Community Archive

Ribbon cutting set for Clermont Emergency Operations Center

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly expanded Clermont County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22.

Classes to be held at Lifelong Learning Centers

Lifelong Learning Centers, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, are hosting a variety of programs this spring and summer. Some of the programs featured include: Decorative Garden Stone, Fruit Mug Arrangement, House of Wacks.

Women get together for fellowship

For six weeks this summer, women will be gathering at Miami Valley Christian Academy in Newtown for a time of fellowship, inspiration, and encouragement. Outpost Ministry will be meeting Thursday mornings at 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 10, 17, and July 1, 8, 15, 22. What is Outpost? It is an evangelistic outreach which provide a fun, no-threatening, non-denominational atmosphere in which to reach women for Christ.

Fifth annual Batavia Rotary Golf Outing to be held

The 5th annual Batavia Rotary Golf Outing will be held at Elks Run Golf Course on Elklick Road in Batavia Township on Thursday, July 15. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 11am and a shotgun start at 12 noon

Pebbles Preschool Camp bridges the summer gap

Summer camp isn’t just for school-aged children. Stepping Stones Center’s new Pebbles Day Camp for Preschoolers offers summer camp fun in a structured program designed for preschoolers age 3 – 5. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving children and adults with disabilities for 47 years.

Batavia Trustees recognize American Micro Products

The Batavia Township Board of Trustees recently recognized American Micro Products, which is located at 4288 Armstrong Boulevard in Batavia Township. The company was founded in 1957 by Gerad Paroz and is a family owned and operated. Today, Mr. Paroz’s son Pierre runs the company, which makes high precision machine components to ultra-precision specifications.

Sprinkler installation at grocery store to affect village water supply

Williamsburg administrator Pattie Bates has requested the support of council on an issue regarding the business district being without water for several hours due to work being performed at Medary’s grocery store on Main Street. According to Bates, Medary’s is scheduling work to be done in the store concerning the installment of a sprinkler system. The job would require the water in the village to be turned off for up to eight hours.

Batavia business holds annual NASCAR Day event for charity

The annual NASCAR Day at American Micro Products in Batavia was ultimately a success despite foul weather. The company forms a committee called the “pit crew” to organize the event each year to support the NASCAR Foundation’s funding for sick and underprivileged children. This year’s crew chief was Brian Decker.

Soldier home from Afghanistan welcomed by commissioners

The Clermont County Commissioners welcomed Sgt. First Class Raymond Kraft home from Afghanistan Wednesday. Kraft is a 28-year veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard and recently returned from a year in Forward Operations Base Sharana, Afghanistan. Kraft has worked in construction when not on active duty and served as a building inspector in Afghanistan. He said most of the projects he was assigned to involved concrete work such as helipads and maintenance facilities with concrete floors.

Bellonby completes his Marine Corps training

Paul Bruce Bellonby II, a 2004 graduate from Amelia High School, recently joined the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program and attended recruit training at marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. During recruit training, he underwent 13 weeks of training that included instruction in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history, martial arts and weapons familiarization.


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