June 27, 2016

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    Explaining the Continuous Flow Intersection… with burritos

    What is a Continuous Flow Intersection? As defined on Wikipedia, A continuous flow intersection (CFI), also called a crossover displaced left-turn (XDL or DLT), is an alternative design for an at-grade road junction. Vehicles attempting to turn across the opposing direction of traffic (left in right-hand drive jurisdictions; right in left-hand drive jurisdictions) cross before they enter the intersection. No left turn signal in the intersection is then necessary. Instead, vehicles traveling in both directions can proceed, including through vehicles and those turning right or left, when a generic traffic signal/stop sign permits. Got it? I have heard that many…

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    Forest Hills School District launches new website

    In response to community input, Forest Hills School District has given its website a makeover. “We heard from community members, parents and staff that we needed to redesign our website to make it more informative, easier to navigate and have a more modern design,” explained Erika Daggett, communications coordinator.  “We have now reorganized our website, consolidated information and added new features.  The end result is a more user-friendly site while still sharing a wealth of information about the district and our schools.” A year-long project, Daggett worked with a committee of parents, employees, residents and students, and met periodically with…

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    Forest Hills Board of Education names Meibers as Nagel assistant principal

    During its June 20 meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education unanimously approved Stephanie Meibers as Nagel Middle School’s assistant principal.  Meibers, currently a Turpin High School assistant principal, will replace Elizabeth Hartman who is moving out of state. Meibers will assume her new position on August 1. Meibers came to Forest Hills in 2015 from Northwest Local School District where she served as an instructional coach and worked to engage families in the educational process, assisted in implementing and aligning new curriculum to state standards, and presented staff professional development opportunities.  Also having served as teacher in Oak Hills,…

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    World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

    Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, invites the community to enjoy a free swimming lesson and participate in the seventh annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). WLSL is a global event taking place in 500 locations in more 20 countries on Friday, June 24, to emphasize that swimming lessons save lives. Cincinnati takes part in the WLSL at 1 p.m. on June 24 and swimmers of all ages can come for a free swimming lesson at the Mercy Health – Anderson, Fairfield and Queen City HealthPlexes, which are…

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    Mercy Health Awards Scholarships

    Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital’s Physicians’ Charitable Foundation Awards College Scholarships to 12 Outstanding Local Students Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Physicians’ Charitable Foundation, located at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital, has helped outstanding local students with college scholarships. “The Physicians believe in the youth of our community. These young men and women will one day serve and support this community and we are pleased to assist talented area students with their intentions to pursue healthcare careers,” said Donald C. Buckley, MD, of the Physicians’…


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Forest Hills assistant superintendent named president-elect of state organization

Jun 7, 2016

Mike Broadwater, Forest Hills School District assistant superintendent, has been elected by the membership of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators to serve as president-elect for the 2016-17 school year. In this position, Broadwater, who previously served as Anderson High School principal and the OASSA Zone 2 director, will collaborate with the president of OASSA to provide professional development to organization members, which include administrators of middle schools, high schools and district central offices across the state. Broadwater will also work to influence legislation and state curricular initiatives.  In 2017-18, Broadwater will serve as president. Also currently serving as…


Senior Center Changes Announced

May 22, 2016

Anderson Township and Cincinnati Area Senior Services to provide services at Anderson Senior Center Anderson Township announced today that Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS), a private non-profit organization operating for five decades, will begin to provide services for seniors at the Anderson Senior Center, tentatively starting July 5, 2016. Earlier this year it was announced that Senior Independence, the organization that had been operating the Senior Center, would not continue in the community-based senior services management business. Its announced departure date was the end of August 2016. Anderson Township administrators have since worked to secure continued benefits for the center…

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Anderson, Great Oaks partnering for local leadership training

May 15, 2016

A new partnership between Great Oaks Career Campuses and the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department will benefit Anderson Township residents. Great Oaks’ Public Safety Services is now offering their Fire Officer 1 (Supervising Officer) training at Anderson Township Station 6 (Beechmont Avenue). This will prepare current firefighters for greater leadership and supervisory roles in the department, and be offered to Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department employees. Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Ober said the collaboration is a win-win for both organizations. “Great Oaks has extensive experience in this area and can provide the training cost-effectively for Anderson Township…



Parental Hope reduces financial impact of infertility

For David and Jen Bross, providing financial support to hopeful couples battling infertility is a personal mission What is infertility? Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most people and six months in certain circumstances. Infertility affects 10-15% of couples in the United States. The cause of infertility can be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. The main symptom is an inability to get pregnant. In many cases, there are…


Local DECA Students part of World Top Ten

Three Anderson-Great Oaks DECA students recognized as Top 10 in the world at 2016 International Marketing Conference Three Anderson High School Great Oaks students were honored as Top 10 in the world at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held April 23-April 26 in Nashville. Winning Top 10 in their event: Rachel Allgeier and Abbey Blanchard – Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan Saijal Andreadis – Innovation Plan Event Earlier at the conference, junior Alexandra Shingleton was also recognized on stage for one of her role plays in the Apparel and Accessories event. The Anderson students competed in a district competition…


2016 Citizen of the Year Award Winners

ANDERSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AT CITIZEN OF THE YEAR Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony is the Chamber’s most prestigious event honoring the outstanding citizen, business, students, educators and volunteer of the year. This long running event is attended by the who’s who in the Anderson area and over the years has recognized many of the incredible people and businesses that make Anderson, Mt Washington, Newtown and western Clermont a great area to live. The 2016 event will be held Tuesday, April 19 at Belterra Park from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Cocktail hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres…

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2016 Citizen of the Year Awards

Anderson Area Chamber Seeks Nominations for Honorees at Annual Event The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony presents the opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement by business leaders and organizations, educators, students and volunteers who contribute to the success of the Chamber, as well as the communities it serves. The Chamber is proud to honor the individuals and businesses that make the Anderson area a great place to live and work. Nominations are encouraged from Anderson, Mt. Washington, Newtown and western Clermont County for the following awards: Citizen of the Year Business of the Year…