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$228.5 Million Spent with Minority-Owned Businesses

Three decades ago, a law was put into place stating that at least 15 percent of state purchases needed to be made with minority-owned businesses, but the goal was never met, until now. State leaders knew if they were to achieve this goal, they needed to travel the state and find minority-owned business owners. Last [ Read More ]

SR 133 closure scheduled for culvert work Sept 1-4

Work to accommodate culvert work will require closure of state Route 133 beginning next week. The first closure of SR 133 will be located at its intersection with Aber Road beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 and continuing through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, SR 133 at [ Read More ]

Labor Day is not the end of boating season: Boat Safe, Boat Smart, wear a life jacket

What’s YOUR excuse for not wearing a Life Jacket: It’s too hot. It doesn’t look cool. It’s too expensive. I know how to swim. Nothing bad is going to happen to me.  Giving in to these excuses could be deadly! Approximately 700 people drown each year from recreational boating accidents, and about 90 percent of [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA named Top 10 in the nation

By Charlena Spaulding FFA Reporter In August, the Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter was named a Model of Excellence chapter by the National FFA Organization. This distinguishes the top 10 FFA chapters out of 7,520 chapters across the nation. They also received a three out of 3-star rating and will compete against the other nine chapters named [ Read More ]

Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission receives Auditor of State Award third year in a row

A recent financial audit of Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) by the Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report for the period ending December 31, 2014. OVRDC’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. This is the third year in a row that OVRDC has [ Read More ]

Anthony Louderback named Veterans Affairs Manager at UC Clermont

Anthony Louderback joins UC Clermont College as Program Manager of Veterans Affairs. Louderback is a U.S. Army Veteran and served as a combat medic and military police officer. While stationed in Texas, he was deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan. Louderback began his service to UC as a student worker in the Clifton Veterans Programs and [ Read More ]

Goshen teachers and BP have teamed up to help students in need

Goshen Middle School teachers and the local BP have teamed up to help students in need. A project that first started a year ago is now ready to take off thanks to the help of a generous donation from Ed Meyer the owner of the BP in Goshen. The project known as “The Loft” will [ Read More ]

$1.5 million to be given to sixteen Ohio communities

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has recommended projects from 16 Ohio communities for grant funding that will exceed $1.5 million. These funds are for community-based projects that will help preserve green space and improve outdoor recreational activities for families across Ohio. These funds are pending final approval by the National Park Service and [ Read More ]

Miami Twp seeking residents

The Miami Township Trustees are accepting letters from Miami Township residents interested in serving on the Township Zoning Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals. These Boards assist with land use decisions within the Township. The appointed member will serve for a five year term to begin January 2016 and run through December 2020, or may [ Read More ]

Jungle Jim’s is Turning 40!

Come celebrate Jungle Jim’s 40th Birthday! From August 17 – 22, we’ll be hosting an extravaganza at both Jungle Jim’s International Market locations. We’re so excited for the event; it’s going to be a fun-filled, family-friendly, wild and delicious week…all focused on our customers. Join us in experiencing a flock of food trucks, a surge [ Read More ]


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