Archive for July, 2013

Sojka, Albright to wed

Dr. Gregory S. and Dr. Jane R. Z. Sojka of Cincinnati, Oh. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Merrifield, to Thomas Free Albright, son of the late Mr. John T. “Jack” Albright and Mrs. Nancy A. Sparks of Van Wert, Ohio. Miss Sojka was a graduate and valedictorian of Gallia Academy [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Garden Club to meet Aug. 6

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Sherri Kissinger for their annual pot luck picnic. Co-ostesses for the evening are Julie Hess and Kristin Kissinger. Members are to bring a covered dish to share. Members are to respond to roll call by answering the [ Read More ]

Highlights of an exciting week at the auctioneers convention

By George Brown Last week I attended the National Auctioneers Convention in Indianapolis. It may seem an oxymoron to use the words exciting and convention in the same sentence, but spending almost a week with a thousand or so fast talking auctioneers was both enjoyable and educational. A “first timers” breakfast was held on opening [ Read More ]

Revitalizing our communities by redeveloping brownfields

By Sherrod Brown Last year, I met with members of the Shefton family of Cleveland. They lived near a former lead smelter site, but had to move when one of their sons was diagnosed with high-lead levels in his blood. No Ohio family or business should be forced to relocate because of hazardous materials or [ Read More ]

Ohio should hit ‘off’ switch on traffic cameras

By John Becker Anybody living near Cincinnati knows about a town called Elmwood Place and the nightmare of it implementing speed cameras to catch drivers traveling over the speed limit. Some of you may have been caught by the cameras. In fact, as the numbers indicate, you might be in the minority if you weren’t. [ Read More ]

Obamacare is proving unworkable for American people

By Brad Wenstrup “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Those were the words of then Speaker Nancy Pelosi three years ago, describing the passage of President Obama’s health care law. Unfortunately for the American people, we are finally finding out what is actually in Obamacare. Unworkable [ Read More ]

Bethel-Tate brings in former Moeller coach, Bishop Fenwick AD to be new athletic director

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Bethel-Tate High School has announced that they have hired Jerry Kombrinck to become their new athletic director and assistant principal, effective Aug. 1, 2013. Kombrinck will be replacing Jonathan Loudermilk who held the position for the last year and has moved on to pursue other opportunities. Kombrinck brings an extensive [ Read More ]

Midland 10U Apaches win region, advance to play in Puerto Rico

By Chris Chaney Sun staff The 10U Midland Apaches earned themselves a trip to Puerto Rico for the American Amateur Baseball Congress World Series this coming weekend, July 26. The team, which is made up of 10 year olds primarily from Clermont County, competed in and won the Regional Qualifying Tournament at Tealtown Ball Park [ Read More ]

Bethel Diamond Sports save hardball in town

By Chris Chaney Sun staff Born out of necessity, Bethel Diamond Sports, Inc. was formed by a group of local parents at the end of 2012 in an effort to assure themselves and their children that youth baseball and softball could be played in Bethel. “Last July we were trying to help the old organization [ Read More ]

New Richmond students earn college credit with Advanced Placement tests

When New Richmond Exempted Village School District Superintendent Adam Bird approached Mark Bailey about becoming principal at the high school, one of the first subjects on the agenda was improving the school’s advanced placement course test scores. Bird got the results he wanted this year as 65 New Richmond High School students scored 3 or [ Read More ]

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