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Coffee with incumbent Kevin Dougherty, Loveland school board candidate

Published September 26, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — There’s one person on the ballot this fall who isn’t really too worried about how many votes he will need. And he’s a guest on the inaugural “Coffee with the Candidate” podcast.

Shot of Kevin Dougherty, Loveland school board member
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Kevin Dougherty, an appointed incumbent Loveland City School District school board member, was sworn in May 2020. He took the seat of longtime school board member and former school board president Art Jarvis. Jarvis resigned in the wake of a second school levy failure and amidst widespread community angst over the board’s direction. No one … Read the rest

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PODCAST: “Coffee with the Candidate” interviews those seeking office in Loveland

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News Coffee with the Candidate is hosted by Joe Wessels

LOVELAND, Ohio — Loveland Local News brings you “Coffee with the Candidate,” a conversation with Editor Joe Wessels, focusing on the candidacy of 16 different people running to either be on the Loveland City Council or the Loveland City School District school board. We sit down with those who want to lead our community and ask them the tough questions about their candidacy – and what they would do if they were elected. We also get to know each person on an individual level.

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Katie Laur: Bluegrass music pioneer

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News

Welcome to another edition of From Cincinnati!

On this week’s show: Katie Laur. Katie has done a bit of this and a bit of that in Cincinnati and far from Cincinnati – and it’s safe to say all of it is top-notch. From The Katie Laur Band – which made her the first (or maybe second, as we discuss) woman to front a bluegrass band anywhere – to writing for Cincinnati Magazine, it’s very safe to say Katie Laur can weave a tale as few can. That’s why it’s so lucky to get to … Read the rest

Fashion Designer David Meister

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News

You may not have heard of fashion designer David Meister. He’s one of those behind-the-scenes people who make the glittery stars look so glittery and beautiful on the red carpet and elsewhere. But if you like clothing and you like celebrities, you may have heard of him. And he just so happens to be from Cincinnati.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning college, Meister left Cincinnati and headed for fashion stardom – with a few bumps and bruises along the way. Whether it was helping Joan Rivers … Read the rest

Michael Flannery has heart – and laughs

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News

Maybe you only know Michael Flannery as the guy who occasionally appears on those Goodwill donate-your-car commercials. If that’s the only way you know him, though, you’re missing quite a lot. You would be surprised to know that Goodwill’s mission is a bit more than a job to him – it hits very close to home. You might also be a little shocked to know the guy is quite funny. In fact, that’s how he got his start in show business (unless you count the days running camera for Time Warner Cable) – as … Read the rest

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Dispelling rumors and getting records

It’s time for another episode of Soup’s On, where Loveland (Ohio) City School District superintendent, Dr. Amy Crouse. She sits down with host Joe Wessels and the discussion turns to dispelling some rumors circulating online about what the school district did or did not do or why they did or did not do something. It’s an interesting conversation.

Dr. Crouse and Joe also discuss the public records process in the district and some limitations and rights granted under the Ohio Revised Code.

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Heather French Henry: Miss America 2000, politician

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News

Heather French Henry, or Heather Renee French, or as I once knew her, just “Heather” the page designer. Or maybe the-one-who-would-not-go-out-with-us, as I would remind her.

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News Heather French Henry, right, and Joe Wessels

Heather and I have known each other since college, where she was the very kind, very capable DAAP fashion design major and, apparently, a beauty pageant contestant who happened to kill some time doing ad design and layout at the illustrious University of Cincinnati student newspaper, The News Record. That also happened to be … Read the rest