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Grant Career Center engineering design instructor receives Ohio Strong Award

The engineering department recently had a surprise visit from Frank Kohstall, a regional representative of Treasurer of Ohio, Josh Mandel’s Office. He was out and about during Manufacturing Awareness Month presenting the Ohio Strong Award to people who were promoting manufacturing careers and building a stronger Ohio workforce. Mandel created the Ohio Strong Award “to [ Read More ]

6 high school teams advance in Clermont County district Mock Trial Competition

High school mock trial teams from Reading, Georgetown, Walnut Hills, Turpin, North Adams, and Lockland have advanced from the local district mock trial competition to the regional mock trial competition that will be held in various locations around the state, including Batavia, on Feb. 20. Clermont County hosted one of 25 district competitions on Jan. [ Read More ]

Kim Hayden re-elected New Richmond BOE president

Kim Hayden has been elected to a second term as president of the Board of Education of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District for 2015 at the Board’s January reorganizational meeting. Kevin Walriven will serve as the vice-president. Mrs. Hayden made the following committee appointments: Finance and Audit: Tony Farmer and Kevin Walriven; Facilities: [ Read More ]

Deadline extended for Septic System Rehabilitation Funds

The Clermont County Public Health has extended the deadline for accepting applications from homeowners to use grant funds for the repair or replacement of failing household sewage disposal systems or to connect to public sewers. Applications will be accepted through February 23, 2015. The grant funding is available through the Community Development Block Grant. Residences [ Read More ]

Students recognized by Batavia Rotary Club

Kyle Jones and Karl Klopfstein were recognized as Batavia Rotary’s Students of the Month in January. Through their school and extracurricular activities, the students’ lives (both at school and in their community) aligned with the Rotary motto “Service above Self.” Jones attends Clermont Northeastern High School (CNE). He is academically ranked first in the senior [ Read More ]

Clermont SWCD awarded $600k grant to help farmers with runoff

A new program will soon be available to help Clermont County farmers apply conservation practices to reduce the runoff of sediments and nutrients in the East Fork Lake watershed. The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was recently awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Resource Conservation Partnership Program. Clermont [ Read More ]

Assistance to help manage energy costs

The Ohio Development Services Agency wants to remind Ohioans that the Winter Crisis Program and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus can help manage energy costs during these cold winter days. The Winter Crisis Program, a component of the Home Energy Assistance Program, provides assistance to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have [ Read More ]

Uecker selected for three Senate Leadership roles

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) selected State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) for three leadership roles in the Ohio Senate. Throughout the 131st General Assembly, Senator Uecker will be serving as Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Corrections as well as Vice Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Co-Chairman of the Joint [ Read More ]

F.O.E. #2289 to hold a membership drive

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2289, 267 Foundry Ave, Batavia Ohio, would like to invite you join an organization that never stops caring, by participating in the Membership Drive going on now through March 31st. Men, $25; women, $15. Please call the Fraternal Eagles at 513-732-9035. Information about what it means to be an Eagle [ Read More ]

Mercy Health Medicaid expansion sign-up events announced

The Affordable Care Act has provided many with the opportunity to access health insurance through the Marketplace. With the open enrollment period continuing through February 15, 2015, experts with Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, are available to help you sign up for insurance [ Read More ]


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