to Right: Al Bliss accepts a $3,500 check from County News
Bob Robinson for this year’s scholarship presentation.
$3,500 check to SSSF
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County News Online editor Bob Robinson presented a check for $3,500 to
Al Greiner, Treasurer of the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund, at its
recent banquet for this year’s scholarship recipients.
CNO was initiated as a fundraiser for the Scholarship Fund in December
2010. The news and information service went online on January 15, 2011
and a few months later presented a check for $1,500 to the fund.
Robinson’s stated goal for CNO is to reach a $5,000 donation in 2013
while building a non-profit business that will provide scholarships
into the foreseeable future.
“Community support has been fantastic,” Robinson said. “Not only do we
continue to grow in readership (93,000 page views and 25,000 unique
visitors in April), but sponsorship support has made the goal of this
program a success.”
Business and individual support for the non-profit news and information
service continues to grow along with readership.
“There are far too many for me to even think of naming them and
possibly missing one,” Robinson said. “We have our display sponsors
that you will find on our Home Page and many of our topics pages, but
we also have annual sponsors who simply want to help us provide
scholarships through this service.”
All sponsors can be seen on CNO’s Sponsors tab. Check them out and
thank them for their support.
Staff support from Edison Community College has been instrumental in
helping County News Online start building a business program, supplying
several students from Edison’s Capstone project for Marketing Business
and Sales majors. Instrumental in that process are Edison staff members
Ruth Barney and Larry Dragosavac, with help from Brad Reed, Internet
Technologies. We have a number of individuals from their programs, or
who heard about us through the program, gearing up to help us grow in
our service to the community.
“Two individuals have given me a ton of help,” Robinson added. “Al
Bliss with his paginating and Kurt Fritsch, our webmaster. This
wouldn’t be happening without their help, plus the support of the
entire SSSF Committee.”
The scholarship committee awarded a total of $6,000 in scholarships to
six student this year: Kent Holmes, Ball State University; Kent Hoying,
Ball State University; Sam Armstrong, Cedarville University; Ashley
Studebaker, Franklin Monroe High School; Jessica Transue, Greenville
High School; and John Liette, Ansonia High School.
Any business or individual who would like to help support the CNO
program can contact Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.