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Commissioner Bob Proud named to national committee

The National Association of Counties has again named Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud to serve a one-year term as a member of the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. The committee works with members of the state and national legislature to develop policies and procedures that benefit counties and citizens nationwide. “I am thankful [ Read More ]

Clermont Northeastern Elementary School student grows big cabbage

For the past two years, third grade students at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School have been able to get a start on gardening through the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. Again this year, in late May of 2011, cabbage plants were delivered to all of the students. They were encouraged to “go green” by taking [ Read More ]

Clermont Couty Youth Football League cheer competition held

The Clermont County Youth Football League held its first cheer competition Saturday, Oct. 1 at Bethel-Tate High School. Each youth football team has a cheer squad, and organizers wanted the cheer squads to have the chance to compete in their own sport. “What I saw today was really great,” CCYFL Cheer Director Jenny Miller said. [ Read More ]

Eastern Star presents check to Hospice of Hope

The District 22 Association of Eastern Star Chapters presented a check for $10,000 to the Hospice of Hope-Ohio Valley on Sept. 9. This amount resulted from the sixth annual fund-raiser called the “Festival of Hope” held at the Clermont County Fairgrounds on the first Saturday in August which featured auctions, dinners, book sales and a [ Read More ]

Enriquez named Student of the Month by Batavia Rotary Club

Sophie Enriquez was presented a Student of the Month Rotary Certificate, computer flash drive, and restaurant gift certificate by Batavia Rotary Club President David Pfaneuf, and Club Members Ed Nurre and Jill Grubb. Sophie Enriquez of Batavia High School was honored as Student of the Month at the Sept. 6 meeting of the Batavia Rotary [ Read More ]

Two Batavia teachers receive Master Teacher distinction

Two Batavia teachers are well on their way to being “masters” of their trade, as they have successfully completed the Ohio Department of Education’s Master Teacher program. Donna Ginn and Trish Hiler were honored for their achievement at Batavia Local School District’s Sept. 19 board meeting. Ginn is a Title I math and language arts [ Read More ]

Batavia High School Business Professionals chapter elects officers

Officers for the Batavia High School chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) have been elected for the 2011-2012 school year. The include: Hunter Meadors, President; David Pelphrey, Vice President; Emily Moon, Secretary; Ryan Harper, Treasurer; Emily McClanahan, Historian; and Dani Prindle, Parliamentarian. The officers have already begun planning fundraisers to pay for regional, state [ Read More ]

Coin program to be held at Harmony Hill in Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association invites the public to attend a program on coins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. This program will be a discussion of the origin of coinage in the late 7th century BC in Greece and will continue through the Roman Empire and the following centuries to the present time. Coins [ Read More ]

Local teacher named ‘Teacher of the Quarter’

Virtual Community School of Ohio teacher Laura Barlage of Amelia, received the “Teacher of the Quarter” award at the 2011 VCS Ohio Opening Day ceremony. Barlage increased her students’ OAA Reading test scores by 24 percent as well as created an incredibly innovative online classroom for her students.   She teaches third grade and has been [ Read More ]

Stutz, Ackles to marry

Trina Stutz, of New Richmond, and David Stutz, of Hamersville, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Stutz to Matthew Ackels, the son of Faith and Danny Ackels of Hamersville. Heather and Matt both attended Western Brown High School and Thomas More College. Heather currently works as an IT Manager for the [ Read More ]


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