Bryan Hawkins has been appointed to the Milford city council. Filling the spot left vacant by the ascension of Kim McBeath to the mayoral post after the surprise resignation of Lou Bishop in December, Hawkins was sworn in Jan. 16.
The student engineering team from Felicity-Franklin Middle School captured fourth place in the 2007 National Engineer’s Week Future City Competition Ohio Region. The competition, which was held in Columbus Jan. 20, attracted more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 regions nationwide this year. The six-student contingent representing Felicity-Franklin/Ohio region was only one of 47 Ohio middle school teams that conceptualized, designed, engineered, and built a utopian city of the future.
The Bethel Village Council heard the second and third presentations concerning the proposed construction of a new municipal building.
Michael Pierson received an unusual package just before Christmas. The Vietnam veteran was contacted out of the blue by a couple claiming to have found his missing dog tag while on a trip to Vietnam.
Voters in Pierce Township will have a chance to either support or defeat a 2.9 mill police levy that has been approved by the trustees for inclusion in the May 8 special election.
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.