On March 22, along the banks of the Missouri River, in North Dakota, M. J. “Eb” Eberhart, 70, started a 4,400-mile journey across the North Country National Scenic Trail. On Monday, July 6, with 2,800 miles behind him, he spent the night at East Fork State Park, in Clermont County.
A Clermont County man was killed during an attack in Afghanistan Wednesday, July 8. United States Army Specialist Gregory James Missman, 36, had been serving in the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 704th Brigade Support Battalion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, since early June. The brigade is based at Fort Carson, in Colorado. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.
To commemorate the opening of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Orab the Center will open its doors to the public for tours, information and meet the staff. The Open House will be held from 3 – 8 p.m. July 31 at the new medical campus and will include touring the facility, meeting the staff, and viewing the new equipment.
The Clermont County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council, in partnership with the Clermont County Friends of the Fair, will be presenting the Clermont County OHC/Friends of Fair Open Horse Show being held Saturday, July 18 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville, Ohio.
The village of Moscow held its annual Fourth of July parade on Saturday. Chris Maus, of Moscow, won the trophy for most unique entry with his decorated Case Bobcat. Riding in the scoop are, from left, C.J. Maus, Hannah Maus, Gavin Clark, and Tanner Webb.
Residents of Pierce Township enjoyed the morning of July 4 with a celebration in the park. The fifth annual Fourth of July celebration was held at the park and featured a Children’s Parade. Pierce Township Police Chief James Smith is one of the organizers for the event.
Two local insurance agencies formed a partnership officially on Thursday, July 2, to become Farmers Insurance. Keith Clonch, of Clonch Insurance Services and D.J. Justice, of Justice Insurance Agency have joined together to open Farmers Insurance.
On Aug. 2, 1790, a total of 650 enumerators counted 3,929,214 United States residents in 13 states during the first US census. Their report was little more than a head count, but it began a process that has continued every 10 years since 1790. On April 1, 2010, the U. S. Census Bureau will be responsible for the decennial census and they are currently seeking managers to oversee the operation in Clermont County.
During a public hearing on Wednesday, June 24, Clermont County commissioners heard about the proposed 2009 small cities formula allocation program application for the county. Jim Taylor, the grant coordinator from the Department of Community Planning and Development, explained the disbursement details of the $671,000 grant.
Bethel Police Officer David Wood was dispatched to 150 Fossyl Drive Sunday, June 28 to meet with Richard Moore and Wesley Clark, of the Bethel Boosters Association. The two reported that the doors to the shed where the group stored a John Deere Gator were opened and the lock had been broken off the door.