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Coffee with Elizabeth Mason: Loveland school board candidate, financial specialist

Published October 24, 2021.

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News Elizabeth Mason, Loveland school board candidate. Photo by Joe Wessels/LLN. ©2021 Loveland Local News.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Elizabeth Mason wants to be on the school board to get things back on track.

Mason met with Loveland Local News Publisher Joe Wessels at the Loveland branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County to discuss why she is running, why she chose to run with Al Juram and Colette Boyko on a slate, and how she hopes to bring back some old-fashioned values to Loveland schools – including getting … Read the rest

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Coffee with Kim Lukens: Loveland City Council candidate, counselor

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Kim Lukens would make a few changes if she were elected to the Loveland City Council.

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The first-time candidate and counselor told Loveland Local News she sees problems in the city and wants to be on City Council to make things right. One of her big issues? Development in the city, a topic many on social media in and around Loveland are talking about.

She sat down with Loveland Local News Publisher Joe Wessels in the amphitheater at Nisbet … Read the rest

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Coffee with Eileen Washburn: school board incumbent, teacher

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Eileen Washburn has education in her blood.

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The incumbent Loveland City School Board member, vying for her second term, is also a teacher in the Lakota school system.

Loveland Local News publisher, Joe Wessels, talks to Washburn about her passion for making the Loveland schools the best schools around and how things have gone in recent years – in the wake of two recent school levy failures and a global pandemic – and where she’d like to take … Read the rest

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Coffee with Kip Ping: Loveland City Council candidate, engineer

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Kip Ping is making his first attempt at becoming a Loveland City Council member.

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Ping says being on City Council is about being responsive to the citizens and he sits down with Loveland Local News Publisher Joe Wessels to discuss how he’d do that. The structural engineer has done his homework and believes he is ready to take on this role. He will get into exactly how he will do that, including topics about the planned parking garage and the … Read the rest

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Coffee with Elliot Grossman: school board candidate, education communications consultant

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Elliot Grossman touts his communications and community engagement work with local school districts when he talks about why he should be elected to the Loveland school board.

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The former newspaperman who came to Cincinnati to work at The Enquirer as an assistant local news editor has found work in his post-media life sending schools better talk to their constituents. He believes working with schools has given him a unique perspective that will help him serve as an effective Loveland City … Read the rest

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Coffee with Al Juram: Loveland school board candidate, business leader

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Al Juram has touched countless lives in and around Loveland as an active coach and board member of various sports leagues. Now the business leader wants to take his know-how and apply it and his love for working with area children to being a school board member.

Joe Wessels | Loveland Local News Al Juram, Loveland school board candidate. Provided.

Juram sat down with Loveland Local News publisher, Joe Wessels, to discuss what his vision is for the Loveland City School District is going forward, especially in light of recent district financial difficulties … Read the rest

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Coffee with Jonathan Eilert: Loveland school board candidate, pastor

Published October 24, 2021.

LOVELAND, Ohio — Jonathan Eilert is a pastor with a passion – and he wants to take that to the Loveland school board.

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Eilert leads the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at the corner of West Loveland Avenue and South Lebanon Road which has about 1,200 members. Even with that big responsibility, Eilert said he has considered running for the school board for at least a decade. He sits down in his church offices with Loveland Local News Publisher Joe Wessels to … Read the rest