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Great Oaks marketing students participated in leadership retreat

Ten Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students attended the Ohio DECA Summer Leadership Retreat from July 15-18 at Camp Muskingham in Carrollton, Ohio. Students were assigned to small groups and participated in many leadership development activities. These activities included motivational speakers, a co-initiative course and mock competitive event role-plays. The students also improved their self-confidence and increased [ Read More ]

Clermont widows of World War II veterans to receive donated gift cards

Widows of World War II veterans in Clermont County will receive Kroger gift cards, following the donation of $1,400 from the Eastern Hills Rod, Gun, and Conservation Club. The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission accepted the donation at their Aug. 10 meeting. “We really appreciate the donation,” said Clermont Veterans’ Service Office Director Dan Bare. [ Read More ]

Maryo, Miller to marry

Tom and Kristie Miller of Sardinia have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amberly Michelle, to Robert Douglas Maryo, son of John and Ruth Maryo, Batavia. Amberly is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Rob is an Operation Specialist at [ Read More ]

Balzhisers celebrate 60 years of marriage

James and Ella (Justice) Balzhiser of Marathon, Ohio celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary Aug. 25, 2011. They are the parents of Lloyd Balzhiser (1950-2000) his wife Linda (Harney) sons Dustin and Jordan; Nancy Willis her husband Mike and daughter Michelle; Bonnie Balzhiser and her sons Eric Wiederhold (1973-1983) and Mark Wiederhold and his wife Mandy [ Read More ]

YWCA’s annual Circle of Women Luncheon helps those in need

The Clermont County YWCA is struggling to keep the shelves of its food pantry stocked. “We are experiencing a 30-40 percent increase in the number of people coming to us for assistance, compared to last year,” said YWCA Eastern Area Shelter and Outreach Coordinator Kirstin Eismin. “We need everything from cereal and canned food to [ Read More ]

Archie Wilson is ‘Rotarian of the Year’

Batavia Township resident Archie Wilson has been named “Rotarian of the Year” by the Batavia Rotary Club for the 2010-2011 year. Wilson received this honor for his work in organizing the club’s annual Golf Outing that raised thousands of dollars for several Clermont County organizations. He was also recognized for his promotion of the Rotary [ Read More ]

Burgess is United Way Loaned Executive

Brittany Burgess (Terrace Park), 2011 Communication Studies Graduate, University of Tennessee, is serving as a Loaned Executive (LE) for United Way of Greater Cincinnati – Eastern Area, covering Brown and Clermont counties. Loaned Executives (LEs), individuals “on loan” from, or sponsored by, area companies or organizations, are lending their time and talents to United Way [ Read More ]

New Richmond schools achieve ‘Excellent with Distinction’ status

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District learned Friday that it has obtained an Excellent With Distinction rating by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the 2010-11 school year. It marked the fourth straight year that New Richmond has been rated Excellent. The ODE report card for 2010-11, which will be officially released Aug. [ Read More ]

Local author publishes her second book

A new book written by Anderson Township resident and former Batavia High School teacher Deanna Hurtubise has just been released by Lilyflower Publishers. “The Boys Who Discovered Yesterday” is a chapter book that takes its middle school readers on a journey that is part history, part mystery and all fun. Based on dramatic and real [ Read More ]

Lytle birthday celebration to be held

The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association extends an invitation to the public to attend the annual Lytle Birthday Celebration and open house at Harmony Hill, 299 south Third Street on Sunday afternoon, August 28. Harmony Hill was the homestead of Major General William Lytle, the founder of Williamsburg and often referred to as “The Father of [ Read More ]

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