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Portman, Franken work together to help eradicate homelessness among students

U.S. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced a bipartisan bill to make sure that young people and veterans who have faced homelessness don’t have to make the difficult choice between a place to call home and a good education. This important legislative fix would close a loophole that prevents many full-time students—including [ Read More ]

Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra to play Aug. 16

The Board of Trustees again presents Clermont County’s finest musicians in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Union Township Amphitheatre. The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra has been a favorite of Union Township concert-goers since the Civic Center opened in 2005. For this performance, the CPO will be led by Jaime Morales Matos, music [ Read More ]

Batavianative Hines will portray Dimmitt

Batavia’s Bicentennial Celebration will be filled with music, venders, a parade, fireworks, and live theater. At Batavia’s Bicentennial: A Dramatic Retelling of Our Village’s History.” Batavia Theatre Project is proud to announce Batavia-native Clinton Hines will portray village founder Ezekiel Dimmitt in a free one-man, multimedia presentation on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Those attending the [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin schools employ 15 students in summer jobs program

Fifteen teens working at Felicity-Franklin schools have spent the summer cleaning classrooms, scrubbing bathrooms, stripping and waxing floors, and painting walls and fences. And when they receive their paychecks, the teens’ reaction is similar: “It’s pretty exciting, actually,” said Mikey Simpson, 18, one of four brothers working at the schools. “I actually earned this.” The [ Read More ]

New Richmond grad completes basic training

Air Force Airman Dominic A. Steelman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward [ Read More ]

Attorney General announces settlement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio and 41 other attorneys general have reached a $35 million settlement to resolve allegations that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. unlawfully promoted Rapamune, a drug approved for use by kidney transplant patients. Pfizer Inc., the parent company of Wyeth, agrees to be bound by the settlement. Ohio will [ Read More ]

Free mammograms and pap tests will be available to qualified women

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Project is offering free mammograms and Pap tests to women in Clermont County who qualify. If you live in a household with limited income, have no health insurance and are 40 years of age or older, you may be able to receive free medical services. Services are provided throughout five [ Read More ]

Experts offer tennis exercise tips

Once August arrives, the thoughts of many in Cincinnati turn to tennis. As fans of the game will tell you, tennis provides great health benefits – boosting speed, agility, coordination and strength – while providing a well-rounded, heart-pumping workout. Like most sports, however, tennis also carries a risk for injury, particularly to wrists, elbows and [ Read More ]

Secretary of State Husted announces mandatory training for poll workers

Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory training. To help offset the cost for county boards of elections, Secretary Husted also announced $760,000 in grants for the state’s 88 [ Read More ]

NRHS gets high marks in AP and OGT tests

New Richmond High School students continued in 2014 to score above the national and state averages for scoring a 3 or higher on the College Board’s Advanced Placement tests and qualify for college credit. The College Board released 2014 results showing New Richmond High School students scored 3 or higher on 73 of 115 tests [ Read More ]


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