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Clermont County Gifted STEM Program competed at UC

What is 30 years old, has received recognition by five different presidents, and came to the University of Cincinnati this February? MathCounts! MathCounts began in 1983 as a program for strengthening students’ mathematics and critical thinking skills, and to date, over six million students have participated. This year, competitions are taking place in all 50 [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary Recognizes CNE Student of the Month

Anna Koch of Clermont Northeastern High School was honored as the February Student of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Her academic record, school participation, and service to the community were taken into consideration in choosing her for this award. “Anna is the girl with the smile,” said John Eckert, CNE High School Principal. [ Read More ]

Golden Spurs 4-H Club does service project

Golden Spurs 4-H Club donated to The League of Animal Welfare as a service project this Christmas. Members of the Golden Spurs 4-H Club brought donations to the Golden Spurs Christmas party Dec. 15. The donations were later taken to the League of Animal Welfare. Golden Spurs 4-H Club donated items such as collars, leashes, [ Read More ]

Williamsburg High School names Students of the Month

Students of the Month for January at Williamsburg High School are, from left, Jill Reeves (Grade 9), Ellery Byrd (Grade 9) and Jessie Brusman (Grade 11). Each student received a certificate and a Best Buy Gift Card.

Legion recognizes local business owner

Locals know Poochie’s Place for the family friendly atmosphere, homemade omelets and quality burgers, but most do not know about the owner’s long standing impact on the local community. Mary Ellen Johnson-O’Hara, better known as Poochie, is the owner of Poochie’s place located in Amelia. The restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1980. [ Read More ]

Ratliffs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Bobby (Robert) Ratliff and Fannie Lovell Ratliff celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday Feb. 18, 2013. Bobby was born and raised in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and Fannie was born and raised in Pineville (Fourmile) Ky. They met for the first time in Cincinnati in 1958, then again in 1962. Through letters from California, Bobby [ Read More ]

Brooks receives recognition from State Rep. John Becker

Retiring West Clermont superintendent Gary Brooks received special recognition from the House of Representatives recently. House District 65 Representative John Becker presented a certificate that commended Brooks for his “illustrious career in the field of education.” Becker said that it was an honor for him to present the award to Brooks. “He is a mentor [ Read More ]

Sen. Brown chosen for the Wheat Advocate Award

The National Association of Wheat Growers announced their choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award this week, an award given annually to Members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the 2012 award are U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Representative Bob [ Read More ]

Portman congratulates service academy nominees

This past weekend, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) delivered remarks at his reception to congratulate the Class of 2013 Service Academy nominees and their families. He thanked the Adjutant General of Ohio, Major General Deborah Ashenhurst, for hosting the ceremony at the Ohio National Guard Headquarters, as well as the Service Academy Review Board members [ Read More ]

Peters, Rich exchange vows

On Dec. 12, 2012 Amelia Mayor Todd Hart married Marty Peters and Doreen Rich. The ceremony took place in the Amelia Village Municipal Building at 44 West Main Street. Assisting in the ceremony was photographer Sandy James, who was also the official clock watcher. Mayor Hart has said that performing weddings is one of the [ Read More ]


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