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Proud, Humphrey win seats

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.

Graphic novel discussion group meets at Owensville Library

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.

Palin holds campaign rally at county fairgrounds

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.

Students cast ballots in mock election

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.

Student artwork to be displayed online

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.

Conrad challenging incumbent clerk of courts Wiedenbein

Incumbent Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Barbara Wiedenbein is facing an election challenge from Gregg Conrad in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election. Wiedenbein is a past member of the Clermont County Library Board, on which she served for seven years.

Schmidt has two challengers for Second District seat

Democrat Victoria Wulsin and independent candidate David Krikorian are challenging Republican incumbent Jean Schmidt for the 2nd district congressional seat. Congresswoman Schmidt, who was first elected to the open seat in August 2005, said that she is proud and humbled to represent the people of the second congressional district.

Auxier challenging Bob Proud for seat

Bob Proud, a five-term Clermont County Commissioner, is being challenged by local businessman Tom Auxier. Proud is a Republican and is currently the president of the Board of Commissioners.

High school coach indicted for rape

Basketball coach Randall Ralston has been indicted for one count of rape and 13 counts of unlawful sexual conduct for allegedly having sex with three teenage girls, two of which were members of his summer league basketball team. Ralston, a 39-year-old Anderson Township resident, was indicted by a Clermont County grand jury last week. If found guilty, the coach could be sent to prison for the next 75 years.

Two challenge Niehaus for Ohio Senate seat

Democrat Greg Napolitano and Independent Mary Ann Leech are challenging incumbent Tom Niehaus for the 14th District seat in the Ohio State Senate. Niehaus, who was first elected to represent the 14th district in 2004, is finishing up his first four-year term in the state senate. He is seeking re-election because he wants to continue working and speaking up for the residents of the 14th senate district.

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