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Commissioner Humphrey attends NACO’s annual Legislative Conference

The National Association of Counties’ (NACO) annual Legislative Conference, held recently in Washington, D.C., covered topics ranging from cybersecurity to pre-trial reform to procurement practices, said Ed Humphrey, President of the Clermont Board of County Commissioners, who attended the conference. The conference, held Feb. 21-25, featured an opening address from Vice President Joe Biden and [ Read More ]

$1,000 scholarship deadline is March 31

The deadline to submit your application for one of the five $1,000 scholarships being offered by the Clermont County Farm Bureau is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 31. Applications and guidelines may be obtained from the high school guidance counselors, VoAg Instructors or Clermont County Farm Bureau. These are also available at Then click on [ Read More ]

SWCD offers free pond clinic

Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will offer a free pond clinic for county residents at 6 p.m. April 14 at Pattison Park Lodge just west of Owensville on State Route 50. SWCD staff and a representative from Jones Fish Hatchery in Newtown will discuss pond construction, maintenance and safety. Additional information will be [ Read More ]

600 students to compete in annual Envirothon at Camp Friedlander

More than 600 high school students from Southwest Ohio, including Clermont Northeastern, Goshen and Milford high schools, will compete April 28 at Camp Friedlander in the annual Envirothon. “Students will be tested on their environmental knowledge in five areas, including aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils and wildlife,” said Judy Krebs of Clermont Soil and [ Read More ]

Affordable health screenings coming to Batavia sponsored by Premier Health

Residents living in and around the Batavia, Ohio can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. VFW Post 3954 will host this community event on 4/25/2015. The site is located at 4070 Greenbriar Rd in Batavia. Screenings can check for: • [ Read More ]

2015 Flower Show will be an exceptional April event

The Cincinnati Horticultural Society announced that it has secured several key celebrity and sponsor commitments for the upcoming April event at Yeatman’s Cove. According to JW Fleckenstein, Cincinnati Flower Show Director, the show has secured the participation of several notable industry celebrities including the renowned P. Allen Smith, Jack Barnwell and Jon Carloftis. An exciting [ Read More ]

Clermont farmer directs funds to The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has received a $2,500 donation from Clermont County farmer Karl Walker and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The donation will help the organization purchase food for the food pantry. The amount is sufficient to provide an entire week’s worth of emergency food to the families who come to [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA succeeds in State Public Speaking Contests

On Saturday, March 18 two students from the Felicity FFA competed in the Ohio State speaking contest. Erin Jennings competed in the first year member FFA Creed speaking contest. Erin placed second in sub districts and than moved on to districts where she placed first. At the state contest Erin Placed Second in her heat [ Read More ]

Simms graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon J. Simms graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward [ Read More ]

Local poetry contest

The Brown County Writers Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2015 Poetry contest. All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. You may submit up to 4 poems per entry. [ Read More ]

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