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Grant Career Center holds Summer Career Experience

On June 6 and 7, 22 eighth grade students joined the staff at Grant Career Center for a fun, activity-filled Summer Career Experience. The Summer Career Experience was open to all students finishing the eighth grade from Bethel-Tate, Felicity-Franklin, New Richmond, and Williamsburg school districts. Students arrived early and were ready to head out into [ Read More ]

Car show to be held July 21

The Williams Corner Church of God will be holding its fourth annual Car Show at the Corner on Saturday, July 21. Free vehicle registration runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The first 100 registered vehicles get dash plaques and goody bags. Awards will be given out at about 2 p.m. Trophies for Best of [ Read More ]

Board names Roach principal at Monroe Elementary School

The New Richmond Board of Education Thursday night approved the hiring of Joseph Roach as the new principal at Monroe Elementary. He replaces Mark Bailey who is now the principal at New Richmond High School. “I am very happy to announce the approval of Joe Roach by the BOE,” said Superintendent Adam Bird. “We are [ Read More ]

Union Township Police Honor Guard wins prestigious award

The Union Township Police Department Honor Guard presented the Board of Trustees with the Chief Judge’s Award conferred on them at the national Police Week Honor Guard Competition May 14. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date [ Read More ]

Oaks students use skills to help Clermont Crew

Students at the Live Oaks and Diamond Oaks Career Campuses used their skills recently to benefit another group of high school students—members of the Clermont Crew. Clermont Crew is a nationally-recognized high school rowing team based on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park. Students from all over Clermont County row on the team and [ Read More ]

County Farm Bureau awards four $1,000 scholarships

Clermont County Farm Bureau has awarded four $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are as follows: Leah Grant of Williamsburg, Marian Messink of Milford, Christopher Sennes of Williamsburg, and Jeremy Trester of Hamersville. Grant, the daughter of Danny & Ellen Grant, is a 2012 graduate of Clermont Northeastern. She will attend Ohio University this fall. Messink, the [ Read More ]

Revival coming to Freedom in the Rock

A two-day revival will be held at Freedom in the Rock Church June 29-30. The nondenominational Bible ministry is located at 3187 South Bantam Road near East Fork State Park. Pastor Richard Deems says that he believes in standing at the foot of the cross and preaching the word. “I teach that there is a [ Read More ]

Commongrounds Coffee and Books is a great place for coffee, chatting

Commongrounds Coffee and Books serves what may be the best smoothies, frappes, and lattes in the village of Bethel. The business is located at 217 West Plane Street, in the front part of the building which also houses Faith Chapel Ministries. Owners Michael and Rhonda Trees are also members of Faith Chapel. Michael Trees said [ Read More ]

Hamersville native retires from the city of Tacoma

Carl Hawkins’s career with the City of Tacoma, Wash. started in 1994. He has held positions in Purchasing, IT, and Mail Services. Hawkins grew up in Hamersville, Ohio, where he graduated from Hamersville High School in 1968 and Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in food technology. He later earned a Master of Arts [ Read More ]

Become a Clermont County commissioner

The National Association of Counties invites you to try a free online game called Counties Work. Available at, the game is designed to educate students in grades 6 through 12 about the important roles and functions of county government. “It’s a fun way for everyone to learn more about local government,” said Clermont County [ Read More ]

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