January 8, 2013

Celebrating County Achievements

OSUE Clermont educators Kelly Royalty and Gigi Neal, along with Director Margaret Jenkins, present FINE project manager Sue McKinley with the 2012 Partner of the Year award Dec. 17 at OSUE Clermont’s Annual Partnership Luncheon.  McKinley is the project manager of Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence (FINE). She was selected because she partnered FINE with OSUE Clermont to provide programming, such as the Family Nutrition Program and housing education, to FINE participants.  Additionally, McKinley served on OSUE Clermont’s Advisory Committee, attended legislative luncheons in Columbus, and judged and interviewed 4-H youth projects for the Clermont County Fair.

OSUE Clermont educators Kelly Royalty and Gigi Neal, along with Director Margaret Jenkins, present FINE project manager Sue McKinley with the 2012 Partner of the Year award Dec. 17 at OSUE Clermont’s Annual Partnership Luncheon. McKinley is the project manager of Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence (FINE). She was selected because she partnered FINE with OSUE Clermont to provide programming, such as the Family Nutrition Program and housing education, to FINE participants. Additionally, McKinley served on OSUE Clermont’s Advisory Committee, attended legislative luncheons in Columbus, and judged and interviewed 4-H youth projects for the Clermont County Fair.

UC Clermont’s Breakfast with Santa was a Success – Serving 350 people!  The fourth annual Breakfast with Santa event held Saturday, December 15 was a huge success. UC Clermont College hosted approximately 350 guests and served 600 pancakes – the largest number to date for the breakfast. This event is sponsored by UC Clermont Student Organizations and included a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, a craft corner and a goodie bag for the kids. The event was free to the college and surrounding Clermont community.

UC Clermont’s Breakfast with Santa was a Success – Serving 350 people! The fourth annual Breakfast with Santa event held Saturday, December 15 was a huge success. UC Clermont College hosted approximately 350 guests and served 600 pancakes – the largest number to date for the breakfast.
This event is sponsored by UC Clermont Student Organizations and included a pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, a craft corner and a goodie bag for the kids. The event was free to the college and surrounding Clermont community.

Ear Candy, an a cappella group from Clermont Northeastern High School, loves to perform and all that hard work is getting them a lot of attention.   They performed at the Clermont County Luminary Walk & Holiday Event this year plus a variety of other local bookings!  See photos from the 2012 Clermont County Parks Holiday event here!

Ear Candy, an a cappella group from Clermont Northeastern High School, loves to perform and all that hard work is getting them a lot of attention. They performed at the Clermont County Luminary Walk & Holiday Event this year plus a variety of other local bookings! See photos from the 2012 Clermont County Parks Holiday event here!

Dan Bare, the former Executive Director of the Veterans Service Commission was accepted for induction into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor in recognition of the ARCOM Medal with “V” Device for valor in combat while serving during Vietnam in the United States Army. The induction ceremony into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor will take place on May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the Ohio Statehouse (3rd Street side) in downtown Columbus.  Congratulations Mr. Dan Bare, we're proud of you!

Dan Bare, the former Executive Director of the Veterans Service Commission was accepted for induction into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor in recognition of the ARCOM Medal with “V” Device for valor in combat while serving during Vietnam in the United States Army.
The induction ceremony into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor will take place on May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the Ohio Statehouse (3rd Street side) in downtown Columbus. Congratulations Mr. Dan Bare, we’re proud of you!

Longtime Domestic Relations Court employee Julie Mooney retired as of December 31, 2012 and is being replaced by Brittani Sinclair (pictured above).  Mooney joined the court in January of 1989 as a docket clerk and most recently served as Judge Rodenberg’s administrative assistant.  She plans to spend some well deserved time with her grandchildren.  Although no one can really fill Julie’s shoes, Sinclair is doing her best to learn the ropes and we're glad she's here!  Brittani first came to the court as an unpaid intern and is now serving as a docket clerk.  She plans to finish her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies in June, 2014.

Longtime Domestic Relations Court employee Julie Mooney retired as of December 31, 2012 and is being replaced by Brittani Sinclair (pictured above). Mooney joined the court in January of 1989 as a docket clerk and most recently served as Judge Rodenberg’s administrative assistant. She plans to spend some well deserved time with her grandchildren. Although no one can really fill Julie’s shoes, Sinclair is doing her best to learn the ropes and we’re glad she’s here! Brittani first came to the court as an unpaid intern and is now serving as a docket clerk. She plans to finish her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies in June, 2014.

Chris Davis was recently hired to serve as Chief Bailiff and Assignment Commissioner.  His area of responsibilities include overseeing the bailiffs, maintaining all of the supreme court reports, handling docketing issues for Judge Rodenberg and the magistrates, and dealing with IT issues such as maintaining the court’s website.  Chris graduated from Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeye fan.  He lives in Miami Township with his three sons.  Congratulations Chris and welcome aboard!

Chris Davis was recently hired to serve as Chief Bailiff and Assignment Commissioner. His area of responsibilities include overseeing the bailiffs, maintaining all of the supreme court reports, handling docketing issues for Judge Rodenberg and the magistrates, and dealing with IT issues such as maintaining the court’s website. Chris graduated from Ohio State University and is a huge Buckeye fan. He lives in Miami Township with his three sons. Congratulations Chris and welcome aboard!

Kathleen M. Rodenberg, Clermont County Domestic Relations Court Judge, swore in Judge Victor M. Haddad to his second term as Common Pleas Judge, General Division on January 2, 2013.  It is a six year term.  Judge Haddad previously served as a Municipal Court Judge from 2000 to 2006.  In 2012, Judge Haddad was recognized as the Trial Judge of the Year by the Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association.

Kathleen M. Rodenberg, Clermont County Domestic Relations Court Judge, swore in Judge Victor M. Haddad to his second term as Common Pleas Judge, General Division on January 2, 2013. It is a six year term. Judge Haddad previously served as a Municipal Court Judge from 2000 to 2006. In 2012, Judge Haddad was recognized as the Trial Judge of the Year by the Southwestern Ohio Trial Lawyers Association.

Longtime Domestic Relations Court employee Denis Murphy retired as of December 31, 2012.   Denis served as bailiff for Judge Rodenberg.  Although he began as a full time employee, earlier this year he switched to a part time schedule.  Denis is previously retired from Cincinnati Bell.  Retirement will allow him to spend more time with his wife, Yvonne, and pursue other social and volunteer activities.  Thank you for your long time service to our county!

Longtime Domestic Relations Court employee Denis Murphy retired as of December 31, 2012. Denis served as bailiff for Judge Rodenberg. Although he began as a full time employee, earlier this year he switched to a part time schedule. Denis is previously retired from Cincinnati Bell. Retirement will allow him to spend more time with his wife, Yvonne, and pursue other social and volunteer activities. Thank you for your long time service to our county!

Sonrise Church on Wooster Pike donated gift bags for each of the 60 staff members at Clermont County Childrens Protective Services.  The church wanted to bless the staff with a gift for all the hard work they do!

Sonrise Church on Wooster Pike donated gift bags for each of the 60 staff members at Clermont County Childrens Protective Services. The church wanted to bless the staff with a gift for all the hard work they do!

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