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Freedom Center announces virtual reality experience

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced on Sept. 15 the opening of a new virtual experience commemorating Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks’ historic demonstration, just four days before the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955—The Rosa Parks Experience. This immersive new virtual reality experience, designed by Möbius Virtual Foundry, was created to teach a new [ Read More ]

Batavia BPA students elect officers

Officers for the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America have been elected for the 2016-2017 school year. They include seniors Dylan Young – President, Zach Newcomb – Vice President, Natasha Camacho – Secretary, Sahil Patel – Treasurer, Collin Sammons – Historian, and Jake Kovacs – Parliamentarian. In addition, Will Scheffter is the [ Read More ]

Peoples Bank raises $54,730 for Food Banks

Peoples Bank customers, vendors, and employees recently raised $54,730 for local food banks in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. “One hundred percent of the funds raised in each community will go back to the community where it came from,” said Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “The people who benefit from this [ Read More ]

Attorney General DeWine announces 2016 Take Action Scholarship contest

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently the start of the eighth annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships. “This contest helps high school students learn about consumer protection while competing to earn money for college,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Students [ Read More ]

Ohio Township receives grant

The Ohio Township Board of Trustees was recently awarded a grant of $100,000 from the State of Ohio Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. Ohio Township was one of only two municipalities in Clermont County to be awarded grant funding in the first round of awards. Ohio Township will be using the grant funds to [ Read More ]

Closure scheduled for culvert work

Culvert replacement requires closing state Route 756 south of SR 743 for three days beginning next week. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, SR 756 will be closed south of SR 743 until approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. The detour will use SR 743 and SR 222 and SR 756. Arrow boards and/or [ Read More ]

Mandel, Public Pension Funds announce launch of online checkbooks

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and officials from Ohio’s five statewide public pension funds announced on Sept. 13 the launch of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System and the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund’s online [ Read More ]

Chili Cook-Off comes to Chilo Park

Connoisseurs of chili, and lovers of Clermont County parks will be pleased to know Chilo Lock #34 Park and Museum Center will be playing host to the County’s first Chilo Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival, sponsored by Clermont County Park District, in order to raise funds for their 2017 Naturalists Programs. According to Jana Marshall, [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker: Robert W. Short Park

Robert W. Short Park is conveniently located at 3623 Church St., Newtown, Ohio, which makes it a great central location for getting in a quick walk while making other stops.  Even though the Newtown area is highly populated, the park is out of the way enough to be away from the crowds.  There is a lot [ Read More ]

RiverStage revives Fine Arts Festival

RiverStage Community Theatre of New Richmond will sponsor the 2016 “New Richmond on the Ohio RiverArts Festival”, to be held in the village along the Ohio River the weekend of October 15th and 16th from noon to 6pm each day. An exhibition festival of Fine Arts including pottery, painting, fiber arts, candle-making, gourd art, driftwood [ Read More ]

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