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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 ]

Felicity veterinarian attends convention

Dr. Kelly Liming of Felicity recently attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 56th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 4-8. As the world’s largest gathering of equine health care professionals, the Convention unites more than 3,000 equine veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians annually. This year’s meeting featured scientific presentations about the newest treatment [ Read More ]

Community Toy Chest makes holiday brighter

“Because of the generosity of this community, the holidays will be a little brighter for 350 Clermont County foster children,” said Sanna Gast with the Community Toy Chest, an agency that provides gifts to children in the care of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. “Two weeks ago we were really worried [ Read More ]

Fastiques donates $50K to Shriners Burns Hospital

$3,000 donated to Earth Angel The Fastiques Rod & Custom car club based in Owensville held its annual banquet Sunday, Dec. 5. Each year the club honors the many volunteers who help make its event, the Pumpkin Run Nationals, possible. Fastiques is a non-profit organization comprised of 50 member families. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run [ Read More ]

Light Up Felicity winners announced

It was a magical winter wonderland Monday evening, Dec. 13. Snow was on the ground and snowflakes in the air. Judges from Felicity Garden Club drove around the village of Felicity above the river and through the woods; over hill and dale we went, listening and seeing the sights and sounds of Christmas in Felicity. [ Read More ]

Batavia business wins second place in business plan competition

Byron Tudor and Summer Tyler, owners of Environmental Partners, a commercial and industrial heating and air conditioning firm, have been selected as the second place winners of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber and UC Clermont College’s first Business Plan Competition. Environmental Partners entered in the entrepreneur category and won $2,500 [ Read More ]


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