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Great Oaks is seeking nominees for the Distinguished Alumni Awards

Since 2006, Great Oaks has honored those alumni who have distinguished themselves personally and professionally, and who have had an impact on their world. Past honorees include business and community leaders, teachers, and craft professionals, as well as an inventor, a state representative, an Olympic gold medalist, and an Emmy Award nominee. Nominations for the [ Read More ]

Amelia graduate a finalist in dog park contest

An exciting new dog park could be in the future for Clermont County, thanks to a local dog owner (and her pup) who are finalists in Beneful’s 2011 Dream Dog Park Contest. Amanda Harrell, a 2009 Amelia High School graduate, and her dog Zeke, frequent the dog play area at Spencer Shank Park. And while [ Read More ]

Bethel couple responds to new crime wave

In December of 2010, Russell and Mary Durbin were victims of a crime that has since escalated in Clermont County. The couple had gone to check on one of the homes they had for sale, and what they found were footprints in the snow, leading to the spot where their air conditioner had been. “They [ Read More ]

Daugherty elected Lion of the Year by Bethel Lions

At the Bethel Lion’s Club annual summer picnic, Terri Daugherty was voted in as Lion of the Year. Daugherty was Circus Chairman this year. She also has the job of putting together the newsletter keeping all members informed of the goings on of the club. Daugherty is now gathering information to put the annual Community [ Read More ]

Felicity Girl Scouts to honor community women

Felicity Girl Scout Troop 41282 will be hosting an event in March 2012, to honor women from their community who make a difference. Do you know an ordinary woman who does something extraordinary for others and for her community? Whose work has had significant and lasting effect in her community and the lives of others? [ Read More ]

Great Oaks marketing students participated in leadership retreat

Ten Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students attended the Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat from July 15-18 at Camp Muskingham in Carrollton, Ohio. Students were assigned to small groups and participated in many leadership development activities. These activities included motivational speakers, a co-initiative course and mock competitive event role-plays. The students also improved their self-confidence and increased [ Read More ]

Clermont widows of World War II veterans to receive donated gift cards

Widows of World War II veterans in Clermont County will receive Kroger gift cards, following the donation of $1,400 from the Eastern Hills Rod, Gun, and Conservation Club. The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission accepted the donation at their Aug. 10 meeting. “We really appreciate the donation,” said Clermont Veterans’ Service Office Director Dan Bare. [ Read More ]

Maryo, Miller to marry

Tom and Kristie Miller of Sardinia have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amberly Michelle, to Robert Douglas Maryo, son of John and Ruth Maryo, Batavia. Amberly is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Rob is an Operation Specialist at [ Read More ]

Balzhisers celebrate 60 years of marriage

James and Ella (Justice) Balzhiser of Marathon, Ohio celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary Aug. 25, 2011. They are the parents of Lloyd Balzhiser (1950-2000) his wife Linda (Harney) sons Dustin and Jordan; Nancy Willis her husband Mike and daughter Michelle; Bonnie Balzhiser and her sons Eric Wiederhold (1973-1983) and Mark Wiederhold and his wife Mandy [ Read More ]

YWCA’s annual Circle of Women Luncheon helps those in need

The Clermont County YWCA is struggling to keep the shelves of its food pantry stocked. “We are experiencing a 30-40 percent increase in the number of people coming to us for assistance, compared to last year,” said YWCA Eastern Area Shelter and Outreach Coordinator Kirstin Eismin. “We need everything from cereal and canned food to [ Read More ]

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