Clermont County Common Pleas Administrative Judge William Walker has been named “2009 Trial Judge of the Year” by the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association. Judge Walker was honored during the organization’s annual recognition dinner on Nov. 17 in Cincinnati. First elected to Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 1986, Judge Walker has served as Presiding and Administrative Judge for many of his years on the bench.
Clough Pike Elementary School third grade teacher Cathy Cumbow has been awarded an “Eddy Award” by Sylvan Learning Center. Cumbow was honored for her efforts to help new students feel welcome at Clough Pike Elementary.
The State of Ohio recognizes the important contributions and sacrifices veterans made in the defense of our nation. During World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War, thousands of young men and women across this country left high school to serve in the military before completing high school.
The Board of Clermont County Commissioners has proclaimed Dec. 6 – 12 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week in Clermont County. The proclamation, accepted by local Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Whitt, recognized the sacrifices and unparalleled heroism that occurred on Dec. 7, 1941.
Victoria Hammer was named the North Central Business Education Association’s (NCBEA) Outstanding Administrator of the Year and Distinguished Service Award recipient. Hammer has been an educator for more than 30 years and currently serves as the associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.
Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer has appointed Clermont County Municipal Court Administrative Judge James Shriver to an advisory panel tasked with advancing the success of Ohio’s specialized dockets programs. The Supreme Court Specialized Docket Section offers technical assistance to courts and conducts training for key personnel and stakeholders involved with the specialized docket programs at no cost to the local community.
The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID), in cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Union Township, will host a second open house meeting Wednesday, Dec. 9 to obtain public input for the Aicholtz Connector project.
The Clermont County Humane Society is sponsoring a Photos with Santa fundraiser to benefit the homeless animals in the county. Bring dogs, cats, or other critters to the Petsmart store, located at 245 River’s Edge in Milford, Saturday, Dec. 12 or Sunday, Dec. 13 between the hours of 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the pictures.
“The Japanese planes were so close that day, we could have hit them with potatoes,” said Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Whitt, recalling a day he said he will never forget; they are memories that have not grown dim with time. “I had just turned 18 years old and had been in the Navy only 11 months when I found myself on the USS San Francisco on that ill-fated day, Dec. 7, 1941.
The Child Focus Giving Tree Program is using The Paul Sturgill Memorial Fund to help purchase clothing, food and toys for needy children and families over the holidays this year. Paul Sturgill’s wife, Renelda Sturgill, also an employee at Child Focus, said that Christmas was one of Paul’s favorite holidays and the Giving Tree program is a way to honor his memory while helping families in need.