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Police Chief Canter retires

After serving Hamersville for 37 years, Police Chief Jim Canter has retired. On Dec. 16, the Hamersville Village Council and staff hosted a Christmas Celebration dinner in his honor, joined by many members of his family. Chief Canter was presented a plaque to recognize his long career with the police department, as well as a [ Read More ]

Teen board crafts blankets for hospital

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County’s Family & Consumer Sciences Teen Board crafted blankets for Children’s Hospital. FCS Teen Board members learned how to make no-sew, knotted fleece blankets for their autumn project. They donated eight baby blankets to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati during the holiday season. To make a blanket of your own, FCS [ Read More ]

County library introduces new service called ‘hoopla’

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions in 2014 to watch your pennies? If so, the library has just the thing to help you get started. What better way to save money than to download movies, audiobooks, television shows and musical albums for free? Well now you can, courtesy of your Clermont County Library – [ Read More ]

Grant Career Center Teacher Academy students attend disability workshop

Grant Career Center Teacher Academy students recently traveled with instructor Julie Crozier to Wright State University to participate in professional development activities at the 2013 Disability Workshop. Presented by the WSU Office of Disability Services and Department of Teacher Education, the workshop gave the students the opportunity to discuss a variety of disabilities and how [ Read More ]

Safe Communities meeting Jan. 16

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County will host the next Clermont County Safe Communities (CCSC) Coalition meeting on Jan. 16 at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, 4470 State Route 222, in Batavia from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Coalition meets quarterly to review the county’s traffic fatality report and to plan Safe Communities programming. Safe [ Read More ]

Stepping Stones expands adult services to agency’s new location in Norwood

Stepping Stones will expand its programs for adults with disabilities in the new year as part of the merger of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati with Stepping Stones. The new programming will include computer technology, art programs including painting, weaving and photography, and expanded community exploration outings where adults with disabilities can interact in [ Read More ]

Historical society honors Grant Curator

Having served almost 50 years as curator for the Grant Birthplace, Loretta Fuhrman was honored by the Monroe Township Historic Society. A carry-in community dinner with a special program was the highlight of the evening on Sat. Nov. 2. “And indeed this was all a total surprise to Loretta,” said emcee Tom Wildey. Those who [ Read More ]

Art student solves identity problem

New Richmond Exempted Village School District Supt. Adam Bird kept thinking something was missing when he arrived at work at the district central office on the third floor of the Market Street School. “There was nothing to identify our office to visitors arriving at the front desk,” Bird said about looking at the blank wall [ Read More ]

Batavia students lead the pledge

Batavia Elementary School Word of the Month winners led the Pledge of Allegiance during the Dec. 16 Batavia Local Schools Board of Education meeting. From left are Avery Collier and Mady Trevino; back row, board members Michael J. Enriquez, Mark Ewing, Chris Huser, and Scott Runck.

New Richmond students deliver for Ronald McDonald

Despite having its fundraising Childcare Night canceled to to weather, New Richmond’s G.A.T.E.S (Guiding Academically Talented and Exceptional Students) program was able to deliver 107 ‘n Go Snack Bags to the Ronald McDonald House. “We took our field trip to the Ronald McDonald House on Dec. 18, and due to the generosity of our GATES’ [ Read More ]

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