Archive for April, 2011

Clermont to digitize historical journals

Clermont County’s court history is in the process of being preserved one book at a time at the Clermont County Records Management Division office in Batavia. The books are bound common pleas records that date back to 1817, and Barb Brown, records manager, said the historical records are more than just old books, they have [ Read More ]

Three-day festival to celebrate village of Felicity’s anniversary

The village of Felicity is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and not without activities and entertainment spanning three consecutive days. The celebration, put together by Franklin Historical Society, village council and community members, will held be May 13-15, and each day will be filled with a variety of entertainment, activities and educational opportunities. “It’s [ Read More ]

Issues to be decided in May 3 special election

Several levies will be decided on by voters in a special election to be held May 3 in Clermont County. Batavia, West Clermont, Loveland, and Little Miami local school districts and the village of New Richmond are all included in the election. Citizens in the Batavia Local School District will vote on adding an additional [ Read More ]

Bethel adopts application guidelines

Bethel Village Council members adopted a special events planning guide and application April 25 for any organization or individual wishing to host an event in the village. “Events from here on out would have to go through the process,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator. “There is a committee set up to evaluate the application as [ Read More ]

Donations fund unique fence for Stroup-Cook log cabin

For most people, finding someone to put a fence around a house isn’t a difficult task. However, when the house is a historic log home built in 1804 and the fence is similar to the type the first settlers made, it becomes a challenge. So when Jim Poe, the past president of the Goshen Historical [ Read More ]

United Way has bold goals for next 10 years

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati unveiled its six bold community goals for the next 10 years at the April 14 volunteer recognition breakfast at Receptions Eastgate. “In 2009 it was clear to us that Vision 2010 was due for an update,” said Yvonne Washington, executive vice president and chief operating officer of United Way [ Read More ]

Blevins sentenced for abuse

Jammie Lee Blevins, 23, was sentenced to 30 days in jail April 11 for a domestic violence charge that involved him knowingly abusing a child. According to Don White, Clermont County prosecutor, the complaint said Blevins caused harm to the child, who was 5-years-old at the time, using a belt. “It appears it is the [ Read More ]

Grassy Run Rendezvous canceled

The 19th annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous scheduled for April 29 to May 1 has been canceled due to flooding at the venue, Community Park in Williamsburg. “It’s a shame,” Ron Shouse, event organizer for the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, said about potentially having to cancel the event. “It’s only the second time in [ Read More ]

GEORGE BROWN
I enjoyed a birthday supper I’ll long remember

Yvonne and I drove up to Fredericktown in Knox County this past weekend to spend a couple of days with my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Don. Shortly after their marriage in 1964, Don and Kathy purchased a lake house at the end of Schultz Road on Knox Lake. Except for moving away for a [ Read More ]

Baron, Trojan, and Lion diamond squads add victories to their impressive season totals

Amelia, Glen Este, and New Richmond have turned in the most outstanding efforts in the most recent varsity baseball action of Clermont County’s squads. April 15 Glen Este 11 Milford 2 The Trojans continually pulled away in this inter-county, next-door neighbors Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division game. Chris Linneman was the winning pitcher who [ Read More ]


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