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Murals painted in Williamsburg High School thanks to grant

Williamsburg High School Principal Barry Dalton credits Mindy Hastings, a math teacher at Williamsburg High School, with discovering and writing the Learn and Serve grant for the school. This grant has allowed murals to painted throughout the school. “One of the things we had been talking about as a staff was increasing school pride as [ Read More ]

Blue Christmas is the toast of Clermont County

The Clermont County Recorder’s Office is the Judge’s Choice winner of the Clermont Safe Communities Mocktail competition. The annual event promotes making available a fun non-alcoholic drink for guests during holiday parties. Mona Kirker with the Recorder’s Office served up the blue brew from a multi-story fountain, as a tree decked with blue ornaments twinkled [ Read More ]

Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk held Dec. 3

The annual Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk was held Friday, Dec. 3. “The Christmas walk this year really was a huge success. I am very pleased with the turnout,” village administrator Patti Bates said. Council members agreed and said this event seems to put the whole community in a true holiday spirit. “What makes our [ Read More ]

Volunteer 4-H leaders needed in Clermont

Do you have skills in sewing, photography, wood working, or pet care you’d like to share? If so, you might want to consider becoming a 4-H leader. “Right now we are recruiting volunteers to help with clubs across Clermont County,” said Ohio State University Extension Clermont 4-H Program Coordinator Scott Cangro. “We are looking for [ Read More ]

Promont is open for the holidays

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society has announced additional open hours during the week of Dec. 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily. This will give out of town visitors and students additional opportunities to visit Promont during the Holidays. Promont is decorated in Victorian Holiday tradition featuring the use of natural items which would [ Read More ]

Chinese opera performers bridge language and time

College students from Taiwan bridged language and time as they performed a 600-year-old traditional Chinese Opera tale of young love before a rapt audience of children and teens at Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities in Indian Hill. The performance was part of an outreach effort by the National Taiwan College of [ Read More ]

New Richmond High School work study students are helping elementary school

Students in New Richmond High School’s work study program are gaining valuable employment skills through a partnership between the high school and New Richmond Elementary School. “I have a group of ten students who volunteer at NRE four times a week,” said Amy Carey, intervention specialist at New Richmond High School.”The students work in the [ Read More ]

Clermont Municipal Court Adult Probation Department receives statewide recognition

The Clermont County Municipal Court Adult Probation Department is the recipient of the 2010 Clifford Skeen Award. Clermont County Municipal Court Judge James Shriver and Chief Probation Officer Joe Ellison accepted the award on Sept. 30, presented during the annual Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

On patrol with Sergeant Sellers

“There’s no such thing as a typical day when you’re in law enforcement,” said Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jeff Sellars. The 17-year veteran of the force is one of 35 deputies assigned to work 12 hour shifts patrolling Clermont County roadways. “One minute there’s a crash, then you could be called to serve a warrant, take part in a drug bust, or check an overloaded truck, like I’m about to do.”

Cholkas named outstanding art teacher

Amy Cholkas’ first impulse was to decline the nomination when informed that she was nominated for he Southwest Ohio Art Association’s Outstanding Art Teacher awards for 2010. As a regional director of the Association, Cholkas was used to honoring other people for the association’s prestigious award, and felt awkward when told that her time had come to be honored.


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