Pierce Township Detective Bryan Burke was recently promoted to Police Lieutenant. For Lt. Burke it continues a proud family tradition. His father John Burke was a sergeant with Cincinnati Police Department and Commanded the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit.
Mayor John Thebout of the village of Batavia recently attended the town hall meeting held by Senator George Voinovich’s staff at Union Township Hall. Mayor Thebout was able to discuss village and national issues with other attendees and with Nan Cahall, Senator Voinovich’s represenatative.
Every year the Grant Career Center Student Advisory Council sponsors a Food Drive to provide food baskets and holiday essentials to families in need at the Career Center. Each class works to provide a happy holiday for families and to make sure that all members of the Grant family have an enjoyable holiday season.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County recently hosted their twelfth annual golf outing at Coldstream Country Club. The event netted $33,000 for Club operations. The outing was filled to capacity with 30 foursomes. Former Detroit Tiger, Jon Warden, emceed the event and Coldstream member Tom Matlock served as auctioneer.
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 residents can now find out more about Clermont County Common Pleas Court by visiting the new Web site www.ClermontCommonPleas.com. 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.