Governor Ted Strickland was in Cincinnati last week and announced that Hamilton and Clermont counties will receive $20 million in stimulus money for the Eastern Corridor project. According to Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, the money will be used for a preliminary engineering and environmental study for a multi-modal program of improvement.
The Clermont Family YMCA located in Batavia is completing its annual fund-raiser and the state of the economy is affecting donations. According to Erin Wood, membership director, many area businesses that have given in the past are unable to help this year. Their goal of $44,200 is more than $15,000 short of being reached and some of the family-focused services may see cuts in the coming months.
The U.S. Census Bureau has set up operations in Clermont County and local workers have begun the first step toward getting an accurate count for the 2010 census. Nationwide, more than 140,000 census workers will participate in the address canvassing operation, assuring that every housing unit receives a census questionnaire in March 2010.
It has been nine years in preparation, but Clermont County and other western Ohio counties on the route are very close to having signs erected and information published pertaining to the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail.
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.