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Clermont County Fair wins two awards

The Ohio Fair Managers Association, an organization representing 94 county and independent fairs, awarded the Clermont County Fair first place for the 2010 Fair Book cover at the Fair Managers Convention, which was held Jan. 6-9. The state divides the fairs into large, medium, and small.Clermont falls into the medium category. The cover was designed [ Read More ]

Teen driving forum aimed at reducing crashes

In Clermont County, four teens lost their lives in car crashes last year. Across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that eight teens die every day in crashes. The CDC has found the risk of car crashes is highest among 16-19 year-olds, compared to any other age group. With those findings in [ Read More ]

Elementary holds Vocabulary Parade

Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary students and staff enjoyed the Third Annual Vocabulary Parade in October. Classroom teachers read Miss Alaineus by Debra Frasier to all students prior to the parade. Students were given an at-home project to choose an exciting word and “dress up” as a representation of that word. At the assembly, hosted by a “spirited” [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary recognizes Brown as Student of the Month

One high school student from Batavia High School is honored at the first meeting of the Batavia Rotary Club each month during the school year. These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Eric Brown was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the [ Read More ]

Clermont Commissioners elect Humphrey president

Ed Humphrey will serve as president of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners (BCC) for calendar year 2011; Bob Proud will serve as vice president and Archie Wilson will serve as a member of the board. They were elected during the annual BCC reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. “I look forward to serving [ Read More ]

Dumpster diving superintendent shares his cost saving strategies

Clermont Northeastern Local Schools District Superintendent Neil Leist is spreading the word about how schools can stretch taxpayer’s dollars. He’s written a book called Superintendent Savings Strategies providing others with some of the creative ways he’s found to bring $3 million worth of computers, laptops, desks, office supplies, even a snow plow truck into his [ Read More ]

Boy Scout earns his Eagle Scout Award

Jordan Shouse of Bethel Troop 196 received his Eagle Scout Award Nov. 28 in front of family, friends and members of his troop. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by [ Read More ]

Newberrys welcome new family addition

Brett and Sherri Newberry, Williamsburg, have announced the birth of their daughter, Addyson Lynn, born on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Addyson was born at Good Samaritan Hospital weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Chester Davis, Georgetown, Elaine Sipos, Bethel. Great grandparents are Rinda and Roger Ridener, and Wanda [ Read More ]

Clermont resident hand crafts custom guitars, mandolins

Dan Howard, a resident of Clermont County, says he has been a luthier for over 25 years. His specialty is guitars, which he says is the first instrument he taught himself to build. He has currently applied finishing touches on a Flamenco guitar and has built mandolins as well. “It’s been a long journey, however, [ Read More ]

Yockeys welcome new addition to the family

Kyle and Brooke Yockey, Amelia are announcing the birth of their first child, a son, Landon David born Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Landon weighed 7 pounds, 12 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Randy and Glenda Yockey, Sardinia, paternal great grandparents, Rosina Bohrer, Mowrystown and the [ Read More ]


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