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Batavia student top speaker at debate program

Noor Masannat of Amman, Jordan and Amos Chapman of Keller, Texas were declared winners of the Four Star Debate leadership and debate program on Thursday. Two teams of students competed in debating whether the 50 states in America should adopt a system of school choice for private and public primary and secondary schools. “At Four [ Read More ]

CCDD crew honored by Batavia Township Trustees

Members of the Lawn Crew from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities were honored by the Batavia Township Trustees at their monthly meeting Aug. 2. Four of the six crew members were in attendance. “This crew takes care of three cemeteries in our township,” said Rex Parsons, Batavia Township Administrator. “They take great pride [ Read More ]

Senior auction touches hearts for a good cause

Clermont Senior Services’ annual auction, “Art, Antiques & Collectibles” takes place on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Receptions Banquet Center in Eastgate. The silent auction, social hour, and appetizers start at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Afterward, auctioneer Joel T. Wilson conducts the live auction. “We are expecting over 300 attendees to join us [ Read More ]

Dericks’ baby boy joins four sisters at home

Christy and Mike Dericks of Fayetteville have announced the birth of their son, Dakota Andrew Dericks. He was born Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Mercy Hospital – Anderson. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is welcomed home by his four sisters, Miranda (12), Alexis (9), Mykaela (6), and Alyssa [ Read More ]

deRoziere, Pavia to wed

James and Lisa Pavia of Sandusky have announced the engagement of their daughter Tiffani, to Robert deRoziere Jr., son of Jennifer Heinlein of Batavia, and Robert deRoziere, Sr of Mason. The bride is a graduate of St. Mary Central Catholic High School, Sandusky, and the University of Cincinnati. She is employed at Mercy Clermont Hospital [ Read More ]

Smith, Ernst to wed

Russell and Claire Ernst of Hamersville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Ernst to Cody Layne Smith. Cody is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Smith of Winchester, Ky., and Ms. Alexandra Smith of Columbus, formerly of Batavia. Rachel is a 2007 graduate of Western Brown High School and Cody is [ Read More ]

Live Oaks JROTC honored by State Board of Education

Regular spectators at the Findlay Market Parade know of the precision, discipline, and dignity that the Live Oaks Career Campus/Milford Army JROTC students show in their public Color Guard appearances. The nearly 2,000 dignitaries and hundreds of thousands of television viewers who saw the swearing-in ceremony know that as well. But what those community members [ Read More ]

Rotary club holds Pass the Gavel Dinner

During Haglage’s one-year term, the Batavia Rotary Club participated in many community service projects including the purchase of over 300 dictionaries for third grade students at Clermont North Eastern and Batavia Schools; Wrapping Clermont Together, a collaboration with Landmark Baptist Church; and the annual Rotary Golf Outing that raised over $20,000 for Clermont County community [ Read More ]

There’s nothing common about new math books

New Richmond Exempted Village School District students in grades kindergarten through six will be greeted with new math text books when they return to school Aug. 18 when the district switches to enVisionMATH. “It’s the first time we have upgraded our K-6 math text books in nine years,” said Adam Bird, superintendent of schools. “Our [ Read More ]

Grant winners recognized

The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation Board of Trustees met Friday, June 17, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio to recognize the recipients of the 2011 – 2012 Educational Excellence Competitive Grant. The Educational Excellence Grant is a one time grant of up to $7,500 towards tuition, [ Read More ]

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