U.S. Army Staff Sergeants Ryan Thrift and Joseph Shoemake, recently home from Iraq, were honored by the Clermont County Commissioners July 30. “It feels really great to be home,” Thrift said at the ceremony. “The attention from the community has been wonderful.”
Pets N Such in Amelia is going out of business and will close its doors for the last time Aug. 30. In business for more than 20 years, Pets N Such owners Diane and Cameron Beaty struggled with the decision, but due to a “lagging” economy and competition from the larger retail stores, felt that the time was right to close.
A local non-profit group will be holding a carnival fund-raiser for children’s charities at Union Township Veterans Park Saturday, Sept. 6. The event will be Cincy Kids 4 Kids’ ninth annual summer carnival. The carnival will feature many family-friendly games. Prizes which will include an 8GB iPod Nano, a $100 gas card, among many others will be raffled.
Moscow is sponsoring an “Awesome Day of Health Awareness” on Saturday, Aug. 2. A village wide effort to create an awareness of the proper nutritional and health habits of its residents, the health awareness day was the culmination of many ideas recently formed in the village’s recreation committee.
Clermont County fugitive Chris Crosby has been captured. On the run from law enforcement for many weeks, Crosby, 25, was finally apprehended on state Route 132 and Lucy Run Road in Batavia Township at 1:30 p.m. July 26.
With pastry creations simmering in her head, CNE High School graduate Megan Burdsall received a $500 scholarship from the Clermont County Fair Board July 22. Junior Fair exhibitor Burdsall, 18, hopes that the scholarship, which is named after Fair Board friend Ceil Bee, will help make her realize her dreams of becoming a pastry chef a “little easier.”
The 2008 Clermont County Fair organizers are estimating that close to 100,000 people attended this year’s annual event. “The Fair was once again a great success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul.
Voters in Batavia Local School District will decide next Tuesday, Aug. 5, on whether to approve a total of 10.3 mills in new school taxes. That total includes a 9.8 bond issue, which would fund construction of a new middle school and a new elementary school, repair and expand the high school, and provide other improvements. In addition, a 0.5 mill tax levy, required by the state, would be for maintenance.
“I wanted to learn everything there is to know about veterinary science.” Those words, spoken by 15-year-old Ryan Knox, encompass why the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia holds veterinarian camps for high school age kids every year.
A massive fire destroyed the Burns Service Center in Bethel July 28. Owner Greg Burns was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital with first and second degree burns on his arms and torso after the two-hour fire decimated the towing and service center that had been serving Bethel residents for decades.