Community Archive

County sending hard drives of 3 BCC sessions to a data recovery firm

The digital videos recorded during the Clermont County Board of Commissioners’ Sessions on March 27, May 8 and June 28 had technical issues. Two of them could not be uploaded to the county’s YouTube channel, and one had audio problems. Internal staff attempts to locate the Commissioners’ Sessions on a computer hard drive have been [ Read More ]

Fifth year of ‘Hoots and Hops’ event at Nature Center coming soon

Now in its fifth year, Hoots & Hops provides a fun evening of exploration along the Mashburn Discovery Trail, while participants enjoy samples of beer from regional breweries and food, wine sampling and tastings from local restaurants/caterers. Krippendorf Lodge serves as the event hub, and a local band stationed on the porch features upbeat music [ Read More ]

7 community projects set to receive CDBG funds, totaling $687,157

Seven projects throughout Clermont County, totaling $687,157, have been approved for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Funds for the project will begin to flow in six to nine months, according to Sherri Cmar, Grants Coordinator for Clermont County. The projects include: • Wayne Township, Community Center Phase III Project — $233,697. This is the [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA members attend Washington Leadership Conference

By: Kyra Davidson, Felicity-Franklin FFA Reporter The Felicity-Franklin FFA sent three students to Washington, D.C. to learn about improving our community through the FFA motto “Living to Serve.” These students, Sarah Hoog, Nina Cadigan, and Kolbie Brandenburg, created Living to Serve projects that will help our Felicity community. The conference was held from June 6-11, [ Read More ]

Lucas Herron receives his pilot certificate at Sporty’s Academy

Lucas Herron earned his Private pilot certificate on June 27, 2017. To obtain his Private certificate, Lucas passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Lucas, a resident of Batavia, OH, completed his flight training at Sporty’s Academy, located at the Clermont County Airport. With his Private pilot [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA holds 61st annual banquet

By: Kyra Davidson, Felicity-Franklin FFA Reporter On May 15, 2017, the Felicity-Franklin FFA held their 61st annual banquet and silent auction. Students brought their families to be served dinner and received awards for their many achievements this year. Members received awards for their participation in CDEs (Career Development Events) from chapter to state level. Some [ Read More ]

Benefit for Army vet with pancreatic cancer

United States Army Veteran Dillard Jacobs Jr. has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is the loving husband of 15 years to Pamela and together they have three beautiful daughters. On July 14, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., a benefit will be held in his honor to help pay for his medical bills. The benefit will [ Read More ]

Batavia-Great Oaks students earn national awards in Orlando

Fourteen members of the Batavia High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the National Leadership Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida May 9th-14th. Four students qualified for national competition; including Kylie Jimenez-Woods and Tanner Mays – Legal Procedures, Jake Kovacs – Business Law and Ethics, and Ashley Mathews – Economic Research Individual. [ Read More ]

Presidential service award goes to Batavia-Great Oaks students

Five members of the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) have received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Medal. Seniors Jake Kovacs, Collin Sammons, Zach Newcomb and Dylan Young displayed their medals and stoles during their graduation ceremony. Junior, Brett Moles will have to wait a year. Actually, Brett is hoping to [ Read More ]

JCPenney hiring 600 associates in Ohio

Summer may be just beginning, but JCPenney is gearing up for the back-to-school shopping rush by hiring 600 associates throughout Ohio. Local associates are needed for a variety of customer service and support positions, including cashier, replenishment specialist, SEPHORA inside JCPenney beauty consultant and more. JCPenney associates enjoy competitive pay, an associate discount up to [ Read More ]


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