You don’t have to live in Clermont County to be licensed as a foster home through the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS). Recently, the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services announced that effective April 1, 2010, it will no longer be a licensing agency for foster parents; Hamilton County will utilize contract agencies for the placement of their foster children.
Local chambers of commerce are associations of businesses that come together to improve the local economic climate and help members network and find new business. Strong employers link with and learn from like-minded peer companies through business-led civic organizations – chambers of commerce.
The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission (VSC) has elected Ken Cook of Bethel as president in 2010; Howard Daugherty of Bethel will serve as vice president, and Don Chandler of Milford will be secretary. Other members of the commission are Bob Derr and Cliff Riley. The VSC elected officers at a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
New Richmond High School’s award-winning choirs will be breathing a little easier when they hit the high notes during practice sessions in the school’s vocal music room. The vocal music room has been renovated with new carpet and a repaired and expanded ventilation system.
Inside a modest building on Kings Run Drive on the west side, groups of young men and women prepare for a lifetime career as electricians. Some of these electrical apprentices are even younger-high school juniors and seniors from Great Oaks. The Great Oaks students are part of the Youth Apprenticeship Program through the Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater Cincinnati (IEC).
New Richmond High School custodian Gracie Lemar-Miller has always been one of the school’s most popular staff members for her work in helping keep the building spotless. But her popularity soars every time a staff member goes into the staff lounge.
Grant Career Center recently held the First Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the first quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program were also announced for the first quarter.
Bethel United Methodist Church Nov. 14 opened its doors to the community with the Kitchen of Hope. Volunteers invite people in need of a hot meal to come join them each Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a “come as you are” free sit-down hot lunch. Brenda Braden, the originator and leader of this outreach said, “I saw a need for this outreach and felt God asked me to do it.”
Bob Proud, President of the Clermont County Board of Commissioners, was present at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities to administer the Oath of Office to members for the 2010 calendar year. The Clermont DD Board uses its January meeting to reorganize by accepting nominations for officers and to determine the date, time, and location of future meetings.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25-34 year olds, and the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year olds.