions and concerns — he has always done what he believed was in the best interest of the country. Given the timing and circumstances of the decision, I believe the White House should provide a fuller explanation regarding the president’s rationale. The American people must have faith in a strong, independent FBI. I’m concerned about eroding trust in this premier law enforcement agency. It is important that whoever is nominated to succeed Director Comey is a highly-qualified and respected leader who will provide a fresh start for the bureau.



Quite Zone also suspended

Loveland, Ohio – Motorists can expect traffic congestion along State Route 48 on Thursday, May 11.  Part of State Route 48 will be limited to one lane between 9:30 AM. until 3 PM for the installation of a drainage pipe near the railroad crossing and City Hall.

This construction is to resolve water ponding along the railroad tracks that may cause the “Railroad Quiet Zone” alarms to malfunction.

Due to these drainage improvements, the Quiet Zone in Historic Loveland has been suspended and trains will resume sounding their horns. All of the drainage work is anticipated to be completed on May 24 at which time the Quiet Zone will be re-implemented.

If you have questions, call Loveland City Manager David Kennedy at 513-707-1454.

Paxton’s Grill

Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service welcomes you back time and time again! Located in the heart of the Historic Loveland District 


On-line Auction Now thru May 17 th 8 pm. Preview Saturday May 13th 12 to 3 pm 
Location  Hidden Creek Condos 3021 Stratford Court, Loveland, OH

Seven consecutive years

(​L to R): Food Service Professionals Dea Cooper, LMS/LIS; Amy Grethel, LES; Linda Howard, LECC; Jessica Cole, LPS; (Not pictured: Patricia Mitchell, LHS)


Loveland, Ohio – A press release from the Loveland School District:

The Loveland City School District once again congratulates our outstanding food service department for being awarded the Hamilton County Board of Health Clean Kitchen Award – now seven consecutive years! Each building’s kitchen received the award for demonstration of sound public health knowledge and sanitation principles in the operation of the kitchen facilities district-wide.

“This award is one we receive year after year due to the diligent efforts of our Food Service Director Kris Tracy, Pat Mitchell at Loveland High School, Dea Cooper at Loveland Middle School/Loveland Intermediate School, Amy Grethel at Loveland Elementary School, Jessica Cole at Loveland Primary School, Linda Howard at Loveland Early Childhood Center and all of their food service employees,” said Loveland Business Manager John Ames. “I want to thank these dedicated professionals for ensuring our students receive the highest possible quality in our cafeterias.”

Loveland Sweets – Fine Candies


Loveland Sweets is a purveyor of hand-crafted chocolates, caramels, marshmallows, and ice creams. Our house-made candies are prepared in small batches

%d bloggers like this: