Archive for December, 2011

Aviation student Holthaus completes first solo flight

Jared Holthaus soloed in a single-engine aircraft on Dec. 13. This was his first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. Holthaus is enrolled in the Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati. The laboratory portion of the Professional Pilot Program is taught at the Clermont County Airport. [ Read More ]

Retirement party held for Mary Lou Parrott

A retirement party was held for Mary Lou Parrott Dec. 2 at Batavia Floral Designs. Parrott’s daughter Trisha Brasfield will take over the business. At left are Trisha and Lee Brasfield, and on the right are Mary Lou and Skip Parrott.

Construction begins on Dimmitt Woods housing

It was early 2008 when I first began exploring potential sites to build a senior housing facility in the Batavia area. Now, after nearly four years of planning, construction of Dimmitt Woods Senior Housing has begun. The official address will be 611 College Drive, which is on the left as you make the turn off [ Read More ]

The next era of the USPS

This holiday season, Ohioans will receive scores of gifts — from Great Lakes beer to Cincinnati chili — but many of the parcels probably won’t be dropped off by their local postal carrier. The United States Postal Service (USPS) — the second-largest employer in the United States and one authorized by the U.S. Constitution — [ Read More ]

More ‘tea party’ obstruction hurts middle class

At the end of this year, the payroll tax cut, which reduced the payroll tax from 6.5 percent to 4.5 percent, is set to expire unless legislation is passed to extend it. For the average American family, the expiration of this payroll tax reduction would mean a tax increase of between $1,000 and $1,500 annually. [ Read More ]

CNE’s quick start too much for ‘Burg

“Believe.”   That was the only word Clermont Northeastern head coach Jason Iles wrote on the white board before the Rockets’ game on Tuesday, Dec. 20 against conference rival Williamsburg. “I told them we had to believe and we’ve got to be ready to play,” Iles said. “That was the message I sent to the [ Read More ]

Fultz leads Glen Este over rival Amelia

The boys’ installment of the Amelia-Glen Este rivalry took place on Friday, Dec. 23 and it had all the intensity and noise you have come to expect from these two teams when they meet.   The Trojans ham and egged their halves well between Austin Rieck’s 14 first-half points and Alex Fultz’s 22 second-half points [ Read More ]

Buckingham, Workman lead New Richmond to seventh-straight win

New Richmond head coach Brad Hatfield talked to his team at halftime of their game on Monday, Dec. 19 about playing their best, something he didn’t think they were doing in the first half. The Lady Lions responded to their coach’s challenge with a 22-point third quarter en route to a 23-point road win over [ Read More ]

Gaskill leads Lady Trojans to rivalry win over Amelia

Glen Este and Amelia give a whole different meaning to cross-town rivals. The schools literally sit some 2.5 miles apart.   And as we’ve seen with rivalry games around the area in the recent weeks, not a lot of love is lost when two teams that reside in a close proximity to one another share [ Read More ]

December Student of the Month recognized by Batavia Rotary Club

Danielle Schmidtbauer of Clermont Northeastern High School was honored as Student of the Month at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Batavia Rotary Club. One high school student from CNE is honored at the first Rotary meeting of each month during the school year. Students who are nominated for this award live their lives in [ Read More ]

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