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Blood drive sponsored by 1st National Bank

A blood drive was sponsored by the Eastgate branch of the 1st National Bank Thursday, Oct. 27. Employees at the Eastgate branch try to do one service project every month, and branch manager Jaime Raines said that they decided to make it a “vampire-themed” project this month. The bank is located at 4370 Eastgate Square [ Read More ]

Whitaker named Outstanding Business Education Student

Katie Whitaker knows her business. The Amelia High School senior has just been named Outstanding Business Education Student by the Business Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). She will be honored at the ACTE National Conference in St. Louis in November. As a student in the Great Oaks Business Management [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center Auto Collision Model Car Show winners announced

As students in the Grant Career Center Auto Collision program learn new skills, they practice in their lab on full size cars, panels, and doors. Dent removal, filler applications, sanding, welding, and painting can be seen on a daily basis in the lab. To showcase their newly perfected skills, the students dropped down in scale [ Read More ]

Knepp selected for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Clermont County Town Crier Bill Knepp will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in Columbus Thursday, Nov. 10. The 81-year-old Miami Township man was nominated for the honor by his son, Gary Knepp. “Dad is only the fifth Clermont County citizen to be inducted into the hall, joining Ralph Shepherd, Don Patton, [ Read More ]

Students continue Frankenstein tradition

Batavia High School seniors set up massive Frankenstein monsters in the gymnasium Oct. 28 as part of a more than 10-year tradition at Batavia High School. The project is part of the advanced placement and college preparatory literature curriculum, and comes after students read “Frankenstein,” written by Mary Shelley. “After they read the novel, they [ Read More ]

Veterans Awareness Week is Nov. 6-12

Clermont County Commissioners have proclaimed the week of Nov. 6-12 as Veterans Awareness Week and several Veterans Day events will be held in Clermont County to celebrate and honor local veterans. In Batavia, the annual Veterans Day parade will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Veterans, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other community groups [ Read More ]

Judge Rodenberg receives OAM Award

At the recent 2011 Fall Conference Banquet of the Ohio Association of Magistrates held Sept. 22 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Clermont County Domestic Relations Judge Kathleen M. Rodenberg was one of two former Magistrates, now judges, to receive the prestigious OAM Judicial Award. The award, which is presented annually to no more than [ Read More ]

Pollock, Barber united in marriage

Stephen R. Pollock wed Jennifer L. Barber Saturday Sept. 17, 2011 at The Old West Festival during the Native American Weekend. Their Native American Ceremony was officiated by Reverend Fred A. Shaw and an Honor Drum Ceremony was performed by the White Oak Singers led by Mike Amiott. Long time friends of the family, Danita [ Read More ]

Erdy fund-raiser to be held

To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lcpl Nicholas B. Erdy, the Seventh Annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provided by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing and silent auction. All [ Read More ]

Malott recognized as Student of the Month by Batavia Rotary Club

Ian Malott of Batavia High School was honored as Student of the Month at the Oct. 4 meeting of the Batavia Rotary Club. One high school student from Batavia is honored at the first Rotary meeting of each month during the school year. Students who are nominated for this award live their lives in a [ Read More ]


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