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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 ]

Ohioans to see spectacular Spring wildflowers

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers as this year’s milder winter will allow for some early bloomers. This year’s season will begin in early March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually move northward as the season comes to an end in early May, according to the Ohio Department [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Sycamore Park

In our opinion, Sycamore Park in Batavia is an excellent place to walk. It is easy to access at 4082 state Route 132, but because it is in a valley, it is secluded. You are immediately surrounded by trees, a river, and a wooded area, so you feel miles away from civilization. There is a [ Read More ]

Chamber announces positions on ballot issues

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce today announced its position on county and township issues that will appear on the March 15 ballot. The positions were determined after presentations from levy sponsors, discussion in the Government Affairs Ballot Issues Committee, with final action by the Chamber Board of Directors. “For over forty five years the Clermont [ Read More ]

FSA reminds producers of approaching NAP deadlines for 2016 crops coverage

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster. March 15, 2016 is the deadline for 2016 NAP coverage on forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food. The 2014 Farm Bill provides greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty [ Read More ]

Local students named to dean’s list

Area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall/winter terms at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average. Goshen Alexander Edwards, a junior, is the son of Darrell and Rudy Edwards of Goshen and is a graduate of Goshen High School. Loveland Hannah [ Read More ]

New Richmond 4th-grader wins contest

A fourth-grader from New Richmond Elementary was recognized by the Clermont County Commissioners for her winning design in the second annual Spring Litter Clean-Up T-shirt Design Contest. Karley Wrigglesworth and her teacher, Meredith Zimmerman, were given certificates of appreciation by Commissioner David Uible on March 7 for contributing to local education efforts to promote litter [ Read More ]

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast teams up with Adopt A Book

The Aronoff Center is helping the Cincinnati nonprofit, Adopt A Book, raise needed funds, by donating a portion of ticket sales for performances of the smash hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast. Adopt a Book is dedicated to providing at-risk kids with books of their own. The nonprofit serves to foster literacy and a [ Read More ]

Local residents earn degree from WGU

The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 30th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Orlando on February 6 and celebrated the graduation of more than 7,300 graduates. • Matthew Hancock of Amelia (45102) has received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. • David Evans of Batavia (45103) [ Read More ]

Ohio Newspapers Foundation announces 2016 opportunities

The Ohio Newspapers Foundation has broadened scholarship opportunities for students majoring in one of the following newspaper industry related fields: journalism, advertising, marketing and communications. For college students there are three $1500 university journalism scholarships, one $1500 Harold Douthit regional scholarship and one $1500 ONWA annual scholarship. For Ohio high school seniors there is one [ Read More ]

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