The parents of Hill Intermediate School students in Bethel will no longer be out the expense of purchasing cumbersome and lengthy encyclopedias. The students are benefiting from a virtual online library called the Information Network For Ohio Schools (INFOhio), an innovative website targeted at connecting educational resources with the growing power of information technology. Started in 1993, INFOhio, which is available to all Ohio students in kindergarten through high school, offers a menu of many databases and online services that will assist students, along with teachers and parents, with research and personal information needs.
Clermont Northeastern Director of Curriculum and Personnel Robert Humble has been recognized as the outstanding administrator in support of foreign languages by the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Humble is in his fifth year at CNE and was nominated for the award by CNE French teacher Sarah Shackleford.
The Clermont Northeastern School District is gearing up for its second annual Block Party. The Block Party, which high school assistant principal Heather Powell said was a huge success last year, will take place from 6-8 p.m April 25 in the pavilion/pond area between the CNE high school and the middle school.
It’s a yard sale to tame the inner bargain hunter in all of us. On May 18-20, a yard sale of spectacular proportions will begin on one side of the United States and span the continent, with a portion of the sale rolling through Clermont County.
More than 200 children participated in the Easter egg hunt at Sycamore Park in Batavia March 31. Sponsored by the Clermont County Park District and the Batavia Rotary Club, the annual Easter egg hunt has become a local tradition. Two thousand eggs were dropped in six different age groups 10 and under for the kids to scramble around for.
As part of a language arts class project, eighth-grade students at the Amelia Junior High School have just completed construction on a thought-provoking African-American themed quilt. The eight by eleven foot quilt has close to 70 individual panels that commemorate a significant African-American event or milestone in U.S. history.
Out of 12,000 statewide entries, seven local students have been selected into this year’s Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. The art students receiving the honor this year are McNicholas High School seniors Erin Overmann and Patricia Brinck, Milford High School seniors Rachael Robinson and Erin Jackson, Milford High School juniors Paul Slupski and Krystal Reynolds, and Amelia High School senior Jessica Thomas.
A lamp lit too near to clothing is blamed for a fire in an apartment complex located in Batavia. According to a press release from the Central Joint Fire and EMS, more than $85,000 in damage is estimated at the apartment complex, which is located at 700 University Lane.
The Union Township board of trustees has cleared the path for the Clermont County Public Library to advance work on a new central office location. The newest branch of the library will not only house the library’s new administrative offices, but also a new Union Township library branch, which would replace the current location.
The Clermont County Master Gardener Association has announced that county residents Caroline Flower and Jan Doherty have been selected as the volunteers of the year. Master Gardeners are a group of volunteer educators and garden enthusiasts who have completed course work and extensive volunteer hours, usually 50 hours, as mandated by the Cooperative Extension for the state, county, or province where they live.