Warren Walker has been named district manager, Community and Local Government Relations, for Duke Energy’s eastern Ohio service territory. He replaces Marvin Blade, who has moved into the central service territory area of Hamilton County. Walker joins Blade, Tim Abbott, who oversees Duke Energy Ohio’s northern service territory, and Rhonda Whitaker, who is responsible for the company’s Kentucky service territory.
New Richmond Middle School secretary Mindy Graser has been named secretary of the year by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. The award came as a surprise to Mrs. Graser, who was nominated by NRMS principal Adam Bird.
Students and faculty in career and technical education programs across the nation celebrated National Career and Technical Education Month during February. Career and Technical Education Month was established by the Association for Career and Technical Education to raise student, parent and educator awareness of the profound economic and technological changes in our society that are reflected in today’s workplace.
“We are failing, miserably, when it comes to educating our young people about history,” said Clermont County Veterans’ Services Director Dan Bare. He is rallying veterans organizations statewide to work together to pressure the Ohio Department of Education to rework history standards, before approving new education standards, possibly in June.
Check out the Bethel Library Volunteers Used Book Fair from 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29 and and from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 30 & May 1 at the Bethel Branch Library
A golf outing to benefit Troop Box Ministries is being planned for Saturday, May 8. Proceeds from the event will help cover the cost of letters, cards and monthly boxes sent to American troops serving overseas. The scramble will take place 1 p.m. at Cedar Trace Golf Club located on Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road in Owensville and is open to golfers and non-golfers.
If you have a family farm business you would like to pass along to your children and grandchildren, the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension-Clermont has a two-day workshop series you might want to check out called Farm Succession: Transferring Your Farm Business to the Next Generation.
Committee members and volunteers for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milford held an event kickoff at Milford Christian Church Feb. 25. This community celebration was open to anyone who wanted to learn more about Relay For Life and how to get involved.
State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union) has been awarded Watchdog of the Treasury Award for the 127th General Assembly. The award recognizes key legislators or policymakers every year who work tirelessly to restore responsible limited government, lower taxes, encourage free enterprise and regulatory relief, and promote personal freedom. Bubp was also awarded the Defender of Freedom Award for his service in Iraq. A Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, Bubp was mobilized in November 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in Ramadi, Iraq as the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Liaison Officer to the governor of Anbar Province.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction for a 1964 Falcon Futura convertible on Saturday, March 13 at 510 W. Main Street in Batavia. You can check out the car at 9 a.m. and bidding for the court-ordered auction begins at 10 a.m.