The 2008 Clermont 20/20 Salute to Leaders banquet drew about 400 guests March 13 to celebrate some of the county’s brightest citizens. The long-running awards banquet, which recognizes citizens who have proven themselves to be leaders in the community, honored a number of groups and individuals for excellence in areas such as human services, safety and justice, and education.
The Clermont County Easter Bunny welcomed more than 150 delighted children to the annual egg hunt held at Sycamore Park in Batavia March 15. The Easter egg hunt, which has become an annual local tradition, is co-sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club and the Clermont County Park District.
The Olive Branch Cemetery was vandalized last week. Sixteen of the grave markers were knocked over and suffered considerable damage, and one head stone was cracked into several pieces. A resident of Stonelick Township stopped by the cemetery and noticed the damage at 1:30 p.m. March 14.
Pi, that illustrious, irrational, and infinite mathematical constant, was celebrated at the Williamsburg local school district March 14. Pi Day, as it has come to be known, has become a national math holiday and the Williamsburg middle and high school students have been participating in the event for the last eight years. One class of Williamsburg math achievement students, who celebrated Pi during the whole week with activities concentrating on circles and their formulas, were challenged by Kellerman to open up a business, sell Pi T-shirts, and give some of the proceeds to the leukemia/lymphoma society – but with a sweet twist.
TATA Consultancy Services, one of the premiere information technology, business solutions, outsourcing, and consulting companies in the world, celebrated the grand opening of its brand new North American Delivery Center in Milford March 17. Attended by many local and state officials, and presided over by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, the grand opening celebration included an official ribbon-cutting, opening and closing addresses, a lamp-lighting ceremony, and a facility tour.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office has begun an investigation into the death of a Tate Township woman.
Extraordinarily prepared for all emergency snow events, the Clermont County Engineer’s Office was able to stay on top of the the foot of snow that fell on the county last weekend. “We got hit pretty hard, but we had a plan, we stuck to that plan, and we executed that plan very well,” said county engineer operations deputy Rob Alfieri.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office announced this week an arrest in a case involving stolen goods. Larry Strong and two juveniles were indicted on charges involving stolen equipment in several counties.
The defeat of West Clermont’s Issue #7 last week has not deterred the West Clermont Board of Education from beginning to explore other available funding options. The board will be considering how best to proceed with securing the replacement of that needed lost revenue in the coming weeks.
Members of the West Clermont Education Association (WCEA) have reached a contractual settlement with the West Clermont Board of Education. The Board of Education unanimously approved the contract agreement with the WCEA based upon the recommendation of superintendent Gary Brooks at the board’s regular meeting March 10.