Archive for June, 2016

Knothole baseball begins tournament play

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor Baseball diamonds across Clermont County were filled with that tell-tale crack of the bat this past weekend as Knothole baseball tournaments began across the area. East Region Knothole began their postseason with several games in several classes on June 25. The Class D Jr. games, which consist of children under [ Read More ]

Community should support West Clermont teachers

Dear editor, It is my belief that the foundation of a community is built and influenced by those who care, the individuals that dedicate time and effort toward bettering the future of tomorrow — our kids. The popular saying, “the children are the future of tomorrow,” couldn’t be more true. In a time of cultural [ Read More ]

Celebrate America’s birthday on July 4

Dear editor, As we Americans make plans to celebrate on July 4th, let’s never forget why it’s the most important date in U.S. history. How many people remember what happened on July 4, 1776? Since American history is no longer required in many schools, we parents must promote ‘patriotism’ in our homes and in our [ Read More ]

Where have all the aliens gone?

Last week’s release of “Independence Day: Resurgence” has people talking about hostile aliens that want to conquer Earth. Resurgence is the sequel to the 1996 movie “Independence Day” that starred Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Speaking of aliens, last month, witnesses filmed a strange object flying near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. However, not [ Read More ]

A Birthday Party! Really?

As we all know and in most cases take for granted the day we arrived on this planet comes around annually. These days I feel there is more emphasis put on a person’s birthday than when I was growing up. I am not saying if this is right or wrong or bad or good, I’m [ Read More ]

Responsibility and reality: A gun ban will do more harm than good

Repeated terror attacks in our homeland have Americans on edge, and understandably so. The pain and concern are palpable. Since 2009, we have seen terror attacks in Little Rock, Fort Hood, Oklahoma, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, and now Orlando. We have also seen mass shootings in Colorado, Connecticut, and Charleston. Some of these attacks were [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Softball League wraps up season

By Garth Shanklin Sports Editor As the weather heats up and the calendar makes the transition from spring to summer, the action on baseball and softball diamonds across Clermont County heats up as well. The Southern Ohio Softball League held their postseason tournaments June 20-21 in New Richmond, crowning champions at several different age levels. [ Read More ]

Veritas Athelete Development celebrates opening

By Kelly Cantwell Editor Richie Cox, owner of Veritas Athlete Development, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 24. “We want to help high school student athletes create college opportunities for themselves,” Cox said. Cox went through the recruiting process when he has in high school, and found that [ Read More ]

Joel Wilson, 79

WILSON, Joel T., survived by his wife, LaVerne, his children and grandchildren. There was a gathering of family and friends at E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 West Main Street (St. Rt. 125) Amelia, Sunday, June 26 from 1:00 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may [ Read More ]

Rexroat receives Fulbright Award

Brooks Rexroat of Marshall University has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to Russia in Creative Writing from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Rexroat will be researching and lecturing at Petrozavodsk State University as part of a project to explore the use of creative writing workshops [ Read More ]

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