BCRTA’s mission is to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions.

BCRTA was created by the Butler County Commissioners in 1994 as a public agency in accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 306 to be governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Butler County Commissioners with the intention of resulting in a coordinated transportation program that better meets the needs of the residents of the county to:

  • Provide access to health and human and services programs
  • Better foster the economic development and vitality of the county by providing better access to jobs, education, shopping, government services
  • Conserve energy and reduce pollution.
  • Become the designated grantee (designated by the Ohio Governor) for federal and state transportation funds within the Cincinnati Urbanized Area of Butler County.
  • Serve as a broker of transportation services for various county boards and agencies that wish to contract with the BCRTA to manage their transportation needs.

BCRTA Dial-A-Ride:

BCRTA Dial-A-Ride is a service that provides individual transportation to riders that make advanced reservations.

Call 513.785.5237 or 1-855-42-BCRTA to make a reservation!

BCRTA Park and Ride:

BCRTA provides park and ride service throughout Butler County to help residents find affordable options for transportation to and from work locations in Butler County and to the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

BCRTA ADA Transit Services:

ADA services are for passengers with disabilities who are unable or find it difficult to ride fixed line bus routes. ADA passengers must be certified by BCRTA in order to reserve ADA rides.

Website & Social Media Pages:






3045 Moser Ct, Hamilton, Ohio, 45011.




Reservation Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

Dial-A-Ride Hours: 6 am – 11 pm, Monday – Friday

Regular Route Hours: Vary by route.

BCRTA does not operate on:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Everything Bagels


We make our bagels from scratch daily with quality ingredients making them sure to hit the spot!

Family owned and operated while being located conveniently in Eastgate making it the perfect stop on the way to school or work.

We also have a variety of other foods such as sandwiches, pastries, salads.

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Website & Social Media Pages:





792 Eastgate South Drive, Batavia, Ohio, 45245.




Monday – Friday: 6 am – 3 pm

Saturday: 7 am – 3 pm

Sunday: 7 am – 3 pm

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is a partnership of 24 local nonprofit organizations building social and economic equity and a healthy environment in Greater Cincinnati.

As a 501 (c) (3) we raise awareness and support for our member organizations through workplace giving campaigns, professional enrichment, community education, and a variety of innovative initiatives.

Our member organizations identify and address the root causes of issues affecting our community.

They empower those in need through programs that enhance self-reliance, develop affordable housing, protect the environment, build inclusive communities and promote civic involvement and reform.

What Is Social Equity?

Social equity is making sure everyone has equal access to community resources and opportunities such as housing, medical treatment, education, policing, or transportation.

Unfortunately, there are many indicators that show Greater Cincinnati has a long way to go to reaching this goal.

A simple way to assess social equity in our communities and institutions is to ask these three simple questions:

√ Is there fairness and equal treatment?

√ Is there equal distribution of resources to reduce inequalities?

√ Are we creating equal opportunity through targeted initiatives, programs or services?

Organizations that work for social equity strive to help level the playing field for those who are at a disadvantage for any number of reasons such as poverty, discrimination, or disability.

While not guaranteeing equality of outcome, helping mitigate the effects of inequality through targeted social equity efforts, we can strive to ensure equality of opportunity.

How Our Members Are Building Social Equity:

● Providing free legal services to those who cannot afford it, ensuring fairness for people with involvement in the criminal justice system

● Helping students learn to speak up when they see bullying

● Empowering parents and families to have a voice in their public schools

● Providing access to cultural and educational opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach

We are grateful to our Member Organizations who are working to achieve social equity in Greater Cincinnati.

Your donations to these organizations supports the vision of a more just and equitable region for all.

What Is Economic Equity:

Economic equity is about how fairly resources and opportunities are distributed.

It’s about creating conditions that allows everyone to reach their full potential.

Working to create inclusive economic conditions can be done in the areas of affordable housing, health equity and access to healthy food and physical activity, economic opportunity, transit, quality jobs, good schools, and equitable land use development.

