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Mandel announces Ohio is first state to launch STABLE accounts

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the nationwide launch of STABLE Accounts, making Ohio the first state in the country to offer enrollment for eligible individuals living with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act passed by Congress in 2014. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities [ Read More ]

6-State Trooper Project targeted safety belt, safety seat violations

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 9,091 seat belt citations in a joint effort with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project. The initiative began Monday, May 23 at 12:01 a.m. and ended Monday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m. The Patrol also issued 181 child safety seat citations. “If you are in a traffic crash, [ Read More ]

Great Oaks heavy equipment students learn GPS technology

Moving dirt using satellites. That’s what students in the Great Oaks Heavy Equipment Operations and Engineering program are learning to do, thanks to a $500,000 donation from Trimble, a geospatial solutions company. Using an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Virtual Reference Station (VRS) and a handheld device called a Rover, students preparing a building site [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary celebrates tenth golf outing June 16

When the Rotary Club of Batavia decided to hold a golf outing in 2006, they had no idea it would be such a success. Ten years later, the golf outing has continued to grow, raising money for organizations and groups in Clermont County. The 2016 event will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at Elks [ Read More ]

UC Clermont announces online Business Info Technology Degree

UC Clermont is a popular choice for students looking for earn degrees close to home — but soon, those interested in Business Information Technology won’t have to travel any further than their laptops. Beginning fall 2016, the associate degree will be offered completely online. “This program will meet busy students where they are — it’s [ Read More ]

AbunDANCE holds successful show

AbunDANCE Ballet and Worship Arts presented “His Dwelling Place” on Sunday, May 8, 2016 to a packed and overflowing gymnasium at the Brown County Christian Academy. During this performance, the students used dance, spoken word and props in an impactful illustration of the journey of every believer into presence of God. Then, the dancers and [ Read More ]

Peoples Bank to recognize, honor Hometown Heroes

Peoples Bank is saying “thank you” to the individuals who give so much for the community by offering a new “Peoples Hometown Heroes Banking” program. “We want to show our appreciation and respect for the sacrifices our local heroes make,” said Staci Matheney, Peoples Bank Senior Vice President Retail Sales & Services. “Hero stories play [ Read More ]

Williamsburg awards May Moment of Excellence

The Williamsburg Board of Education’s Moment of Excellence on May 16 was the Elementary Character Students of the Year. Back row from left: Charlie Maklem, Jeff Cummins, Brent Keeton and Greg Wells. Front row from left: Larry Jones, Zach Earley, Kiley Caudill and Sue Madsen.

Senate passes Portman Reform Bill

On May 10, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, legislation he recently introduced along with Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Burr (R-NC), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) to help American manufacturers. The legislation is based on a measure originally introduced [ Read More ]

One man. One treadmill. 12 hours. And puppies.

Not gonna pretend– the headline is a flat-out lie. Chris McMahon needed not one, not two, but three treadmills to keep up with his 12-hour ultramarathon April 14. Running in support of The League For Animal Welfare, Chris cranked out 68.31 miles and raised $9,211. He rotated treadmills every three hours to rest machines not [ Read More ]


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