Sixty-seven years to the day, five men that survived the 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet docked in Pearl Harbor were celebrated and honored as heroes at a remembrance ceremony in New Richmond. For the last 22 years, the Clermont County American Legion has held the annual event as a way to remember and honor the survivors of that December morning that embroiled the U.S. in WWII.
Batavia Township held its community tree-lighting and decorating ceremony Dec. 2. The annual holiday party, which is in its third year as a township event, was attended by more than 200 people, more than half of those being excited and enthusiastic Batavia School District children.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners has approved the appropriations for next year. The commissioners, in session Dec. 3, approved the 2009 appropriations at $57,388,033 for all of the department’s in the county’s general fund.
The cover of the new edition of the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, Clermont County, features the board members of the Veteran’s Service Commission, one active duty Marine Corps soldier, and two military veterans.
The Clermont County James Sauls Homeless Shelter opened its doors Dec. 9. To mark the occasion, Clermont Community Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility Dec. 8.
The Union Township Police Department discovered a body Dec. 1. Details are still sketchy, according to Union Township Police Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, but at approximately 2:06 Monday afternoon, the township communications center received a 911 phone call from a person who found a man’s body in a wooded area.
Old Boston Pizza is now open in Owensville. Opened Nov. 19, the pizzeria, which is owned by Owensville residents Mike and Marilyn Fetter, is in the heart of Owensville, located in the strip mall at 227 West Main Street.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of Brent Fischer and Anthony McGowan in the attempted robbery of Mike’s Pharmacy in Batavia. At approximately 11:46 a.m. Nov. 30, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Mike’s Batavia Pharmacy, located at 2234 Bauer Road in Batavia Township.
Pending the results of an official recount this week, the 5.5 mill Milford Exempted School District levy has passed. On Nov. 25, the Clermont County Board of Elections certified that the Milford school levy, which was thought to be narrowly defeated on Election Day, has now passed by a margin of only 46 votes.
Sergeant Michael Mather and Corporal Justin Kieffer were honored and recognized by the Clermont County Board of Commissioners Dec. 3. Mather, 28, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 after graduating from William Henry Harrison High School.