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  • RELEASE - Roth Joins Clinton County Port Authority

    Wilmington, Ohio – Josh Roth will join the Clinton County Port Authority staff this week as the Economic Development Director. He brings over 10 years of economic development experience from a variety of work experiences.

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  • RELEASE - Brindle Awarded Bob Ady Scholarship

    (Wilmington, OH) Clinton County Port Authority Workforce and Data Specialist Ruth Brindle was recently recognized by the Mid-America Economic Development Council as a 2023 recipient of the annual Bob Ady Scholarship. The program encourages participation at the Mid-America annual conferences and provides each recipient with mentor support throughout the year, allowing for the most impact of the experiences.

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  • RELEASE - Clinton County Port Authority 2023 SBDC Day Ambassador

    (Wilmington, OH) The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) is proud to be one of 50 Ambassadors for the 2023 SBDC Day on March 15, 2023. The day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses.

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    The Clinton County Port Authority is seeking a Fiscal Manager to provide a broad range of fiscal and budgetary support to the Port Authority. This person will be responsible for day-to-day financial operations as well as long-term financial planning and should be well versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Announces T. Alex Beres as New Executive Director

    Wilmington, Ohio – The Board of Directors of the Clinton County Port Authority announced today that T. Alex Beres has been selected to be the new Executive Director. A seasoned public official with significant economic development background, Beres brings a wealth of management experience to the Port Authority to continue its work in Clinton County.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Prepares for 2023

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority Board of Directors held its final regularly scheduled meeting of 2022 recently.

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  • RELEASE - Workforce Collaborative Presents at National Conference

    (Wilmington, Ohio) Members of the Clinton County Workforce Collaborative recently presented at “Dream Forward: Imagine the Future of Education,” the 2022 national conference of the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Named Best Airport in Ohio 2022

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park has been recognized as the Best Airport in Ohio for the third year in a row by Ohio Business Magazine in its “Best in Ohio Business” Awards.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2022 Best Workplace in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) For the third year in a row, the Clinton County Port Authority has been selected by Ohio Business Magazine as a “Best Workplace in Ohio.”

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  • Release – WILMINGTON DRIVE PROGRAM LAUNCHES Collaborative Effort Initiated to Facilitate Downtown Development

    (Wilmington, Ohio) A new economic development initiative – the Wilmington DRIVE (Downtown Revitalization Investment Vibrancy Effort) is being put in place to advance downtown Wilmington redevelopment opportunities.

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  • LGSTX Services Named Airport Business of the Year

    WILMINGTON, Ohio – August 26, 2021 – LGSTX Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), was named 2021 Airport Business of the Year yesterday at the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) Annual Conference. The award recognizes a business with a mission, services, and goals that result in a positive impact on a community, workforce, and local airport.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

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Ohio Aerospace Hub Benefits From Excellent Local Schools


Local Schools

Wilmington Schools

Wilmington School System is the largest district in Clinton County and encompasses 166 square miles that include the City of Wilmington and a number of townships. The graduation rate is 94% and 76% of graduates go on to college (the state average is 40%) In addition, 65% of teachers have a master’s degree. ACT scores consistently rank higher than the state and national average. 

Clinton County Schools

The Clinton-Massie School System encompasses the major population center in Wilmington, Ohio. The Clinton-Massie School District earned the rating of “Excellent with Distinction” from the Ohio Department of Education. This distinction is based on academic success, attendance, drop-out rates and graduation rates. Clinton-Massie was the only district in Region 14 to meet all 26 standards and the only district in the region to earn the Excellent with Distinction Rating.  The District has integrated technology into the classroom.  The district has gone to a 1-to-1 program for net books for students in grades 6-12.  Every student is given a net book to use for educational purposes.

Blanchester Local Schools

Blanchester Local Schools provides education to1,879 students in Blanchester, Ohio. The district includes 4 schools (2 elementary, 1 middle schools and 1 high school).  The school district is ranked among the highest systems in Ohio.  The graduation rate is 96% which exceeds the state average. The student to teacher ratio is 15:1 while the state average ratio is 17:1.

East Clinton County Schools

East Clinton County Schools consists of 4 schools (2 elementary, 1 middle and 1 high school) and covers the eastern portion of Clinton County.  The school system provides education to approximately 1,452 students. The graduation rate is 96.6% graduation rate. 58.6% of teachers have a master’s degree. Proficiency rates consistently rank higher than the state average.

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