Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tom Birdwell Steps Down From Monroe BOE

After nearly ten years and over 200 meetings, Tom Birdwell is stepping down from the Monroe Board of Education. His last meeting was Monday, December 14, 2009. The 54-year-old Birdwell is the last member of the original school board that helped launch the district in 2000, when they broke away from the Middletown City Schools. The other members were John Birch, Carol Brotherton, Jamie Pierce and Suzi Rubin.
Birdwell, who is a retired engineering manager from GE Aircraft Engines, chose not to run for re-election in November, but told the Middletown Journal the job has been the most rewarding and the most exhausting he's ever had, "Being on two boards, I packed 18 years of board experiences into 10 years, and that is a lot. I don’t support fixed term limits, but (I) do believe there is some real benefit to managerial turnover. My General Electric management experience definitely taught me that management needs a fresh eye."
Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli told the Middletown Journal that Birdwell will be missed. "He has served the Monroe community and the students of the district well. He has many things to be proud of as a board member, including the completion of a new school for grades K-12," she said.

Tom Birdwell Steps Down From Monroe BOE

Birdwell said the five months he spent trying to get the district up and running were the hardest he's ever worked in his life but he sees the fall 2000 opening as the greatest accomplishment during his tenure. He pointed out that the schools went from close to Academic Emergency to being ranked as "excellent." But he also says the district has challenges ahead, such as addressing increasing enrollment.
Even though he is getting up his post, he is not going away. "I plan to participate as a volunteer in future district activities, especially when the state finally frees up funding for our facilities needs and our community approves it," he told the Middletown Journal.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monroe High School One of America's Best

Monroe High School one of America's Best
U.S. News and World Report has announced their "America's Best High Schools" list for 2010 and Monroe High School made the grade! Fairfield High School in Butler County also made the list.

The list features 100 high schools from all over the United States. They earn gold medals and are chosen based on their college readiness index scores. 461 other schools with high college readiness index scores earned silver medals while an additional 1,189 high schools earned bronze medals.

The schools were scored based on a method developed by School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education data research business run by Standard & Poor's. According to the method, schools must serve all students well, not just the ones who plan to attend college. A school must be able to show it is producing positive academic outcomes for the entire student body.

The schools were chose from all over the United States and Washington D.C. (Oklahoma and Nebraska did not participated).

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monroe High School Band & Choir Concert

Monroe High School is ready for the holiday season! On Monday, December 14, 2009, at 7:00 PM, the High School band and choir will be performing a holiday concert. This will be a great night of music and fun!

Monroe spirit wear, as well as band spirit wear, will be available for sale that night, too. It's never too late to do a little holiday shopping! 20% of all profits will go to the Monroe High School band uniform fund.

Monroe High School is located at 220 Yankee Road in Monroe, Ohio. For more information, you can call the school at 513-539-8471.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Great Fall Season for Hornets Sports Teams!

Great Fall Season for Hornets Sports Teams
The fall sports season is coming to an end, but the Monroe Hornets have lots of a reasons to celebrate this year. From the football team to the soccer team, Monroe High School athletes have made several outstanding accomplishments, achieved many goals, and won several awards.

The Hornets football team had a very successful season that ended with a trip to the regional semi final playoff game. The team finished as the tri-champs of the SWBL - Buckeye Division. Many players also won post season awards and broke a number of team and individual records. It was a very exciting season for the team and their coaches!

The Boys' soccer team also went undefeated, capturing the Southwest Buckeye League – Buckeye Division Championship. Coach Mike Oster was named Coach of the Year and was chosen for the first team All Miami Valley Coaches Association Team. Many individual players were awarded for sportsmanship, academic excellence, and their skills on the field. The Girls' soccer team reached the Sectional Finals and several players were also awarded for their individual success.

The Boys' golf team placed third in the SWBL with Logan Rutter qualifying for the District tournament as an individual. Girls' tennis is only its second year but is continuing to become more successful. Cayli Baldwin was chosen as an honorable mention SWBL.

