June 7, 2017

Thank You Sponsors!

8/20/16 Our Forrest Everhart Memorial Open is tomorrow! Before we get started with the fun, we’d like to thank our sponsors for helping make this tournament possible. Our Skill Prize Sponsors donated $50 each, which will serve as prizes for the hole winners. Our Tee Box Sponsors donated $100 to support our work helping veterans at risk for hunger and homelessness. Thank you 2016 Forrest Everhart Memorial Open Sponsors! Tee Box Sponsors AMVETS Department of Ohio Dugan & Meyers First Coast Security Grace Hospice Skill Prize Sponsors Dennis Simpson Ray Pryor Jon Smith Jim Thomas Steve Lewis Cline Energy Chillicothe Paints Chillicothe Sign & Screen Print Forrest Everhart Memorial Senior League Howler’s Funeral Home Napa Nesser Roofing R & J Engraving Ritchie’s Marketplace & Restaurant About the Forrest Everhart Memorial Open The Forrest Everhart Memorial Open is an annual tournament held in honor of World War II Medal of Honor recipient and Bainbridge native Forrest E. Everhart. It is a single player scramble that costs $50 to enter, with lunch and prizes included. Still need to sign up for tomorrow’s event? Join us at the Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course (on the Chillicothe VA campus) bright and early at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 to take care of registration. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m., with lunch and the awards ceremony to follow after all games are finished. Questions? Call 740-774-8387. See you on the green!
June 7, 2017

6 Facts You Should Know About Anxiety Disorders

8/11/16 Did You Know? Anxiety affects 18% of the US population–about 40 million adults–making anxiety disorders the most common type of mental illness in the United States. With the number of cases so high, chances are you know someone who experiences severe anxiety. Maybe you too have anxious feelings that won’t go away… If you or someone you know has persistent feelings of anxiety, it’s important to understand the signs of an anxiety disorder and the treatment options available. Here are 6 important facts you should know about anxiety disorders. 1. Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorder Does taking a test or giving a presentation make you sweat, feel nauseated or make your heart start pounding? If yes, don’t be alarmed. Experiencing anxiety is actually a normal reaction to a stressful event and a natural part of life. However, when anxious feelings do not go away and begin interfering with your daily activities, that’s a telling sign of an anxiety disorder, and it may be time to consult your doctor about what you’re going through. 2. Learn the types of Anxiety Disorders There are three types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. While all the above cause people to worry, there are subtle differences between the three. Those with generalized anxiety disorder cannot stop worrying or agonizing over something, even when there is little or no cause for stress. People who have panic disorders continuously suffer from panic attacks or periods of sudden, intense fear. Lastly, social […]
June 7, 2017

HIRING: Cincinnati Pool Management Group seeking seasonal candidates

8/10/16 with pool art About The Cincinnati Pool Management Group The Cincinnati Pool Management Group operates dozens of swimming pools across the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. At every location, they employ sophisticated operational and risk management strategies to keep their facilities running efficiently and to keep their patrons safe and satisfied. The are owned by the parent company, The Pool Management Group, which leads and supports 16 swimming pool management companies in the mid-western, southeastern, and southwestern United States. Open Positions The Cincinnati Pool Management Group is currently hiring for the following seasonal positions: Pool Technician (Multiple Openings) Job description The Pool Tech position involves cleaning pools and restrooms at outdoor swimming pools. Compensation Starting Wage: $10.00 – $12.00 per hour $.50 raise after first 2 weeks*, other raises possible if assigned weekend route. *Raise will happen on first day of new pay period that occurs after two weeks of employment. End of Summer Bonus: $250 Bonus Criteria: show up on time each day you’re scheduled, do your job well, get positive evaluation from customers, finish the summer. 30 cents per mile for driving between pools If you’re a veteran who’s interested in applying with The Cincinnati Pool Management Group, contact MVRC Veterans Services Specialist Dan Dunaway 513-252-2395 or dan.dunaway@milvetsrc.org.
June 7, 2017

Operation: Tools for School starting today at MVRC!

