Archive for October, 2009

Bethel-Tate, Batavia boys, New Richmond girls pace county in SBC cross country showdowns

Bethel-Tate paced Clermont County in the Southern Buckeye Conference boys and girls cross country championships that took place in Bethel. The Tigers were a very close runner-up in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division race. The Red and Gray’s Lance Lambert, a senior, was the number-one finisher among the American Division male harriers. Leading the county among the National Division distancemen was Batavia’s Daniel Chandler.

Thomas runs away with FAVC distance crown

Michelle Thomas, Glen Este junior, was the individual champion of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) girls cross country championship races that took place at Harrison High School. As she has accomplished all season, Thomas won the run by a very comfortable margin of one-minute and seven seconds. Thomas completed the 3.1-mile course in 18-minutes, 50-seconds.

Volleyballers serving season-ending notices

Despite some good individual efforts, not one of Clermont County’s high school varsity volleyball teams has emerged with a winning record in recent competition. The regular season has come to an end and all 10 of the Clermont County high school varsity contingents are now contending for sectional tournament championships in their respective divisions.

Milford water polo places in state title meet

Milford’s varsity girls and boys water polo teams have again proven themselves to be statewide powers. They both placed among the top four in Ohio at the state tournament that took place last weekend at Mason High School.

Goshen, New Richmond, and Williamsburg are Clermont’s triumphant last Friday night

Goshen, varsity football champions of the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC-A), beat Bethel-Tate 29-0 before a happy home crowd. Goshen (7-2 overall 4-0 SBC-A) was ahead of Bethel (4-5, 0-4) at each intermission 14-0, 14-0, and 21-0. Jamie Ashcraft tallied twice for the Red and Gray on rushes of two and one yard, David Prewitt dove over from the one, and Marcus Casey scored on a five-yard run. Josh Webb kicked three conversion points.

Ingram makes first solo at Clermont County Airport

Nicholas Ingram recently soloed in a single-engine aircraft. This was Ingram’s first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. Ingram is enrolled in the Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont College. The laboratory portion of the Professional Pilot Program is taught at the Clermont County Airport.

CNE students earn AP Scholar Awards

Two Clermont Northeastern High School 2009 graduates have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.

Survivors after Suicide support group meets each month

Every 18 minutes someone dies by suicide in this country. About 90 percent of those individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death (most often depression or bipolar disorder).

Owensville Village Hall has been reported to be haunted

The Owensville Village Hall was built in 1859 as the Boston (original name of Owensville) Methodist Episcopal Church. Any knowledge of what had previously been on the site is uncertain, but it is believed that it was occupied by at least a couple of homes. Former Owensville mayor John Mathews is familiar with the stories of the ghost of the town hall. He says many people have heard or seen who he and other village employees call “Nellie,” but no one knows of her background or why she is there.

Marathon native was one of the ‘Johnson Twins’

Leona Johnson Atkins, 85, of Nashville, Tenn., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. She was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Marathon, the daughter of H.C. and Merle Johnson.

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