The cross country program is continuing to grow and some freshman runners are already showing great promise for the future. Courtney Davis and Emily Black placed second and fourth respectively at the SWBL finals. The Girls' volleyball team also shocked their opponents by finishing 11-13 this year. The program is also continuing to grow and the team features several freshman players. Several players were recognized for their individual skills.

Congratulations to all students and coaches and good luck next year!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas on the Plaza

Christmas on the Plaza
Monroe's third annual Christmas on the Plaza will take place on November 21, 2009, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. It will happen on Church Street, off Main street and in the parking lot of the City Building. You can park at the Old Monroe High School and the Monroe City Park.

The festival will include food and craft booths and inside the Council Chambers at the City Building, you can have a free picture taken with Santa. Toys for Tots will also be set up in the foyer of the City Building and they be collecting toys and money for their organization. There will be entertainment all day, both on a stage and on Church Street.

This is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate with the community. Do some Christmas shopping or just come to have fun with your family! If you're interested in having your own booth, contact Cherie Gentry at 513-850-1954.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monroe Hornets to Make Eighth Playoff Appearance

Monroe Hornets to Make Eighth Playoff Appearance

On Sunday, the Ohio School Athletic Association announced the 32 teams who will take part in the state football championships. The Monroe High School Hornets were selected for their eighth playoff appearance. The team, who is currently 8-2, made the state semifinals in both 2005 and 2007. They will play at Chaminade Julienne on Friday night, November 6th. You can purchase tickets for $7.00 at participating schools or pay $9.00 at the gate.

The Middletown High School Middies, who are 9-1, also made the cut for the first time since 1990. Other nearby teams who will be participating include Carlisle and Valley View.

Photo by blueriverimages.com

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monroe High School Students Veteran's Day Project

Monroe High School Students Support the Military

For Veteran's Day, students in the Monroe High School Advanced Internet class are developing a website to recognize current and former members of our military. The website will feature photos and basic information of each person's military service. The class is looking for:

  • Current Monroe residents and their family members who are serving or have previously served in the military
  • Monroe High School alumni who are serving or have previously served in the military
  • Monroe Local Schools staff members and their family members who are serving or have previously served in the military

If you or a family member is interested in participating, please email tburklow@monroelocalschools.com with the words "Veteran's Day Project" in the subject line. The email should have a digital photo of the military member in their uniform or in a military setting attached and include the following information:

  • The person's full name (as you'd like it listed)
  • The person's rank, military branch and unit information
  • General location describing the image
  • War or operation the person served in or is currently serving in

Monday, October 5, 2009

Book Fairs Coming to Monroe Local Schools

Book Fairs Coming to Monroe Local Schools

"Destination Book Fair, Read Around the World!" is coming to Monroe Local Schools on the following dates:

Monroe Junior High -

  • October 6-8 on Main Street
  • Family Night on Thursday, October 8 from 2:30 - 7:30 PM

Monroe Elementary -

  • October 13-16 on Main Street
  • Family Night on Thursday, October 15 from 3:30 - 7:30 PM

Monroe Primary -

  • October 9 - 15 in the gym
  • Family Night on Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Grandparents' Night on Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Each book fair will be collecting money for One For Books program and students are asked to donate loose change. The program allows students to to help raise money to add books to their own classroom libraries and help less fortunate children at the same time. Scholastic will match the funds raised with a donation of us to a million books to three non-profit organizations: Kids in Distressed Situations, Center for Family Literacy, and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Scholastic book fairs give students and their families a great opportunity to purchase books and a variety of other education material at special discounted prices. There is no better time to encourage your child to read!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Old Tyme Baseball in Monroe

Photo by: Bob Carroll

by Buckeyenut

While the crowd wasn't what we had hoped (100-200), those who came out had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed the game.

If you didn't make it to the park, you truly missed something special. While the Monroe Golden Lads lost 16-1, they showed a lot of heart and they have what it takes to be a great team. I'd love to see this become a regular weekend event for our community.

Monday, August 3, 2009

2009 Monroe Community Blood Drive

monroe blood donationThe 2009 Monroe Community Blood Drive will be held this year at the Monroe City Building on August 12 from 1:45 to 3:45. For more information or to sign up, contact Kristina Mayes at 513-539-7374 extension 1006 or at mayesk@monroeohio.org.

