The League for Animal Welfare has unveiled a new mobile adoption van. The brand new state-of-the-art adoption van, which was on display for the public to see at the National City Bank grand opening in Eastgate May 17, is customized to hold 20-25 cats and dogs at one time.
The students at the Clough Pike Elementary School raised more than $25,000 at their annual walk-a-thon May 16. For the last six years, the school has held the walk-a-thon fund-raiser to raise money for educational materials, such as books, visual aides, etc. This year, the money will be used to buy what are known as smart boards, electronic versions of those dry eraser marker boards, which average about $3,000 apiece.
The Bethel village council has adopted a resolution to establish a FEMA snow special revenue fund. Earlier this month, the federal government declared the counties hit by the blizzard in early March to be in a state of emergency before promising emergency relief funds to those areas in Clermont in order to help with the clean-up costs associated with that storm.
The students at the William Bick Primary School in Bethel attended a school career day May 8. An annual event, the career day is held as the beginning steps to give the students as much exposure to as many different career choices as possible, said William Bick second grade teacher and career education coordinator Lois Dennis.
The Pattison Park pond in Owensville was stocked with 750 pounds of fish for kids of all ages to catch at the 18th annual Fishing Day For Kids. Sponsored by the East Fork Bass Anglers, in cooperation with the Clermont County Park District, the annual Fishing Day For Kids tournament was held May 10 and attracted more than 100 children and their families.
A new bipolar support group has been formed in Batavia. Created by Taressa Ingle, the support group, which is a local chapter of the national Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, is for those people and their families who have been affected and touched in some way by bipolar disorder and depression.
U.S. Air Force senior airman Adam D. Wylie has been honored by Clermont County for his military service to our country. Born and raised in Bethel, Wylie, 24, home from a seven-month deployment in Iraq, was recognized by the county commissioners May 6.
A 1 percent earned income tax will appear on the November ballot for residents of the Bethel-Tate Local School District. If approved by voters, the earned income tax resolution, which was passed by the Bethel-Tate Board of Education at its regular meeting last month, is estimated to raise an annual $1.3 million, said Bethel-Tate superintendent Jim Smith.
The village of Owensville held a children’s bicycle safety event in Gauche Park May 10. Sponsored by the village council park committee, the purpose of the bicycle event was to teach the children who live in the village all about the do’s and dont’s of bicycle riding as well as a chance to utilize the park facilities, said council member Kimberly Beuke.
Celebrating “hope” for three individuals affected in some way by mental illness and also honoring seven individuals as mental health “heroes” making a positive impact on the daily lives of those suffering from mental illness, the Partnership For Mental Health Inc. has bestowed its third annual Hope and Heroes awards. Attended by 200 guests and held at the Eastgate Receptions May 13, the Celebration of Hope and Heroes is an annual event designed to draw much-needed attention to the many mental health issues in our community, and, perhaps most importantly, to help fight, and hopefully someday eliminate, the pervasive stigma that still surrounds many mental health issues.