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12th annual Art Affaire call to artists

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) is accepting artists for the 12th Annual Art Affaire. This art and fine craft outdoor show will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 (11 AM to 5 PM) on Main Street in historic Milford, Ohio 45150. “I very much enjoy participating in Art Affaire,” says 2016 best of [ Read More ]

NAP deadlines for 2017 crops coming up

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2017 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates. March 15, 2017 is the deadline for 2017 NAP coverage on forage sorghum, oats, potatoes, Soybeans, Sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops [ Read More ]

LIP provides help to eligible producers

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal [ Read More ]

Online dating and smartphones make it far easier to scam people

  Online dating and smartphone matchmaking apps have made it easier than ever to meet new people and find a date – and they’ve made scammers’ work simpler too. Technology like this allows them to create compelling backstories and fully-fledged identities in order to trick victims into helping someone who doesn’t even exist. It’s the [ Read More ]

Clermont library seeks makers for its one-day exhibit of projects

The Maker Festival is returning June 17 and makers are needed. If you make something unique and want to share it with library patrons, visit the Clermont County Public Library’s website for an application, clermontlibrary.org. Scroll towards the bottom of the homepage. The Maker Festival is a one-day exhibit where non-commercial and commercial makers can [ Read More ]

Democrats offer free breakfast

On March 18th from 9-noon, the Clermont Co. Democratic Party will be hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast at their headquarters at 174 E. Main St. in downtown Batavia.  There is no charge although donations will be accepted.  It is open to the public—not just registered democrats. The organization is interested in what [ Read More ]

Farm Storage Facility loans

FSA’s Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program provides low-interest financing to producers to build or upgrade storage facilities. The low-interest funds can be used to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Eligible commodities include corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, oats, wheat, barley, minor oilseeds harvested as whole grain, pulse crops (lentils, chickpeas and dry [ Read More ]

Masonic lodges to observe 300th anniversary in 2017

The Masonic Fraternity this year observes the 300th anniversary of modern Freemasonry, and the more than 80,000 Masonic members in 480 Masonic lodges in Ohio are making plans for the celebration. On June 24, 1717, in London, England, four lodges decided to create the Grand “Lodge of England,” Tim Redick, Master of Russellville Lodge, explained. [ Read More ]

Kelly tapped to lead AG, Development and Natural Resources Finance Panel

House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) announced state Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) will serve as the top Democratic member of the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources for the new legislative session. In her leadership role, Kelly will help parse through several billions of dollars in proposed state budget expenditures for [ Read More ]

Owens named new staff director

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced today that Matt Owen will serve as Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), of which Portman is chair.  statement: “_For the last two years, I have relied on Matt’s advice and counsel on a variety of important policy and legal issues.  He’s an [ Read More ]


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