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Batavia Middle School students participated in the statewide 2016 Future City competition

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Batavia Middle School participated in the State DiscoverE’s Future City Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus. With the help of their teacher advisor, Mary Bradburn and a local engineering mentor, the Batavia Middle School team is building a concept model [ Read More ]

Bunbury announces cashless payment system

PromoWest Productions announced today that it will be using RFID-enabled wristbands and cashless payment technology for the 2016 Bunbury Music Festival, set to take place June 3-5, at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati. A few weeks before the festival, ticket purchasers will be mailed their personalized festival wristband and can register their [ Read More ]

ODNR helping restore American chestnut

he Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently planted American chestnut trees at three sites on department-managed lands. The Gorge Overlook area at Mohican State Park, the Scioto Trail State Forest fire tower and the Waterloo Wildlife Area were selected for a reforestation project that is part of a state and regional effort to re-establish [ Read More ]

Christopher Hager to speak at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host author and Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Trinity College Christopher Hager on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Hager, the third speaker in the John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series, will discuss his latest work Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing. [ Read More ]

Park ranger retains dead trees for urban birds

Apart from meeting the needs of cyclists, fishermen, runners, birdwatchers, party planners and groups of the elderly and the disabled, Orange County Park Supervising Ranger, Adam Shuck, and staff at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park in southern California, consider their ‘good stewardship’ mandate to protect habitat for birds. Trees are high on the list, and [ Read More ]

Man dies after being trapped under a car

On Monday Dec. 28 at 9:20 p.m. Deputies from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Hilltop Estates Mobile Home Park, state Route 132, New Richmond, for a report of a male trapped under a vehicle. Deputies with EMS units from Pierce Township arrived on the scene and Terry L Kennedy, age 47 of [ Read More ]

Fire deaths were higher in 2015

State Fire Marshal Fire Prevention Chief Frank Conway announced Tuesday that 117 people lost their lives in fires this year, slightly up from 115 in 2014. Chief Conway also announced plans to continue the Safe & Sound public awareness campaign through the remaining winter months as a way to combat the growing number of fire [ Read More ]

Bane-Welker Equipment announces purchase of new Ohio location

Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC has announced its purchase of Twin Valley Equipment, Inc, in Eaton, Ohio. The purchase brings the total number of Bane-Welker locations to 13. There are now 10 stores in Indiana and three stores in Ohio. All locations offer parts, sales, service, and precision farming for Case IH products as well as a [ Read More ]

Board recognizes Eagle Scouts

The Williamsburg Board of Education’s moment of excellence during the Dec. 21 meeting was three seniors who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. Under 10 percent of boy scouts attain this rank. Kyle Barrett’s project was with the Williamsburg Hike-Bike Trail. Joseph Barth’s project was with the Williamsburg [ Read More ]

3rd Annual Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash has been brewing for ages

A two night celebration of the fine art of barrel aging happening Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 7-9 p.m., Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash is a singular opportunity for beer enthusiasts to enjoy some truly unique beverages. Some things only get better with age. Beer, it just so happens, is one [ Read More ]


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