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Clermont Parks welcome youth conservation teams

A swarm of activity at Shor Park in Union Township, as members of the Ohio River Foundation’s Youth Conservation Team work on several projects designed to repair damage from heavy rains that have washed out portions of park trails and pushed sediment into the watershed. “We’re also removing the invasive Autumn Olive plant, an invasive [ Read More ]

Wine and Whiskers event to be held

Clermont County’s League for Animal Welfare will host its Sixth Annual Wine and Whiskers Tasting and Auction from 7 – 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The annual event will be held at the Greenacres Arts Center in the Village of Indian Hill, 8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati. League Board Member and Event Committee Chair Diann Cox [ Read More ]

Could your dog be the 2012 Clermont poster pooch?

As 10-year-old Bailey Miles scoops up a Frisbee thrown to him in the driveway of his Miami Township home, his owner describes the unique bond she has with the mixed breed, who is the 2011 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. “Bailey is my soul mate. He is part of me. I cherish him,” said [ Read More ]

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 ]


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