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Lebanon City Schools Answer the Call to Serve Community

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor
Lebanon Ohio

Students ranging in age from elementary school to high school spent two weeks collecting food and non-perishable items for the Lebanon Food Pantry, a tradition of Lebanon City Schools for many years.

The words are proudly displayed in their school logo; “Building Community.” And that’s just what Lebanon City Schools in Lebanon, Ohio recently accomplished by collecting and donating 5,140 pounds of food and personal items to the Lebanon Food Pantry.

Lebanon City Schools

On Friday, February 23, Lebanon City Schools located in Lebanon, Ohio wrapped up their annual food drive for the local food pantry. Students ranging in age from elementary school to high school spent two weeks collecting food and non-perishable items for the Lebanon Food Pantry, a tradition of Lebanon City Schools for many years. Ashley W., now a junior at Lebanon High School and a member of the Captain’s Council, has been donating food since the first grade. As one of the leaders of the food drive, she wanted to give back to everyone and not just people she knows on a personal basis.

Ashley reminded us, “If we can each give one or two cans it helps tremendously throughout the community.”

Bill Stewart, Athletic Director, is one of the administrators involved with organizing the food drive. He helped coordinate the various student groups including the Captains Council, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, to take leadership roles in this district-wide initiative.

So why not donate around the holidays like so many other organizations? Mr. Stewart explains,

“There are a lot of donations around Christmas and Thanksgiving and then things seem to die down after that. I think we were able to fill a nice void for them [Lebanon Food Pantry].”

His message to all students – answer the call to service!

Lebanon, Ohio Food Pantry

For the entire food drive, students packed donations into an empty trailer parked outside the high school. On delivery day, the remaining donations were packed up and the trailer and caravan of volunteers made their way to the Food Pantry. There, they enthusiastically unpacked and carried in the donations.

Lebanon food pantry

Tom Davidson, President of the Lebanon Food Pantry expressed his appreciation.

“When you look at the school system, because that’s the only people that we actually serve, about 42 percent of children in the Lebanon School District receive some type of supplemental aid, and we are part of that.”

On a heavy day at the pantry, 40 clients come through the doors. Open only 3 days a week, volunteers at the pantry are vital to its success. The pantry was formed by 13 original churches in the area and those churches are still a part of its operation.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is astounded by the work of the Lebanon City School students for helping to fill a need in the local community. We like to say the Hometown Showcase delivers opportunities, but this time students were the ones delivering opportunities to families in the community, and we’re here to cheer them on!

If you are interested in answering the call to serve at the Lebanon High School, talk to a school administrator or a student currently involved. To help the Lebanon Food Pantry, call (513) 932-3617 for more details.

Investing in the Future of High School Students

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is an education initiative with a goal to generate awareness of the transportation and logistics industry. Logistics is utilized by a wide variety of institutions (everything from global corporations to city governments), the transportation and logistics industry is made up of many different parts that perform very different functions, and there is no shortage of career paths .

One way we show students that we are investing in their future is by providing Hometown Achievement Awards and Scholarships. At the end of 2017, several students from Washington Court House and Hillsboro schools received both awards.

Washington Court House High School

After learning about career opportunities in transportation and logistics, Washington Court House students got the chance to visit the Hometown Showcase interactive hauler. We were honored to be a part of their pep rally! This was a fun opportunity for our representatives because they were able to present an Achievement Award to Grant P.

Grant plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018.

Grant participates in baseball with his school and plans to attend Wright State University after he graduates spring of 2018. Congratulations, Grant! We also gave out a scholarship to assist a student in his future. Zane N. participates in wrestling and football at Washington Court House.

Hillsboro High School

During the day we gave a presentation to juniors and seniors about transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Like many schools we go to, students are surprised to learn that logistics is so prevalent in everyday life. Emma L., Marcy M., and Sarah W. all received the Hometown Showcase Award.

Emma is active in both her school and the community. She is VP of The Children of the American Revolution, and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Club. She also volunteers in the Hillsboro High School Library while working at the Highland County Public Library.

Pictured from left to right. Marcy, Emma, and Sarah accepting the Hometown Achievement Award at Hillsboro High School.

Marcy is a member of the Spanish Club and is also active in her church. She aids in the Hillsboro High School office, assisted in pet therapy at a local nursing home, and assisted in community clean-up projects.

