The enthusiastic cries of ‘mush, mush’ could be heard throughout the valleys and hills of the Batavia Sycamore Park Jan. 27. The U.S. Grant District Scouts of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America (Clermont and Brown counties) held its annual winter camporee at the park over the weekend and this year’s theme was the “Greatest Race on Earth.” In substitution of life-saving medicine, each team was entrusted with a single egg – which was delivered by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office with sirens and lights blazing – and were given 30 minutes to safely execute safe passage over the icy and treacherous terrain, deliver the medicine, and complete the mock errand.
One Goshen Township family is hoping to see a little bit of a difference in housing developments around their neck of the woods. A family partnership led by Jeff Corcoran is planning to create two housing developments composed entirely of log homes.
It’s a dog’s life in writing, said Bev Funk, but then, every dog has its day. Funk, of Monroe Township, is hoping to share that through her children’s book “Wool E. Woola,” the story of a dog, or several dogs actually, that she’s known over the years.
A new service offered by the Clermont Transportation Connection is hoped to improve the lives of Felicity residents. Regular bus routes have been established by the agency, which will give Felicity residents without access to a car two opportunities each week to travel to services such as job training, GED
The sixth annual ‘Best Dog in Clermont County’ awards ceremony took place at the Union Township Civic Center Jan. 30. The annual contest, which was open to county residents in kindergarten through sixth grade, is sponsored every year by the county auditor’s office, the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, and the county Humane Society.
While some people probably think that turning 100 years old is a significant milestone, centenarian Florence Woodard remains nonchalant about the whole affair. Woodard, who celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 19, was given a party by more than 100 family and friends at the Eastgate Village Jan. 20.
Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland has stepped up to be the first candidate running for a new seat created in the 12th district court of appeals. The 12th district court of appeals hears cases in Butler County.
Taxpayers living in the West Clermont School District will have another chance to accept or reject a $53 million bond issue in a special election Feb. 6. Ten thousand voters did support the same bond issue last November but it still fell short by a mere 80 votes.
Bryan Hawkins has been appointed to the Milford city council. Filling the spot left vacant by the ascension of Kim McBeath to the mayoral post after the surprise resignation of Lou Bishop in December, Hawkins was sworn in Jan. 16.
The student engineering team from Felicity-Franklin Middle School captured fourth place in the 2007 National Engineer’s Week Future City Competition Ohio Region. The competition, which was held in Columbus Jan. 20, attracted more than 30,000 students in 1,100 middle schools in 38 regions nationwide this year. The six-student contingent representing Felicity-Franklin/Ohio region was only one of 47 Ohio middle school teams that conceptualized, designed, engineered, and built a utopian city of the future.