Archive for July, 2008

Carnival coming to Union Township’s Veterans Park

A local non-profit group will be holding a carnival fund-raiser for children’s charities at Union Township Veterans Park Saturday, Sept. 6. The event will be Cincy Kids 4 Kids’ ninth annual summer carnival. The carnival will feature many family-friendly games. Prizes which will include an 8GB iPod Nano, a $100 gas card, among many others will be raffled.

Health seminar to be held in the village of Moscow

Moscow is sponsoring an “Awesome Day of Health Awareness” on Saturday, Aug. 2. A village wide effort to create an awareness of the proper nutritional and health habits of its residents, the health awareness day was the culmination of many ideas recently formed in the village’s recreation committee.

Crosby arrested after being tracked by canine

Clermont County fugitive Chris Crosby has been captured. On the run from law enforcement for many weeks, Crosby, 25, was finally apprehended on state Route 132 and Lucy Run Road in Batavia Township at 1:30 p.m. July 26.

Fair board awards scholarship

With pastry creations simmering in her head, CNE High School graduate Megan Burdsall received a $500 scholarship from the Clermont County Fair Board July 22. Junior Fair exhibitor Burdsall, 18, hopes that the scholarship, which is named after Fair Board friend Ceil Bee, will help make her realize her dreams of becoming a pastry chef a “little easier.”

Nearly 100,000 attend Clermont Fair

The 2008 Clermont County Fair organizers are estimating that close to 100,000 people attended this year’s annual event. “The Fair was once again a great success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul.

Batavia voters to decide on 10.3 mill levy

Voters in Batavia Local School District will decide next Tuesday, Aug. 5, on whether to approve a total of 10.3 mills in new school taxes. That total includes a 9.8 bond issue, which would fund construction of a new middle school and a new elementary school, repair and expand the high school, and provide other improvements. In addition, a 0.5 mill tax levy, required by the state, would be for maintenance.

‘Vet Camp’ held at All Creatures

“I wanted to learn everything there is to know about veterinary science.” Those words, spoken by 15-year-old Ryan Knox, encompass why the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia holds veterinarian camps for high school age kids every year.

Burns Service Center destroyed by fire

A massive fire destroyed the Burns Service Center in Bethel July 28. Owner Greg Burns was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital with first and second degree burns on his arms and torso after the two-hour fire decimated the towing and service center that had been serving Bethel residents for decades.

Honing your Hunting Skill in the Summertime

No matter what strikes your natural fancy you are one of two types of outdoorsmen; warm or cold. Whether you are a bird watcher or fishermen, deer hunter or kayaker, hiker or archer you prefer either the long warm days of spring and summer or the cool crisp days of fall and winter. I’m not saying you can’t enjoy the great outdoors year round, when you’re favorite time of the year approaches you begin to get antsy, are unsettled, and drive who ever lives with you up the wall in your fanatic anticipation of its arrival. If, like me, the falling of leaves and temperatures is a sacred occurrence because it announces the cure to your summer time blues, I have the prescription for an earlier than expected recovery. Summertime can be a great time to hone your hunting skills.

Our love of tomatoes can be found in our DNA

As I picked our first ripe tomato last week my mind drifted back to the first time I picked a tomato off the vine. I was six years old and did not know the difference between a green tomato and a ripe tomato. I selected and ate a big, somewhat juicy, green tomato. It didn


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