A simple way to assess economic equity in our communities and institutions is to ask these three simple questions:

√ Can everyone participate and prosper?

√ Can everyone have a decent quality of life?

√ Can everyone contribute their fullest potential toward the well-being of the community?

Organizations that work for economic equity strive to promote access to education, health, and other public services, support the participation in decision-making and control of resources, ensure workplace fairness, and work to mitigate the effects of discrimination on opportunity due to gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, religion, medical condition, socio-economic status, and age.

How Our Member Organizations Are Building Economic Equity:

Providing mental health, substance abuse, and medical care and housing to individuals who have barriers to care such as persons who have low incomes, or experiencing homelessness.

Advocacy for affordable housing and inclusive development.

Empowerment for people with disabilities to participate in their community through relationship building, community living, and supportive employment.

Education and enrichment programs for children experiencing homelessness.

We are grateful to our Member Organizations who are working to achieve Economic Equity in Greater Cincinnati.

Your support of these organizations is supporting our vision of a more just and equitable region for all.

Website & Social Media Pages:





103 William H. Taft Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219.





DAV (Disabled American Veterans)


DAV (Disabled American Veterans) is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country.

We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it.

However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served.

We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals.

Fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served.

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.
  • Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government.
  • Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters.
  • Providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.

Why Join?

Join nearly 1.3 million of your fellow veterans who have joined DAV to take advantage of the wide range of membership benefits.

DAV is an organization of veterans helping veterans. We receive no government funding and look out for our members 100% of the time because we have been in their shoes.

We are proud of our 90+-year history of helping our country’s veterans, proud of our record of fighting for your rights and proud of working alongside so many other non-profits and advocacy organizations to make sure that we fulfill our promises to the men and women who have served.

Most of all, we are proud to serve our country’s veterans as you so steadfastly served us.

Who is Eligible?

Any man or woman:

  • Who served in the armed forces during a period of war or under conditions simulating war.
  • Was wounded, disabled to any degree, or left with long-term illness as a result of military service.
  • Was discharged or retired from military service under honorable conditions.

Membership Benefits:

As a DAV Member, in addition to our programs and free services, you are entitled to a Member Benefits Package, which gives you access to a variety of important programs, products and services.

Also included with your membership is a FREE subscription to DAV Magazine.

Preview the Member Benefits Package

What does DAV do for you?

  • Helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life by linking them with services that address their physical, emotional, and financial needs.
  • Provides free, professional assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other government benefits earned through service.
  • Fights for veterans’ rights on Capitol Hill.
  • Links veterans to job training and job assistance programs.
  • Funds rehabilitation programs for veterans with severe disabilities, such as blindness or amputation.

Website & Social Media Pages:







3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky, 41076.



Rooted Juicery & Kitchen


At rooted juicery and kitchen it’s our mission to provide our Cincinnati customers with the most delicious and health-packed plant based foods possible.

All of our smoothies, cold-pressed juices, nut milks, raw desserts and food products are 100% organic, and made in house from scratch with lots of love.


At rooted we celebrate real food in it’s most natural state. Pure, nutrient-packed and delicious, just the way nature intended.

Our ingredients are always 100% organic, and sourced whenever possible from local Ohio farms.

You’ll never find pesticides, chemicals or artificial junk in our products, making our food superior in both nutrition and taste.

It’s not the easiest or cheapest way, but we believe it’s the best way.


Everything we do here is with sustainability in mind. We’ve put great thought into our packaging, water filtration system, electricity, and building materials.

We compost all of our food waste through partnerships with local farms and consciously recycle.

We strive to support the health of our customers, and of our community and planet too.


For the farmers, our friends, our community, and so much more.

We have a lot to be thankful for, and we’re so happy you’re here to enjoy the plant-based foods we’ve prepared for you with lots of love.

We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do from a place of self-love, gratitude, generosity, and joy.

Why Cleanse?

Most of us don’t even realize how many toxins we encounter on a day-to-day basis.

But when you step back and think about all the pesticides, additives, chemicals and artificial ingredients that are in the food we eat and water we drink, it can be pretty overwhelming.

