There are plenty of athletes around the state who excel in a variety of sports, but nowhere in the state can athletes be found who perform with the guts, intensity and determination that special Olympians display. The Ohio Special Olympics are slated for June 26 – 28 in Columbus and James “Spudd” Sasak, Freemason, of Grand River, is promoting the event by bicycling around the perimeter of the state.
The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission is available to help veterans in a number of ways. Most recently, they helped secure medals for seven area veterans who had either lost their medals or never received them. On Wednesday, June 10, a special award ceremony was held at the VSC offices to present awards to seven veterans and their families.
The Union Township Police Department now has the capability to perform National Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI) web checks.
The Clermont County Engineer’s Office will close a portion of Apple Road near the Chapel Road intersection in Batavia Township for a culvert replacement on Monday, June 22.
The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a free concert at the Batavia Township Community Center 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Father’s Day
The Bethel-Tate Board of Education will host a special meeting for parents, students and supporters 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in the middle school gymnasium.
Bridge construction is continuing on Old State Route 32. A railroad overpass that was originally built in 1932 has been under construction since the end of March at Old 32 and Greenbriar Road. The project will cost just under $1.6 million and is scheduled to be complete in early October.
There was fun for all ages at last weekend’s annual June in Olde Williamsburgh festival. The grounds of the old high school at West Main and Fifth streets were taken over by carnival rides, food vendors, a stage for live music, and games.
The sights and sounds of Frontier Days were back this week in Milford. The 47th annual celebration ran Thursday through Sunday on the grounds of Post 450 of the American Legion. Attendees were greeted with a small midway with rides and games. Food booths offering everything from hamburgers to desserts were also available to tempt those walking by.
On Sept. 22, 2008, New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby was put on administrative leave with pay, after complaints that he was misusing village property. An investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation into his alleged use of village property for personal use and improper use of a special computer for law enforcement led to his indictment on March 18, 2009.