The stigma long associated with mental illness is being altered in Clermont County as the result of one woman’s determination and the support of the mental health community. Taressa Ingle is more than willing to share her story of learning to cope with her mental illness. She works part time with the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board.
melia Mayor Leroy Ellington has scheduled two Town Hall Meetings to present information to citizens regarding the upcoming election. The meetings will be held at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 28, at Amelia Elementary School. Ellington made the announcement during the Monday, April 6, village council meeting.
On March 13, 11 St. Louis School seventh and eighth grade students participated at the Ohio Academy of Science Southwest District Science Day held at the University of Cincinnati. The students received a record number of awards for their efforts. Students who received a superior rating can compete at the State Science Fair to be held in Columbus during May.
Eleven people from the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Adult Services Program in Clermont County recently displayed their photography skills during the annual photo contest. Meg Kasarcik, MRDD program manager, is the organizer of the event each year.
Williamsburg Village Administrator Patti Bates gave council members an update on the progress of a property located 322 Broadway Street at the council meeting on Thursday, March 26. The house was damaged by fire shortly after the owners declared bankruptcy.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced a strategic community-wide response to the economic crisis. The foundation has committed a minimum of $1 million, gathered other funders to commit to $800,000, and invites individual donors to join in the “Weather the Economic Storm Fund.” Funds will be used to address two distinct facets of the economic crisis: security and stability for families and support and stability for non-profits.
During the public input portion of the Amelia Village Council meeting on Monday, March 16 a complaint about a delay in obtaining public records was voiced by Amelia resident John Toren. Toren stated that he had requested public records six weeks prior about the debt owed to Rumpke because of a contract with the village and had not received an answer.
The Amelia Police Department and Amelia businesses brought The Officer Phil Program to students at Amelia Elementary on Monday, March 30. The safety program has been presented to students for nine years and features Officer Phil, portrayed by Tom Rozoff, of Milford.
The Clermont County March for Babies, in association with the March of Dimes, is a fund-raiser scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at Miami Meadows Park, in Milford. The walk includes a three-mile route with rest stops and will offer walkers food, water and entertainment. This is the first year for the walk to take place in Milford and more volunteers are needed.
When the Clermont Northeastern Board of Education met Thursday, March 19, it recognized a CNE student and a CNE office worker during their moments of excellence. Christopher Yaggi was congratulated for his participation in the MS Scripps Howard Spelling Bee. He represented the district at the National Spelling Bee held in Cincinnati. Yaggi finished 14th in the region.