July 2, 2015

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    “Put Me in Coach” teaches kids baseball-related fitness

    “For the last three years I have been running an exercise program called Put Me In Coach for the Reds Rookie Success League. It has been a privilege to teach thousands of lower income area children how to learn to exercise properly and to understand the importance of physical activity for sport and life. Below you will find an overview of the program. Please read so that you have a good understanding of the program and its’ potential! This Reds Community Fund Staff has been so thrilled with the program that they would like MLB to see it live at…

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    Anderson Township Independence Day Parade

    Content provided by Anderson Township Anderson Township’s annual Independence Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, beginning at the Beechmont fire station, 7954 Beechmont Ave. and traveling down Beechmont to the Anderson Towne Center.  Now in its 11th year, the parade continues to unite the community in a morning of spirited fun in the yearly trek down Beechmont Avenue. This year the parade will include approximately 90 entrants from neighborhood groups to community organizations. Immediately after the parade, the Anderson Towne Center becomes a center of family-oriented activity, with Robin Lacy and DeZydeco providing a little New…

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    $3,500 grant award to Fire and Rescue

    Grant awarded for paramedic training Anderson Township Fire and Rescue recently received a grant for $3,500 to be used for paramedic training. The grant was provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and will help with costs associated with state mandatory paramedic re-certification training. Funding was provided by collection of seat belt fines in Ohio. Information provided by Anderson Township

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    AHS has new Principal

    Forest Hills Board of Education names Anderson High School principal At their June 22 Forest Hills Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the recommendation of Tom Durbin, interim superintendent, to name Michael Overbey as the new Anderson High School principal, effective August 1. He will replace Mike Broadwater, current AHS principal, who will assume assistant superintendent duties for Forest Hills on August 1. Overbey has been the principal at Wyoming Middle School since 2010 where he oversaw curriculum revisions, implemented staff professional development opportunities, developed a technology plan to support instruction, assisted in creating the school’s renovation design and organized…

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    FHSD moves Summer Forms online!

    To help ease the workload on parents to complete and return forms that are required by law for their student(s) each school year, and to support district “green initiatives”, Forest Hills will now use a secure, online system to collect and verify necessary student information, such as emergency contact, medical, and directory information. The new system will allow parents to see information provided in previous years, confirm it or update it as needed, and provide additional information that was previously requested via hard copy forms in summer packets. In early August, parents will receive a letter from Forest Hills detailing…



ACTV downsized but still on the air

Jun 28, 2015

From Anderson Township and ACTV If you’re a local TV junkie who enjoys watching government meetings, church services or high school sports shows, then you’ll be glad to learn more of your local shows are still on the air. Anderson Community Television has undergone a downsizing in recent months but is still airing shows about Anderson Township, day in and day out. The community television station is now open Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. As part of the downsizing effort, staffing has been reduced. While the station is still located in Anderson Center, the space may be…


Township sets open house for preliminary tax budget

Jun 28, 2015

From Anderson Township Anderson Township Trustees have scheduled a public hearing for the township’s 2016 preliminary tax budget. The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. The public will have the opportunity to view the preliminary budget on the AndersonTownship.org website beginning on July 2 or a copy can be requested by calling the township at 688-8400.  


Mercy Health Seeking Wide Variety of Personnel at June Recruitment Events

Jun 21, 2015

Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, is seeking healthcare professions to fill a wide variety of new and open roles throughout Mercy Health locations in Ohio and Kentucky when it participates in recruitment events taking place throughout Cincinnati in June. From 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, Mercy Health will attend the OhioMeansJobs.com Career Fair at the Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, located at 300 Scarlet Oaks Drive, ZIP 45241. From 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, Mercy Health will be at the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job…



Anderson Students Became Philanthropists Through Magnified Giving

Students from two Anderson schools were among more than 2500 regional students in 52 schools challenged this past school year by a unique nonprofit called Magnified Giving to give money to causes making a meaningful impact. In a May Awards Ceremony, before friends, families, and the community, they presented checks to their selected charities. Anderson High School students granted $1,500 to Building Blocks for Kids (BB4K), an organization that improves the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources. BB4K assists families by finding…


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…


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…