The Eastgate Bigg’s will donate 5 percent of it’s total sales on Friday, April 11 to the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund. Bigg’s, located at 4450 Eastgate Boulevard, is donating a percentage of Friday’s proceeds as a way to honor the courage and heroism of Army Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin, said Bigg’s Director of Marketing and Advertising for Brandi Smith.
The Clermont Northeastern School District is determining how best to proceed with replacing one of it’s oldest schools. A citizen’s advisory committee was formed 16 months ago after the district received the state’s assessment on the school facilities, which was not favorable.
Batavia Elementary School offers an After School Program for students in grades 1-4. The more than 21 hour-long classes, which are offered twice a year, meet once a week for five weeks. The program is completely volunteer-based.
Clermont Northeastern High School senior Kelly Dorsey is in the running to become Ohio’s Homecoming Queen. Dorsey, 18, was invited, qualified, and recently selected as a finalist to compete in the annual state Homecoming Queen contest after taking home the honor (and the crown) at Clermont Northeastern High School last fall.
Cameron Williams is a young girl that just wanted to help out and do something for our local troops. She loves to design art, so the 9-year-old Amelia student was inspired to start making handmade jewelry to hopefully raise enough money to send care packages to military men and women fighting in world conflicts overseas.
Where the Grassy Run Fork runs off into the East Fork of the Little Miami River, county history was made when frontiersman Simon Kenton and the powerful Shawnee Tecumseh skirmished over stolen horses and faced one another in April of 1792.
The New Richmond High School Troubadours choir competed and took some top honors at the Heritage Festival held in Chicago last month. Under the direction of choir director Doug Heflin, the Troubadours performed March 15 at the Northside College Preparatory High School on the north side of Chicago.
McCormick Elementary School in Miami Township has advanced forward in the running to become a member of the Ohio School’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators recognizes 10 elementary and middle schools as Hall of Fame schools.
Stonelick Township resident John Stroop has been charged with driving under the influence for the 13th time. Stroop, 60, was pulled over in a 1996 pickup truck and arrested by a Clermont County deputy sheriff in Stonelick Township April 5.
A 24-hour visitation for fallen soldier Matt Maupin will be held at the Union Township Civic Center April 26 and his funeral will take place at the Great American BallPark the following day. The remains of the Union Township native, which are still being examined by Army officials in Maryland to determine when and how he was killed, were found in Iraq March 20 after many tips and a meticulous search.