Bethel’s Accord Cabin in Burke Park is once again the center of news in the village. At the June 11 meeting of the Bethel Village Council, two separate conversations concerning the cabins were held in council chambers, one concerning the revival of a longtime festival and the other the possibility of a historical film being shot on the premises.
The Clermont County Geographic Information Systems is hoping to alleviate some confusion when it comes to finding the right government office. A map, recently produced by GIS, shows the locations of all county offices, hopefully providing customers with a better grasp of where things are located.
The TRIO Upward Bound program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College has received a $1,151,524 grant from the United States Department of Education. The grant, which U.C. Clermont applies for and has received every four years since 1994, will help fund TRIO Upward Bound, a learning program for high school students in Clermont and Brown counties.
Recently, 10 Bethel-Tate High School seniors were awarded $2,000 each as part of the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. The annual scholarships are given out to 10 Bethel-Tate students who apply and are judged worthy by the Bethel Village Council. In all, $20,000 from the fund is given in scholarships every year.
It’s common, as you travel down the roads surrounding your current or childhood home, to think back to how things used to look. As new homes are built, new businesses opened and farms created or replaced with subdivisions, the one certain thing is that things will continue to change.
Bethel-Tate High School graduate Christopher Nester, like many other kids his age, will be going to college in the fall. However, for this 2007 graduate, one major portion of the college experience will be greatly diminished: the debt. Nester is one of a handful of students in the state to receive the Land Grant Opportunity Scholarship from The Ohio State University, a full-ride scholarship that will provide the young man with tuition, room and board for four years of college.
Amy Baker, who was extradited to Kentucky June 6 where she has been charged with tampering with evidence for her involvement in the death of Marcus Fiesel, pleaded not guilty to the charge in a Mason County courtroom June 11. Going into the hearing, Baker’s cash bond was set at $50,000. But during the hearing, which was an eight-minute video conference, Mason County Judge Todd Walton decided to reduce her bond to only 10 percent of that.
Who says that community festivals are history? The Burke Park Log Cabin Committee, who will be hosting Bethel’s first historical community celebration in nearly a decade. The Founder’s Day Festival, which will take place June 29-July 1 at Burke Park in Bethel, will be the first such celebration since 1998 when Bethel celebrated its bicentennial. This will, in effect, celebrate Bethel’s 209th birthday.
The bodies of the father and son who went missing on William Harsha Lake in East Fork Park were recovered June 9. Charles E. Chippendale, 74, and his 38-year-old son Scott Chippendale, both from Lebanon in Warren County, are now known to have drowned after falling out of their 19-foot 1995 Ranger Bass fishing boat at approximately 11:45 a.m. April 2.
Former Deputy Sheriff Harold Ayers was honored by Sheriff Tim Rodenberg June 11 for a selfless act of giving that could help countless military families in need. Ayers, 83, of Amelia, made a Memorial Day donation that put a sort of life’s savings into the hands of countless families in need.