About Loveland Magazine

David-3'-color[dropcap]F[/dropcap]irst and foremost, Loveland Magazine is not connected, owned, funded or controlled by the City of Loveland, the Chamber of Commerce, or any other corporation. We are not affiliated with any other publication. We are locally and independently owned with offices in Loveland… where we live.

 

Publisher and Editor: David Miller

Email Address: lovelandmagazine@cinci.rr.com

Website: http://lovelandmagazine.com

Address:

514 West Loveland Avenue

(In the Heart of the West Loveland Historic District)

Loveland, Ohio, 45140

United States

Phone: 513-305-6071

Send advertising inquires to: lovelandmagazine@cinci.rr.com

Loveland Magazine publishes local news about the Loveland, Ohio area.

Over 12,000 stories and 800 HD videos about the Greater Loveland Area, have been published in Loveland Magazine since 2004.

Loveland Magazine has been awarded the prestigious, Booth Spirit Media Award, beating out all other media or stations in the tri-state. Loveland Magazine is “a premier local online news outlet.”


Loveland Magazine accepted into Ohio Newspaper Association

First on-line only newspaper

OnasmallblueAt a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Newspapers Association on October 11, 2013, Loveland Magazine was voted into membership.

Loveland Magazine was the first “digital only member” of the association of newspapers.

The Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA) was established in 1933 and is the trade association for more than 250 Ohio daily and weekly newspapers. Their membership includes, The Columbus Dispatch, Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal, Dayton Daily News, and The Toledo Blade.

ONA administers a full program of member services that include: government relations and lobbying, publications, seminars and employee training, legal assistance, group insurance, and advertising services.

About the Publisher

A Staunch Supporter of Loveland’s Schools

  • “Moving Forward Together Award” from the Loveland City School District Board of Education for 2000 levy campaign.
  • “Appreciation Award for Outstanding Service” from the Loveland City School District Board of Education in 1991 for levy campaign.
  • Actively supported, and many times served on the School District Levy campaign committee, for every bond or operating levy since my two daughters were enrolled in the District.
  • Loveland Magazine has published nearly every press release issued by our Loveland School District since 2004.
  • Founding Organizer and former Board Member of theLoveland Initiative and Co-Founder of their Cool School which works with teachers and staff in an after-school tutoring program.
  • “Above and Beyond” award in 2010 from the Loveland Athletic Boosters Club.
  • Fund raising committee member of Loveland Athletic Boosters committee that raised funds for artificial turf at Tiger Field. (Donating goods and services)
  • Helped raise the funds and donated goods and services for constructing the Bob and Pauline Williams Fitness Center at LHS.
  • For about five years, donated thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars to the production of the Loveland School District Calendar. Those calendars were printed on glossy stock and featured one full-color photo for each month.
  • In 2015, Loveland Magazine hosted the Candidate for School Board Forum. Employee Ricky Mulvey was the moderator. The forum was re-played on Loveland Magazine TV.
  • Has attend every LHS graduation (except two) since 1992. For the last decade, published video of the student speeches and still photos of the event. Many of those years the District used those photos to promote that year’s commencement exercise.
  • In 2011, designed the branding and Logo for the Loveland Athletic Boosters.
  • Loveland Magazine is a sponsor of the Seth Mitchell 5K Hero run, a fundraiser for college scholarships in the name of LHS graduate, Captain David “Seth” Mitchell. Mitchell died serving the country while in Afghanistan. Have promoted the recipients of the awardees.
  • Have promoted fundraising events and membership drives for the Loveland Music Boosters.
  • Have promoted the winners of Music Boosters scholarships.
  • Currently, as in the past, promoted the fund raising activities for After Prom.
  • Served on the committee to build the new Primary School Playground. Loveland Magazine was a sponsor of the successful project.
  • Have attended nearly every athletic LHS College Signing Day for last decade — reported about the event and published video of the student/athletes signing their intent forms. Almost always, the only media to attend the ceremony.
  • Attend and promote the LHS Fine Arts Scholarship ceremony
  • Donated photos and services for the District’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for several years. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recognized the “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting” by the Loveland City School District in 2006.
  • Attended and published Ohio Governor Ted Strickland’s announcement from the Loveland Intermediate School in 2009 when he chose our District to unveil his education reform plan.
  • For past eight years has published the awards, honors, and scholarships of the LHS graduating class.
  • In 1997, implemented the practice of enlarging and framing individual portraits of all graduating seniors who received a “local scholarship”.
  • For many years, enlarged portraits of the winner of the Music Boosters scholarship winners adorned the entrance to DeWitt Auditorium and the hallway leading to the Music Department at LHS.
  • Loveland Magazine has promoted and publicized nearly every play, musical, or fund raising activity of Loveland school clubs and individuals since 2004.

