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Iraq War veterans can claim Ohio Veterans Bonus

Veterans who served in Iraq have taken advantage of the Ohio Veterans Bonus in increasing numbers this year, but time is rapidly running out to claim this benefit – the deadline for those who served in Iraq is Dec. 31. Through Sept. 30, the Ohio Veterans Bonus program has paid 83, 399 total claims, amounting [ Read More ]

Milford woman a finalist in PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest

It’s no secret where sexy celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Cromwell get their energy – they all attribute it to going vegan! And it’s their example that inspired PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—to launch its annual Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest. This year, PETA has narrowed [ Read More ]

Batavia, Clermont County to merge water and sewer utilities

Clermont County and the Village of Batavia have approved an agreement that will merge the village water and sewer system into the county’s operations. When Batavia becomes fully part of the county system, residential customers should see savings or 40 per cent or more on their bills, Mayor John Thebout said. The village has up [ Read More ]

Rotary Club Students of the Month named

Morgan Gregston and Haley Kilgore were honored as the September Students of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Both students exuded exemplary academic ambitions and service to their community which aligned with the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” Kilgore is a senior at Batavia High School (BHS). She has been on the honor roll [ Read More ]

Clermont authors to be at Books by the Banks

Back for its eighth year, and bigger than ever, Books by the Banks will bring a record 130 authors to Cincinnati Oct. 11 for book signings, meet and greets, panel discussions and more. Books by the Banks, the region’s largest book festival, attracts thousands of people to downtown Cincinnati for an exciting day dedicated to [ Read More ]

CASA fundraising event to be held at Baxla Tractor in Batavia

A fundraising event for CASA for Clermont Kidswill be held at Baxla Tractor in Batavia, from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. The Clermont County Farm Bureau has teamed up with Baxla Tractor Sales to raise awareness about CASA for Clermont kids, by hosting a fun evening for Ladies to learn about the operation [ Read More ]

Christmas craft show to be held in Bethel

The Altar Society of St. Mary’s Church, 3398 State Route 133 in Bethel, Ohio will be holding its annual Christmas Craft Show from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Gift basket bid-n-buy bids close at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and the winning bidder does [ Read More ]

Free concert at Batavia First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, 277 North Street, Batavia is hosting a free concert by three amazing musicians from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The Program will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 in the church sanctuary. Refreshments will be served in the church’s parlor after the program.

Martins celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Kenneth and Peggy Martin are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary Oct. 2. They were married at Crossroads Baptist Church in Salem, Indiana in 1954. They are the parents of five children: Ken Jr. (Daniele), Doug (Lois), Ruth, Tom (Karen), and Carrie. They have seven grandchildren: Kenneth Martin III; Susan (Adam) Jablonski; Crystal (Joseph) Armbruster; Guthrie [ Read More ]

Relay For Life of Clermont County 2014 exceeded goals

On June 21 and 22, 20 teams made up of cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, local faith-based groups, and businesses camped out overnight at Union Township’s Veterans Memorial Park. They walked 18 hours in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clermont County, raising $40,495 in the fight against cancer. The volunteers surpassed their [ Read More ]


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