Archive for January, 2009

Early adventures of six little Indians lead to mischief

The late summer sun had been up just long enough to melt the morning dew, as a group of little Indians moved quietly across the yard headed toward the woods. Leading the band was my big brother, Tom, age 6. Following close behind were my sister Kathy, age 4, me at age 3, and our two cousins, Louis and Clovis, also ages 4 and 3.

Remodeling of Amelia village offices nearing completion

Amelia Village Administrator Mark Menz reported on the remodeling project for the village offices during the Amelia Village Council meeting Monday, Jan. 19.

Clermont County Engineer’s Office prepares for the first significant winter storm of the season

The Clermont County Engineer’s Office is preparing for what could be the first significant winter storm of the season. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area for tonight through Wednesday morning; between three and five inches of snow mixed with ice, sleet, and freezing rain is possible.

Reflections on the election of President Barack Obama

At the end of this century Americans not yet born will reflect on and ponder the significance of the major events that have transpired, shaping and reshaping life in America.

Batavia , Goshen, ‘Burg are winners among girl cagers

Batavia, Williamsburg, and Goshen won recent encounters of the important kind in both divisions of the Southern Buckeye Conference. Glen Este lost its first game in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division. The Bulldogs returned from Owensville with a 43-34 victory. This was a non-division game of the Southern Buckeye.

Milford’s male and female aquatic talent abundant

Milford’s varsity boys and girls swimmers returned from Vandalia, Ohio, after winning both the boys and girls divisions of the Butler Swimming Invitational. A total of 10 teams competed. The male Eagles amassed 574 points; the host Aviators were a distant runner-up with 376. The female Eagles recorded 447 points, a good deal ahead of the second place Troy Trojans who had 363 points.

Clermont County wrestlers do well at Madeira Invite; New Richmond places in state duals

Clermont County’s varsity wrestling teams are boring ahead through the teeth of winter with success being enjoyed by most. Goshen earned three individual weight class championships in the Madeira Wrestling Invitational. Billy Combs, a freshman, won the 112-pound crown, Chaz Gresham, a freshman, won at 135, and Aaron Walker, a sophomore, won at 140. Batavia junior Jeff Elam won a fourth title for Clermont County in the 215-pound class.

Batavia, CNE, Amelia, Goshen winners in boys b-ball

Batavia, Northeastern, Amelia, and Goshen were unbeaten among the county’s male cage squads in some recent action. Bethel-Tate, Glen Este, and New Richmond also added wins. The Bulldogs nipped New Richmond 44-43 in a Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) non-division game.

Hospelhorn begins work on Amelia football

Randy Hospelhorn is the new head football coach at Amelia High School. Hospelhorn, who had previously been the defensive coordinator at Glen Este High School the past seven years, had the same staff position at Amelia from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s (under head coaches Ron Ogden and Mike Hall).

White, McFarland, Van Benschoten, state golf champs to be inducted into Milford Hall

The class of 2008 of the Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected. The contingent of former Eagle sports stars will be honored Jan. 23, the night the boys basketball team will be hosting Harrison’s Wildcats in a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division game. The induction ceremonies will take place just before the beginning of the varsity game. A reception and dinner will take place before the induction ceremony.

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