 

 

A Track Record of Community Service

  • Founder of, and wrote business plan for the L.I.F.E Food Pantry in Loveland
  • Has taken photos of Loveland District events, etc., since 1990.
  • Served on Loveland Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park committee (7 years – 4 years as concert emcee)
  • Volunteer leader with the Loveland Shalom Initiative’s Teen Program.
  • “Achievement Award” from The Community Building Institute at Xavier University
  • Volunteer for the Loveland Free Store.
  • Initiated Habitat for Humanity efforts in Loveland. Two houses built and others renovated.
  • Volunteer for Cincinnati Service Project with the Cincinnati District of the United Methodist Church addressing issues of poverty and hunger.
  • Hoxworth Blood Center Volunteer Coordinator for four years.
  • Consultant to regional neighborhoods, communities, and organizations about Ohio’s Initiative and Referendum process.
  • “Outstanding Achievement Award for Community Police Relations” from the Hamilton County Police Chief’s Association and Housing Opportunities Made Equal. “For improving community police relations throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area.”
  • Competed in the inaugural Flying Pig Marathon in 1999. Competed in 2000 Flying Pig Marathon and the Flying Pig Relay in 2001.
  • Clermont County Nuclear and Radiation Accident Preparedness Instructor.
  • When an expressway type culvert bridge replacement was proposed for Wall Street over Keelhoffers Run Creek, went to work on designs that led to the lighted, stone bridge you see today.
  • After the terrorist attack in 2001, when local postal workers were faced with the potential to handle anthrax laced mail, wrote the City of Loveland proclamation you see today in the lobby of the Loveland Post Office.
  • Only “civilian” to have written sections of the Loveland Zoning code that were adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission City Council, and Loveland voters.
  • Volunteer for WCET’s Action Auction.
  • Loveland Chamber of Commerce Valentine Card selection in 2002.
  • 2002 Appreciation Award from Loveland Chamber of Commerce for providing photos for their
  • Graduate of the Cincinnati Citizen’s Police Academy.
  • Assistant teacher at the Cincinnati Police Academy – Subject: Ohio’s Hate Crime Laws and Police/Community Relations.

 

A Voice for Human Rights

  • Co-founded Loveland’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration, a 17-year running event and State of Ohio Civil Rights Commission award winning program.
  • Past service on the Cincinnati District of the United Methodist Church Commission on Religion and Race.
  • Guest Speaker for National Association of A Voice for Human Rights Workers.
  • “Appreciation Award” by Sharon Zealey, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for support of Hate Crimes Awareness.
  • Served on the Community/Police Round Table – a project of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) and the Hamilton County Police Chief’s Association.

 

 

Building Our Community

  • Loveland Magazine sponsors the Amazing Charity Race which has raised more than $600,000 for local charities.
  • In 1982, led successful effort to have “Peace Days” declared in Cincinnati by then mayor, David Mann.
  • Helped City of Loveland secure $500,000 grant for West Loveland Avenue Bike Connector.
  • Co-Authored successful $1 million grant for Grailville.
  • In 2015 proposed new schematic of how all accessible parking spaces in the City of Loveland should be marked. This also led to a complete survey of the number of spaces in the control of City Hall, including all City Parks. This proposal became law in 2016 when it was added to the Loveland Zoning Code.
  • Lived or worked in Loveland School District since 1966. A homeowner since 1974. A business owner in the District since 1985.

 

Awards
In 2008, Loveland Magazine was awarded the prestigious, Booth Spirit Media Award, beating out all other media or stations in the Ti-state. Loveland Magazine is “A premier local online news outlet,” said Dan Hurley, Director of Leadership Cincinnati at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and producer/host of the Sunday morning broadcast “Newsmakers” (WKRC-TV). “Demonstrated continuing and unswerving dedication to making communities health and strong,” said, Jan Powell, Chairman of the Board of Volunteers of America Ohio River Valley.

 

Chef 🙂 Art Critic 😉

  • Black Bean and Pasta Soup recipe (and photo) published in the “Oprah” edition of Runner’s World Magazine.
  • Toured the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Museum’s Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit alongside world renown chief, Julia Child.

