August 4, 2015

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    Ohio Valley Productions is a dream that became reality

    There’s more to Ohio Valley Productions than the business of events and entertainment. The business represents a long-time dream coming to fruition for some Anderson residents. It also represents the foundation for a live music event that started as a Facebook post. In late 2014, a local group of friends began meeting in back rooms and area taverns with one collective dream in mind. They wanted to create a grassroots event that centered around live music. After weeks of research and brainstorming, the group realized that they had a couple of major obstacles to overcome. They had very little time…

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    Favorites Steak & Pasta at Belterra Park Gaming

    In my experience, the sign of a good restaurant is focusing on delivering consistently great entrees; the kind of food that turns an eatery into a standard choice. The sign of a great restaurant is caring as much for the quality of sides, accents, beverages, environment and service as they do their specialty entrees. Favorites Steak & Pasta, at Belterra Park Gaming, does all that and more. When my friends and I head to Belterra Park, we typically opt for the Market Buffet or Stadium, the sports bar. These are great choices, with outstanding food. What I have come to…

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    Forest Hills Launches Search for New Superintendent

    From Forest Hills School District During their July 27 meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education took the first step in their search for a permanent district superintendent by selecting the Ohio School Boards Association to assist in the process.  OSBA has facilitated more than 1,000 superintendent and treasurer searches for districts across Ohio. Cheryl Ryan, deputy director of board services at OSBA, will guide the district and community through the search and selection process. The search process will include opportunities for staff and community input, developing a profile of a Forest Hills superintendent, recruiting candidates, candidate screening, reference checks…

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    Response to the Park- School-Township Concept: Josh Gerth, Anderson Township Trustee

    In the spirit of FULL DISCLOSURE, I wanted to give a recap of how we came to be where we are today with the relocated Anderson High School concept. I have also pasted my entire interview with the Business Courier below. Let me take you on a journey of the last nine months. Shortly after the school levy passed in November of last year, I reached out to Dallas Jackson to tell him that I wanted to start conversations between us (the Township), the school board and the park district to figure out a way to capitalize on the momentum…

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    “Rockin’ the Rail” presented by Ohio Valley Productions

    Ohio Valley Productions is bringing chart-topping country artists to Belterra Park Gaming for two incredible nights of live music on August 14th & 15th Ohio Valley Productions expects their debut events to be legendary, and set the tone for the future of this new local entertainment business. Forging a partnership with Belterra Park Gaming is a large part of what makes these shows so special. National artists, local artists, VIP options, Belterra Park amenities and more combine to make these events spectacular. “Rockin’ the Rail allows us to show not only Anderson Township, but the entire tri-state and beyond what…



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 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 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…



Local Resident Honored At June Event

Jim Huizenga, senior program officer at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, was recently honored by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council with a Voices of Giving Professional Advisor Award. He was recognized at a program that also honored 27 area philanthropists for their contributions of a bequest or planned gift to a nonprofit organization. “As a professional advisor, we know Jim frequently plays a role in bringing about planned gifts. Through our Voices of Giving Awards we want to thank Jim and so many other generous people in our community whose foresight and gifts are helping to ensure the long term…


Karly Miller awarded Fulbright Scholarship

From UCSB Grad Post Karly Miller’s desire to learn more about the ocean led her across the globe to places as far flung as New Zealand, Ecuador, and Peru. She went on to be selected to represent the United States as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year, and will be studying the interactions between tourism and artisenal fisheries in Bahia Malaga on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, South America. In her words, ” I study how tourism development affects the social and ecological importance of fisheries in coastal subsistence-based communities. People and the environment are inextricably linked and…


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…