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Senate passes anti-heroin bill

By a strong, bipartisan vote of 94-1, the Senate has passed Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) wide-ranging legislation to combat the heroin epidemic. The Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (S. 524) is bipartisan legislation is designed to ensure that federal resources are devoted to evidence-based education, treatment and recovery programs that work. “Today’s strong bipartisan vote [ Read More ]

Video proves local tree trimmer guilty of workers’ comp fraud

A Batavia (Clermont County) man owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $50,000 in restitution after fraud investigators caught him on camera working while he was supposed to be recovering from a workplace injury. The surveillance video of Josh Cutler working as a tree trimmer landed him in a Franklin County courtroom where he [ Read More ]

Signs of spring: Girl Scout cookie booths in bloom at local businesses

Just like daffodils, Girl Scout Cookie booths will soon be popping up at local businesses throughout Cincinnati. Starting Friday, March 4, Cookie Boss Entrepreneurs will set up shop, ready to entice your sweet tooth with creative table displays, troop goal posters, cookie costumes, and cases of delicious Girl Scout Cookies. Satisfy that cookie craving while [ Read More ]

Registration for the Calico Children’s Theatre is open

Dreaming about summer? Registration is now online for Calico Theatre Camp! Camp Dates: June 6 – 11, 2016 Cost: $120 per acting role $65 per assistant director role The Calico Children’s Theatre partners with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to provide a fun and engaging theatre camp. MCT is a world renowned children’s theatre company [ Read More ]

Great Oaks Administrators Travel To Washington

A group of Great Oaks Career Campus administrators and students traveled to Washington this week to meet with legislators and to learn more about career-technical education policies and issues. Shown here: Harry Snyder, Great Oaks President/CEO; Jonah Royer, Live Oaks student from Clermont Northeastern; Alexandria Clark, Laurel Oaks student from Blanchester; Congressman Brad Wenstrup; Mikayla [ Read More ]

ODNR announces open burning precautions for wildfire season

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans to take precautions while burning debris this spring and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of [ Read More ]

Locals attend Ag Day at the capitol

Clermont County Farm Bureau was pleased to have Jan & Carl Schoellman attend Ag Day at the Capitol, in Columbus on Feb. 9. The event provided an opportunity for members to learn about issues facing their lawmakers, interact with their elected officials and to get an inside look at the government. It began with a [ Read More ]

UC Clermont hosts spring open house

UC Clermont College will host a Spring Open House for future students on Thursday evening, April 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center at 4200 Clermont College, Batavia. Prospective students can preview programs, meet faculty, tour campus and discuss financial aid with staff that will be available to answer questions. The $50 application [ Read More ]

Livestock Indemnity Program available

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal [ Read More ]

Free local poetry contest open

The Brown County Writers’ Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2016 Poetry contest. All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. You may submit up to 4 poems per entry. [ Read More ]

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