Aspiring musicians are receiving training with the opportunity to learn more about the art of guitar playing through the offering of music theory classes. The class group, which meets at the Owensville branch library every Wednesday night, began 10 months ago with the intention of studying music theory, said volunteer group instructor and library cataloguing and reference services director Aaron Smith.
Drawing upon only a minimal 13 years of life experience, eighth grade Glen Este Middle School student Matt Chalmers has found a creative outlet in writing poetry. Chalmers’ prodigious talent was discovered by Middle School Guidance Counselor Heather Snyder and G.E. Gifted Education specialist Scarlet Meyer.
Monte Hager has been named the new Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at Clermont College. In this new position, which was left vacant by the December retirement of Robert “Mick” McLaughlin, Hager faces a challenging and diverse mixture of responsibilities.
The Owensville Police Department has received an $800 grant from Dualite. According to Police Chief Paul Sturgill, Dualite president Frank Schube donates a generous grant to the village police department every year.
It is the stuff of childhood and after school specials legend – bullies stealing milk money. Bullying has been targeted recently by educators as a major threat to students performing well in school, and Amelia Middle School recently kicked off an effort to do something about it.
Louis Ethridge, formerly of the Clermont County Department of Community Planning and Development, recently began work as the director of Goshen Township’s Department of Community and Economic Development. Ethridge said that the task before him was to manage an explosive growth potential that has already began to attract homes to the rural township.
Progress in the creation of a limestone mine in Jackson Township is proceeding, with work already begun on the main shaft into what will be the mine’s first excavation chamber.
A Cincinnati woman was killed in a two car crash on state Route 28 Sunday Jan. 14. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mary Jane Lukingbeal, 76, was killed just after 7:30 p.m. when the 1992 Buick Park Avenue vehicle she was riding in with her husband, Mark, was struck in the side by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.
Is there ever an appropriate time to demolish a building that is an historic site? The village of New Richmond is grappling with an answer to this question after a motion was made (and seconded) in council chambers Jan. 9 to tear down the Water Works and Electric Station on Washington Street. Mindful of the historic significance of the building, vice-mayor Ramona Carr seconded the motion to tear down the building but immediately stated that input/opinion from the community should be solicited before any further action is taken.
Every new year signals the arrival of that familiar and pervasive part of American culture known as Girl Scout cookies. For more than 80 years, the Girl Scout Organization, with help from family, community organizations, and friends, have been selling the delicious cookies door-to-door. All of the proceeds from the cookie sales stay in the Girl Scouts – Cincinnati Great Rivers Council, and are split between direct troop revenues and council proceeds which help deliver Girl Scouting to the nearly 23,000 girls throughout the communities in Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.