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Two Batavia teachers receive Master Teacher distinction

Two Batavia teachers are well on their way to being “masters” of their trade, as they have successfully completed the Ohio Department of Education’s Master Teacher program. Donna Ginn and Trish Hiler were honored for their achievement at Batavia Local School District’s Sept. 19 board meeting. Ginn is a Title I math and language arts [ Read More ]

Batavia High School Business Professionals chapter elects officers

Officers for the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) have been elected for the 2011-2012 school year. The include: Hunter Meadors, President; David Pelphrey, Vice President; Emily Moon, Secretary; Ryan Harper, Treasurer; Emily McClanahan, Historian; and Dani Prindle, Parliamentarian. The officers have already begun planning fundraisers to pay for regional, state [ Read More ]

Coin program to be held at Harmony Hill in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association invites the public to attend a program on coins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. This program will be a discussion of the origin of coinage in the late 7th century BC in Greece and will continue through the Roman Empire and the following centuries to the present time. Coins [ Read More ]

Local teacher named ‘Teacher of the Quarter’

Virtual Community School of Ohio teacher Laura Barlage of Amelia, received the “Teacher of the Quarter” award at the 2011 VCS Ohio Opening Day ceremony. Barlage increased her students’ OAA Reading test scores by 24 percent as well as created an incredibly innovative online classroom for her students.   She teaches third grade and has been [ Read More ]

Stutz, Ackles to marry

Trina Stutz, of New Richmond, and David Stutz, of Hamersville, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Stutz to Matthew Ackels, the son of Faith and Danny Ackels of Hamersville. Heather and Matt both attended Western Brown High School and Thomas More College. Heather currently works as an IT Manager for the [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center Cosmetology Salon opens

Twelve Cosmetology II students from Grant Career Center, supervised by Sue Goodman, senior instructor, opened their salon for business on Sept. 13. Current salon hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The salon offers a wide variety of services, including haircuts, color, perms, waxes, facials, and manicures. Conditioning treatments, highlights, lowlights, shampoos, [ Read More ]

‘Strut your mutt’ and help rescue animals

Can your dog catch a Frisbee, dance, smile, bark on cue, or look stylish wearing a costume? Bring your best four-legged friend to the first ever Strut Your Mutt event on Sunday, Sept. 25 in New Richmond. The Strut runs from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. along Front Street. “This is going to be a [ Read More ]

Rep. Bubp wants citizens to mark statehouse anniversary

State Representative Danny Bubp (R-Lake Waynoka) is urging constituents of the 88th Ohio House District to participate in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Ohio Statehouse by sending their “birthday greetings” to Columbus. Schools, organizations and individuals are being asked to mail or e-mail their birthday cards and digital files in order for the works [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center restaurant opens

The Culinary Careers Program at Grant Career Center has announced the opening of the Sports Gallery Restaurant at the Career Center on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Sports Gallery will be open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The students have been hard at [ Read More ]

New Richmond vocal music students enjoy new facilities

New Richmond High School vocal music director Doug Heflin finally has the space to match his philosophy of never turning away a student from participating in a music program. “For the first time I’m going to have a place where all the kids can prepare for a concert together,” said Heflin in describing the former [ Read More ]


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