When you sign up to donate blood at any Community Blood Center blood drive or branch from August 3 to August 29, you can enter to win a 2009 Honda Civic and you will receive a free “Ace Blood Donor” T-shirt.

There are several requirements that must be fulfilled before you can donate blood. You will need a photo ID that has your full name on it, your donor identification card if you have one, you must be 16 years or older, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, and you must be in generally good health.

If you have any further questions or comments, please call 1-800-388-GIVE.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Monroe Wee Hornets Conditioning Camp 2009

Monroe Wee Hornets FootballThe Wee Hornets is a pee wee football league located in Monroe for boys in grades 1 through 6. The Wee Hornets are a part of the Southwest Buckeye Pee-Wee Football League (SWBL) and players compete against many other young boys from area schools that they will face off against in High School.

Conditioning Camp has already begun for the Wee Hornets Football. Camp begins today, Monday July 27 and ends Wednesday July 29 at the Monroe High School Football Stadium. The camp runs from 6:00pm until 8:15pm. Camp instructors ask that your son be at the field early enough so he can be dressed and on the field by 6:00pm.

Attire for the camp consists of shorts, a t-shirt and football cleats (gym shoes are acceptable). Water will be provided for the players via a multi-hose water dispenser. Should you desire to bring your own drink it must be water only. No sports drinks, such as Gatorade, are permitted on the field or track. Players will run through various drills from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and from 8:00pm to 8:15pm coaches will have time to huddle up with their team to discuss the days camp.

For all the Wee Hornets info, visit the Monroe Wee Hornets Football website.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shakespeare in the Park at Monroe Community Park July 24th, 2009

Cincinnati Shakespeare CompanyWith all the hype about the next big box office hit movie, people tend to forget about how the movies they love so much and can't wait to see got started. Before there was Blu-Ray, Disney 3D and movie theaters there were plays. Real people right in front of you acting, dancing, singing and entertaining. Unless you like making trips to Broadway in New York, finding a play to go to is hard, that is of course you want to go to one of the local schools theater productions. Well thanks to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company you can now watch plays in a park near you.

This Friday, July 24th, 2009 at the Monroe Community Park you can see the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company perform Romeo and Juliet as a part of their second annual Shakespeare in the Park summer tour. The show is open to the public and is free of charge. You can enjoy this display of the arts at 7:00pm this Friday. The play is presented by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in conjunction with PNC Bank. The play is directed by Artistic Associate Christopher Guthrie with Ensemble Member Sara Clark in the role of Juliet.

If you are interested in learning more about the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company or you would like a full list of performance dates and locations for Shakespeare in the Park and all the other plays by the company then visit the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company website.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Red Onion Cafe

The Red Onion Cafe

If you're looking for good food in Monroe, look no further than the Red Onion Cafe. The restaurant, which has been open for four years, takes great pride not only in their food but in being a part of Monroe's history, as well. They are located in an old historic building on South Main Street which was once a stop on the Pony Express. The name "Red Onion Cafe" comes from the history of the building where workers would hang red onions outside to let those traveling the Pony Express know food was being served at the location. Inside, the restaurant's tables and walls are decorated with old newspaper clippings and photos.

The Red Onion Cafe
But of course, the great food is the main attraction at the Red Onion Cafe. As one patron put it, "...the atmosphere is inviting, and menu selections vary from good to outstanding." From mouthwatering salads such as the Smoked Gouda Apple Salad to their "best in the Midwest" Crabcakes made with real lump crab meat and a "perfect blend of fresh peppers and seasonings," there is not a bad item on the menu at the Red Onion Cafe. During July 2009, the restaurant will be featuring the "Cuisine World Tour." Each day you can order cuisine from a different country around the world including China, Thailand, England, Jamaica, Brazil, Spain, and so many more!

