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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.

Barry to speak at Williamsburg High School alumni banquet

Thom Barry (known as Thom Gross when he graduated from Williamsburg High School) who plays Detective Will Jeffries in the Sunday evening CBS series, Cold Case, is returning home Saturday, June 5 as the guest speaker at the Williamsburg Alumni Banquet to be held at the Williamsburg Middle/High School. Prepaid reservations are required.

Program offered to help reduce fall risk for seniors

The Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program, in collaboration with six Clermont County independent pharmacies, are participating in an innovative medication review project that will educate seniors about how certain medicines may increase their risk of falling.

Clermont County auditor’s office empowers users

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley has announced an innovative new offering designed to empower users of the Auditor’s Real Estate Website www.clermontauditorrealestate.org. Now residents and other users have the unique ability to freely and conveniently access documentation, data and related information associated with real property.

Clermont Connections members clean banks of East Fork River

Clermont Connections, a young professionals group, spent a recent Saturday morning canoeing down the East Fork of the Little Miami in Batavia, Ohio. During this River Sweep, sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation District of Clermont County, members of CCYP collected bottles, cans, tires, hubcaps, and other trash along the banks of the river as well as from the water and islands.

Nickum obtains pilot certificate at Sporty’s

Ben Nickum earned his Recreational pilot certificate on April 12, 2010. To obtain his Recreational certificate, Ben passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Ben, a resident of Batavia, completed his flight training at Sporty’s Academy at the Clermont County Airport.


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