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Batavia student to participate in leadership program

Edward Hoffman, a homeschooled senior is joining 47 other high school students from across the country and around the world at Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, Okla. to debate whether the 50 states should adopt a system of school choice for private and public primary and secondary schools. The camp is being held from [ Read More ]

Local soldier in Iraq receives call from Secretary of Defense on Fourth of July

Ohio Army National Guard Soldier, Staff Sgt. Kelly Ann Pels, 27, of Cincinnati, Ohio, had an unforgettable Independence Day. Not only was she serving in Baghdad in support of Operation New Dawn during the holiday this year, she also received a personal phone call from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “I was honored to have [ Read More ]

Southern Ohio Soccer Officials Association to hold officials training

The Southern Ohio Soccer Offials Association is an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)-certified official’s association formed in 2008 and primarily serving Clermont, Brown, Adams, and Highland counties. The purpose of the Association is to train and provide high school soccer officials for OHSAA contests while promoting the absolute highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics, and [ Read More ]

Police academy to be held

The Union Township Police Department is accepting applications for its 8th Citizens Police Academy. The academy will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from Aug. 16 through Nov. 8, at the Union Township Police Department, 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Applicants must be 21 or older and possess a valid driver’s license. [ Read More ]

Kong retires after 40 years of educational service

After forty years of teaching children and adults, Kathy Ragsdale Kong is retiring from the Clermont County Educational Service Center. Kathy has given the last 15 years to assisting adults to learn to read, prepare for the GED Test or college entrance exams. Whatever the adult student goal, she was ready to serve. The Adult [ Read More ]

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention to be held

The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will hold a series of conventions entitled “LET GOD’S KINGDOM COME!” across the country. The program will be held in English and Spanish. In certain locations, the entire program will be presented American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese-Traditional, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and [ Read More ]

Students are ready to begin careers

Seven adult students recently graduated from their nine-month Computerized Business and Medical Applications program at Grant Career Center to begin new careers. Their studies prepared them for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, medical and dental record clerks, or a myriad of other office positions where their new skills could shine. In addition to providing technical [ Read More ]

Benefit fund aids local firefighters who are falling on tough times

The Local 3412 Firefighter Benefit Fund is seeking sponsors and participants for its annual golf outing. Created by members of Union Township’s Local 3412 to aid local firefighters and residents, the Fund is financially supported by the Fire in the Hole golf outing. This year the event will take place on Sept. 14 at Legendary [ Read More ]

County Commissioner Proud receives Masons’ Community Service Award

The Sixth Masonic District of Ohio has presented Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud with the Grand Masters Community Service Award, recognizing his outstanding service to the community as a commissioner and for his work recognizing veterans and those who are currently in the service. “Bob goes above and beyond when it comes to serving his [ Read More ]

Farm Bureau announces scholarships

Clermont County Farm Bureau has announced that Harrison Hobart of Hamersville, Stormy Bonea of Amelia and Anthony Wolfer of New Richmond were award the 2011 Clermont County Farm Bureau $1,000 scholarships. Hobart, the son of Scott and Heather Hobart, is a 2011 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School.  He will attend Morehead State University in the [ Read More ]

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