 

 

Committed to Loveland’s Youth

  • Filed successful pro-se court case that ended when submitted to Ohio Supreme Court preventing a shooting range from opening next-door to Loveland Elementary School.
  • Loveland Magazine has employed LHS students as paid interns since 2009.
  • Founded the Hold On Poetry Slam that evolved into the Hold on Talent Slam that provided local teen performing artists a stage in front of hundreds. Thousands of dollars of cash and scholarship opportunities were awarded.

 

 

Environmental Activism

  • Co-founded the Tree Corps with Cindy Kessler – “Loveland’s Tree Planting Alliance”. Tree sales to the community and  in 2016 planted 20 street trees at the Loveland Primary and Elementary School Campus.
  • Founding member, Special Projects Coordinator, Board Member, and Recording Secretary of the Loveland Greenbelt Community Council.
  • Authored the business and construction plan for the East Loveland Avenue Nature Preserve.
  • Envisioned and led successful effort to declare 40 acre Simpson Farm a dedicated
  • Conservation District. The 40-acres nearly doubled the size of Phillips Park. This was a successful ballot initiative. Authored the conservation district covenant that is now part of the Loveland Code of Ordinances.
  • Former Co-Chair of the Clermont County Park District Speakers Bureau.
  • Past service on the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Regional Council of Government (OKI) Groundwater Committee.
  • Led OKI “Stream Team” that monitored water quality and health of O’Bannon Creek in Loveland.
  • Authored Southwest Ohio’s first groundwater protection ordinance with successful ballot initiative in Loveland.
  • Developed strategy for overwhelming success of Loveland Environmental Activismal ballot initiative in 1990. (85% affirmative vote)
  • Testified before US Congressional hearing in 1978. (Subject: Nuclear plant safety and transport of nuclear waste.)
  • Founding member of Citizen’s Alliance for Responsible Energy, the organization that exposed that the Fernald Plant in Butler County was a uranium processing plant. The secret was held closely by the government since the 1950s. The uranium waste stored at the Fernald Plant has now been removed and the site is now a wildlife refuge. This was also the lead organization that led the effort to convert the Zimmer Nuclear Power Plant in Moscow, Ohio, to a clean, coal burning facility.
  • Served on the Ohio Environmental Activismal Council’s Great Lakes’ Citizens Groundwater Protection Leadership Team. (4-state region)
  • Awarded Little Miami Inc. (Now the Little Miami Conservancy) Annual Award of Appreciation in 1991 for protecting Loveland’s groundwater, aquifer, and drinking water.
  • “Planet E Award” from Everybody’s News in 1997.
  • Wrote successful grant application and thousands of dollars secured to clean up the surface contamination at Loveland’s Chestnut Street Landfill.
  • Founding member of the Clermont County Free Tree Committee that distributed a tree seedling to every student in Clermont County public A Staunch Supporter of Loveland’s Schools
  • Former Board member of Rivers Unlimited, the nations oldest river protection organization.
  • Initiated public discussion and education about Loveland’s drinking water, which led to the City initiating a “Well-field Protection Plan”.
  • Served on the Conservation Committee, Miami Group of Sierra Club.
  • Led successful effort to close the Harper Avenue Landfill on the bank of the Little Miami River in Loveland.
  • “Special Recognition” for assisting in creation of Hamilton County Solid Waste Management Plan from Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District.
  • Served on the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District Public Advisory Council.
  • Served on the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District Siting and Regulatory Committee
  • Initiated discussions which resulted in the City of Loveland throwing support behind efforts to clean up the Kings Mills Military Superfund Hazardous Waste Site – up-stream from Loveland’s drinking water supply.
  • “Chestnut Award” from the Buckeye Forest Council in 1997 for, “A spirit that refuses to let current practices and attitudes destroy our irreplaceable native forests.”
  • Former member of City of Loveland Environment Committee.

 

 

Photographer

  • Published in Loveland Magazine and in book form, exclusive photos from the 2007 White House Christmas.
  • City of Loveland’s Official Bicentennial Photographer.

 

 

Service to Country

  • U.S. Army Combat Veteran. Vietnam 1969 – 1971.
  • “Appreciation for Dedication and Services” award from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 649 in 2011 .
  • Debated US Assistant Secretary of State in 1980. (Subject: Nuclear Disarmament)
  • Memorial Day address for City of Loveland in 1993 and 1995.
  • “Voice of democracy – Outstanding Spokesman for Freedom Award” by Veterans of Foreign Wars

 



 

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