The Batavia Band Boosters Association held its second annual ‘Bands on Broadway’ ice cream social at the Batavia Elementary School May 19. The event, which attracted more than 300 people, was designed to celebrate and support local bands, said booster’s vice-president Martha Enriquez. The three and a half hour event included musical performances from the Batavia High School Bulldog Marching Band, the Sycamore Community Band, and the Williamsburg Community Band.
The American Micro Products Company located in Batavia held its third annual Nascar Days May 18. The National Nascar Days started three years ago when racecar driver Kyle Petty’s son Adam was killed.
A 350-pound fiberglass buffalo named Big Bad Bob was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck that was parked overnight in the New Richmond IGA parking lot May 17. Big Bad Bob, a parade mascot mainstay and a county icon for more than a decade, is the property of Cindy Cassell and her husband David Uible.
A new video called “Choices” is now available for law enforcement agencies and schools throughout Clermont to help educate teens about the consequences of their actions if they make poor choices.
Batavia students will be greeted with safer buildings next year after a series of break-ins and vandalism incidents this year prompted the school board to contract for security systems in all three buildings.
There is no lack of academic excellence within the hallways and classrooms of the Glen Este Middle School. Approximately 30 talented sixth, seventh, and eight-grade students traveled to Columbus recently to compete against other middle school student teams in three state programs known as Youth For Justice, We The People, and Project Citizen.
The “Courtyards at Olive Branch” in Amelia celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 9. The new 72 unit community, which advertises modern and convenient ranch style condominiums (with two bedrooms and upstairs option) and boasts individually designed accompanying courtyards, took three and a half years to complete.
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.