The Red Onion Cafe is located at 214 South Main Street in Monroe, Ohio. They are open from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Thursday and from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call (513) 360-0180 or visit their blog: The Red Onion Cafe.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monroe's "Light Up The Sky" 2009

Light Up The SkyThe fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate and have fun with friends and family. There are so many activities that you can do on fourth of July weekend but one thing you most certainly do not want to miss is the annual "Light Up The Sky" festival and fireworks celebration held every year in Monroe.

Last year's festivities were something to be remembered and the people behind "Light Up The Sky" promise this year's event to be bigger and better. Due to economic conditions the festival has been shortened from two days to one day with events going on all day long. Featured attractions at this year's celebration include numerous different rides and games for kids, a car show, pie baking contest, corn hole tournaments, sack races, watermelon seed spitting contests, hot dog eating contest, watermelon toss contest, the annual Little Mr. and Miss Red White and Boom Pageant, many different live bands and, of course, the fireworks display. There will also be many different food vendors in the park for you to fill up on including popular foods like Chic-Fil-A, The Red Onion Cafe, and Yardbirds Southern Barbecue. There is also a parade that will start at 5 pm.

The festivities will take place on July 4th at the Monroe Community Park in Monroe. The festival starts at noon and will go until dusk, concluding with the fireworks display. This year's events promise to be a day full of fun for the whole family that you won't want to miss and won't soon forget. If you want all the information on the festivities, need directions, or are interested in sponsoring or working the event, then go to the Light Up The Sky website.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kings Island's "Son of Beast" Shut Down

The Son of Beast, a popular roller coaster located at Kings Island, has been shut down due to a pending investigation. According to a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Cincinnati area amusement park decided to close the ride after a woman contacted park officials to say she had been injured on the ride on May 31. An investigation is currently in progress and no details have been released as to when it may be completed.

According to King Island spokesman, Don Helbig, it is not unusual for large rides such as the Son of Beast to be shut down for periodic inspections and maintenance. He also told Cincinnati.com that he did not know why the woman didn't speak up until over two weeks after the incident, but that the park shut down the ride immediately because they "take all guest comments seriously."

The Son of Beast, which opened at Kings Island in 2000, is the world's tallest, fastest wooden roller coaster and until 2006, was one of the only roller coasters in the world to successfully include a vertical loop. In July 2006, an accident involving the roller coaster sent 27 people to local hospitals and prompted removal of the loop. The ride reopened in July 2007.

Monday, June 22, 2009

2009 Kid's Bike Rodeo

kid's bike rodeoThe Monroe Police Department and the Dayton Children’s Medical Center have already kicked off the 2009 Kid’s Bike Rodeo. These are days dedicated to teaching children about bike safety awareness within the community. It is free to participate in and features safety tips from Officer Bret Kahny and a mini bike obstacle course. In case of any questions or comments, you can contact Officer Kahny at the Monroe Police Department at 539-9234.

Dates, Times, and Locations:

June 19th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Old High School Parking Lot

June 19th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Wexford Drive (Dead End)

June 25th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Rochest Hills (Front Entrance)

June 25th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Monroe Crossing (Shanda Drive)

July 1st, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Bridle Creek (Bobtail Way)

July 1st, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Monroe Community Park

July 2nd 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Locust Street (Lemon Township)

July 2nd 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Debord Lane

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

1869 Era Baseball Game to be Hosted by Monroe Historical Society

baseballFor over 200 years, baseball has been the great American sport. People have filled the fields and the stands to partake in this fun-filled past time since the 1800’s. It is a game that most Americans can enjoy in one way or another. What some people don’t know though is that baseball used to be quite different then the sport we watch today.

The Monroe Historical Society is providing the community with an opportunity to experience a true to life 1869 Era baseball game. Together with the Cincinnati Red Stockings-Cincinnati Buckeyes, the Historical Society will host this baseball game, which will be played exactly as it was in 1869. This means that all the same rules and equipment of an 1800’s baseball game will be utilized.

Not only will there be the authentic baseball game, but also there will be a variety of games, food, and fun held throughout the park. There will be potato sack races, three-legged races, and many other activities for everyone to participate in. Prizes and awards will be given to the lucky winners in an assortment of age groups.

