Republican Tom Niehaus has been re-elected to his 14th District seat in the Ohio State Senate. Niehaus, who was first elected to represent the 14th district in 2004, defeated Democratic challenger Greg Napolitano and Independent candidate Mary Ann Leech.
Jean Schmidt has defeated Victoria Wulsin and David Krikorian in the Second Congressional District race. Schmidt received 141,498 of the 314,319 votes cast in the race to represent the second district, which consists of Clermont, Brown, Adams, and Pike Counties, and parts of Hamilton, Scioto, and Warren counties.
The local school issues on Tuesday’s ballot had mixed results. The Bethel-Tate Local Schools proposed one percent earned income tax failed to muster a majority of votes Nov. 4.
A motor vehicle accident in Stonelick Township left one man dead and another person critically injured last week. Beaver, Ohio resident James Shaw, 44, was killed at 5:55 a.m. Oct. 29 when he failed to stop before crashing into the back of a Rumpke garbage truck that was parked along State Route 276 in Clermont County.
Sue Riggs has been appointed as the new assistant director of the Clermont County Public Library (CCPL). Riggs has worked for the library system for the last 14 years, beginning in 1994 at the Milford Miami Township Branch. Her first position was a part-time youth services specialist.
Republican candidates Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey both defeated their Democratic rivals to win seats on the Clermont County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Proud, the current commission president, was first elected to the board in 1989; he was being challenged for the seat by local businessman Tom Auxier.
The Owensville branch library is inviting teens to join a graphic novel discussion group. The first meeting only attracted a couple of interested parties, but group organizer Natalie Winland is hopeful that the group will catch on as more and more people become aware of it.
Sarah Palin stumped in Clermont County Nov. 2. Held just two days before the nation selected a new president, the political rally for the first-ever female Republican vice-presidential nominee was held at the Clermont County fairgrounds in Owensville Sunday evening.
Just 24 hours before the election polls opened Nov. 4, students at the Merwin and Amelia Elementary Schools participated in mock presidential elections. At Merwin Elementary, students in grades three through five had the opportunity to participate in the nationwide election by casting their votes for president in what is expected to be the largest student vote for a president in history.
Talented students at the Williamsburg Elementary School have taken their artwork global. More than 240 pieces of artwork created by the local students have been selected to be placed on the website Artsonia, one of the world’s largest online art museums for students.