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Disabilities board is going to the voters

The Clermont County Developmental Disabilities board is asking voters to approve a .9 mill replacement levy when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 4. According to Sharon Woodrow, superintendent of CCDD, the levy was first passed in 1982.

Clermont 20/20 holds 17th annual Salute to Leaders

More than 450 people were present for the Clermont 20/20 Inc., 17th annual Salute to Leaders Thursday, Feb. 25. Cyndy Wright received the William H. Over Leadership Award, in part for her work with the Clermont County League of Women Voters. The Over Leadership Award is presented to an individual or organization that has made an impact through their leadership in improving the quality of life in Clermont County.

Clermont’s Judge Shriver is the new leader of a state judicial organization

Clermont County Municipal Court Judge James A. Shriver is the new president of the Ohio Association of Municipal and County Judges. Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Maureen O’Connor today (February 3, 2010) administered the oath of office to Judge Shriver during the association’s annual three day winter meeting in Dublin, Ohio.

Forum on Aging helps those who help older adults

Nationally-recognized experts in the field of aging, including author, professor and Gerontological Society of America President Lisa Gwyther, will speak at the 24th annual Forum on Aging from 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. March 2-3 at Sharonville Convention Center. Gwyther is co-author of The Alzheimer’s Action Plan, a book where families can turn for authoritative advice and answers to their questions.

More Clermont citizens are riding the CTC buses

More people are riding the bus to work, shop, and attend medical appointments. “Between 2008 and 2009 our ridership increased by over 33,000,” said Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle. “Since we took our first Dial-a-Ride bus and converted it into a fixed route bus, ridership is four times what it was in August 2008.” In 2009, CTC ordered five new busses to meet the growing demand for service; four are hybrid busses designed to improve fuel economy by 40 percent.

Milford Kmart store to shut its doors for the last time in May

The Kmart store located on State Route 28 in Milford will be permanently closed on May 31, 2010 according to a letter sent from Kmart Corporation to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Feb. 3. Margie Lynch, divisional vice president for Kmart said that the expected date of the first separation was expected April 6.

Glen Este students ‘Act Out Health’

Students in Joan Stearns health classes at West Clermont Institute of Performing Arts became Thespians and playwrights during the week of Feb. 22 to share some of the information they’ve learned in health class. The students put together a program of skits and music to teach younger students about health issues which they face every day.

Local playwright heads up P.L.O.T.T. performers

From the age of 12 Debbie Lawhorn, of Milford, has been writing. She has had poems published in two books in the Library of Congress and has written numerous short stories and has several unfinished novels. In 2007 she attended an on-stage play performance featuring her daughter as an actress and said she was hooked.

National Weather Service fields questions

As March approaches following the snowiest February on record, fears of the Ohio River reaching flood stage are beginning to surface. Beth Nevel of the Ohio Emergency Management Association has been working with the National Weather Service to find good information about the possibility of flooding for the area.

Matching grants are available for Batavia businesses

The Village Association of Batavia has announced that it is offering three matching restoration grants up to $1,000 each. The grants must be used for restoration of the exterior facade of commercial properties within the village. To receive the grants, commercial property owners must provide a one-to-one match.


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