Community Archive

SWCD supervisors sworn in by Chief Justice Moyer

David Smith of Batavia, and Joe Glassmeyer of Felicity, newly elected Supervisors of the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), were sworn into office on the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives Chamber by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer during the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District’s 67th annual meeting held in Columbus Jan. 16-17.

Clermont County Farm Bureau actively supports the community

Clermont County Farm Bureau is part of a grass roots network including Ohio Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization is open both to farmers (active members) and non-farmers (associate members) for a yearly dues of $60 per family. We take cash, check or credit card. Ohio Farm Bureau offers many benefits and discounts which can easily cover the cost of the dues.

Ursulines preserve 83 acres of farmland

granted an Agricultural Easement to the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) which will ensure that 83.368 acres of agricultural property in the village of St. Martin will remain available for agriculture forever.

Grant Career Center holds awards assembly

Grant Career Center recently held the Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the second quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program were also announced for the second quarter.

Snow provides excuse for fun

What started out as a chore Tuesday, Feb. 9, turned into a morning of fun for Chuck Billingsley, left, and Cassie Thee of Hayward House Antiques on Main Street in Batavia. Billingsley said that he decided on a whim to build a snowman while shoveling the driveway. The pair spent the morning on their “snow woman,” who is ready to beat the carpets.

Glen Este students make silly putty in science class

Students in Mrs. Miller’s and Mrs. Tegge’s class at Glen Este Middle School have been enjoying the “sillier side” of science. Working in labs to study chemical changes, students have been combining different chemicals to create a new one – silly putty.

Senior Services sponsors classes

Lifelong Learning Specialist Lori Malpass demonstrates how to create a fleece tie blanket to, from left, Barb Berwanger, Laura Noe and Betty Long during a lifelong learning class at the Amelia Crossings Activity Center, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services. For information on center programs, please call (513) 947-7333.

Give back to the community by becoming a foster parent

You don’t have to live in Clermont County to be licensed as a foster home through the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS). Recently, the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services announced that effective April 1, 2010, it will no longer be a licensing agency for foster parents; Hamilton County will utilize contract agencies for the placement of their foster children.

Clermont Chamber invites future members to a morning reception

Local chambers of commerce are associations of businesses that come together to improve the local economic climate and help members network and find new business. Strong employers link with and learn from like-minded peer companies through business-led civic organizations – chambers of commerce.

Veterans Commission elects Cook president

The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission (VSC) has elected Ken Cook of Bethel as president in 2010; Howard Daugherty of Bethel will serve as vice president, and Don Chandler of Milford will be secretary. Other members of the commission are Bob Derr and Cliff Riley. The VSC elected officers at a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20.


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