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Southwest Ohio Memorial Team established for 2013

Team elections were conducted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post-9630 in Willowville, Saturday, Jan. 19 and the Military Rites Burial Team is ready for another busy year. In 2011, the Team performed 128 Military Rites funeral services. In 2012, the team completed 112 services for past military servicemen, women, Coast Guardsman, Merchantmen and CAP [ Read More ]

Felicity-Franklin High School awarded $6,000

Through the Community Grants program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology to help them excel in school and develop 21st century skills. This year, the Best Buy Children’s Foundation will give $2.8 million in Community Grants. Grant amounts will average $4,000-$6,000 and will [ Read More ]

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries holds grand opening

By Kristin Bednarski Sun staff Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries held a week long grand opening celebration March 9-16. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways, specials and a “Big A Challenge” at the end of the week. Hwy 55 is a casual, sit-down restaurant that resembles a 1950s diner that opened [ Read More ]

Grant students compete at regional championships

Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back 11 state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in early March at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 Apprenticeship Training Hall. Bringing back a first place gold medal for [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center holds National Technical Honor Society induction

Grant Career Center inducted 29 new members into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society on March 1. Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is dependent upon outstanding characteristics in many areas of a student’s life. In addition to scholarship, the students are rated on such qualities as leadership, service, citizenship, [ Read More ]

Batavia Rotary Club hosts speech contest

The annual Batavia Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest was held at UC Clermont College on February 26. Students from three high schools participated in this event, designed to assist young adults to develop and hone public speaking skills while researching a subject that is of personal interest to them. The speeches center around the Rotary Four-Way [ Read More ]

Dr. Pierce celebrates career milestone

The staff at Amelia East Family Dentistry recently surprised their employer, Dr. James Pierce, DDS, with an anniversary party. Dr. Pierce has been practicing dentistry in Amelia for 20 years this month, and his staff and family decided that this was an accomplishment worthy of recognition. “When we realized that it was Dr. Pierce’s 20-year [ Read More ]

Open house held at Grant Career Center

Recently, staff from Grant Career Center visited with all of the Sophomores in the district to help with the career exploration process. Students participated in an interactive presentation as they recalled past career exploration activities, discussed their current academic strengths and weaknesses, and looked at their future plans. Students heard about career pathways available at [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA members win state career development contest

Felicity-Franklin FFA members Serena Spaulding, Paige Kessen, Christina Paskow, Jordan Utter, and Mikayla Hamilton won the State Agricultural Issues Career Development Event at Wilmington College on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. The team will to advance to the national contest next October in Louisville, Kentucky at the 86th National FFA Convention. The group researched the controversial [ Read More ]

Dining with Diabetes to be taught at OSU Extension Office

A cooking and nutrition education program, Dining with Diabetes, will be held the the Clermont County OSU Extension Office from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. March 6, 13, and 20 at the 4-H kitchen at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes [ Read More ]


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