Straight From the Heart – May 2, 2019

City Hall 120 W Loveland, Loveland OH 45140  •  •  513-683-0150   
Loveland’s Bands and Brews concert series kicks off this Saturday, May 4, in downtown Loveland.  The beer booth opens at 4:00 p.m. and the band Model Behavior will take the stage, located near the clock on W. Loveland Avenue, at 6:00 p.m.

This is the City’s first Designated Outdoor Recreation Area (DORA) event of the year.   The DORA allows patrons of participating restaurants, bars, and establishments to carry up to 16 oz. of an open alcoholic beverage in a designated cup.

DORA Basics:

  1. Cups are only allowed for specific events, during specific times.
  2. Cups must stay within the DORA.  Look for signs that indicate the boundaries.
  3. Drinks must be purchased from a participating business. Beer, wine, and liquor are all allowable drinks in DORA cups. 
  4. You can NOT bring your own alcoholic beverage and pour it into a DORA cup.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this and all upcoming Bands and Brews:

May 4 – Model Behavior
June 1 – Saving Escape
July 6 – Frogman Band
August 3 – Counting Skeletons & Room 6
September 7 – Model Behavior

Thank you to our May 4 Bands and Brews Sponsors: Trebor Electric, Loveland Lifestyle, Professional Cabling Solutions, BRS Insurance, Baird, and the Loveland Community Firefighters Association.

The City of Loveland announces a new poster contest to promote the City’s Art Show in Nisbet Park on Sunday, September 8.
The winner of this contest will receive $500. There is no charge for poster submissions, and artists may submit more than one entry for judging.  All submissions are to be delivered or mailed to the City of Loveland, c/o Loveland Art Show Poster Contest, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH 45140. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 31, at 4:30 p.m.  All submissions must be postmarked or delivered by this date and time.
Each submission must have a completed entry form, which is available at City Hall, 120 W. Loveland Avenue, or on the City’s website: under the Community tab.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and reside within the Greater Cincinnati area. 
Entries must be vertical 16” x 24” and mounted to mat board or foam core for judging.  Applicants may select any media (i.e. pastels, oils, gouache, photographs, digital prints, etc.). Three-dimensional, sculptural, or bas-relief designs must be submitted as an entry-size 2D reproduction for judging.  The following information will be incorporated into the final poster design:

  • Loveland Art Show 2019
  • Loveland, OH
  • Sunday, September 8
  • Rain or Shine  

Artist may choose to incorporate these elements, but it is not required.  The City of Loveland’s logo (and possible sponsor logo), copyright, and artist’s name will be placed on the Final winning poster before going to press.

Friday, May 31, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Poster contest closes — all submissions must be postmarked by that day or dropped off at Loveland City Hall. Judges will review all poster entries in May.
Friday, June 7, 2019: Applicants, along with the winner, will be notified by June 7. The winner will be announced officially at the June 11 at the Loveland City Council meeting, 7 PM, and the winning Loveland Art Show poster will be unveiled at that time.
Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. – Deadline to pick up poster submissions. After that, unclaimed entries become the property of the City of Loveland.
For More Information, Contact:
Johanna Kremer, Loveland Art Show Chair
[email protected]
Loveland Artist Studios on Main
529 Main Street
Loveland, OH 45140

Fourteen Students from Loveland High School received a hands-on lesson in leadership on April 24 when City Council members and staff stepped aside and let the students debate agenda items, vote on issues, and listen to resident concerns.

City Council members and staff meet with their students prior to the April 24 meeting to help them learn about the issues, see what was involved in decision making, and learn what questions were important for local government officials to have answered before the vote.  During the meeting, City Council members and staff did not speak, so all the deliberation and debating of agenda items took place among the students.  The agenda included several important issues: a NatureWorks Grant application to improve the Nisbet Park restrooms, the sale of a 1990 backhoe, leasing police vehicles, a residential occupancy inspection program, and a partnership that would allow the Loveland Police Department to monitor security videos uploaded to Ring’s doorbell security system’s neighbor portal.

This year, Mayor Bailey was paired with Sam Greenberg.  Sam’s father, Judge Brad Greenberg, served as Loveland’s Mayor from 2003 to 2005.  Mayor Bailey said, “This is a great learning experience for Sam and his classmates.  They get to see first-hand what it takes to govern a community.”  Daniel Zamagias also had a previous connection to City Council as his father, Steve Zamagias, served on City Council from 2016 to 2017.

The students and their counterparts were:

Sam Greenberg (Mayor Kathy Bailey)
Emerson Monks (Vice Mayor Weisgerber)
Simon Grome (Councilman Kent Blair)
Rosa Karl-Chocon (Councilman Tim Butler)
Joey Jeffcott (Councilman Neal Oury)
Daniel Zamagias (Councilman Ted Phelps)
Anna Hou (Councilwoman Angela Settell)
Keller Walls (City Manager David Kennedy)
Daniel Hinrichsen (Assistant City Manger Tom Smith)
Jett Stevens (Clerk of Council Misty Cheshire)
Erin Dickman (Finance Director Michelle Byrde)
Jake Higgins (City Solicitor Joseph Braun)
Zoe DeWitt (Police Chief Sean Rahe and Lt. Kevin Corbett)
Anna Svitkovich (Chief Otto Huber & Captain Bruce Hawk)

For a list of upcoming meetings, click here.

Last Updated on May 9, 2020 by Joe Wessels

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