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Union Township Police Honor Guard wins prestigious award

The Union Township Police Department Honor Guard presented the Board of Trustees with the Chief Judge’s Award conferred on them at the national Police Week Honor Guard Competition May 14. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date [ Read More ]

Oaks students use skills to help Clermont Crew

Students at the Live Oaks and Diamond Oaks Career Campuses used their skills recently to benefit another group of high school students—members of the Clermont Crew. Clermont Crew is a nationally-recognized high school rowing team based on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park. Students from all over Clermont County row on the team and [ Read More ]

County Farm Bureau awards four $1,000 scholarships

Clermont County Farm Bureau has awarded four $1,000 scholarships. The recipients are as follows: Leah Grant of Williamsburg, Marian Messink of Milford, Christopher Sennes of Williamsburg, and Jeremy Trester of Hamersville. Grant, the daughter of Danny & Ellen Grant, is a 2012 graduate of Clermont Northeastern. She will attend Ohio University this fall. Messink, the [ Read More ]

Revival coming to Freedom in the Rock

A two-day revival will be held at Freedom in the Rock Church June 29-30. The nondenominational Bible ministry is located at 3187 South Bantam Road near East Fork State Park. Pastor Richard Deems says that he believes in standing at the foot of the cross and preaching the word. “I teach that there is a [ Read More ]

Commongrounds Coffee and Books is a great place for coffee, chatting

Commongrounds Coffee and Books serves what may be the best smoothies, frappes, and lattes in the village of Bethel. The business is located at 217 West Plane Street, in the front part of the building which also houses Faith Chapel Ministries. Owners Michael and Rhonda Trees are also members of Faith Chapel. Michael Trees said [ Read More ]

Hamersville native retires from the city of Tacoma

Carl Hawkins’s career with the City of Tacoma, Wash. started in 1994. He has held positions in Purchasing, IT, and Mail Services. Hawkins grew up in Hamersville, Ohio, where he graduated from Hamersville High School in 1968 and Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in food technology. He later earned a Master of Arts [ Read More ]

Become a Clermont County commissioner

The National Association of Counties invites you to try a free online game called Counties Work. Available at www.icivics.org/games/counties-work, the game is designed to educate students in grades 6 through 12 about the important roles and functions of county government. “It’s a fun way for everyone to learn more about local government,” said Clermont County [ Read More ]

Union Twp. Firefighters Local 3412 presents scholarships

On Thursday, May 14, the Union Township Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3412 awarded two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Glen Este. Local 3412 President Michael Smith and other Local Electoral Board members presented the scholarships to Union Township residents Tarin Cook and Serena Strobel who were chosen for their dedication to public service. [ Read More ]

Halls celebrate 60 years

Bill and Peggy Hall were married June 10, 1952 in Maysville Ky. They were blessed with three daughters, Debbie (Mike) Ward of Bethel, Donna Gail (and John Carver) of Mt. Orab, and Diane (Gary) Durbin of Burlington, Iowa. They have also been blessed with six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A party was held in [ Read More ]

Erbe graduates with degree in veterinary medicine

Brittany Erbe recently received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. Erbe will apply her education with a love for animals to the practice of veterinary medicine at Banfield Pet Hospital.


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