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Commongrounds Coffee and Books is a great place for coffee, chatting

Commongrounds Coffee and Books serves what may be the best smoothies, frappes, and lattes in the village of Bethel. The business is located at 217 West Plane Street, in the front part of the building which also houses Faith Chapel Ministries. Owners Michael and Rhonda Trees are also members of Faith Chapel. Michael Trees said [ Read More ]

Hamersville native retires from the city of Tacoma

Carl Hawkins’s career with the City of Tacoma, Wash. started in 1994. He has held positions in Purchasing, IT, and Mail Services. Hawkins grew up in Hamersville, Ohio, where he graduated from Hamersville High School in 1968 and Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in food technology. He later earned a Master of Arts [ Read More ]

Become a Clermont County commissioner

The National Association of Counties invites you to try a free online game called Counties Work. Available at, the game is designed to educate students in grades 6 through 12 about the important roles and functions of county government. “It’s a fun way for everyone to learn more about local government,” said Clermont County [ Read More ]

Union Twp. Firefighters Local 3412 presents scholarships

On Thursday, May 14, the Union Township Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3412 awarded two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Glen Este. Local 3412 President Michael Smith and other Local Electoral Board members presented the scholarships to Union Township residents Tarin Cook and Serena Strobel who were chosen for their dedication to public service. [ Read More ]

Halls celebrate 60 years

Bill and Peggy Hall were married June 10, 1952 in Maysville Ky. They were blessed with three daughters, Debbie (Mike) Ward of Bethel, Donna Gail (and John Carver) of Mt. Orab, and Diane (Gary) Durbin of Burlington, Iowa. They have also been blessed with six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A party was held in [ Read More ]

Erbe graduates with degree in veterinary medicine

Brittany Erbe recently received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. Erbe will apply her education with a love for animals to the practice of veterinary medicine at Banfield Pet Hospital.

Moores to celebrate 50 years

Paul and Ruth Ann Moore will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23. A celebration with family and friends ill be held at 5242 Stonelick-Williams Corner Road, Batavia. Friends and relatives are welcome.

Students graduate from Adult Basic and Literacy Program

More than 200 Clermont County residents earned a “second chance” this June. The Clermont County Educational Service Center celebrated its twenty-fifth annual graduation ceremony for the Adult Basic and Literacy Program (ABLE) on June 5 at Clermont College. During the 2011-12 program year 137 people took the GED test and 109 received their GED Equivalency [ Read More ]

Students graduate from Grant medical applications program

Seventeen adult students recently graduated from their nine-month Computerized Business and Medical Applications program at Grant Career Center to begin new careers. Under the guidance of instructor Kin Caudill, the students prepared for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, medical and dental record clerks, or a myriad of other office positions where their new skills could [ Read More ]

Trustees recognize business owners in Batavia Township

Batavia Township Trustees have been recognizing local business owners each month for their contributions and success in the township. At their June 5 meeting, trustees recognized local business owner Hal Shevers for the contributions he has made over the years. Shevers founded Sporty’s Pilot Shop in 1961 while he was also a flight instructor. Sporty’s [ Read More ]

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