The Child Focus, Inc. Head Start program has received commendations as a high quality program. Last week, a group of reviewers from the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, and California made that determination after seeing the Head Start program in action.
A program called the Ohio Benefit Bank is working to make sure that families can be certain of receiving their due tax refund in full and on time. The Benefit Bank, which recently opened a branch in Felicity, is currently providing free tax filing services to income eligible families. That, said Jane Beattie, who operates the new Felicity Benefit Bank, is important for local families.
Nutrition specialists with Milford schools are hoping to promote their healthier cafeteria fare with a little fun. A nutrition fair will be held on March 5 at Seipelt Elementary School from 6:30 – 8 p.m., and will be designed around promoting a healthy lifestyle while having a little fun.
To spread the message of traffic safety, members of the Felicity-Franklin School District teaching staff and the Ohio State Highway Patrol played a friendly yet competitive game of basketball in the Felicity High School gym Feb. 13.
The Amelia Middle School held a senior citizen’s fair Feb. 19. Attended by approximately 100 people, the senior fair was a way to show appreciation and to engender solidarity and goodwill between the West Clermont School District and the many seniors that live in the West Clermont community.
Due to a shortage of qualified families to house them, children in the county separated from their families by the Department of Job and Family Services are increasingly being moved to other Ohio counties to receive foster care. About two thirds of the children removed from their homes for whatever reason are unable to be kept locally, because there are not enough foster families available locally to deal with the demand.
Miami Township motorists shouldn’t be surprised if they notice emergency vehicles catching lots of green lights in the near future. You can’t call it luck though. A new technology being purchased by the township will allow ambulance or fire engine drivers to always have a green light when an emergency is called.
The criminal charge against Amy Baker has been dismissed. In a Mason County courtroom Feb. 14, Kentucky Judge Lewis Nicholls dismissed Baker’s charge of tampering with evidence for her role in the murder cover-up of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel.
The United States Marine Corps held a family night at the Glen Este High School Feb. 15. Held for the families of those students enrolled in the Marine Corps delayed entry program, the family night is a way for the parents and the students to meet the recruiters, mingle, ask questions, and become involved in the future of the young men and women who have volunteered for military service.
More than 300 people attended the Fine Arts Sampler weekend that was held at U.C. Clermont College Feb. 9. Sponsored by Macy’s, the Fine Arts Sampler Weekend is greater Cincinnati’s largest free arts festival; this is the seventh year that U.C. Clermont has participated in the event.