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African violet plant is cloned

The Grant Career Center, Biotechnology program has successfully cloned an African Violet plant! Among many other things, our students are learning about plant tissue culture and micropropagation. These are the same methods the Cincinnati Zoo uses in their conservation efforts with endangered plant species! How amazing!

New Richmond Airman graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael J. Klinker 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, which included studies in the core values of the Air Force, as well as physical fitness, and basic warfare principles [ Read More ]

Smyrna Cemetery restoration project

By Sabrina Schnarrenberg The Franklin Township Historical Society would like to thank the Franklin Township Trustees and the community members for passing the Cemetery Restoration Levy. Cemetery restoration has begun on the Smyrna Cemetery just outside of Felicity. Smyrna was a community founded by the Rankin Family and the Presbyterians in 1808; the most recent [ Read More ]

SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation

Forty-six graduates of Southern State Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program were recognized during a May 4 pinning ceremony at the college’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. Graduate Lisa Wagner opening the evening ceremony with the welcome and introductions, followed by administrative greetings by SSCC President Dr. Kevin Boys and SSCC Director of Nursing Dr. Julianne [ Read More ]

Dollar General awards more than $230,000 through its foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $230,000 in literacy grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools this morning. These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, [ Read More ]

Career and Technical Education student honored with scholarship

Rebekah Still, a senior in the Veterinary Assisting major at Live Oaks Career Campus, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Rebekah will also graduate this spring from Goshen High School. Rebekah will be in the Vet Tech program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Campus this fall. Rebekah [ Read More ]

Williamsburg Garden Club home garden tour July 8

Mark Saturday, July 8th on your calendar to attend the Williamsburg Garden Club’s 2017 Home Garden Tour. The theme for the tour is “Red, White and Bloom”. The tour hours are 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M., rain or shine. The self-guided tour will include five private gardens. Two of the gardens are Cincinnati Horticulture Society [ Read More ]

Girl Scout volunteers recognized for outstanding service

Seven outstanding Girl Scout volunteers were recently recognized at a Volunteer Appreciation dinner held at the Grant Career Center in Bethel, OH. This year’s local awardees included Heather Saylor, Alison Schuler, Cindy Spurgeon, John Wainscott, Katherine Eaton, Deborah Davis, Patricia Gilbert, and Amber Gusweiler. Awards are presented nationwide on an annual basis to leader’s who [ Read More ]

Grow a greener world at the library

The library is offering some great summer of programs that will help patrons grow and build a greener world. The programs will be presented by experts from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden or the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati. Programs by the Zoo: • Planting for Pollinators, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the [ Read More ]

VVA 649 Awards Scholarships

Vietnam Veterans of America Clermont County Chapter 649 recently awarded college scholarships to Lindsey M. Lawson of Milford High School and Siera Marie Joehnk of Glen Este High School. The scholarship award program is an annual event for VVA 649 and is funded through their annual fundraising events. Michael Newman, President of VVA 649 explained [ Read More ]


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