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School collects 904 items for local food pantry

New Richmond’s Locust Corner Elementary collected 904 items for the New Richmond Food Pantry during its participation in the SOUPer Bowl of Caring during the week of Jan. 31 – Feb. 4. SOUPer Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group 20 years ago. Since that day, more than $71 [ Read More ]

Valentine’s Day dance held

The Clermont Nursing and Convalescent Center held a Valentine’s Day dance for their residents Friday, Feb. 11. Activities director Sandra Mills said the residents sang songs, listen to music, and danced. The home crowned a King and Queen for each of the four wings. The King and Queen in the front row are Valerye and [ Read More ]

Mattes makes first solo flight at Clermont County Airport

Steve Mattes soloed in a single-engine aircraft on Jan. 3. This was Steve’s first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. Mattes is enrolled in the Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati. The laboratory portion of the Professional Pilot Program is taught at the Clermont County Airport. [ Read More ]

Members of local JROTC programs attend Governor Kasich’s swearing-in

Several current or former Ohio governors, a U.S. Senator, an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and 2,700 dignitaries gathered to watch Live Oaks JROTC cadets Amber Hambrick and Brittani Harned join members of the Ohio National Guard color guard as they presented the flag at the Ohio Theatre [ Read More ]

Troubadours DVDs are on sale

New Richmond High School’s Troubadours are selling professionally mastered music video DVDs of their 2010 Holiday Concert to help finance the group’s trip to the Heritage Music Festival in Annapolis, Md. March 31-April 3. The Troubadours are about $4,000 short of the $79,000 needed to finance the trip for the 118-member group to the Heritage [ Read More ]

4-H program promotes developmental assets

Open house to be held Feb. 19 at fairgrounds The 4-H Youth Development Program, like most other youth organizations, are aligned with the building blocks, or assets, that the Search Institute has identified as important in the growth and development of young people. For instance, there are nearly 280 adult volunteers, who serve as 4-H [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center recognizes its second quarter top performers

Grant Career Center recently held the Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the second quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program were also announced for the second quarter. Instructors select Top Performers each quarter by using [ Read More ]

Batavia teacher achieves national board certification

Teacher effectiveness has become one of the most critical issues facing America’s schools today. Teaching excellence in the Batavia Local School District has taken a step forward following the announcement by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) that Melissa Copestick, a language arts teacher at Batavia Middle School has achieved National Board Certification [ Read More ]

Felicity Anniversary Committee working toward May 13-15 celebration

Information, photographs are being accepted for history book Felicity’s 175th Anniversary Planning Committee continues its determined, hard-working drive toward the celebration weekend, May 13-15. The Felicity history book is of primary interest. Ralph Adams and Sharon Moran, committee members, are performing a vast amount of work on the book, which is nearing a size of [ Read More ]

Williamsburg student wins ice cream flavor contest

Alex Grooms, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Williamsburg, Ohio, is the winner of the Velvet Ice Cream and Ohio Farm Bureau Create-A-Flavor contest. His creation, Honey Caramel Ice Cream, is a mix of vanilla ice cream layered with sweet Ohio honey and caramel. His entry was selected from more than 800 entries, which had to include [ Read More ]


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