A love of gardening was instilled in Janice Hoetker Doherty at a young age by her parents. She was taught how to plant vegetables in a straight row by her father and how to grow flowers from seed by her mother. Her recently published book, “A Calendar Year of Horticulture Therapy: How tending your garden can tend to your soul,” was written by Doherty in honor of her parents.
An event was held Friday, Oct. 16 at the Wildey Center Campus to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Walkers arrived at the campus to spend 20 minutes walking through the halls of the center. Students, adults, staff members from Clermont County Developmental Disabilities and the public were invited to take part in the event.
Francis Fagin Way was dedicated in front of the former Goshen Township Firehouse, on the former Wood Street (now Francis Fagin Way), Oct. 10. Francis “Smoke” Marion Fagin is described in the street dedication program as the patriarch and founder of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. He served the people of Goshen Township from 1948 into 1979.
The Eastern Hills Rod, Gun, and Conservation Club, located in Stonelick Township has donated the proceeds from its Silent Auction to benefit the Clermont County House of Peace. A total of $1,800 was presented to the staff of the House of Peace.
Five Clermont County polling locations are changing for the Nov. 3 General Election in Clermont County. “In response to voter’s concerns with overcrowded polling locations (due to growing population in some areas) and the need to make our sites handicap accessible, the Board of Elections is moving five of our polling places,” said Clermont Board of Elections Director Judy Miller.
Twenty-nine University of Cincinnati students were recently named recipients of Choose Ohio First Scholarships for pre-service teachers through the University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. University of Cincinnati junior Lyndsey Miller, 20, from Batavia, was among those selected and will receive a total of $9,000 in scholarship funds over the next two years.
Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Clermont County Narcotics Unit arrested nine individuals Thursday, Oct. 8. The individuals have been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury for various narcotics related offenses.
When the Batavia Township board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday, Oct. 6, they heard about an upcoming initiative for balanced growth in the Middle East Fork region. Becky McClatchey, a representative from Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, told the board that the district is seeking to become part of a two-year planning grant for the Middle East Fork watershed region.
The second annual Java Jazz’n Art event was held in New Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 10 and according to organizers, the event drew more than 2,000 people to the village. Most of the events took place along Front Street in the village and included artwork from a number of area artists, as well as art students from New Richmond High School.
Union Township will hold its fall Junk Days from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, behind the police department at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.