The West Clermont Board of Education has passed a first resolution directing district treasurer Alana Cropper to submit a request to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office to calculate the millage necessary for placing a $30 million bond on the November 2007 ballot in order to replace two of its oldest schools – Amelia Elementary, built in 1931, and the Withamsville/Tobasco Elementary, built in 1939.
The Bethel American Legion Post recently hosted its second annual bluegrass festival. The festival is one of the post’s main fund-raising activities, and supports the post’s youth athletic fields, Boys State program, and other programs. A total of 10 bands performed over the course of two days. Several local bands, and a few headliners, played Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14.
James McDonough has been appointed Interim Dean at U.C. Clermont College. Boston born-and-raised McDonough, a professor emeritus of civil engineering and the former dean of U.C. Cincinnati Clermont College (1996-2002), replaces David Devier, who left the college earlier in the year.
Known to many as “The Forgotten War,” the Korean War officially ended 54 years ago, with the formal signing of an armistice on July 27, 1953. While short of duration, the Korean War saw 36,516 U.S. service men and women die in a conflict that has been largely relegated to the back pages of history books. For many younger generations the war remains a mere reference, but many can still remember the sight and sounds of battle and the friends they served with.
While most people go to the fair to enjoy a little bit of food and summer fun, some, said Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, have less constructive intentions on their mind. While providing security at the fair this year, Sheriff Rodenberg said that his department followed up on 11 misdemeanors committed at the fair, resulting in four arrests.
A Goshen man is dead after a fire of unknown origin destroyed a single-family dwelling on Snider Road. The fire began in the early morning hours Saturday.
The New Richmond Economic Development Committee is extending an open invitation to the public to attend a community meeting Aug. 23. “After 16 months of exploration, brainstorming, research, and public meetings, the committee is ready to introduce its vision for the future of the New Richmond village,” said committee member Ray Perszyk.
Life on the “outside” was short for a New Richmond man who was arrested only 23 days after being released from jail. According to the New Richmond Police Department, Robert Rickett, 30, of Washington Street in New Richmond, was arrested after violating a protection order.
The Family Dollar store in Felicity celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2. “It’s about time we had a store like this in the village,” said Felicity village councilwoman Grace Wagner. “It really has been a long time coming and we are thrilled – this is going to be great for the community. We hope that this is only the first of several new businesses to come to Felicity.”
An agreement reached between authorities and family members of David and Liz Carroll has resulted in the Carroll children being placed in the custody of their grandmother. According to the Clermont County’s office of public information, Debra Hounshell, paternal grandmother of the children, will retain custody of the children for the time being.