Community Archive

Sponsors sought to provide gifts for Clermont children

The Clermont County Community Toy Chest is looking for sponsors to provide gifts to 315 children who are in the care of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Sponsors are given the child’s first name and age, his/her sizes, and items that are on the child’s wish list; each sponsor is also assigned a number that is to be used with the child’s name when the gift is wrapped.

Clermont Common Pleas Court has a new Web site

Clermont residents can now find out more about Clermont County Common Pleas Court by visiting the new Web site There, visitors will find contact information for offices that are affiliated with the Common Pleas Court, including the Mediator/Magistrate’s Office, Jury Commissioner, Assignment Office, Foreclosure Mediation Services, and Adult Probation.

Ingram makes first solo at Clermont County Airport

Nicholas Ingram recently soloed in a single-engine aircraft. This was Ingram’s first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. Ingram is enrolled in the Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont College. The laboratory portion of the Professional Pilot Program is taught at the Clermont County Airport.

CNE students earn AP Scholar Awards

Two Clermont Northeastern High School 2009 graduates have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school.

Survivors after Suicide support group meets each month

Every 18 minutes someone dies by suicide in this country. About 90 percent of those individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death (most often depression or bipolar disorder).

Owensville Village Hall has been reported to be haunted

The Owensville Village Hall was built in 1859 as the Boston (original name of Owensville) Methodist Episcopal Church. Any knowledge of what had previously been on the site is uncertain, but it is believed that it was occupied by at least a couple of homes. Former Owensville mayor John Mathews is familiar with the stories of the ghost of the town hall. He says many people have heard or seen who he and other village employees call “Nellie,” but no one knows of her background or why she is there.

Monroe Historical Society to host the Harvest Dinner

As Pilgrims celebrated with a feast of Thanksgiving to God for their bountiful harvests so did the early settlers and their families. The Monroe Township Historical Society continues this tradition by hosting their annual Harvest Homecoming Dinner on Thursday evening Nov. 12 at the Grant Career Center in Bethel.

Local employers recognized

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council (BAC) recognized its 2009 Employer of the Year Awards Oct. 9 at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. Frisch’s (Eastgate and Batavia) and Rivertown IGA were the honored recipients.

Heritage Girls collect for kids in foster care

American Heritage Girls Troop OH0522 spent time recdently participating in H.U.G.S. (Heritage Girls United in Giving Service). The girls collected donations of school supplies and other items for duffle bags for children placed in foster care.

Rep. Bubp to receive Legion of Merit Award

House Minority Leader William Batchelder (R-Medina) has announced that State Representative Danny R. Bubp will be presented the Legion of Merit medal, an award offered by the armed forces to honor officers and those enlisted in the armed forces who have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.

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