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Portman receives award

On Dec. 13, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) received the James E. Burke award from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for his work to combat addiction. Portman, who is the author of the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in July, has led the national effort to [ Read More ]

Ohio State University Extension Small Farm Program announces the 2017 Ohio New and Small Farm College

Are you a small farm landowner wondering what to do with your acreage? Are you interested in exploring options for land uses but not sure where to turn or how to begin? Have you considered adding an agricultural or horticultural enterprise but you just aren’t sure what is required, from an equipment, labor, and/or management [ Read More ]

Couple celebrates 75th anniversary

Bob Gilfillen and Marian Nichols will be married 75 years on December 31, 2016. Spurred by the attack on Pearl Harbor, they moved an April wedding date to New Year’s Eve, 1941, and have lived on the family farm in Clermont County since Bob returned from serving with the Navy in World War II. Marian [ Read More ]

DeWine offers consumer tips following Yahoo breach

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips for consumers following Yahoo’s recent announcement of a data breach affecting more than one billion user accounts. Yahoo has reported it believes the information was compromised in August 2013 and may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, “hashed” passwords, and some security questions [ Read More ]

Online voter registration is here at long last

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced his office will launch the state’s new online voter registration system at midnight on Jan. 1, 2017. “Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” Secretary Husted said. At Secretary Husted’s request, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 63, which authorizes [ Read More ]

New veterinarian feed directive for livestock producers for 2017

Many people have inquired information and there is much scuttle talk about the new Food and Drug Administration’s ruling on the Veterinarian Feed Directive which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. This is going to have significant impact on many of our practices, producers and veterinarians, but it is going to benefit the health of our [ Read More ]

Batavia’s Dylan Young named a Presidential Scholar finalist

Dylan Young stays busy. As a student in the Great Oaks Legal Office Management program at Batavia High School, he is chapter president of the Business Professionals of America (BPA), has helped the Batavia BPA chapter win national awards and raise more than $49,000 for Special Olympics, and was a member of the state champion [ Read More ]

Crossty sentenced to 20 years in prison

On Dec. 16, Charles “Rome” Crossty was sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison as a result of being found guilty of 11 counts of drug trafficking and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in Clermont County. Crossty was found guilty after a three day bench trial that took [ Read More ]

Commissioner picked to be CCAO president

The County Commissioners Association of Ohio announces that Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey has been elected to serve as President of the 2017 CCAO Board of Directors. “I’m honored to have been chosen to help guide CCAO’s leadership as we work to achieve our mission of advancing effective county government,” Humphrey said. “Counties provide services [ Read More ]

Student donates to autism unit

Milford graduate Aaron Strait has used his talents to give back to his high school. Aaron, who graduated from Milford High School in 2011, visited the high school on December 7, and donated $850 to the autism unit. Aaron presented the check to his former teacher Trena Panko. Aaron earned this money through the sales [ Read More ]


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