News Archive

Head Start efforts earn Child Focus honors

Child Focus was recently honored on a national level due to their efforts in the Head Start program. The local Head Start program, which is coordinated by Child Focus, was recognized for excellence in child literacy and father involvement efforts with their children.

Pilot program addresses storm water problems

John McManus of the Clermont County Office of Storm Water Management said that a pilot program currently underway has thus far been a success. That project, an upgrade and replacement to a portion of the Williamsburg storm water system, is expected to be completed by some time this spring.

‘Birds of Prey Day’ held at Chilo Lock Park

The Clermont County Park District hosted a ‘Birds of Prey Day’ at the Chilo Lock #34 Visitor Center and Museum Feb. 3. Raptors, Inc., a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that rescues and rehabilitates birds of prey, gave a presentation and live demonstration with three birds of prey to the more than 30 people in attendance at the Chilo Park. The county park district and Raptors, Inc. are committed to educating people about the importance of these ‘top of the food chain’ predatory birds.

West Clermont literacy specialist publishes book for teachers

West Clermont School District literacy specialist Tanny McGregor has written a book called “Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading.” The book, which took a year and a half to write and is being published by respected educational publisher Heinemann, will be in bookstores Feb. 15.

Mercy Hospital Clermont donates equipment to UC Clermont program

A donation of operating room equipment to the allied health program at UC Clermont is credited with helping students to gain an even clearer view into their future career.

Batavia Township intersection to be closed for repair and reconstruction

One of Batavia Township’s most problematic intersections will get a boost of sorts sometime this summer when the Bauer Road, Old SR 32 intersection is closed for repairs and reconstruction.

Young named assistant dean of technolog services at UC Clermont

Steve Young has been named the new assistant dean of technology and facilities services at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. On staff at U.C. Clermont college for 13 years, Young was previously the director of technology and network management.

Main Street concerns addressed

Main Street Program Manager Karen Adams spent more than two hours answering questions about that program in a special session of the Batavia Village Council Monday, Jan. 29.

Sheriff Rodenberg opposed to renting unused jail space

When it comes to sharing, Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg said that he draws the line at inmates. In a recent letter, Sheriff Rodenberg outlined his argument against renting jail space to other counties, noting in it a strong financial and social drawback to the concept.

Liming elected to Clermont Farm Service Committee

Felicity farmer Mark Liming has been elected to the Farm Service Agency’s Clermont County Committee to represent the farmers in Monroe, Tate, Washington, and Franklin Townships. Liming, who has lived on the Limousin Cattle Farm all of his life, raises cattle and grows corn, beans, tobacco, alfalfa hay, and soybeans.

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