8/1/16 Starting today, August 1, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will run Operation: Tools for School to help veteran and service member families with their children’s back-to-school costs. From today until Thursday, September 15, veterans, service members and their spouses can receive assistance when proof of service is presented at any Military Veterans Resource Center location. “Operation: Tools for School helps vets and families make a positive start to the school year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len proper. “We want children to feel excited about school. It’s a joy to see them begin the school year with bright eyes and happy smiles.” Donations to Operation: Tools for School are always welcome and can be made here. For more information about Operation: Tools for School, or to access this service, contact your nearest MVRC resource center: Columbus 614-230-0662 1395 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 350 Columbus, OH 43229 Chillicothe 740-571-4555 740-835-5145 631 Central Center Chillicothe, OH 45601 Dayton 937-329-9559 5420 Brandt Pike Huber Heights, OH 45424 Hamilton 513-252-2395 633 High St., Ste. 101 Hamilton, OH 45011
June 7, 2017

HIRING: OSU Wexner Medical Center seeking multiple candidates

7/30/16 About The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Continuously ranked as one of the United States’s top academic medical centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center provides numerous healthcare services–including one of the top hospitals for cancer care–to people across the nation. Their mission is to improve people’s lives through innovation in research, education and patient care. The Wexner Medical Center has over 100 hospitals and healthcare facilities in Ohio housing the most technologically advanced patient care, teaching and research programs in the state. The OSU Wexner Medical Center is currently seeking veteran candidates to fill multiple open positions. Open Positions The OSU Wexner Medical Center is currently hiring for the following positions: Supply Coordinator (Multiple Openings) Sterile Supply Technician II (Multiple Openings) If you’re a veteran who’s interested in applying with the Wexner Medical Center, contact MVRC Veterans Services Specialist Velecia Luckette for more information. Velecia can be reached at 614-636-4622 or velecia.luckette@milvetsrc.org.
June 7, 2017

MVRC Welcomes New Board Member Scott Hall

7/29/16 with mug Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Hall of Dayton to its Board of Directors. Dr. Hall, who is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S), accepted his nomination in July and joins a nine-member board that makes policy decisions and oversees MVRC operations. “Scott is dedicated to our goal of helping Ohio’s veterans build strong, healthy lives. We are fortunate to have his guidance, especially as we continue to expand the mental health counseling services we provide veterans,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. Dr. Hall is an associate professor of Counselor Education at the University of Dayton and for 21 years has served as Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Dayton. He also is a Certified Master Trainer in the Department of Defense TeamSTEPPS program and is certified by the American Red cross as a Disaster Mental Health Therapist. In his clinical practice, Dr. Hall counsels adults with depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship concerns. He is a co-author of the recent book, Managing the Psychological Impact of Medial Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals. Dr. Hall is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, having served from 1985 to 1993 as an officer in the Corps of Engineers and with the 11th Special Forces Group. For more information about Military Veterans Resource Center or the MVRC Board of Directors, contact Abby Reynolds at abby.reynolds@milvetsrc.org.
June 7, 2017

Forrest Everhart Memorial Open planned for August 20

7/25/16 It’s that time of year again! On Saturday, August 20, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will return to the Forrest Everart Memorial Golf Course to host the Forrest Everhart Memorial Open for a second second year running. The tournament is a single player scramble and costs $50 per person to enter, with lunch included and cash prizes awarded. It will take place at 8:30 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. The Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course is located on the Chillicothe VA campus at 17273 State Route 104. “The Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course is named for World War II Medal of Honor recipient and Bainbridge native Forrest E. Everhart,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “We started this tournament as a way to honor his legacy and share his story with the community.” To register for the tournament, contact Randy Post at 740-774-8387. Become a Tee Box Sponsor: Businesses and individuals can also sponsor a tee box sign for $100, with proceeds to help support Ohio veterans at-risk for homelessness and hunger. For more information about becoming a Forrest Everhart Memorial Open sponsor, contact Abby Reynolds at 614-504-4357.
June 7, 2017

7 Seemingly Healthy Snacks to Avoid and What to Eat Instead

7/16/16 Getting on the right track with your diet isn’t easy, especially with so many tasty treats posing as a healthy choice. However, if you’re serious about improving your eating habits, one of the best things you can do to get healthier is to kick the bad snacks to the curb. It’s amazing how quickly the calories add up by consuming a few unhealthy snacks a day – the average bagel is 250 calories, an Oreo snack-pack is 270 and a pack of peanut butter crackers is 210. If you ate the bagel for breakfast and the cookies and crackers for snacks, that adds to 730 calories – over one-third of your caloric intake for the day. Get serious about the food you eat and start reading food labels. Make sure the snacks you buy aren’t high in sugar, transaturated fats, sodium or enriched flour. Just because a food label advertises as “healthy,” “natural,” or “low calorie,” doesn’t mean it’s nutritionally valuable to your diet. New habits are never easy starting out, but once your new routine is established, so will your habit of saying no to the sugary snacks. To help you get started, here’s a list of seeming healthy snacks to avoid and a few tasty, healthy alternatives to try instead. 1. Granola Bars – So easy to carry on the go, granola bars seem like the perfect snack for a busy day. In reality, most bars are low in nutrients and packed with sugar–so much so that you […]
June 7, 2017

