Community Archive

Exercise held for Clermont emergency responders

Imagine a train going off its tracks after hitting a truck, and one of the tanker cars spewing a large chlorine cloud into the air. Then, add snow, ice, and hazardous temperatures to the formula while emergency responders try to evacuate people living in the area, establish warming centers, set-up roadblocks and evacuation routes out of the collision site.

Forest-Aires dissect a musical

Ever wondered how a Broadway musical gets assembled? The Forest-Aires women’s chorus will walk you through the process in their spring show, “Encore! 2010 – Anatomy of a Musical.” A number of Clermont County women sing in the chorus. In “Anatomy of a Musical,” you’ll find the ingredients of a Broadway show.

Ohio health director visits Clermont

The Clermont County General Health District was visited by Ohio Department of Health Director Alvin D. Jackson, M.D., who had several compliments for the district. Jackson has been making an effort to visit all of the state’s 129 health districts since he took office in 2007.

Boys & Girls Club celebrates programs that shape young lives

Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County joins Boys & Girls Clubs across America this week to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 21-27, by hosting several events to emphasize the importance and value of the Clubs to the New Richmond community. The organization invites everyone to come visit the facility and see first-hand the impact being made on today’s youth.

Milford Events and Arts Council launches Web site

The Greater Milford Events and Arts Council has announced the launch of its website – www.gmeac.org. The goal of the website is to provide up-to-date information about community happenings in the greater Milford area and to create demand for inventive events using GMEAC services.

Felicity-Franklin FFA kicks off FFA Week

On Sunday, March 7 the Felicity-Franklin FFA kicked off the 2010 FFA week by attending church at the Felicity Christian Church to raise FFA awareness in the community. After church the FFA members and their families gathered to eat lunch at the school. This allowed the parents of our FFA members to become more involved in our chapter.

Rotary recognizes Gilkerson as its March Student of the Month

A high school student from Clermont Northeastern High School is honored at the first Batavia Rotary Club meeting of each month during the school year. These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Ashley Gilkerson was honored as the club’s “Student of the Month” for March 2010.

President Lincoln visits Williamsburg

Williamsburg Elementary third, fourth, and fifth grade students recently enjoyed a visit from President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was portrayed by Stan Wernz. In 2006, Wernz won the “Best Lincoln of 2005″ award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP).

Grant Career students excel in local competition

The Grant Career Center cosmetology students recently participated in a local SkillsUSA contest to earn a spot on the team competing at regional competition in early March. The students were competing for the opportunity to represent Grant in the SkillsUSA Cosmetology contest where they will showcase their skills in haircutting and styling.

New Richmond art students aid Haiti relief fund

New Richmond’s elementary visual arts teachers had an easy time coming up with a theme for their 2010 Ohio Youth Art Month project. Their students did it for them. The project resulted in students and staff at the district’s three elementary schools raising more than $1400 for the Red Cross Haiti relief fund.


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