A backlog of zoning issues was discussed during the Amelia Council meeting on Monday, March 15. According to administrative manager Julie Wartman, the village receives a number of calls each week regarding zoning issues and the small office staff does not have the ability to follow up on all the issues.
Grant Career Center inducted forty new members into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society on Feb. 19. Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is dependent upon outstanding characteristics in many areas of a student’s life. In addition to scholarship, the students are rated on such qualities as leadership, service, citizenship, skill, honesty, and responsibility. Students are expected to achieve in all areas before membership is extended by the Society.
Eight Live Oaks students in the e-marketing program excelled in their categories in recent DECA district competition and will advance to state competition. The competitions offered students the chance to demonstrate their business and marketing skills to educators and business leaders.
State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union) attended the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 290 at the Westland High School JROTC Invitational Drill Competition on Saturday, Feb. 27. Governor Strickland performed the signing of the bill, which adds JROTC as an elective to the Ohio CORE Curriculum. Without the passage of HB 290, Ohio would have been the only state not to grant graduation credit for JROTC.
Warren Walker has been named district manager, Community and Local Government Relations, for Duke Energy’s eastern Ohio service territory. He replaces Marvin Blade, who has moved into the central service territory area of Hamilton County. Walker joins Blade, Tim Abbott, who oversees Duke Energy Ohio’s northern service territory, and Rhonda Whitaker, who is responsible for the company’s Kentucky service territory.
New Richmond Middle School secretary Mindy Graser has been named secretary of the year by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. The award came as a surprise to Mrs. Graser, who was nominated by NRMS principal Adam Bird.
Students and faculty in career and technical education programs across the nation celebrated National Career and Technical Education Month during February. Career and Technical Education Month was established by the Association for Career and Technical Education to raise student, parent and educator awareness of the profound economic and technological changes in our society that are reflected in today’s workplace.
“We are failing, miserably, when it comes to educating our young people about history,” said Clermont County Veterans’ Services Director Dan Bare. He is rallying veterans organizations statewide to work together to pressure the Ohio Department of Education to rework history standards, before approving new education standards, possibly in June.
Check out the Bethel Library Volunteers Used Book Fair from 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29 and and from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 30 & May 1 at the Bethel Branch Library
A golf outing to benefit Troop Box Ministries is being planned for Saturday, May 8. Proceeds from the event will help cover the cost of letters, cards and monthly boxes sent to American troops serving overseas. The scramble will take place 1 p.m. at Cedar Trace Golf Club located on Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road in Owensville and is open to golfers and non-golfers.