April 21, 2014

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Speaker to share garden advice PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:16 AM

Shaker Farms Garden Club is hosting the renowned speaker, Craig Mossman who will present “A Dirt Lover’s Guide to Designing and Maintaining a Healthy, Productive Urban Flower and Vegetable Garden.”

Mossman has worked for the Joy of Cooking and is currently an IT and facilities management professional.

With his wife, Mossman maintains a 5,000 sq. foot perennial garden and a 600 sq. foot vegetable garden.

Their perennial garden and deck were featured in Better Homes and Gardens in the 2010 “Decks, Patios and Pools” edition.

His presentation will advise gardeners on how to get the most from their garden however big or small.
Mossman will discuss his garden and gardening philosophy, preparing and designing strategies, soil preparation, choosing plants and how to plant them, maintaining your garden, and will offer many tips and resources.
His presentation will be followed by Q&A time.

The event will be on Wednesday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harrison Township Civic Center, 9940 New Haven Rd. Public is welcome.

Stay for lunch! Bring a brown bag lunch and drink, dessert will be provided. Questions, call  Mary Lou Smith,  1-513-367-9285

Hundreds help Lauren battle brain tumor PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, April 14, 2014 8:07 AM

Hundreds of supporters of Lawrenceburg High School senior Lauren Hill will gather together for “Lauren’s Fight for Cure, Inc.” Saturday, May 31, at the VFW Hall in Harrison.

In November 2013, Lauren was diagnosed with a rare, pediatric brain tumor, known as a diffused intrinsic pontine glioma.

Through chemotherapy and radiation, Lauren has continued to fight for a cure, and on May 31, an all-day fundraising event will take place.

A “Ride for Lauren” will kick off the day with motorcycle registration beginning at 10 a.m. A classic car and bike show with awards is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Entrance to main event is $10; free of charge with participation in car/bike show or ride.

A BBQ meal will be served (while supplies last) starting at 5 p.m., and the band “1 Night Stand” will entertain guests from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

To register for the car and bike show, call 276-3017. For the “Ride for Lauren,” motorcycle ride call 256-2110.

If unable to attend, donations can be made to Lauren’s Fight for Cure, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, 431 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; or any Cincinnati Tri-State Fifth Third Bank branch locations.

Wanstrath named chair of FCN Corp Board PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:09 PM

Kenneth T. Wanstrath has been named chairman of the FCN Banc Corp Board of Directors.

Wanstrath, president of New Point Stone Company, has been a member of the FNC board since 1999. Before serving on the board, Wanstrath was a member of the Batesville State Bank Board from 1982 to 1992, when it merged with Merchants National Bank.

He then served on the advisory board for Merchants State Bank and National City Bank. During 14 years as a director, Wanstrath has brought a wealth of expertise, and his ideas have been invaluable to FCN’s success.

Wanstrath succeeds Dr. Randall W. Listerman, who retired from the board after 33 years of dedicated service as a director and chairman.
During his tenure, FCN grew from a community bank, serving Brookville, to serving five communities throughout Southeast Indiana and Southwest Ohio.

This period also saw record asset and deposit growth, and unbroken dividends to shareholders.

Wanstrath first order of business was welcoming new Director Devin Listerman. Listerman, vice president and General Manager of Brickman Group, brings extensive business knowledge to the board and is a very welcomed asset.
FCN Banc Corp and FCN Bank N.A. is 113-year-old financial institution.

Ohio Statehouse upgrades Web site PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:30 AM

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board has  launched a redesigned and upgraded public Web site for the Ohio Statehouse.

The streamlined site is more intuitive, and consolidates information previously scattered on five independent sites.

The address remains www.ohiostatehouse.org.

The new site is an online clearinghouse for Ohioans and visitors from around the world, said William E. Carleton, CSRAB executive director.

With a clean design and easier to use navigation, the site delivers more information quicker, said Carleton.

The new site also has been redesigned to inspire the next generation of Ohio leaders, said Luke Stedke, CSRAB communications manager.

The site has four sections organized by topic with drop-down tabs to further educate visitors.

Ohio Gov. John R.Kasich signs several bills into law PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 10:10 AM

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich recently signed the following pieces of legislation into law:
*Sub. HB 95 - renames certificates recognizing the delivery of a stillborn infant as certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth.
*Sub. HB 144  - includes alternative nicotine products within the restrictions that currently apply to the sale or distribution to, and possession or use by, minors of cigarettes and other tobacco products and to declare an emergency.
*Sub. HB 202 -  makes changes to the examination, reporting, and educational requirements of professional engineers and surveyors.
*Am. SB 194  - Allows certain motor-driven cycles and motor scooters to be parked on a sidewalk provided the vehicles do not impede the normal flow of pedestrian traffic. The bill also revises the purposes for which an historical vehicle may be operated.
*Sub. SB 216 - Revises provisional ballots and specifies permitted procedures for a voting location that serves more than one precinct.
*Am. S.B. 238 - Reforms early voting.
*Sub. S.B. 205 - Revises law concerning mailing of absentee voters’ ballots and applications for those ballots. It also clarifies that an elector generally is responsible to complete the elector’s absentee voter ballot documents.


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