With the passage of the state budget Friday, July 17, the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services stands to lose an additional $2.4 million in funding. At a time when more families than ever are in need of the services they provide, the agency is finding it more difficult to meet those needs.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 12 to consider placing a bond issue on the November ballot. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m in the high school library.
A Milford Junior High School teacher, Steve Heck, has been selected as one of 1,000 teachers nationwide for the “Teachers in Space” program. He is a science teacher and retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant-colonel. Heck was selected as one of the first seven teachers in the “Pathfinder” program.
The Bethel-Tate School board held a discussion about asking voters to approve a possible tax levy during their regular board meeting on Wednesday, July 22. “We need to let the public know that the situation is critical,” said superintendent James Smith.
The Ohio River Foundation recently held its annual Great Ohio River Paddle event. Approximately 130 participants gathered in Neville Saturday, July 18 and headed down river in groups. Each group had a guide who was able to share knowledge of the ecology and history of the river.
The Clermont County Fair kicked off Sunday, July 26 with a parade, selection of fair royalty and a free preview day for county residents. According to fair board president Bill Scharber there are record numbers of people visiting the fairgrounds in Owensville.
Union Township officials have been seeking cost saving measures for the police and fire departments budgets since a safety services levy failed to pass in February 2009. After a number of work sessions with department heads, Township Administrator David Duckworth presented his final recommendations for a levy to the board Wednesday, July 15.
On June 22 the Clermont Northeastern Board of Education launched an internal investigation into a sexual harassment charge against high school principal Frank Chapin.
When her son committed suicide in May 2008, Elizabeth Shofstall was devastated. She turned to the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for help in dealing with her loss.
Since 1998, more than 215 abused, neglected and dependent children in Clermont County have had a non-profit agency working to help improve their lives. Through the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children program, hundreds of Clermont County children have had someone speak up for them in the court system.