When U.S. Army Captain Michael Torok helped save the life an Iraqi boy who was badly burned in a cooking accident, he never dreamed that the boy would end up at the Shriner’s Burns Institute in Cincinnati – or show up in his Bethel home at his June 28 welcome home party.
Jamie Hazenfield and Alex Plante have been crowned the 2008 Clermont County Junior Fair King and Queen. In the opening ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 20, the junior fair king and queen were selected after the judges, who said that this year’s decision was a very difficult one, deliberated on the responses of each candidate’s interviews, which were held in earlier, private individual sessions.
The Union Township Board of Trustees has rejected pleas by some residents to allow pet owners to walk their dogs in the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The July 8 unanimous decision by the trustees followed remarks by Clough Pike resident Tim Walker, requesting a reversal on the no-dogs policy, and by Union Township resident and veteran Tom Hessner, opposed to any changes.
Goshen Township is hoping to build a $3.4 million community civic center. The proposed center, with an accompanying amphitheater, pavilion, and park, would cost an estimated $3.4 million; it would seat more than 100 and provide a site for hundreds of activities, concerts, and shows.
The Cardinal Club, a unique county partnership that has been formed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County, is a new after-school club for students ages 6 through 18 at the Felicity-Franklin School building.
Bethel is exploring the option of billing village property owners for the cost of dispatching emergency and medical personnel who must respond to private residences as a result of trouble at private parties.
Milford School District voters will have another chance to approve or reject a 5.5 mill levy that will appear on the November ballot. Unanimously approved by the Milford Board of Education in a July 9 special meeting, the 5.5 mills was agreed upon after other millage amounts, that would have started collecting funds in the next few years, was rejected.
There will be “Something For Everyone” at the 159th annual Clermont County Fair. Sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society, which recently adopted the “Something For Everyone” theme for this year’s annual event, the Clermont County Fair will take place at the Owensville fairgrounds July 20 – 26.
Father William Stockelman was honored for his 30 years as a priest in the Clermont County area at the St. Bernadette Church’s annual parish festival July 13. Stockelman, who has been the parish priest of Amelia’s St. Bernadette Church since July of 2005, had no idea that the parish had decided to honor his service and his contributions to the Amelia community at its annual picnic.
The Ohio Elections Commission, by vote of two to one, last week dismissed a complaint that the Batavia Board of Education had published false and misleading information about an upcoming tax proposal. The decision came after two members of the panel, Chuck Calvert and John Mroczkowski, said they thought the material in question was misleading