Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Paul Jennings earns Eagle Scout
Paul Jennings has earned the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America: the Eagle Scout Award. For his community service project, he led a group that refurbished a nature overlook and naturalized a prairie wetland area in Winton Woods.
The St. Xavier High School senior lives in Green Township.
Teacher gets award: The Cristo Group, through the Middletown Community Foundation, presented its annual Cristo Award to Anne Benington, a teacher at Bishop Fenwick High School. The award recognizes a teacher who works to develop self-esteem.. She was given a crystal prism, a plaque, and $1,000.
Mrs. Benington teaches English, publications, and creative writing. She is the faculty moderator for the National Honor Society and for the Forte and Connection student publications. She is also the school representative for the State Teachers' Certification Committee.
Top cops honored: The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards at the 19th annual Police Appreciation Banquet:
Top Cop of the Year - Trooper Brian Welling, Ohio State Highway Patrol; and Officer Kim Nuesse, Loveland Police Department.
Medal of Honor- Officer Greg Jasper, Union Township Police Department.
Traffic Officer of the Year - Trooper Michael Shimko, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Criminal Investigator of the Year - Detective John Lucas, Union Township Police Department.
Retired Officer Recognition - Lt. Bill Johnson, Goshen Police Department; Capt. Michael Burns, Union Township Police Department; Sgt. Dave Sheppard, Clermont County Sheriff's Office; and Major William Branigan, Miami Township Police Department.
Deceased Officer Recognition - James Harris, Miami Township Police Department.
The 2002 Certificate Recipients were: Officer Scott Blankenship, Union Township Police Department; Detective Matt Davis, Miami Township Police Department; Detective Steve Moster, Loveland Police Department; Capt. Michael Burns, Union Township Police Department; and Chief Dennis Rees, Loveland Police Department.
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