Community Archive

A day in the life of a bee keeper

When Jeff Harris, Clermont County apiary inspector and longtime bee keeper, told me I wasn’t going to get stung by any bees if I made a bee run with, him I believed him. Harris said he’d be making a couple runs around 10 a.m. on the next warm day, so when that day arrived I [ Read More ]

Batavia band celebrates a successful year

The Batavia High School Band ended their formal concert season on May 9. The concert consisted of performances by the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band. Following the concert all band members and their families attended an awards ceremony. David Smith, Director of Bands at Batavia, presented the following awards: • Outstanding Freshman – Rex [ Read More ]

Grant students compete in SkillsUSA state championships

The 2011 SkillsUSA Ohio State Championships gathered nearly 3,000 members and advisors from career training programs throughout Ohio, including thirteen members of the Grant Career Center SkillsUSA Chapter. The 59th annual Skills Championship was held at the Ohio State Fairground Complex in Columbus, April 29 and 30. The Ohio SkillsUSA Championships consist of 81 career [ Read More ]

Dr. Charles Frost named chairman of the board

Community Savings Bank, Bethel Ohio has announced that long time Bethel resident Dr. Charles R. Frost was elected Chairman of the Board at its annual members meeting last month. Dr. Frost joined the bank in 1990 as a member of the Board of Directors and has served on various committees and most recently served as [ Read More ]

Day awarded doctoral degree in psychology

Crystal Day, formerly of Bethel, was awarded her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies at The University of Louisville’s annual commencement exercises, held May 13 and 14. During her time at the university, Dr. Day was involved in multiple projects which incorporated multiple areas of developmental and applied [ Read More ]

New life found at UC East

This will be the first year that the University of Cincinnati will graduate a class from UC East, a new addition to the campus which formerly housed the now-defunct Ford Plant. But for two nursing students, UC East is a familiar place. Two of the UC East nursing students Tammy Cook and Brenda Hewitt, were [ Read More ]

Wineries to celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Four southern Ohio wineries will be open on May 28 and May 30 to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in the Ohio River Valley. Kinkead Ridge, Ripley ( will be re-opening for the season to release four 2010 white wines, Viognier/Roussanne, Riesling, white Revelation and Traminette. A limited amount of the Gold Medal Cabernet Sauvignon will [ Read More ]

Malotts celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Richard and Margaret Malott, Mt. Orab, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13, 2011. Peg and Dick are the parents of Chris Malott, Bethel and Tim (Becky) Malott, Mt. Orab and the grandparents of Ryan Malott, Bethel and Emily Malott, Mt. Orab. A celebration party in Peg and Dick’s honor will be [ Read More ]

Walker honored as Distinguished Alumnus

UC Clermont College recently honored Warren Walker as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon is held annually to recognize scholarship recipients, donors and a special alum. The award is bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves through significant professional accomplishment, made contributions to their community and attended UC Clermont [ Read More ]

Wallace is Hoch Award for Excellence Winner

UC Clermont’s Barbara Wallace was named the 2011 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service by Ohio Campus Compact, a non-profit membership organization of 47 Ohio colleges and universities with strong community service, service-learning, and civic engagement programs on their campuses. Wallace is the Director of the College Success and Service Learning programs at [ Read More ]

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