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Rep. Becker: Bill passes – certified mail for lawmakers is not needed

State Representative John Becker (R-Union Township) announced passage of House Bill 34, which gives state agencies, local governments and other government entities an alternative to sending documents via certified mail, a practice that costs these organizations significantly more money than utilizing traditional first-class mail. House Bill 34, sponsored by State Representatives Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) and [ Read More ]

Clermont County hotels show strong results in 2016

Hotels in the county had a 4.75 percent increase in revenue per available room, according to the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau. CVB President Mark Calitri cited numbers from Smith Travel Research, a company that tracks hotel supply and demand. “Our hotels, their general managers, and their associates are on the front line generating [ Read More ]

St. Mark’s Community would like to offer thanks to volunteers

St Mark’s Community, which is managed by Graceworks Housing Services, would like to let all of our volunteers. We want them to know how much we appreciate what they do for us. In fact, we are honoring those volunteers at O‘Chaley’s on April 13. Volunteers help to make the world a brighter place. With that [ Read More ]

Brown speaks to farmers at annual breakfast in DC

On March 14, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke to Ohio farmers at the Ohio Farm Bureau breakfast in Washington, D.C. The Senator spoke about his priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill, which he will help craft as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He’s the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture [ Read More ]

Batavia-Union Cemetery launches checkbook

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of the Batavia-Union Cemetery’s online checkbook on  In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. recently earned Ohio the number one [ Read More ]

Farmers to nominate STEM Grant schools

• From January 1 to April 1, 2017, Clermont County farmers can nominate local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM programs. • Past winning programs have helped purchase a 3-D printer so students could produce a prosthetic arm for an Illinois farmer, continue a remote-operated-vehicle science program and [ Read More ]

Meeting announced to detail improvements on SR 32, Bells Lane

The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID), in cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office (CCEO) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), are holding a public meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, regarding upcoming improvement work on SR 32. Local residents and commuters will be able to review information and provide their feedback on [ Read More ]

Ask your agent about Whole Farm Revenue Protection

Many farmers rely on crop insurance to help manage the risks of farming. Crop insurance is known for covering major commodity crops, however, there’s a new crop insurance policy that expands what commodities farmers can insure. The policy is called Whole Farm Revenue Protection. While not yet well-known, Whole Farm is a great new tool [ Read More ]

‘Night Watch’ to debut March 10

Unable to sleep, Elaine paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears.  Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment, Elaine screams as she sees (or does she?) a body of a dead man in the window across the way.  The police [ Read More ]

Local resident earns degree from WGU

Brooke Clevenger of Batavia (45103) has received her Bachelor of Science in Business – Human Resource Management degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on February 11 and celebrated the graduation of more than 11,000 graduates. Established in 1997 by [ Read More ]

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