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West Clermont students to participate in model program

To capture the energy of the West Clermont School District gifted students, both high schools will be participating in a pilot program concerning energy next year. A unique partnership between the Ohio Energy Project, Duke Energy, and the Ohio Department of Development, West Clermont was recently selected to be the first school district in the nation to participate in the new energy program.

Destination CycleSafe held to promote motorcycle safety

An estimated 400 people attended the Destination CycleSafe event held at the Midland Company in Amelia May 18. Sponsored by the Clermont County General Health District and Safe Communities, the event was held this month, which is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, to increase the safety of riders and to raise awareness of motorcycle safety.

Newtonsville man charged with reckless homicide

A drug deal gone terribly wrong may have led to the death of a man in Milford. The body of Judson Dalton, 56, was found dead near the Robbie Ridge Apartments in Milford in the early morning hours of May 16.

Batavia village association sponsoring an open house

The Village Association of Batavia is sponsoring an Open House in the village June 1. The Open House, which will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1 is a chance for residential and business owners to show the public their properties that are available for sale or for rent.

McCormick Elementary entered into Hall of Fame

McCormick Elementary School has become a member of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrator’s (OAESA) 2008 Hall of Fame. Nominated for Hall of Fame recognition by a member of the community, the elementary school received a site visit by the association last month; school officials were then notified that they had been selected for the Hall of Fame on April 30.

Winning lottery ticket purchased in Amelia

Someone in Amelia may be worth $196 million. But who is that lucky person who bought the winning Mega Millions ticket at the Main Street Wine and Spirits store in the Amelia village? That is the question on the minds of state lottery officials, a stunned Clermont County community, and Main Street Wine and Spirits owners Mike and Barby Goldstein.

Mobile pet adoption van unveiled

The League for Animal Welfare has unveiled a new mobile adoption van. The brand new state-of-the-art adoption van, which was on display for the public to see at the National City Bank grand opening in Eastgate May 17, is customized to hold 20-25 cats and dogs at one time.

Walk-a-thon held at Clough Pike Elementary

The students at the Clough Pike Elementary School raised more than $25,000 at their annual walk-a-thon May 16. For the last six years, the school has held the walk-a-thon fund-raiser to raise money for educational materials, such as books, visual aides, etc. This year, the money will be used to buy what are known as smart boards, electronic versions of those dry eraser marker boards, which average about $3,000 apiece.

Bethel to collect FEMA snow removal funds

The Bethel village council has adopted a resolution to establish a FEMA snow special revenue fund. Earlier this month, the federal government declared the counties hit by the blizzard in early March to be in a state of emergency before promising emergency relief funds to those areas in Clermont in order to help with the clean-up costs associated with that storm.

Career Day held at William Bick Primary

The students at the William Bick Primary School in Bethel attended a school career day May 8. An annual event, the career day is held as the beginning steps to give the students as much exposure to as many different career choices as possible, said William Bick second grade teacher and career education coordinator Lois Dennis.

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