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Foster care parents to 42 children, and adoptive parents to 5: Meet the Rices

Dan and Viola Rice’s home in Mount Orab is spotless; nothing looks out of place. A few instruments in cases are tucked next to the piano in the large family room. The kitchen is immaculate, with no crumbs in sight, and no dirty dishes in the sink. Photos are everywhere – on walls, on shelves, [ Read More ]

It’s time to start talking about Ohio’s drugged driving problem

As families and friends prepare to gather together during the busy holiday travel season, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are utilizing the state’s 130 freeway message signs, as well as portable highway signs, to raise awareness about the growing drugged driving problem in Ohio. The highway signs will display [ Read More ]

Wilmington announces APK President

Wilmington College sophomore Jayme L. Mabry of Sperling Drive, Amelia, is serving as president of the Wilmington College Alpha Phi Kappa Sorority. Mabry, who is majoring in criminal justice, is a 2015 graduate of Amelia High School. The Alpha Phi Kappa Sorority was founded in 1921 and is the second oldest local sorority on campus. [ Read More ]

Tailwaggers opens in Eastgate

It all started in 2008 with a Naughty Puppy named Denali. This puppy was out of control and had too much energy. Lynn, his owner brought him to Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare in Wisconsin for daycare in hopes they would wear him out. The staff at TailWaggers not only wore him out but managed to work [ Read More ]

Live Oaks Heavy Equipment students prepare sidewalks

New sidewalks at the Live Oaks Career Campus were prepared and poured by high school students in the Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering program, with the help of several business partners. The result was improvements to the campus with the help of donated time and material. Program advisors from Messer Construction were on hand to [ Read More ]

Miami Township promotes firefighters

The Miami Township Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department promoted five current part-time Firefighter/Paramedics, Robert Edmonds, Jamie Williams, Daniel Moeller, Daniel Lohbeck and Andrew Browning, to full-time at the Miami Township Trustee meeting on Nov. 15. The trustees held a pinning ceremony and oath of office for the gentlemen and they all had dozens of [ Read More ]

UC Clermont’s education programs launch pad for aspiring teachers

For Andrew Molloy, the third time — and UC Clermont — was the charm. After first enrolling in education programs at both UC’s Main Campus and Northern Kentucky University, Molloy was looking for a more personal, affordable college experience. He found an immediate connection and perfect fit at UC Clermont College. “I have fantastic professors; [ Read More ]

Cincinnati Playhouse offers winter acting classes for youth

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s winter acting class schedule, for young performers ages 3 to 14, offers adventures with imaginative sea creatures, wizards, zombies and contemporary musicals to engage young imaginations in creative and confidence-building ways. Designed to strengthen communication skills and develop a sense of community, the classes will focus on individual and [ Read More ]

Clermont Commissioners approve budget for 2017

Clermont County Commissioners approved a 2017 General Fund operating budget of $54.9 million at their Nov. 30 session, an increase over 2016s $53.2 million budget. The General Fund is the largest discretionary source of funds in the county, and finances 20 of 21 elected offices in Clermont County. (The Engineer’s Office is funded through state [ Read More ]

Pearl Harbor survivor remembers that day

Joe Whitt, 93, of Bethel, accepted a proclamation in honor of Pearl Harbor Week in Clermont County today (Nov. 30) from the Clermont County Commissioners. Whitt, who lives with his wife, Judy, in Bethel, is a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. At the BCC session, he recalled that day. Whitt [ Read More ]


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