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Ohio’s best public school programs on display at Fair

Robot building, digital artwork, clean energy, video storytelling and sports medicine are among 100 of the most innovative public school programs and projects in Ohio to be highlighted next month at the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Student Achievement Fair. In its 17th year, the Student Achievement Fair at OSBA’s 60th annual Capital Conference and [ Read More ]

Student cancer research at UC Clermont takes national, international spotlights

Three University of Cincinnati students recently completed research projects at UC Clermont College, becoming the latest success stories in a proud, if little known, undergraduate research tradition at the college. Marianne Robinson, a junior on Main Campus double majoring in English literature and biology, completed her research with Cliff Larrabee, professor of chemistry at UC [ Read More ]

Students earn scholarships

The following student(s) from the area have earned an academic scholarship at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. These scholarships at Muskingum University recognize academic achievement by new and returning students to support their current and future educational goals. Muskingum is a four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and offers a [ Read More ]

Union Twp Police receive traffic safety grant for $46,301

The Ohio Department of Public Safety for Traffic Safety has awarded the Union Township Police Department a grant in the amount of $46,301. This grant, consisting of the Impaired Driving Enforcement and the Selective Traffic Enforcement programs, will begin Oct. 1 and run through September, 2016. The grant will fund officers to work selective traffic [ Read More ]

Website gives Ohio voters access to judicial candidate information

The Nov. 3 election is less than a month away, and Ohio voters in 29 counties will decide 56 municipal court judicial races. Voters can get to know their judicial candidates through the nonpartisan website The website lists all the judicial races and includes biographical information for the candidates, who have also been asked [ Read More ]

Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of Clermont County Checkbooks as first wave of local government and school district sites go live online

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel stood today with leaders representing Ohio cities, schools, townships and other entities and announced the launch of 114 local government spending sites on Last year, Treasurer Mandel launched, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending [ Read More ]

Auditor announces awards

Auditor of State Dave Yost is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports: City of Chardon (Geauga County) City of Huber Heights (Montgomery County) City of Mount Healthy (Hamilton County) City of Union (Montgomery County) Clermont County General Health District Fulton County Toledo-Lucas County [ Read More ]

Nature Center honors conservation advocates

Cincinnati Nature Center recently honored community activists Louise and Joseph Head and Debbie and Richard Oliver of Indian Hill, at its recent Wood Thrush Conservation Awards dinner, held Sept. 29 in the historic Krippendorf Lodge at Rowe Woods in Milford. Both couples have been involved with the Nature Center for several decades and are ardent [ Read More ]

Batavia will equip officers with standard pistols

The Batavia Village Police Department is equipping its offices with standard issue sidearms. Chief Michael Gardner said having all officers equipped with the same firearms improves effectiveness and safety. “It’s something the department had years ago, and it’s something we should be doing now,” Gardner told then Village Council at its September meeting. He said [ Read More ]

Fall Family Heritage festival

The Brown County Genealogy Society members are busy preparing for their Fall Family Heritage Festival. They are celebrating their 29th Anniversary. They would like to invite the community to join them for the day. They will meet at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Guest speakers this year are Betty Crum who will speak on “Inferential Genealogy, [ Read More ]

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