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.
During the West Clermont Board of Education meeting March 23, the board announced $5 million in cuts that will be implemented July 1 if the May 5 substitute levy fails to pass. The board will need to cut $5 million prior to the start of the 2010-2011 school year for a general fund reduction of 14 percent.
The US Marine Corps Eastgate Recruiting Substation held a ‘family night’ at the Clermont County Fairgrounds March 20 for the families of about two dozen young men and women entering the US Marine Corps.
Cincinnati Bengals legend Anthony Munoz will be the featured speaker at the 58th Annual Clermont County Township Association banquet to be held Thursday, April 16 at Grant Career Center, in Bethel. The event begins with a social time 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. with the program following. Munoz is a Cincinnati sports icon with a record of excellence in professional football.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued unemployment figures for Ohio for the month of February and the current rate of unemployment is 9.4 percent, up from 8.8 percent in January. According to the data, Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased by 7,600 over the month from 5,208,000 in January to 5,200,400 in February. The percentage of Clermont County unemployed workers is now at 9.7 percent.
On Saturday, April 11, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, in Batavia, will open its doors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and invite young women to visit its first free prom dress shop. Organizers have been accepting prom dress donations since February and have more than 100 dresses ready to give away.