Even if you’re strict about drinking filtered water and eating organic produce, it’s pretty likely you’re still being exposed to toxins through the air you breath.

Stress also creates toxins, something most of us feel weekly, if not daily!

Toxic clutter builds up, clouding your body and mind, often leading to fatigue and poor digestion.

So how do we get rid of toxins? Yes…you guessed it! Cleansing.

Drinking 100% organic, cold-pressed fruits, vegetables and nuts is the best way to give your body a well-deserved rest from the stress and toxins your body encounters on a daily basis.

By giving your digestive system a rest, you’re moving your energy away from breaking down food and giving your body the chance to focus on more important deep-cleaning tasks.

Cleansing doesn’t mean starving yourself – every juice you’ll be drinking on your cleanse has nearly 3 pounds of produce inside and contains all of the vitamins and nourishment your body needs for the short period of time you’ll be cleansing.

At Rooted, we see cleansing as a jumping off point for sustained health.

Cleansing isn’t just a physical experience – many cleansers find it to be a mental, spiritual, and emotional one as well.

Cleansing provides a great chance to step back and analyze your current nutritional habits to see where there may be room for improvement moving forward.

100% Organic:

All of our produce is 100% organic. When you’re cleansing or just trying to eat clean by adding vitamin and mineral rich juice to your diet, do you want to be ingesting chemicals and pesticides?

We think not. It’s not the easiest or cheapest way, but we believe it’s the best way towards optimal health.

Locally Sourced:

We source all of the produce we possibly can from local farmers we know and trust.

Along with supporting our community, we can also rest easy knowing that our juice and food is as fresh and can be and loaded with as many nutrients as possible.

Never Pasteurized:

Our juices are never pasteurized, either through heat pasteurization or HPP.

We thinkits best to consume your fruits and veggies as soon as you can after they’re picked, so we don’t believe in prolonging shelf life for profit.

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Website & Social Media Pages:






309 Madison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45209.






Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States.

Clinical Services:

We offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care.

In the 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals, Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 3 among all Honor Roll hospitals.

With more than 600 registered beds, Cincinnati Children’s had more than 1.2 million patient encounters and served patients from all 50 states and 68 countries in fiscal 2015.

Education & Training:

Through an academic affiliation dating to 1926, Cincinnati Children’s comprises the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

We train more than 600 residents and clinical fellows a year in various pediatric specialties and offer some of the most highly ranked research-based education and training programs in the nation.


We have been an important force in pediatric research since the opening of the Cincinnati Children’ Research Foundation in 1931.

Grant funding for our research has more than tripled in the last 15 years, supporting countless discoveries and the continued expansion of our areas of research.

Our Vision:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be the leader in improving child health.

Our Mission:

Cincinnati Children’s will improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best:

Medical and quality-of-life outcomes
Patient and family experience

Today and in the future.

What Makes Cincinnati Children’s Different?

Dedicated to Collaboration, Transparency and Improving Outcomes:

We believe that involving your family in our care team will provide the best possible outcomes for your child.

Through transparency, collaboration and a dedication to finding the best care approaches, we have become a world leader in pediatric medical care.

We collaborate with families on many levels, including in the development of evidence-based care recommendations.

Evidence-based care recommendations are published as Evidence-Based Care Guidelines or Best Evidence Statements (BESts), and more than 100 care recommendations have been developed.

These recommendations are focused on acute and chronic childhood conditions (such as asthma, gastroenteritis, pain management) as well as for care areas (family-centered care, patient safety).

Anyone may browse these recommendations, which are listed by topic / condition, specialty / discipline, or type of guidance (disease management, intervention / therapy, nursing care).

To demonstrate our collaborative approach to care, we fully support transparency.

We’re willing to talk about the bad, as well as the good, and we readily share data on patient satisfaction and outcomes, helping your family be better involved in the care process.

Website & Social Media Pages:






(Main Campus)

3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45229.