Coming Soon…Operation: Tools for School

7/13/16 It’s hard to believe, but in a few short weeks, it will be time to put the swimming suits away and break out the backpacks. Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is pleased to announce that this back-to-school season, we’re bringing back our Operation: Tools for School program for military families! From Monday, August 1 until Thursday, August 15, veterans, service members and spouses can receive assistance with their child’s school supplies when visiting any one of our four resource centers in Ohio with proof of service. “For veterans who are in transition or between jobs, purchasing something simple like school supplies can be a burden. We wanted to do something to help veterans and their children have a positive start to the school year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. 2016 is the third year we’ve run Operation: Tools for School, and we’re expecting to serve even more families this year. Help us make a difference for Ohio’s military kids and donate to our Operation: Tools for School fund today! Even a donation of just $10 will help us send a child to school with basic school supplies. For more information about Operation: Tools for School, contact your nearest MVRC Resource Center. Columbus 614-230-0662 Chillicothe 740-571-4555 Dayton 937-329-9559 Hamilton 513-252-2395
June 7, 2017

Vets & Family Day brings families together for evening of fun

7/11/2016 Over the weekend, veterans, service members and families throughout southern Ohio gathered for Military Veterans Resource Center’s  Veterans and Family Day at the Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course, located on the Chillicothe VA campus. Held on the evening of Saturday, July 9, over 500 people came out for the festivities, which included free food, games, inflatables, karaoke, prizes and fireworks. CRM Ministries of Columbus also attended and provided free clothing at the event. Some families drove from as far as Columbus, while many more were local to Chillicothe and surrounding towns. “Some people here are our golf course regulars or VA patients, but most are families in the area who wanted to come out for a fun night with the family,” said Golf Course Manager Randy Post, who hardly left his post at the grill, serving up hundreds of hamburgers and hot dogs. This is the first year MVRC has hosted Veterans and Family Day, and after this weekend’s succes we plan to make it an annual summer activity for military families in Ross County. “We planned Veterans and Family Day as a way to show appreciation for our veteran and service member families and encourage them to come out and enjoy an evening together,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. “It was a joy to see the kids with bright eyes and happy smiles, and we look forward to hosting this again next year. Here are a few Veterans and Family Day highlights. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers […]
June 7, 2017

Veterans and Family Day coming this Saturday!

7/5/16 Veterans, service members and their families are invited to attend the 1st annual Veterans and Family Day on Saturday, July 9 in Chillicothe, OH! Hosted by Military Veterans Resource Center, Veterans and Family Day will be a fun summer event for the family. It will start at 5:30 p.m. and end by 10 p.m. at the Forrest Everhart Memorial Golf Course, located at 17273 State Route 104 (on the Chillicothe VA campus). Veterans and Family Day will include food, live music, games, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, trivia, an inflatable obstacle course, and fireworks to end the evening. CRM Ministries of Columbus will also provide free clothing at the event. All food and activities are free for veteran and service member families. For questions about the event, contact Abby Reynolds at 614-504-4357 or abby.reynolds@milvetsrc.org. We hope to se you there!
June 7, 2017

HIRING: Immediate need for 20 Journeyman drywall finishers in Columbus

6/29/16 Local Union 1275, the Columbus chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), has an immediate need for 20 Journeyman drywall finishers to work on projects in Central Ohio. Their ideal candidate is a fully skilled craftsman with five years experience in commercial drywall finishing and knowledge of pneumatic and mechanical tools. Also candidates must have reliable transportation. According to Business Representative Chris Naegele, Local Union 1275 is seeking as many veteran candidates as possible for their Journeyman openings. “Most of my family have been in the military and served our country. I know firsthand veterans have the mindset, skills and aptitude for this work,” said Naegele. Those hired will have the opportunity to become members of Local Union 1275, which offers consistent work in the finishing trades industry and ongoing training opportunities as new products and processes are introduced in the field. Benefits include a pension plan, health benefits and a living wage. “From a lot of contractors I’ve been speaking with, the need for skilled workers is in high demand, the work outlook shows no signs of slowing down, and if a worker has those skills he or she can work year round” said Naegele. Located in Plain City, OH, Local Union 1275 also has apprenticeship opportunities in the painting, drywall finishing and glazier trades. Each program is either 3 or 4 years long and requires them to attend classroom instruction and complete 1,500 hours of on-the-job training each year for Painters and Finishers, […]
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