March 1, 2015

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    Trustees Appeal Martin Marietta Decision

    Trustees Appeal Court of Common Pleas Decision in an Effort to Uphold Local Zoning Authority From the Anderson Township Administration Anderson Township Trustees are striving to uphold the local zoning authority of our home rule Township, as well as the rights and powers of the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals, by appealing the Court of Common Pleas decision with regard to Martin Marietta’s subsurface mining application.  The Trustees are joined in their appeal by the Ohio Township Association which is made up of trustees and fiscal officers from Ohio’s 1,308 townships and the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships…

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    Forest Hills Students in Top One Percent

    Eleven Forest Hills students recognized as top one percent of nation’s high school students The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named 11 Forest Hills seniors as finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor less than one percent of the country’s high school students achieve. Forest Hills students entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program as juniors, along with 1.4 million students throughout the country, by taking the 2015 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which determines if program entrants meet the program’s rigorous requirements.  Not only did all 11 students meet the requirements, they were among the highest…

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    Mercy Health expanding Mt. Orab location

    Emergency Care Services at Mercy Health – Mt. Orab Medical Center Nearly Doubling in Size From Nanette Bentley, Mercy Health Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has begun an expansion project at Mercy Health – Mt. Orab Medical Center. The project, which should be complete by the second quarter of this year, will nearly double the size of the center’s emergency care facility from eight to 15 beds. The center also provides convenient outpatient lab and imaging services 24-hours daily. “From its opening in 2009, the…

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    2015 Congressional Art Competition

    Wenstrup Invites Students to Enter 2015 Congressional Art Competition Representative Brad Wenstrup  is inviting all high school students in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District to enter the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The winner will have his/her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year and will receive two plane tickets to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony. Students may submit their original, two-dimensional artwork to Rep. Wenstrup’s district offices in Cincinnati or Peebles for judging. A panel of three judges will determine first, second, and third place winners among the submissions, alongside a “viewer’s choice” determined by online voting….

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    The King Cake – A ‘Mardi Gras’ Tradition

    A king cake is a type of cake associated in a number of countries with the festival of Epiphany at the end of the Christmas season; in other places, it is associated with the pre-Lenten celebrations of Mardi Gras/Carnival. What started out as a dry French bread type dough with sugar on top and a bean inside roughly 300 years ago, is now a sweet, sugary and iced Danish type dough that is braided with cinnamon inside and a plastic doll underneath. King Cakes are made of a cinnamon filled dough in the shape of a hollow circle. They have…

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McNicholas Hall of Fame inducts Schroeder, Oberschmidt

Feb 28, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, McNicholas High School inducted Katey Schroeder ’06 and Michael Oberschmidt ’08 into the Hall of Fame and recognized the 30th anniversary of the Class of 1985, state football finalists and basketball state final four. Schroeder was a four-year volleyball player and letter winner at McNicholas High School. She earned four all-state awards, including first-team all-state as a junior and senior. Schroeder was also selected for the first-team GGCL and first-team all-city as a sophomore, junior, and senior. During those three years she was awarded the Best Offensive Player award. During her junior year she was ranked…

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Mercy Health Pre-Diabetes Education Classes

Feb 23, 2015

Need Help Managing Pre-Diabetes? Mercy Health – Cincinnati Offers Pre-Diabetes Education Classes at Locations Near You From Nanette Bentley, Mercy Health If you need help managing pre-diabetes, Mercy Health – Cincinnati can help. Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces its next series of pre-diabetes education classes offered at convenient Mercy Health locations throughout the community. Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before diabetes. It means that a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood…

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Anderson/Great Oaks students dominate regional marketing competition

Feb 22, 2015

Contributed by Great Oaks Career Campuses The Anderson High School/Great Oaks Marketing DECA students performed well at the DECA Marketing District Event on January 27. With over 600 marketing students competing from schools all over southwestern Ohio, the 52 Anderson students made their presence known. 39 of these students automatically qualify to move on to the State competition in March. If they win at state, students will move on to national competition in Orlando. The Anderson Marketing program is a satellite of Great Oaks Career Campuses and is instructed by Karen Vanderhorst. 1st Place Halle Bannister/Annie Kelty – Travel and…

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McNicholas Hall of Fame inducts Schroeder, Oberschmidt

On Thursday, February 26, McNicholas High School inducted Katey Schroeder ’06 and Michael Oberschmidt ’08 into the Hall of Fame and recognized the 30th anniversary of the Class of 1985, state football finalists and basketball state final four. Schroeder was a four-year volleyball player and letter winner at McNicholas High School. She earned four all-state awards, including first-team all-state as a junior and senior. Schroeder was also selected for the first-team GGCL and first-team all-city as a sophomore, junior, and senior. During those three years she was awarded the Best Offensive Player award. During her junior year she was ranked…

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Sports Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health’s Orthopaedics Dream Team

From Nanette Bentley, Mercy Health Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that sports medicine specialist Brandon Kakos, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians’ Dream Team of orthopaedic specialists. Dr. Kakos practices from Mercy Health – Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Eastgate, located at 4440 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Suite 500 in Cincinnati, ZIP 45245-1318. “Mercy Health’s values, especially those of compassion, excellence, service and human dignity, resonate with me and led me to choose Mercy Health Physicians as the group with which I want to practice medicine,” said…

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Anderson Township 5th grader gives back to his YMCA after school classmates

Contributed By: Kathy Lehr, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Drew Poellein is a special young man, according to Kathy LaBrecque, site director for the M.E. Lyons YMCA before and after school program at Wilson Elementary School in Anderson Township. The fifth grader is also a top popcorn salesman for Boy Scouts Pack 867. Because of his salesmanship, for the past two years, he has been awarded a Walmart gift card. But, instead of spending it on himself, Drew has decided to donate his gift cards (both years) to benefit other kids in the YMCA before and after school programs. Drew used…

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Local Couple Honored by Literacy Network

Local Trustee, Josh Gerth, and his wife Melissa, named Literacy Network’s 2015 Handbags for Hope Honorary Chair Couple! From Kim Raterman McDermott, Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati The Literacy Network is proud to name Josh and Melissa Gerth as the Honorary Chair Couple of their 4th annual Handbags for Hope event. Literacy Network President Kathy A. Ciarla stated, “Handbags for Hope is a fantastic night that brings people together to celebrate literacy in our city. A highlight of my evening will be thanking this year’s Honorary Chair Couple, Josh & Melissa Gerth, for their dedication to improving literacy and Josh’s…