This family-fun event will be held on August 8, 2009 at the Monroe Community Park. Festivities will begin at 11:00, and the baseball game will begin at 1:00.

If you would be interested in volunteering to play in the baseball game, contact Council Member Tracy Shell at 600-0366.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Columbus Crew host The Children's Heart Foundation

The MLS Champion Columbus Crew host The Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) Aug 15th at 7pm vs. FC Dallas

Come and support a great cause when the MLS Champion Columbus Crew host the 2nd Annual Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) Night against FC Dallas. Tickets are $18 each and a portion benefits the Foundation in their fight against America's #1 birth defect...Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 614-447-4114 or online at or on line at
Columbus Crew

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

United Way Born Learning Trail at Monroe Crossings Park

United Way Born Learning Trail at Monroe Crossings Park

One item on tonight's Monroe City Council agenda is an emergency resolution that authorizes the City Manager to "enter into a Memorandum of Understanding" between the City of Monroe and the United Way of Cincinnati. The purpose is to put a Born Learning Trail at Monroe Crossings Park.

According to Michael J. Sanders, Director of the Middletown Area United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the United Way would like to install Born Learning Trails in city parks in both Monroe and Trenton in 2009. A trail was installed at Smith Park in Middletown last year.

A Born Learning Trail consists of ten signs along a paved path or walkway that provide tips for early learning. The signs may encourage children to talk about the shapes and letters they see painted on the path. Other signs will guide adults in ways to talk about nature and their surroundings with the children in their care.

The United Way believes that learning happens everywhere but "parents, grandparents, and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning." The goal of the Born Learning Trail is to encourage this early learning but to also make it fun for both adults and children. According to bornlearning.org, the trails are being built in parks, museums, libraries and corporate campuses country wide.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Home Depot Looking to Hire 200 Employees for New Distribution Center

home depot distribution centerThe Home Depot has created 200 new job opportunities this summer with the opening of a new distribution center on Gateway Blvd. in Monroe. This massive home improvement retail store is hiring for full-time positions that will provide excellent service and an increase in efficiency. The positions available are general warehouse and office positions.

Applications are currently being accepted and interviewing has already begun. It is recommended that if you are interested, your application should be submitted by June 20. The retailer will open later this summer, and jobs will pay above minimum wage. Applicants can apply online at Home Depot’s website or at the career kiosks located in any of the Home Depot stores.

The Home Depot will offer a benefits package that will include medical insurance, dental insurance, 401k, and Success Sharing bonuses for all employees.

It is suggested that anyone interested should visit http://careers.homedepot.com and search for jobs in Distribution Center Hourly; in Ohio. Select “RDC – Cincinnati OH”.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Interview with Coach Ken Meibers of Monroe High School

Monroe's Football Coach Meibers
Ken Meibers, the varsity football coach at Monroe High School, started playing football at a very young age. The sport that he calls "greatest team game in the world" has been a part of his life ever since. We recently had the opportunity to talk to Coach Meibers about everything from the upcoming 2009 football season to his favorite things about the Monroe community to what he likes to do in his spare time:

Can you tell us a little bit about your background including your days as a player and a coach at Colerain and Findlay, where you are from, about your family?

Coach Meibers: I played two years at St. Xavier High School. I then transferred to Colerain High School and continued to play football. I was a member of the 1995 State Finalist football team that was disqualified for using an ineligible player. I earned a football scholarship after my senior season at Colerain. I went on to play for 5 seasons at The University of Findlay. I was a member of their first NCAA Division 2 recruiting class. I was a three year starter on the offensive line. In college I was a two-time All GLIAC Selection as an offensive lineman. I was voted as The Most Outstanding Lineman in 1999. In 2001, I was voted Team MVP. After my playing days I became the Tight Ends Coach for a year and a half before returning to Colerain as a Science Teacher and Assistant Football and Track Coach I coached both football and track at Colerain for 5 years. During that time I was part of the 2004 State Championship Football Team. We were also Regional Champions in 2006, and Regional Runner Ups in 2003, 2007.

