A recent US Post Office food drive provided dozens of postal containers full of food to the Batavia YWCA, a supply that is hoped to keep the stocked to meet needs through the first part of the summer. The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a yearly drive which Lynn Stranz, Batavia YWCA emergency assistance program director, said is vital to the summer supply of food for local needy families.
The 45th annual Milford Frontier Days festival will take place May 31-June 3. The Frontier Day’s parade will kick off this year’s festival in Milford at 6:30 p.m. May 31. According to the Milford-Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Frontier Days parade is the largest parade in this part of the country.
Bethel resident Branden Smith is being honored, said Bethel Police Chief John Wallace, for his help in stopping a group of store robbers from leaving town. According to Chief Wallace, Smith’s quick thinking helped police catch the thieves who had tried to rob Gramma’s Pizza.
Bethel Police Chief John Wallace told the village council Monday, May 14 that his department has been working with kids in local schools to promote police work to children.
Work is officially under way on the new Stonelick Township Fire Department facility, which will replace the current and aging facility that houses the department. The new facility will be located just east of Owensville on state Route 50, near the library branch, and will greatly increase functionality for the department, said trustee Kermit Beckworth Jr.
The Batavia Township board of trustees met with their representative on the county planning commission May 15, discussing the current trend in planning in the county and how the township can work more closely with the county.
New Richmond is gearing up for its 15th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The riverfront beach event, which takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 and coincides with New Richmond’s annual River Days festival, is looking for all boat builders and racers to start registering for the event now.
The Bethel Police, with the help of a pair of concerned parents, recently used technology to protect an underage female from a potentially dangerous situation.
Arch Materials recently showcased its limestone mine operation to Jackson Township officials and residents with a tour of the facility. Last week, a tour was provided to a mine committee created to increase communications and improve relations between the mining operation and the public, as well as to other township officials whose jobs reflected an interest in the operation, including a zoning board that came to examine the water retention system being created at the facility.
Firearms instructor and Tate Township resident David Clark was arrested May 11. He has been accused of falsifying certificates that many residents had used to obtain permits from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office to legally carry concealed handguns.