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Gifted students have opportunity to learn online

A new virtual learning program in Clermont County schools makes it cool to be smart. More than 200 gifted students from Felicity-Franklin, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg schools are being challenged and receiving more individual attention because of a program implemented by the Clermont County Educational Service Center and a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

New Richmond to hold special election in February

Voters in New Richmond will get an opportunity in February to support their fire department and emergency medical personnel when an additional two mill levy appears on the ballot during a special election scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.

Bethel-Tate school board approves staffing cuts

After an executive session of the Bethel-Tate School Board on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the board approved a 2009-2010 staffing plan which includes a reduction of 10 certified, four classified and two administrator positions. Certified positions include teachers, classified positions include aides, custodians, bus drivers and secretaries.

Proud sworn in for sixth term

In a special swearing-in ceremony Friday, Dec. 19, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud took the oath of office. He was reelected to the commissioner seat in the November election. Proud welcomed everyone to the ceremony and introduced State representative and Marine Corps Colonel Danny Bubp.

Agencies have plenty to share

The economic slump that has the country in it’s grip hasn’t damaged the holiday spirit or affected local agencies that distribute food, gifts and toys to those in need. The demand may have increased but the supply has also increased to meet the needs.

Hill students present program for grandparents

Grandparents in the Bethel Tate School District were treated to a special show featuring Hill Intermediate third, fourth and fifth grade students Friday, Dec. 12. The students, under the direction of Connie Crissman and Marcie Patrick, presented “The Sounds of Children.”

Literacy Council raises funds to continue training

An auction fund-raiser was held to benefit the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Live Oaks Vocational School, in Milford. The Literacy Council is a not-for-profit volunteer agency which provides one-on-one reading, writing and spelling education skills to adults in Clermont and Brown counties. Most of the adults who are tutored have lived with reading challenges all of their lives.

Accident claims one in Goshen Township

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The crash happened on Woodville Pike, near Rollaway Drive, in Goshen Township.

Christmas arrives early at Clermont Northeastern

Christmas came a little early for senior citizens in the Clermont Northeastern School District Wednesday, Dec . 10, as Citizens Bank of Higginsport sponsored and Clermont Northeastern School District hosted their annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon. The schools have been playing host to the event for more than 30 years, according to Wayne Johnson, director of special education and principal of the Early Childhood Education Center.

Bethel skate park waiting on the weather

Bethel’s new skateboard park is in the works but there is no official ground breaking ceremony scheduled yet. Burke Trust Committee Chair Donna Gunn reported that attempts to get the members of the Burke Trust Commission to attend the council meeting were refused because the commission meetings are private meetings and they didn’t feel that they needed to come to a public meeting.

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