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Flu is widespread all across Ohio

Influenza-like illness is now widespread throughout Ohio, and the numbers of associated hospitalizations are increasing rapidly. Last week alone (week 50), there were 529 new confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in Ohio, bringing the total to 985 since flu season began in October. Just two weeks ago, there were 202 total confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations. At this time [ Read More ]

Clermont Extension names 2014 Partners of the Year at Dec. 17 Annual Advisory Luncheon

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County named Inter Parish Ministry, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and Jerry Krebs 2014 Partners of the Year Dec. 17 at its Annual Advisory Committee Luncheon. Inter Parish Ministry, recognized for working with Clermont Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences program, is a network of churches, businesses and community [ Read More ]

Community Toy Chest sponsors help 350 children for holidays

Thanks to an outpouring of support from individuals and organizations to the Community Toy Chest, more than 350 Clermont County children will wake up Christmas morning with their wish lists filled and presents under the tree. The children, under the care of Clermont’s Children’s Protective Services (CPS) and most of them in foster care, put [ Read More ]

Show Choir performs

Members of the Goshen High School Show Choir, under the direction of Jennifer Hansford, performed holiday favorites at the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) on Friday, December 19. Although it was the students’ last day before their winter break, they were traveling on tour throughout the Greater Cincinnati area to spread as much [ Read More ]

‘Team Ron’ fundraiser to be held in Loveland Jan. 17

The holidays are bittersweet this year for Ron Blanton, 54, a self-employed truck driver from Colerain Township. Although it will be a festive time full of fun and family, there will be a nagging, dark cloud over Christmas this year. That cloud is Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Just 3 months ago, Blanton was diagnosed after [ Read More ]

Shellia Eugene Spires, 94

Shellia Eugene Spires, 94, of New Richmond, died Dec. 15 at Sunrise Manor in Amelia. He retired from the operating engineers Ohio Local 18 in 1982. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Africa, Sicily, Italy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a charter member of the VFW [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary honors local high school students

Abigayle Mueller and Luke Shaw were recently honored as November Students of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Both students displayed academic motivation and service to their community which aligns with the Rotary motto “Service above Self.” Mueller attends Batavia High School (BHS). She has been on the honor roll consistently from her freshman [ Read More ]

Students explore education in LOOK to Clermont program

LOOK to Clermont participants learned about education topics Dec. 16 at UC Clermont East. LOOK to Clermont is a youth development course, operated by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County and UC Clermont College, for Clermont high school juniors and seniors. Participants develop leadership skills, while earning post-secondary enrollment option (PSEO) credit, by meeting each [ Read More ]

Win winter by preventing falls

As autumn comes to a close, pledge to “win winter” by taking small steps to avoid a life-changing fall. One in three older Ohioans will fall this year, and the snow and ice of an Ohio winter increase those odds. However, most falls can be prevented by understanding your risk factors and being more aware [ Read More ]

Brown and Portman bring bill to provide local flexibility

With local communities seeking cost-effective approaches to upgrading wastewater systems, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced new legislation that would establish a national pilot program to ensure that the most innovative and cost-efficient solutions are available to local communities when complying with Clean Water Act standards. The Clean Water Compliance and [ Read More ]


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