Despite setbacks to the overall economy, Clermont County is celebrating an apparent leap in job creation locally. According to the Clermont County Office of Economic Development, jobs were created last year at a record pace. In all, more than 700 jobs were created with more than $26 million in capital investment, according to information provided by the Clermont County Office of Public Information.
Search teams were out on Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park Monday and Tuesday looking for two missing boaters. Seventy-four year old Charles Chippendale and his son, 38-year-old Scott Chippendale, of Lebanon in Warren County, disappeared from their boat on the lake at approximately 11:45 a.m. April 2.
Students at Loveland High School received an unexpected surprise when they arrived at school April 3. In their continuing mission to save lives, The Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Clermont County Safe Communities, and Pizza Hut have joined forces to reward those students wearing their seatbelts with a program called ‘Buckle Up For A Successful Season.’
A Union Township gas station has been closed for several days after a long-term underground gas leak posed a danger of explosion. Thornton’s QuickCafe and Market on state Route 32 was closed last Friday after the evidence of the gas leak began to appear through cracks in the concrete parking lot.
The parents of Hill Intermediate School students in Bethel will no longer be out the expense of purchasing cumbersome and lengthy encyclopedias. The students are benefiting from a virtual online library called the Information Network For Ohio Schools (INFOhio), an innovative website targeted at connecting educational resources with the growing power of information technology. Started in 1993, INFOhio, which is available to all Ohio students in kindergarten through high school, offers a menu of many databases and online services that will assist students, along with teachers and parents, with research and personal information needs.
Clermont Northeastern Director of Curriculum and Personnel Robert Humble has been recognized as the outstanding administrator in support of foreign languages by the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Humble is in his fifth year at CNE and was nominated for the award by CNE French teacher Sarah Shackleford.
The Clermont Northeastern School District is gearing up for its second annual Block Party. The Block Party, which high school assistant principal Heather Powell said was a huge success last year, will take place from 6-8 p.m April 25 in the pavilion/pond area between the CNE high school and the middle school.
It’s a yard sale to tame the inner bargain hunter in all of us. On May 18-20, a yard sale of spectacular proportions will begin on one side of the United States and span the continent, with a portion of the sale rolling through Clermont County.
More than 200 children participated in the Easter egg hunt at Sycamore Park in Batavia March 31. Sponsored by the Clermont County Park District and the Batavia Rotary Club, the annual Easter egg hunt has become a local tradition. Two thousand eggs were dropped in six different age groups 10 and under for the kids to scramble around for.
As part of a language arts class project, eighth-grade students at the Amelia Junior High School have just completed construction on a thought-provoking African-American themed quilt. The eight by eleven foot quilt has close to 70 individual panels that commemorate a significant African-American event or milestone in U.S. history.