The Owensville Village Hall was built in 1859 as the Boston (original name of Owensville) Methodist Episcopal Church. Any knowledge of what had previously been on the site is uncertain, but it is believed that it was occupied by at least a couple of homes. Former Owensville mayor John Mathews is familiar with the stories of the ghost of the town hall. He says many people have heard or seen who he and other village employees call “Nellie,” but no one knows of her background or why she is there.
As Pilgrims celebrated with a feast of Thanksgiving to God for their bountiful harvests so did the early settlers and their families. The Monroe Township Historical Society continues this tradition by hosting their annual Harvest Homecoming Dinner on Thursday evening Nov. 12 at the Grant Career Center in Bethel.
In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council (BAC) recognized its 2009 Employer of the Year Awards Oct. 9 at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. Frisch’s (Eastgate and Batavia) and Rivertown IGA were the honored recipients.
American Heritage Girls Troop OH0522 spent time recdently participating in H.U.G.S. (Heritage Girls United in Giving Service). The girls collected donations of school supplies and other items for duffle bags for children placed in foster care.
House Minority Leader William Batchelder (R-Medina) has announced that State Representative Danny R. Bubp will be presented the Legion of Merit medal, an award offered by the armed forces to honor officers and those enlisted in the armed forces who have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.
Every 18 minutes someone dies by suicide in this country. About 90 percent of those individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death (most often depression or bipolar disorder).
The Clermont Conservation District Banquet will be held Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Multi-Purpose Building at the Fairgrounds in Owensville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children (12 and under) and must be purchased in advance.
An opening party was held at the Great Scott Diner in Amelia Monday, Sept. 28. This is the second restaurant for owners Scott Elsaesser and Laura Krauser. The restaurant features a classic diner concept complete with a 1920s restored canary yellow roadster mounted to the exterior sign and the front end of a 1950s Studebaker in the foyer.
The Clermont County Educational Service Center operates the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program for residents in Clermont County as well as surrounding counties.
Recently, the Miami Rifle and Pistol Club of Clermont County graciously donated $750 to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.