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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.

Grassy Run Rendezvous coming to Williamsburg

Where the Grassy Run Fork runs off into the East Fork of the Little Miami River, county history was made when frontiersman Simon Kenton and the powerful Shawnee Tecumseh skirmished over stolen horses and faced one another in April of 1792.

Troubadours take top honors at festival

The New Richmond High School Troubadours choir competed and took some top honors at the Heritage Festival held in Chicago last month. Under the direction of choir director Doug Heflin, the Troubadours performed March 15 at the Northside College Preparatory High School on the north side of Chicago.

McCormick Elementary may be headed for the Hall of Fame

McCormick Elementary School in Miami Township has advanced forward in the running to become a member of the Ohio School’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators recognizes 10 elementary and middle schools as Hall of Fame schools.

Stonelick Township man arrested for DUI for the 13th time

Stonelick Township resident John Stroop has been charged with driving under the influence for the 13th time. Stroop, 60, was pulled over in a 1996 pickup truck and arrested by a Clermont County deputy sheriff in Stonelick Township April 5.

Maupin’s funeral being planned for April 27

A 24-hour visitation for fallen soldier Matt Maupin will be held at the Union Township Civic Center April 26 and his funeral will take place at the Great American BallPark the following day. The remains of the Union Township native, which are still being examined by Army officials in Maryland to determine when and how he was killed, were found in Iraq March 20 after many tips and a meticulous search.

Amelia library celebrates 20th anniversary

More than 200 people helped the Amelia Public Library celebrate its 20th anniversary April 5. For two hours last Saturday, the public was invited to the library to celebrate 20 years of service to the community. The Amelia Public Library, which opened in March 1988 and is the third busiest branch of the Clermont County Public Library System, has a collection of 76,910 items.

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