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Great Oaks Administrators Travel To Washington

A group of Great Oaks Career Campus administrators and students traveled to Washington this week to meet with legislators and to learn more about career-technical education policies and issues. Shown here: Harry Snyder, Great Oaks President/CEO; Jonah Royer, Live Oaks student from Clermont Northeastern; Alexandria Clark, Laurel Oaks student from Blanchester; Congressman Brad Wenstrup; Mikayla [ Read More ]

ODNR announces open burning precautions for wildfire season

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reminds Ohioans to take precautions while burning debris this spring and to know the state’s outdoor burning regulations. Ohio law states outdoor debris burning is prohibited from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March, April and May. Burning is limited in the spring due to the abundance of [ Read More ]

Locals attend Ag Day at the capitol

Clermont County Farm Bureau was pleased to have Jan & Carl Schoellman attend Ag Day at the Capitol, in Columbus on Feb. 9. The event provided an opportunity for members to learn about issues facing their lawmakers, interact with their elected officials and to get an inside look at the government. It began with a [ Read More ]

UC Clermont hosts spring open house

UC Clermont College will host a Spring Open House for future students on Thursday evening, April 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center at 4200 Clermont College, Batavia. Prospective students can preview programs, meet faculty, tour campus and discuss financial aid with staff that will be available to answer questions. The $50 application [ Read More ]

Livestock Indemnity Program available

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal [ Read More ]

Free local poetry contest open

The Brown County Writers’ Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2016 Poetry contest. All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. You may submit up to 4 poems per entry. [ Read More ]

Ohioans to see spectacular Spring wildflowers

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers as this year’s milder winter will allow for some early bloomers. This year’s season will begin in early March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually move northward as the season comes to an end in early May, according to the Ohio Department [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Sycamore Park

In our opinion, Sycamore Park in Batavia is an excellent place to walk. It is easy to access at 4082 state Route 132, but because it is in a valley, it is secluded. You are immediately surrounded by trees, a river, and a wooded area, so you feel miles away from civilization. There is a [ Read More ]

Chamber announces positions on ballot issues

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce today announced its position on county and township issues that will appear on the March 15 ballot. The positions were determined after presentations from levy sponsors, discussion in the Government Affairs Ballot Issues Committee, with final action by the Chamber Board of Directors. “For over forty five years the Clermont [ Read More ]

FSA reminds producers of approaching NAP deadlines for 2016 crops coverage

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster. March 15, 2016 is the deadline for 2016 NAP coverage on forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food. The 2014 Farm Bill provides greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty [ Read More ]

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