I coached two girls throwers to the state meet in the shot put. They finished 4th and 6th place respectively. I also coached numerous sprint relay teams to the state meet during my four seasons as Boys Sprint Coach. In 2005, our Boys Track team was District Champions.

My parents are both retired teachers. My mother taught OWE for 35 years at Northwest High School. My father is a very accomplished Track and Cross Country Coach. He was head coach of the Boys 1978 State Cross Country Team at Colerain High School (The only other boys state title won at Colerain.) He is now the Athletic Director at Lockland High School.

When did you first get into football?

 On The Parctice fieldCoach Meibers: I began playing football in 5th grade, and I played every year til I graduated from college.

How did you end up at Monroe High School?

Coach Meibers: When I saw that the job was open I became interested. I always wanted to be a Head Coach. I thought long and hard about the Monroe Job, but after several conversations with both Dave Bauer and John Singleton, I decided that it would be a great fit.

What is your favorite thing about coaching and working at Monroe High School?

Coach Meibers: The best thing about being at Monroe is the school and community support. Since I first arrived here, everyone has been very welcoming. I also love working with the staff and players. The kids have done a fantastic job. They finally understand that hard work is the key to success.

What are you looking forward to for the 2009 season?

Coach Meibers: I look forward to putting a much improved football team on the field every week. We are bigger, faster, and stronger than we were last year. We return 17 starters. Our off season program was very successful. The kids have been put through a total of 108 grueling workouts that began the Monday before Thanksgiving. Football here at Monroe will never be cancelled and it is our goal to outwork every opponent on our schedule. The players have now had a full calandar year to learn the system and terminology. The staff is also completely intact and we now have had extra time to fully understand each other and the goals of the offensive and defensive system. Our goal as a staff is to improve our players and stress the common goal of every aspect of the program...WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Who are your heroes - both in football and in life? Favorite football players growing up?

Coach Meibers: My hero is my mom...Carol Meibers. I don't have football heroes, favorite players, or favorite teams. I enjoy watching college games. I love to see the competition that goes along with the sport. Football is the greatest team game in the world...we win and lose as a team. More From The Practice Field

What is your favorite thing about the Monroe Community?

Coach Meibers: I love the way that the community supports the schools and sports. The community is very tight-knit and family oriented. That is perfect because I consider myself to be a family man.

What do you like to do when you are not coaching?

Spend time with my wife Stephanie, and two kids...Jackson (2 years old) and Makenna (5 weeks old).

Coach Meibers also added "I encourage everyone in the community to come out and support the Hornets at every game this year. The kids will make you proud."

We'd like to thank Coach Ken Meibers for taking the time for our interview and of course, Go Hornets!!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The 2009 Monroe Community Wide Garage Sale

monroe community garage saleCome on out for a weekend of rummaging at the Monroe Community Wide Garage Sale. It will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 8AM to 5PM and Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 1PM to 5PM. Enjoy searching for those hidden treasures or look to make a profit on you old, unnecessary things. It is not even necessary to sign up to sell your things.

Blue and yellow balloons will mark the garage sale spots and help everyone locate the sales. Maps and listing addresses will be available at 8AM on Friday, June 5, 2009. After 5PM on Friday, this valuable information can be picked up in the lobby of the Monroe Police Department at 223 South Main Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050.

Join the City of Monroe in their Community Garage Sale! You're sure to have a wonderful time!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Cincinnati Premium Outlet's Job Fair

Workforce One of Warren County has joined with their counterparts in Butler County to host a job fair for the soon to be open Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe. The outlet mall is set to open on August 6, 2009 and is projected to supply around 700 new job openings, with another 300-500 becoming available at a later date. Positions will vary from customer service to store management, and it is estimated that approximately 4,000 prospective employees will attend the job fair.

The hiring event is going to be held on June 9, 2009 from 8AM to 8PM. It will be hosted at Monroe Senior High School located at 220 Yankee Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050.

The Butler County Regional Transit Authority is providing transportation to the job fair for $2 each way. The transit will run from 7AM to 4PM. Reservation can be made by calling (513) 785-5237. Those making reservations will be informed of their scheduled pick up and return trip times on June 8.

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