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Walk into Shona Macomber’s classroom at Spring Valley Academy (SVA) in Kettering and one is transported into an artist’s paradise: bright open space, skylights, soft music and students intently working on projects—from pastels to pottery. Inside students are overheard saying, “This is my favorite class of the week!” while others stop to admire displays outside her classroom.
Premier Inc. has recognized Grandview, Southview and Sycamore medical centers as Finalists for the QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare for providing outstanding patient care. Kettering Medical Center and Fort Hamilton Hospital were named Citation of Merit recipients.
On Wednesday June 22, the Mount Vernon Academy Board of Trustees (MVA BOT) and Ohio Conference Executive Committee (EXCOM) voted to accept bids for the purchase of Mount Vernon Academy (MVA) properties from multiple bidders. Auction bids totaled $1,595,000.
Memorial Services have been set for Beth Michaels, editor of the Columbia Union Visitor.
This May more than 500 people in South Africa learned about Jesus at a Rev It Up! Revival evangelistic meeting led by Tom Hughes, a pastor in the Ohio Conference.
Earlier this year, more than 60 young adults from across Ohio gathered at the Camp Mohaven Conference and Retreat Center in Dansville for the first Immersion conference where they spent the weekend actively learning to study the Bible, not passively listening to a speaker.
Last weekend Kettering College confered degrees and certificates on 244 students graduating with 249 majors at the school's 48th annual commencement ceremonies.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Calif., George Burton attended Mountain View Academy in Mountain View, and in 1956, graduated from Pacific Union College (PUC) near Angwin with a bachelor’s in speech and journalism.
“Twelve years ago, in a conversation with Raj Attiken, former Ohio Conference president, I was challenged by a statement he made,” says Dean Cinquemani, pastor of the Christ Our Righteousness (COR) church in Olmstead Falls, a suburb of Cleveland. “He thought it would be interesting to see a church become a viable presence in their community; a presence that made a measurable mark that would be missed if they closed up and left. ... That inspiration has driven this [program], as I see that model in Christ every time I open the Word.”
That very moment truly changed my life. I immediately realized that one person can make a difference in this world and one person can truly make a difference in another’s life.