Phone: 513-636-4200

(Liberty Campus)

7777 Yankee Road, Liberty Township, Ohio, 45044.



(Cincinnati Children’s Anderson/Urgent Care)

7495 State Road #355, Cincinnati, OH 45255.



(Cincinnati Children’s Drake)

151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216.



(Eastgate Medical Building)

796 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245.



(Cincinnati Children’s Fairfield)

3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014.



(Cincinnati Children’s Green Township)

5899 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45248.



(Cincinnati Children’s Kenwood)

7714-A Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.



(Mason Campus)

9560 Children’s Drive, Mason, OH 45040.



(Children’s Outpatient Northern Kentucky)

2765 Chapel Place, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.



(Oak Campus)

2800 Winslow Avenue, Third Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45206.


513-636-4366 (Sports Medicine)

Melanoma Know More


Melanoma is a malignant tumor of the pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in the body.

While the majority of pigment cells are found in the skin (90%), melanocytes also are found in the eye, mouth, genitalia, gastrointestinal tract, and spinal column.

Melanoma is the most aggressive and potentially life-threatening of the three most common types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the other two).

(Types of Melanoma)

Melanoma in Situ

Melanocytes, or pigment cells, originate in the basal layer of the epidermis which is the top layer of the skin.

An abnormal horizontal growth of these cells results in the earliest form of melanoma which is called melanoma in situ.

Because this form of early melanoma is confined to the top layer of the skin and has no contact with blood vessels or lymphatic vessels, there is no risk of the tumor spreading.

Therefore, if this is surgically removed, there is a 100% cure rate demonstrating why early detection of melanoma is so important.

Superficial Spreading Malignant Melanoma

This is the most common type of invasive malignant melanoma comprising approximately 70% of all tumors.

It starts in the basal layer and spreads horizontally for months to years before it invades into the dermis.

It appears as a flat or barely raised pigmented lesion with irregular borders, like “ink leaching out into paper” and variable color.

It is found most commonly on the trunks of men, the legs of women, and the upper backs of both sexes.

It is diagnosed most frequently between the ages of 30 and 50 years. 50% occur in pre-existing moles and appear as a darkening or change in color of part of a mole.

The other 50% arise as new moles on normal-appearing skin.

Nodular Melanoma

This type of invasive melanoma comprises approximately 10-15% of all melanomas. Instead of having a horizontal growth phase like a superficial spreading malignant melanoma, this has a quicker vertical growth phase meaning that the tumor invades the dermis at a faster rate.

Therefore, the tumor often is deeper at the time of diagnosis and, as a result, has a poorer prognosis.

Nodular melanomas appear to be blue-black in color (approximately 5% are pink or red) and are dome-shaped. Men tend to be affected more frequently than women.

Lentigo Maligna Melanoma

This type of melanoma accounts for approximately 5% of all invasive malignant melanomas and develops from a pre-existing lentigo (or age spot) that is very slow-growing and takes many years to develop.

Like superficial spreading malignant melanoma, it has a very long horizontal growth phase before it invades the dermis.

It is primarily a tumor of older adults and is found most frequently on the face but also on other sun-exposed sites.

It appears as a flat, tan-colored patch with shades of brown, black, blue, red, gray, and white discoloration.

Acral Lentiginous Malignant Melanoma

This type accounts for less than 5% of all invasive malignant melanomas. It is the most common type of melanoma in African Americans and Asians.

It develops on the palms and soles as well as the nail beds. These appear as tan, brown, or black patches with variations in color and irregular borders.

They can appear as a dark streak in a nail bed.

Ocular (Eye) Melanoma

This type accounts for approximately 3% of all melanomas. While it is relatively uncommon, it is the most common type of ocular cancer in adults.

Unknown Primary Melanoma

This term means that the site of origin of the melanoma cannot be determined and that the tumor has already spread (metastasized) to other internal body sites.

This occurs with melanomas that have regressed and with melanomas that have arisen in internal sites such as the gastrointestinal tract or spinal column.

Website & Social Media Pages:





10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Blue Ash, Ohio, 45242.