Troop Box Ministries, an organization devoted to providing relief and making the lives of American men and women fighting for our country overseas a little bit easier by sending them care packages from home, held its annual bluegrass and southern gospel music fund-raising concert at the St. Bernadette Church in Amelia March 24.
Milford schools recently announced that the popular neighborhood schools program would remain in place, despite predictions to the contrary after the last levy attempt was struck down by voters.
Milford High School German students greeted their German exchange partners to Ohio with an official welcome reception at the high school March 23. Last summer, the 15 participating Milford students visited their exchange partners in the Jugenddorf-Christophorrusschule in Konigswinter. While there, they lived with the host families in their homes, attended school with them, saw the sights, and gave presentations about American life and culture. The German exchange students, who are all fluent in the English language, arrived March 21 and will return to Germany April 6. In the two and a half weeks that they will be in the United States, the German students will shadow their exchange partners around, attend school, and give four presentations to the Milford student body.
A proposal by Clermont County to create a storm water district to monitor, maintain, update and create storm water infrastructure hit a snag last week when the Batavia Township Board of Trustees adopted a resolution opposing the creation of a “storm water fee” to fund the district.
Miami Township honored four men last week after their quick thinking saved a woman from burning alive in a wrecked car. Sarah Cubbage was pulled from the wreckage of her vehicle only seconds before the entire car was engulfed in flames, but said she didn’t remember anything because she was unconscious the entire time. At the March 20 township meeting, the trustees awarded Cubbage’s rescuers with Lifesaving Awards for their efforts. Honored were Miami Township Police Officer Brian Mehne, Shaun Fausz of Ft. Thomas and Eric and Ryan Hamil of Miami Township.
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.