The Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery will host a dialogue with Surya Yalamanchili, candidate for Congress for the 2nd District Thursday evening, Aug. 12. CRLC will be giving input to Mr. Yalamanchili about the group’s views on support for family farms, what should be in the 2012 Farm Bill, and other issues that might come before Congress.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Clermont County welcomes Dr. Robert L. Kuykendal who will address questions from the audience at an “Ask the Doctor” program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 at the Union Township Civic Center Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholz Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245.
John W. Hayden, 53, who has served 13 years as President and CEO of The Midland Company, recently announced plans to retire on Oct. 15 from the company his grandfather co-founded in Cincinnati in 1938 and his father helped transform in 1961 by taking it public. Hayden has had a nearly 30-year tenure at the Amelia-based company.
July 26, 2010 marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a piece of legislation that has allowed people with disabilities to lead more active and independent lives in our communities. Adults from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) attended a celebration on Fountain Square Monday to commemorate and honor the efforts of individuals who made this legislation a reality.
Dominique Johnson scooped up a handful of blue spaghetti and dangled it over a piece of art paper as a young girl watched, smiled, and reached for the spaghetti to create some art of her own. Her smile and her participation are why Dominique Johnson is heading to Stepping Stones Center every day this summer.
In response to numerous online videos that display animal agriculture in a negative light, the “Because I Care” video contest, coordinated by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) Center for Food and Animal Issues, is encouraging farmers, ranchers and others to develop and submit their own videos that portray a positive and informative message about livestock farming.
Students in Instructor Barbara Wallace’s “Writing, Philanthropy, and Student Engagement” class awarded $4500 to Greater Cincinnati non-profit organizations recently, as a culmination of a course designed to enhance students’ understanding of civic issues in the local community.
Clermont County citizens are invited to attend the first in a series of public meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 10 to learn about the goals and objectives of the Middle East Fork Balanced Growth Initiative. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Batavia Township Administration Building, located at 1535 Clough Pike and will include presentations and opportunities for citizen feedback.
Vampires, werewolves, and a giant horseshoe crab are now part of the history of Blanchester, Ohio, courtesy of Baptist minister, Jim Rankin. Rankin is no stranger to show business. He began touring the country as an entertainer when he was seven years old. He was in radio for 23 years. He sang back-up for the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Ronnie McDowell.
Robert (Bobby) L. Shepherd Jr. and Lisa Marie McKenzie were united in marriage June 19, 2010 at the Inn at Evins Mill in Smithville, Tenn. The groom’s parents are Bob and Betty Shepherd of Felicity. The bride’s parents are Gary and Debbie McKenzie of Higginsport. Both parents attending the wedding along with groom’s son Jonathan Shepherd and bride’s son Trever McKenzie.