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Bethel-Tate Fire Department raising money for breast cancer research

The Bethel-Tate Fire Department has turned pink this month in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research during breast cancer awareness month. “We saw, kind of late last year, people were doing the pink shirts,” Brian O’Neil, Bethel-Tate firefighter, said. “We thought that was a great idea.” This year staff members are wearing [ Read More ]

Pollock, Ring to marry

Stephen R. Pollock is engaged to marry Jennifer L. Ring. A Native American wedding planned to honor both Stephen and Jennifer’s family’s Native American backgrounds. Stephen’s family is originally of Williamsburg, Ky. Jennifer’s maternal family are also of Williamsburg, Ky. Jennifer’s paternal family are of Clermont County, Ohio. They both went to school in Clermont [ Read More ]

Camp Ernst recognizes St. Louis student Luke Baker

Out of the nearly 3,000 campers who attended YMCA Camp Ernst this year, Luke Baker was among the two percent who won the prestigious Honor Camper award. YMCA Camp Ernst Executive Director Elizabeth (“Eli”) Cochran attended a St. Louis School all-school morning assembly to recognize Luke Baker, eighth grade student at St. Louis School, Owensville. [ Read More ]

Local Boy Scout builds a shelter at Wildey Center

Zach Malec of Milford smiled and humbly accepted a thank you plaque and poster-sized card from the staff and individuals at Clermont Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) on Monday, Sept. 12. As part of the 16 year-old high school junior’s efforts to become an Eagle Scout, he has spent the past eight months working on a [ Read More ]

Girl Scouts, Brownie troop take part in Pinwheels for Peace project

On Sept. 21, for International Peace Day, Girl Scout Junior Troop 41282 and Brownie Troop 42522 of Felicity, Ohio took part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at South Park in Felicity. These Girl Scouts created pinwheels, pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – [ Read More ]

Ohio State Extension to host a sewing workshop Oct. 29

The Ohio State University Extension-Clermont is hosting Sew What’s New, a workshop for beginning and intermediate sewers (between the ages of 8 and 19) Saturday, Oct. 29. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the 4-H Hall at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, located at 1000 Locust Street in Owensville. The cost [ Read More ]

Johnston elected to national DAV post

Joseph Johnston, a 100 percent service-connected disabled veteran who served in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars, was elected National 2nd Junior Vice Commander of the 1.2 million member Disabled American Veterans at the organization’s 2011 National Convention in New Orleans, La. Johnston joined the U.S. Army in 1966, serving first as an enlisted soldier [ Read More ]

Firefighter Benefit Fund helps with local family’s medical bills

Support came to one Anderson Township firefighter Wednesday, Sept. 14, thanks to the Local 3412 Fire in the Hole Golf Scramble. Anderson Township Firefighter Jeff Ridge and his family are in the midst of a financial and emotional battle with autism. Their 6-year-old son Cameron was diagnosed with the disorder three years ago. Now they’re [ Read More ]

Commissioner Bob Proud named to national committee

The National Association of Counties has again named Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud to serve a one-year term as a member of the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. The committee works with members of the state and national legislature to develop policies and procedures that benefit counties and citizens nationwide. “I am thankful [ Read More ]

Clermont Northeastern Elementary School student grows big cabbage

For the past two years, third grade students at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School have been able to get a start on gardening through the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Again this year, in late May of 2011, cabbage plants were delivered to all of the students. They were encouraged to “go green” by taking [ Read More ]


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