Four Clermont County high schools competed in the American Mock Trial Association’s annual competition held in county courtrooms Feb. 1. The high schools representing Clermont County included New Richmond, Batavia, Glen Este, and Clermont Northeastern. Ohio’s largest academic competition, the mock trials are designed to allow students to play the dual roles of attorneys and witnesses and to also be prepared to argue both sides of a case.
By Rodney Beckith As time goes by, many of the scenes we’ve come to rely on and take comfort in have slowly begun to fade away. As small town America gives way to a faster way of life, little can be seen of the way things used to be, and the icons that represent the [ Read More ]
U.C. Clermont College is inviting the community to sample the arts by hosting a Fine Arts Sampler Weekend Feb. 9. Sponsored by Macy’s, there will be seven family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 on the college’s Batavia campus.
Approximately $250,000 worth of the painkiller Oxycontin was stolen at gunpoint from the Berry Pharmacy in New Richmond Jan. 27. The New Richmond Police Department, upon receiving the 911 call at 1:33 p.m. Sunday afternoon reporting the armed robbery, responded and arrived at the scene within minutes, said New Richmond police chief David Willoughby.
With failed mortgages and shifty lending practices making the national news, the Bethel Village Council is exploring some ideas that could help the village weather at least one aspect of the foreclosure storm. Village solicitor George Leicht recently proposed that the council plan ahead for the possibility of mortgage companies in essence abandoning their properties in the village.
Students in the ecological and cultural diversity class at the Felicity-Franklin High School are currently trying to raise money to fund a trip to Costa Rica this summer.
No harm was intended by a Williamsburg kindergarten teacher who sent students home with prescription pill bottles filled with M&M’s after holding a class career day at the elementary school.
The race for Ohio’s Second Congressional District in the Republican primary narrowed from four to three candidates recently with Phil Heimlich’s withdrawal from the race. Currently, two candidates, Nathan Bailey and Tom Brinkman, are challenging incumbent Jean Schmidt for the seat.
A federal lawsuit against former Pierce Township Trustee Curt Carl Hartman, alleging that he destroyed public records by deleting them from a laptop computer owned by the township, has been filed by the board of trustees. According to the lawsuit, Hartman, a lawyer by profession, utilized the laptop computer while in office to correspond electronically with other township officials and to create records of the minutes of trustee meetings.
Mercy Hospital Clermont and Mercy Hospital Anderson will host the ’2008 Spirit of Women Day of Dance for Health’ at the Eastgate Mall Feb. 23. Mercy Hospitals Clermont and Anderson are two of the health care providers in more than 60 cities nationwide to host the annual ‘Day of Dance’ on Feb. 23.