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Clermont County offices donate to YWCA Food Pantry

The Clermont County administrative and service offices have collected food and donated them to the Batavia YWCA. The eight barrels that were placed in county offices during the week of March 17-21 were completely filled by county workers; a total of eight barrels filled with food were delivered to the YWCA by Clermont Community Services April 11.

Ground broken for homeless shelter

Clermont Community Services held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new James Sauls Homeless Shelter April 14. It took many county agencies, with more of a united grassroots approach to the project, and many community members and leaders to secure the land and the funding needed to make the new homeless shelter now become reality. The new James Sauls Homeless Shelter, which will be built directly behind the old Batavia Township Trustee building/Central Joint Fire Department on Old St. Rt. 32, was leased out to CCS by the Batavia Township trustees in January of this year.

Students pause to honor Matt Maupin

The students at Willowville Elementary School in Union Township paused to honor fallen soldier Matt Maupin with an afternoon assembly April 9. Surrounded by the school’s staff, who were wearing red, white, and blue T-shirts with Maupin commemorative stickers, the elementary students at Willowville were only one of the many student bodies in the West Clermont School District who honored Maupin on April 9, the day that Union Township native Matt Maupin was captured in Iraq in 2004.

Registration beginning for Felicity schools

Parents can register children for kindergarten in the Felicity-Franklin schools Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Elementary Library or 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Elementary School Cafetorium.

Open enrollment available in Felicity-Franklin school district

Do you live in another school district but want your children to attend Felicity-Franklin Schools? Enable your children to attend and excel academically at a school district designated Effective on the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report Card for the last six years.

Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund to benefit from Biggs donation

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.

Clermont Northeastern looks for best way to replace aging school

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 students learn chess

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.

Dorsey in the running to become Ohio’s Homecoming Queen

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.

Amelia student’s project gets care packages to troops

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.

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