Amelia High School senior Heather Pendergrass never wants to see another student become a drunk driving statistic. Therefore, as part of Heather’s West Clermont Senior Exit Action Project, she studied and researched drunk driving fatalities, wrote a research paper on the topic, prepared and presented power-point presentations to different groups, and set up a display of crosses in front of the Amelia High School in memory of those young people killed in alcohol related crashes.
Doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, firefighters, businessmen, journalists, even the President of the United States. These were but a few of the costumes worn by students at the Marr Cook Elementary during the Goshen school’s career week held April 28-May 2. All week the students learned about different career choices and were taught character education lessons; the career week culminated with what the school called vehicle day. Burns said that the vehicle day was designed to give the students hands-on experience with professional vehicles because it shows kids that sometimes vehicles are pertinent to someone’s profession or career.
Congresswoman Jean Schmidt visited the Clermont Northeastern School District April 28. Speaking before the student body of the CNE High School, the congresswoman gave a brief history lesson on the challenges that women and the underprivileged face on a daily basis.
The sights, sounds, and smells of a bygone era were seen, heard, and experienced by the thousands of people who attended the 16th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous last weekend. Held at the Williamsburg Community Park April 25-27, the rendezvous, one of Clermont County’s most unique outdoor festivals, is an annual celebration of more than 200 years of our local history.
To keep Clermont County beautiful and litter-free, 656 volunteers participated in the 10th annual Clean and Green event held April 23. The Clean and Green program, an annual clean-up initiative sponsored by Clermont 20/20, is designed to improve the quality of life for all Clermont County residents, a primary mission of the Clermont 20/20 organization.
The Union Township Kiwanis Club has awarded a brand new car to Amelia High School student Daniel Santoro. As part of Operation Zero, which is a safe driving awareness initiative designed to eliminate the traffic deaths of our county’s youth, the Kiwanis Club presented the car to the fortunate high school senior in the awards ceremony held at Amelia High School April 23.
Goshen Township resident Artie D. Vineyard has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Vineyard, 22, was served with a search warrant at 8:30 a.m. April 24 at his residence in the 400 block of Country Lake Circle by Goshen Police Corporal Ron Robinson after allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover police informant on four separate occasions since February.
The morning before the prom, students at the Bethel-Tate High School assembled to watch a drunk driving mock automobile crash and its tragic aftermath. The OSHP sponsors mock crashes to promote smart choices.
The inspiring life of Clermont County fallen soldier Matt Maupin was celebrated last weekend. Holding lit candles and waving American flags, hundreds of respectful, tearful mourners lined Maupin’s motorcade route from the Lunken Airport to the Union Township Civic Center on Saturday; the 20-hour visitation that followed was a chance for the estimated 6,000 well-wishers to pay their final respects to the soldier who had been missing in Iraq for almost four years before being found last month.
The Child Focus Head Start program at the Marr Cook Elementary School in Goshen has received a three-star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Child Care and Development. The three-star rating that Marr Cook has achieved, which is the highest excellence award attainable, marks the first time for such a rating that any early child care center in Clermont County has received, something that makes all involved parties very proud.