May 25, 2015

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    “Beast of the East Fork” benefits area youth

    Beast of the East Fork is a 3-mile obstacle course twisting through the woods of East Fork State Park. Our course is designed to give you, and your friends & family, an experience you’ll never forget. The day doesn’t end at the finish line!  Stick around after the race for food (meal ticket included with registration), refreshments, inflatables (fun for all ages), and music while you share stories from your adventures. 100% of proceeds from Beast of the East Fork will be donated to support Southeast Cincinnati Young Life’s Camp Scholarship Fund. These funds go specifically and solely to assisting…

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    Learn to Play Tennis in No Time® at Mercy

    Do you dream of being a tennis ace but don’t know your backhand from the backcourt? Mercy Health – Anderson and Fairfield HealthPlexes are here to help with Tennis in No Time®, a patented program that has transformed more than 1,500 local residents and even a few celebrities from beginners into tennis players in just three weeks. The programs for adults and children (youth program for children ages seven to 11 available at Fairfield HealthPlex location only) include six lessons taught by certified professionals, complimentary childcare, full use of the club throughout the three-week program and parties to celebrate your…

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    Wenstrup Names Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

    Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) announced Ohio’s Second Congressional District’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition winners. Megan Allen, a senior from Goshen High School, won first place for her piece “Treasure Hunt.” Second place went to Sarah, a junior from Hillsboro High School, for her piece “Naturally Me.” Jenna Staehling, a senior from Goshen High School, won third place for her piece “Reaching Reflection.” Additionally, the Viewers’ Choice award sent to Molly Jorden, a sophomore from Archbishop McNicholas High School, her piece “Door Knocker.” This year’s competition had over 80 talented entries from across the Second District, and a panel of three…

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    A Passion with Purpose, and the Pitch

    Adam Jones brings much more than coaching skills to Anderson High School When I first met Adam Jones or “Coach Jones” as many know him, the plan was to gather details regarding the upcoming soccer camp, over a cup of coffee. What I found, after getting to know him, was much more than a soccer coach who wanted to spread the word about camp. Adam Jones has a passion for the sport, for coaching, for education, and for life, that is inspirational. After graduating from Mason High School in 2008, Adam earned a degree in secondary English education from Miami…

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    2015 Road Construction Projects in the Anderson Area

    Content courtesy of Anderson Township Over the past several years, Anderson Township has made efforts to better inform township residents and employers of upcoming road construction projects in or adjoining our community. To do this, we contact neighboring jurisdictions and major utility providers to obtain information about projects that you plan to undertake over the next six months. Our desire is to compile this information to better alert residents to identify alternative routes that would help reduce time delays.  In addition to decreasing traffic, this information will reduce air pollutants generated by idling cars, and improve safety around worksites by…

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Mercy Health Seeking Veterans

May 19, 2015

Mercy Health Seeking Veterans to Fill Roles Throughout Ohio and Kentucky at RecruitMilitary Job Fair on Thursday, May 28 Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, is seeking veterans to fill a wide variety of new and open roles throughout Mercy Health locations in Ohio and Kentucky when it participates in the RecruitMilitary Job Fair. The job fair runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on Thursday, May 28 at Paul Brown Stadium, located Downtown at 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, ZIP 45202. Mercy Health is recruiting for its Ministry-wide network of care, which…

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New Eagle Scout named in Anderson Twp.

May 17, 2015

From Stephanie Purdon On January 21, 2015, Michael Purdon, son of Bob and Stephanie Purdon, of Anderson Township, earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. Purdon is a member of Boy Scout Troop 112, sponsored by Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church and led by Scoutmaster Gene O’Rourke. For his Eagle Project, Purdon planned, designed and completed an emergency exit pathway for Summerside United Methodist Church. The plan involved digging a pathway, laying pavers and landscaping the area. He also incorporated a bench featuring the Fleur-de-lis for the congregation to enjoy. With the help of volunteers and members of Troop…

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Anderson-Great Oaks future educators create national presence

May 17, 2015

From Jon Weidlich Students in the Great Oaks Teaching Professions program at Anderson High School made their mark among teachers across the United States recently at the Future Educators Association National Conference in Washington DC. The students competed in eight categories, and scored in the top ten nationwide in seven—including a national champion. Jack Bursk earned first place for his TED Talk/Creative Lecture. Other Anderson/Great Oaks students who placed in the top four nationally include Carly Anderson, third place in the Exploring Education Service Careers event; Lexi Rottmueller, Kayla Kuhl, Holly Keim, and Natalie Martin, third place in Recruitment and…

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New Eagle Scout named in Anderson Twp.

From Stephanie Purdon On January 21, 2015, Michael Purdon, son of Bob and Stephanie Purdon, of Anderson Township, earned the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award. Purdon is a member of Boy Scout Troop 112, sponsored by Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church and led by Scoutmaster Gene O’Rourke. For his Eagle Project, Purdon planned, designed and completed an emergency exit pathway for Summerside United Methodist Church. The plan involved digging a pathway, laying pavers and landscaping the area. He also incorporated a bench featuring the Fleur-de-lis for the congregation to enjoy. With the help of volunteers and members of Troop…

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A Passion with Purpose, and the Pitch

Adam Jones brings much more than coaching skills to Anderson High School When I first met Adam Jones or “Coach Jones” as many know him, the plan was to gather details regarding the upcoming soccer camp, over a cup of coffee. What I found, after getting to know him, was much more than a soccer coach who wanted to spread the word about camp. Adam Jones has a passion for the sport, for coaching, for education, and for life, that is inspirational. After graduating from Mason High School in 2008, Adam earned a degree in secondary English education from Miami…

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Our Journey with The Beautiful Game

Written by Mike Mrozek It’s the sport that brings the entire world together. The sport that FIFA estimates more than 265 million people actively play around the world with a fan base of 3 billion. The US has the second largest number of players (only behind China), the second highest number of registered players (behind Germany and right above Brazil) and the highest number of registered female players in the world. On just the youth side, the US has the top total youth number (male and female) in the world. It’s the sport that’s simple, accessible to nearly everyone, pushes…

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Pentagon Honors SSG Matt Maupin in Hallway Dedication

Pictured above: Display honoring the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin during the Global War on Terror in the newly unveiled U.S. Army Reserve corridor in the Pentagon. From the office of Congressman Brad Wenstrup: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Reserve dedicated a corridor of the Pentagon to the numerous acts of Army Reserve Soldiers throughout history on Tuesday afternoon, including the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin of Clermont County. Those in attendance included Keith Maupin, Matt’s father, and local Congressman Brad Wenstrup, an Army Reservist himself. “Ohio knows the story of Matt’s sacrifice, and it should not be forgotten,”…