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Glen Este students hold philanthropy week

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Glen Este High School Advanced Health Class, the student council and the National Honor Society worked together to hold a philanthropy week from April 4-8, highlighting causes such as multiple sclerosis and organ donation. “It’s just amazing the number of good things the kids here are involved in,” said Principal [ Read More ]

Batavia Twp may have new subdivision

By Kelly Cantwell Editor M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC asked the Batavia Township trustees to change the zoning on a piece of land where the company wants to build a subdivision. The zoning hearing was held during the April 4 trustee meeting. M/I Homes asked to rezone 61 acres from “R-1” Single-Family District to “PD” [ Read More ]

Geocaching competition held at East Fork

By Martha Jacob Sun staff The world’s largest Geocaching Competition Mega was held April 2 at East Fork State Park. Geocaching refers to an increasingly popular recreational activity of hunting for and finding hidden objects by means of GPS coordinates that have been posted on a website or phone app. Participants can download their own [ Read More ]

Milford begins search for new superintendent

By Kelly Cantwell Editor The Milford Board of Education is beginning to search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Robert Farrell, who is retiring Dec. 31, 2016. Gary Knepp, board president, said the board does not want Farrell, who has been superintendent since 2007, to leave, but understands that he is ready to retire. [ Read More ]

College Credit Plus program faces changes

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Schools districts across Ohio are anxiously waiting to see if the proposed changes to the College Credit Plus program will be positive for school districts. The CCP program was new this school year. The program took the place of postsecondary education options that public school districts offered. It requires districts [ Read More ]

New Richmond to hire social workers

By Martha Jacob Sun staff Members of the New Richmond Village Exempted Schools Board of Education plan on taking proactive steps in helping students cope with issues they may experience on a daily basis. Students may deal with issues such as truancy, social withdrawal, overaggressive behaviors, rebelliousness and the effects of special physical, emotional or [ Read More ]

New Richmond approves evaluation changes

By Martha Jacob Sun staff During the Feb. 16 New Richmond Exempted Village Board of Education meeting, board members discussed how the standards-based teacher evaluations are operated in the schools and approved some policy changes for the evaluations which conform to the Ohio Board of Education rules and align with the ‘Standards for the Teaching [ Read More ]

Driver charged with DUI

By Kelly Cantwell Editor A Cincinnati man was charged with a DUI, among other accompanying charges, after causing a crash on March 30. Matthew Theuring, 27, was entering southbound Interstate 275 from state Route 28 when he drove off the left side of the ramp and struck a sign. Theuring then overcorrected and struck a [ Read More ]

Winery to launch new wine

By Wayne Gates Managing Editor The Meranda-Nixon Winery in Ripley is preparing to launch a new Sparkling Catawba wine. The new flavor will be one of 15 that are available at the family-run winery. “We want to produce our new Sparkling Catawba just like it was done in this area back in the 1830s,” said [ Read More ]

Historic library to hold vintage book fundraiser

Brian Behrman Sun intern The oldest walk-in library in Clermont County is holding a vintage book sale to help preserve its history. The Milford Public Library will put all proceeds from the sale towards digitally cataloging and preserving the founding documents and the board meeting minutes since the library was founded on Oct. 8, 1900. [ Read More ]


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