“I am not a survivor, I was just a child that survived.” Those were the words spoken by 68-year old Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner to the Clermont Northeastern High School freshman class Feb. 29. Weiner, who speaks about his childhood experiences in a Nazi labor camp with horror and reverence, shares his story to students about the Holocaust to enlighten, inspire, and most importantly, to educate. At the age of three and a half, he and his mother were seized from their home by the Romanian Island Guard and sent to a forced Nazi labor camp in the Ukraine called Budi.
Citing juror misconduct, Gregory Cohen, the defense attorney of convicted murderer Liz Carroll, filed a motion in court last week requesting that Clermont County Judge Robert Ringland throw out her convictions and grant her a new trial. Judge Ringland denied the request March 6.
Two individuals pictured in a Wal-Mart security image taken at the Eastgate location are wanted for questioning in a missing credit card case. The identities of the individuals are not known, but police believe they may be able to help solve a crime.
The West Clermont Board of Education has joined in the campaign to pass a state constitutional amendment called Getting It Right For Ohio’s Future. The proposed amendment, which will appear on the November ballot if the proper amount of signatures are secured, will establish a high quality education as a fundamental right for Ohio’s children through the implementation of a new state school money law.
It is almost fair time again and the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors is moving forward and re-positioning itself for the future. Guests attending the traditional 158th annual Clermont County Fair, which takes place July 22-28, are going to see a brand new look and experience “a whole new world (the newly adopted motto)” as they stroll through the grounds this year. The biggest change that the general public will see this year is a new fair book, or catalogue. The Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors is currently holding a fair book cover contest.
In a move that may help change Chinese education, the chinese government recently expanded its educational system to include more challenging curriculum. To that end, the People’s Republic of China has chosen a brook written Owensville resident Leo Bradley to help guide the communist nation in creating a better curriculum.
The Clermont County Homeless Shelter has been the center of much scrutiny over the past few years. Two years ago, the shelter was in danger of closing, but remained open after changing hands from the Salvation Army to Clermont County Community Action.
It’s been said, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In Milford, however, life provided roses instead, so the DECA students decided to provide a little aid of their own.
Those with the desire to discover their inner author got that chance with a writer’s symposium called “The Romance of Writing” Feb. 24. Sponsored by the Clermont County Public Library and held at the Union Township Civic Center.
The Bethel village council has unofficially narrowed their choice of engineers for the construction of the new municipal building. After a presentation by McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. at the Feb. 26 meeting, the council made a decision to narrow the field from five to two.