New Richmond’s 22nd annual RiverDays summer festival was a resounding success. Though very difficult to obtain an official count, organizers have estimated that more than 10,000 people came to the river town to enjoy this year’s three-day festival that was held along historic Front Street and the shoreline of the Ohio River Aug. 16-18. According to RiverDays planning committee member Donna Hammons, the festival offered something for everyone.
Independent candidate David Krikorian is challenging incumbent Republican Jean Schmidt and Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin in November’s Ohio Second Congressional District race. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Krikorian earned his undergraduate degree in economics and finance from Boston’s Bentley College before accepting a job as a financial analyst.
The International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI) in Milford is celebrating 25 years in business serving the residents of Clermont County. To mark the occasion, the engineering consulting and software services business giant is inviting the community to an open house in their newly renovated global headquarters facility on Aug. 18.
The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual pacesetter awards. The Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award, the Corporate Pacesetter award, and the Martha Dorsey Public Servant Pacesetter award, are three awards presented annually at the Chamber of Commerce pacesetter awards dinner each November.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners has declared the month of August Child Support Enforcement Month. A coordinated county-wide effort, the declaration’s goal is to increase and spread awareness regarding the importance of making timely child support payments, said county communications director Kathy Lehr.
The petition to annex more than 83 acres of farmland from Stonelick Township to the village of Owensville has been officially withdrawn. The annexation withdrawal was made at a continued public hearing before the board of county commissioners Aug. 6.
New Richmond is gearing up for this year’s RiverDays on the Ohio River. The village’s annual riverfront and beach festival, which will take place this weekend, Aug. 15-17, will offer fun and entertaining activities for the thousands of people who line the Ohio River every year to enjoy the traditional event.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education discussed the failed bond issue at a special meeting Saturday, Aug. 9. The board decided to postpone any decision about placing it on the ballot in November until board members had a chance to meet with with the group that campaigned for the levy, Citizens for Batavia Schools.
A group of Amelia residents, angry over a proposed 1 percent earned income tax, want to dissolve the village. The proposed earned income tax, which the village council could vote on as early as its next meeting Aug. 18, has so outraged some residents that they have formed a group named the Amelia Residents for Fiscal Responsibility.
The Pierce Point Cinema in Pierce Township is now open. Located in the newly developed Amelia Plaza, the Pierce Point Cinema 10 is a first-run, 10 screen complex with rocking stadium seats and high-tech amenities. The state-of-the-art theater celebrated its grand opening with a well-attended open house July 31.