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Fastiques holds annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet

The Fastiques Rod & Custom Car Club recently held its annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet. The event was held at the Fastiques Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The club hosts this event each year to thank the many volunteers that help make The Pumpkin Run Nationals a growing success, in addition to showing appreciation [ Read More ]

Severe weather spotters training offered Feb. 8

The Clermont County Emergency Management Agency invites if offering a free weather spotter training on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The training, conducted by the National Weather Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Township Civic Center, located at 6101 Meijer Drive. “The training will help you identify severe weather conditions,” said Clermont EMA Director [ Read More ]

Visit the library for Library Lovers’ Month

It’s time to celebrate the return of Library Lovers’ Month with your friends, family and neighbors. During the month of February, libraries across the nation join in the celebration of libraries of all types – school, academic and public. “This is a time for everyone to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural [ Read More ]

Riggs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ronnie and Paralee Riggs of Batavia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children on Nov. 26, 2011. Their actually anniversary date was Nov. 11, making their 50 years together official on 11-11-11. Ronnie and the former Paralee Rookard were married in 1961 in Duff, Tenn. at the home of Ronnie’s [ Read More ]

New Richmond students collect phones for gorillas

New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary School collected 228 old cell phones for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Go Bananas Challenge. “This initiative is a project to save the gorillas,” noted Monroe visual art teacher Adrian Hawk who organized the effort through the school’s Monroe’s Art & Earth Club. “The materials and metals that are used to make cell [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin FFA holds food drive

The Felicity-Franklin FFA collected non-perishable foods for the Harvest for America canned food drive competition through the National FFA Association. Last year, the chapter barely lost taking second place and was awarded with a gift card for Carhart clothing for $1,000, which the chapter used to buy all of the members T-shirts, and a $300 [ Read More ]

New Richmond teachers receive technology training

If students in the New Richmond Exempted Village School District got new electronic gadgets for Christmas, chances are their teacher can show them how it works. New Richmond recently devoted an in-service day for teachers to technology issues ranging from use of smart phones and pad computers, sharing documents over the internet with Google Docs, [ Read More ]

Free tax preparation now available

Hardworking local families can get a leg up on tax season by planning now to take advantage of free in-person tax prep at one of 34 convenient sites located throughout Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. In addition to free preparation and e-filing, they’ll get help determining eligibility for and claiming the Earned Income [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin FFA holds Christmas party

Felicity Franklin FFA held its third annual Christmas Party Dec. 19, 2011, where all the Felicity-Franklin FFA members were invited to play games and enjoy a meal provided by the FFA chapter. Seventy-three members of the chapter came and enjoyed the food and games provided by the Felicity-Franklin FFA. Also, there were many door prizes [ Read More ]

New Richmond visual art teacher honored

New Richmond Elementary School visual arts teacher Amy Cholkas has received the Circa Recognition Award from the Ohio Art Education Association and inducted into the OAEA Circa Honor Society at the association’s annual conference in Dayton in November. The OAEA Circa Society honors OAEA educators who have shown long term service and professional dedication to [ Read More ]

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