Sarah is active in the community, her church, and volunteers for Kamp Dovetail, and a mobile food pantry. She is a member of National Honor Society, has participated in the Hillsboro High School swim and track & field teams, and is enrolled in College Credit Plus classes at Southern State Community College.

The future of the logistics industry is in the hands of students across America, and that’s why we want to reach them. If you are interested in the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase coming to your school or community, contact us today!


Supporting Student Athletes at Ohio Valley Hoops Classic

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic is a 22 team basketball tournament that takes place in Hillsboro, Ohio. If you follow the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase, you may remember the city of Hillsboro from hosting the first annual Smokin’ in the Hills BBQ Cook-Off in September. The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic has featured high school basketball teams from around the Ohio and Kentucky area for the past three years. This year, on the 4th annual tournament, we were privileged to be the presenting sponsor. Fans watched high-level basketball and toured our interactive hauler to learn more about R+L Carriers and career opportunities at our terminal in Wilmington, Ohio located 30 minutes away.

Southern State Community College

The basketball tournament took place on the campus of Southern State Community College at their branch in Hillsboro. Southern State has multiple branches, including one in Wilmington. In September, we visited Southern State and met with instructors and directors of public truck driving schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. We talked to them about Hometown Showcase and our goals with the program. The Truck Driving Academy offered at Southern State is a comprehensive, hands-on truck driver training program where students can obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Both Class A and Class B programs are offered. If you are interested in obtaining your CDL from Southern State, there are several locations other than Wilmington where you can attend to so including; Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Marion, Pike County, Rio Grande, and South Point.

Once you’ve completed your training and meet all of our requirements for hire, come back to our website and apply for one of our driver positions. We’re hiring nationwide!

Chaminade Julienne basketball team posed for a picture outside of the hauler after looking inside.

Career Opportunities for Student-Athletes

Over 200 student-athletes participated in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic, and several were awarded an MVP trophy, presented by R+L Carriers employees. All the student-athletes will soon need to decide what they would like to do after high school. Our Hometown Showcase representatives were on hand to discuss the many career opportunities in the logistics industry including;




Information Technology

Hardware Support

Whether students seek a traditional 4-year university, community college, trade school, or want to head straight into the workforce, our goal has always been to support and educate students on their options and to let them know that the logistics industry is a smart choice.

Southern State and Hometown Showcase representatives presented MVP trophies to one athlete after every game played.


If you are interested in helping students or community members learn more about jobs in the logistics industry, contact us today!

OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase was proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Ohio Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball State Tournament, which took place this past weekend at The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event hosted 16 high school basketball teams from Divisions I-IV. Thursday and Friday each division held two semifinal games and on Saturday, four champions were crowned in each division.

Hometown hauler outside OHSAA State tournament

Fans gather around the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler prior to a OHSAA high school basketball game.

The 53-foot interactive Hometown Showcase hauler was on display and provided family-friendly tailgating activities to fans as well as information on career opportunities at R+L Carriers.

About OHSAA Basketball Tournament

Over the three days of tournament action, 16 teams battled it out on the court for a chance to be crowned OHSAA Division Champions. Two local schools close to the R+L Carriers headquarters made it to their division semifinals. Lynchburg–Clay made it to the Division III Semifinals and Wilmington made it to the Division I Semifinals. Both teams lost their respective semifinal games, but it was great to see our local teams on the court and community members in the stands. On Saturday, four teams won Division Championships.

OHSAA student section

Students from around Ohio packed the Schottenstein Center to support their school!

Congratulations to all of the high school basketball teams that made it to the tournament and for a successful season!

Hometown Showcase at OHSAA Tournament

Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northeast Entrance of the Schottenstein Center! Crowds gravitated to our interactive hub for entertainment, games and to learn more about the many career opportunities at R+L Carriers. Several R+L representatives were on hand to pass out literature about the Hometown Showcase, assist guests in completing an online survey that resulted in a free t-shirt, and guide guests through the trailer. Perhaps the biggest hit of the three days; besides the great basketball games, was the cornhole challenge outside of our trailer where guests could win official Hometown Showcase gear. Guests also enjoyed our HD video displays that gave them the chance to catch up on their college basketball brackets in-between and after games.

Cornhole winner

Fans were able to participate in our cornhole challenge for a chance to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise.

We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event. Are you interested in having the Hometown Showcase attend your next sporting or community event? If so, we are actively scheduling upcoming events. View our 2016 calendar and contact us today if you’d like us to attend your next event!