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Officer Barnes and Detective Moster Announce their Retirement

Left: Officer Fred Barnes; Right: Detective Steve Moster.
Officer Fred Barnes and Detective Steve Moster announced their retirement from the Loveland Police Department at the May 9 City Council meeting. 

Officer Barnes began his law enforcement career with the Village of Seven Mile in 1986, and came to Loveland as a part-time officer in 1990 and became a full time officer in 1992.  In 1998, Officer Barnes received the Medal of Valor for confronting a violent subject with a knife who took a woman and baby hostage, negotiating everyone's safe release.  In 2002, Officer Barnes became the first school resource officer for the City of Loveland, and in 2015, became the 14th officer in Ohio to be recognized as a Master School Resource Officer by OSROA.  Officer Barnes was one of the first A.L.I.C.E. instructors and sparked innovations in safety around the school district.  Officer Barnes earned the respect and appreciation of teachers, parents, and students.   Officer Barnes lived each day of his 31 year career dedicated to the values of the Loveland Police team - Integrity, Customer Service Oriented Service, and Continuous Improvement.  The entire Loveland community is a much better place because Officer Barnes chose to spend his time with us.

Detective Steve Moster began his career with the City of Springfield in 1992.  In 1994, he joined the Loveland Police Department. Detective Moster received a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2006, and one year later, he obtained the Ohio Police Officer Training Commission recognition as a Master Criminal Investigator.  By 2012, Detective Moster assumed the responsibilities of the property room.  In the last ten years alone, Officer Moster investigated over 1,000 criminal reports.  Officer Moster is currently working on a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Internal Revenue Service which began in April 2016 as a simple theft report in which Detective Moster uncovered more and more evidence of a complex fraud.  Detective Moster discovered a sophisticated embezzlement, wire fraud, and tax evasion scheme, totaling more than $700,000 in confirmed losses.  During his 23 years of service to the Loveland community, Detective Moster exemplified the spirit of Customer Oriented Service, Integrity, and Continuous Improvement, having a positive impact on the Loveland Community that will be felt for years to come.

Part of State Route 48 reduced to one lane on Thursday

Expect traffic congestion along State Route 48 on Thursday, May 11.  Part of State Route 48 will be limited to one lane between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews install a pipe near the railroad crossing to resolve drainage issues along the railroad tracks. 

Quite Zone Suspended

Due to drainage improvements along the railroad tracks between W. Loveland Avenue and State Route 48, the Quiet Zone has been suspended and trains will resume sounding their horns.  The drainage work is anticipated to be completed on May 24 at which time the Quiet Zone will be re-implemented.  If you have questions, call City Manager David Kennedy at 707-1454.
Join community leaders and the Loveland Drug Task Force for an adult only PreventionFIRST! call to action community forum promoting prevention of the opioid epidemic tonight, May 10, at Loveland Middle School.  The forum begins at 7 p.m.; light refreshments will be served.

New and Noteworthy

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the site plan for the River Ridge Apartments (SPD 16) on Loveland Madeira Road.  The 132 unit development, between New Hope Baptist Church and Pet Nation, is anticipated to break ground in July.  The Commission also set a public hearing for a conditional use to permit the Schilling School for Gifted Children ( to operate at 1007 Cottonwood Drive.

The Annual Financial Report for the Community Improvement Corporation has been filed with the Auditor of State.  A copy of the report is available on the City's website, click here to view the report.

CityBeat Magazine's 2017 Best Neighborhood Boutique

CityBeat Magazine recently announced that Loveland's very own Busy Bee Boutique is the winner of this year's readers poll for best neighborhood boutique.  Busy Bee Boutique is located in the heart of downtown Loveland at 110 S. Second Street, next door to Graeter's.  Their motto is "Shopping is Fun!"  Stop by and congratulate the owners, Maggie and Debbie, browse the store, find a few treasurers and enjoy some retail therapy at the "best neighborhood boutique."

Thank You Spring Planting Volunteers!

Pictured on the left: Linda Fitzgerald, Angela Settell, Dave Binford, Ann Gunn, Pamela Gross, Diane Baldwin, Svetlana Farrell, and Mark Reed.  Pictured on the right: Mike Carpenter, Brittany Byrd, Hilary Carpenter, Julianna Carpenter, Evelyn Carpenter, McKenzie Carpenter, and Andrew Bateman.

City Calendar

May 13 - Food Truck Rally, 3 - 10 p.m. at Shopper's Haven Plaza on Loveland Madeira Road

May 15 - Community Improvement Corporation Meeting, 3 p.m. at City Hall

May 17 - Senior Expo, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Receptions on Loveland Madeira Road.  Reservations required.  Call 774-3017 to make a reservation.

May 18 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall

May 18 - Tree and Environment Committee Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall

May 29 - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, 9 a.m. Click here to register to be in the parade.

May 29 - City Offices will be closed for Memorial Day.

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