Archive for January, 2008

The LBD Welcome Center is a home away from home

Each weekday morning about 50 frail, older adults arrive at the LBD Welcome Center, which has become their home away from home. The LBD Welcome Center is the adult day services program operated by Clermont Senior Services in the senior wing of the YMCA on Front Wheel Drive in Batavia.

Pierce Township Board of Trustees sues former member

A federal lawsuit against former Pierce Township Trustee Curt Carl Hartman, alleging that he destroyed public records by deleting them from a laptop computer owned by the township, has been filed by the board of trustees. According to the lawsuit, Hartman, a lawyer by profession, utilized the laptop computer while in office to correspond electronically with other township officials and to create records of the minutes of trustee meetings.

Day of Dance health event to be held at Eastgate Mall

Mercy Hospital Clermont and Mercy Hospital Anderson will host the ’2008 Spirit of Women Day of Dance for Health’ at the Eastgate Mall Feb. 23. Mercy Hospitals Clermont and Anderson are two of the health care providers in more than 60 cities nationwide to host the annual ‘Day of Dance’ on Feb. 23.

Support group for military families has been formed

A support group for the families, friends, and loved ones of military personnel fighting in conflicts all around the world has recently been formed in Clermont County. Clermont County Board of Commissioners President Bob Proud said that he had the idea about helping facilitate the support group over the Christmas holiday.

Equi-Kids receives grant from Community Fund

The local Equi-Kids organization/Beechmont Stables and Rescue has received a $1,000 grant from the Clermont Community Fund. The Equi-Kids Beechmont Stables and Rescue, which is located in Union Township, has a mission of making unwanted and discarded horses wanted.

Frank receives Cincinnati Outstanding Educator award

It only takes a few minutes of attending the Glen Este High School spanish class of Neil Frank to see why he was nominated and then chosen to receive the 2007 Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator of the Year award. “It was certainly a surprise,” Frank said in his classroom Jan. 29. “No one goes into the teaching field for notoriety and accolades, but it feels really great to receive an award for doing something that I love so much. It is very humbling.”

Moore named president of bar association

A Williamsburg attorney is enjoying the chance to help give his contemporaries something they have been struggling to find for years: a good name. Donald Moore, of the Moore Law Firm in Anderson, was recently named the president of the Clermont County Bar Association. That, he said, is both an honor and a duty. Moore is one of a long line of Moores who have served the county in the law practice.

Goshen CIC to focus on civic center project

Hot on the heels of its own birth, the Goshen Community Improvement Corporation is hoping to breath life into a Goshen Township Civic Center project. The new civic center would be created in partnership with the Goshen Board of Education, and will provide the community with a new civic focal point.

Felicity students capture third place

The Felicity-Franklin Middle School student engineering team captured third place and five special awards at the 2008 National Engineer’s Week Future City Ohio Region Competition. The state competition, held in Columbus Jan. 19, attracted more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 regions nationwide this year.

Carroll children to remain in grandmother’s custody

The children of convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll will temporarily remain in the custody of David Carroll’s mother Debra Hounshell. Clermont County Juvenile Court judge Stephanie Wyler handed down the custody decision regarding the children of Liz and David Carroll in a courtroom hearing Jan. 28.

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