The Spirit of America Bank in Milford donated $71,000 to local community support groups last week as part of its annual community reinvestment plan. A full participant in the Community Reinvestment Act, Spirit of America annually donates a portion of its profits to various groups in the area which seek to reinvest money into struggling neighborhoods in need of a boost.
Some Milford school district residents have banded together to create a new organization dedicated to providing suggestions to the school board concerning a range of issues in the district.
Mt. Orab resident Neil Leist has been appointed the new superintendent of the Clermont Northeastern School District. Leist will begin the new position this Fall when current superintendent Ralph Shell retires at the end of the current school year. Leist has been the principal of the CNE Elementary for the past four years.
Clermont County’s chief building official Ray Sebastian was recently honored with the Victor C. Jones Award, presented by the Ohio Building Officials Association for innovation in the field of code enforcement. The award, given by the state to one person each year, is the first given to someone in Clermont County.
The New Richmond Police Department is currently investigating the counterfeit circulation of three $50 bills within the village. On March 15, three counterfeit $50 bills were passed at the Family Dollar Store, the River Towne IGA, and the Speedway gas station/convenient store.
To most, keeping out of the gutter could be considered a good thing, and to that end, Tony Iannelli is finding rewards in keeping things out of the gutter. Iannelli, owner of Gutter Covers International, has enjoyed seeing his business flourish from a small second-hand shop into a thriving international operation that is leaving the competition behind.
Any good fisherman knows that to catch fish you’ve got to have the right equipment. Good bait and even better lures are necessary to coax the big fish into biting, hopefully adding a bit of truth to the fish story at the end of the day. But finding that perfect lure can be tricky. Luckily, Batavia resident Jim Noll knows a good turn when he sees it. Lures By Jim, a backyard wood shop hobby, has made a splash with a number of fishermen who are picky about what they cast about when in search of a trophy fish.
Clermont County will have the chance to participate in an innovative new approach to job development, thanks to a state grant for workforce development. Tim McCartney, Director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, said that Clermont County’s participation in a regional workforce group will give it a slot in the program, which will begin soon with the help of a $645,000 grant.
The Pierce Township Trustees have voted unanimously to create a greenspace committee. The committee, which was established through a vote at the trustees’ regular meeting March 13, will consist of five township residents appointed by the trustees.
Identity thieves should think twice before striking in Clermont County. Identity theft, which is rapidly becoming a common type of fraud, occurs when a person uses someone else’s personal information to obtain credit or avoid criminal liability.