What started out as a local Vietnam veteran searching for former comrades has become an annual event and brought about much needed healing for a number of veterans. Oakley and Laura Noe, of Batavia, had connected with several of Oakley Noe’s friends from the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division when they attended a 4th Infantry National Reunion.
A transportation enhancement project is underway which will preserve an historic landmark in Clermont County. The preliminary plans for the rehabilitation of Stonelick Williams Corner Covered Bridge located north of U.S. 50 in Stonelick Township have been approved.
The wall overlooking the Ohio River in New Richmond was filled with onlookers during the 17th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta which took place Saturday, Aug. 22, at RiverDays. There were 51 entries this year according to organizer of the event, Ray Perszyk. Three boats were registered to race in two separate events.
A memorial to honor veterans in Clermont County which began with a donated Humvee is becoming a reality in Batavia Township. The Humvee, which will serve as the centerpiece, was donated by BAE Systems more than two years ago.
The Clermont County Board of MRDD will sponsor “Get A Break At Wildey” on September 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wildey Center.
Union Township will hold a public auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The auction will be held at the Service Department garage, in back of the police department, at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
Batavia Township will dedicate a Veterans Memorial Plaza Nov. 11, Veterans Day, on property adjacent to the Batavia Township Community Center. The memorial will include a Humvee, an American flag, plaques, and benches.
Local author Denise Gwen was signing her newest book at the Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia on Friday, Aug. 14. Gwen, who has been writing for more than 20 years, was celebrating the release of her newest book, House of Wacks, on Aug. 14. The book is her first young adult romance novel and tells the story about a young girl’s summer job and first love.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has voted to place a 4.2 mill levy to build a new elementary school on the Nov. 3 ballot. The board voted 4-0 Wednesday, Aug. 12 to place the measure on the ballot.
When MI Homes of Cincinnati requested a zoning change from Union Township officials for two subdivisions they met with a number of disgruntled residents. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to discuss the proposed changes which include modifying the existing plan to include single family, first-time home buyer homes in an effort to finish the project in Shayler Ridge.