The Owensville St. Louis Church has recently discovered six remarkably preserved sets of stained glass windows that were hidden away in a crawlspace under the present-day church. As part of the parish’s 150th anniversary celebration, the windows were unveiled during a parish brunch in the St. Louis School gymnasium Nov. 21. A collective gasp arose from the some 60 people assembled at the brunch when the windows were revealed.
On February 19, 1945, the big guns of U.S. Navy battleships signaled the beginning of one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. Recently memorialized in the movie “Flags of Our Fathers,” the Battle of Iwo Jima, known as Operation Detachment, was one of the final major conflicts of the second world war, and later found to be one of the most controversial.
Safe Communities is hoping that a little fun may prevent a lot of sorrow this holiday season. Coming back for a second helping, a “mocktail” party has been scheduled for Dec. 7 at Mercy Hospital Clermont, where the theme is having fun and getting home safe afterwards.
The New Richmond Village Council has suspended the police department’s furlough program. The council unanimously adopted the ordinance suspending the furlough schedule for the police department at its regular Nov. 14 meeting.
The Bethel-Tate Fire Department has received a $136,251 firefighting grant as part of Senator Mike Dewine’s Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act.
The historically significant Rogers riverfront home in New Richmond is being restored. Purchased and saved from demolition in September by New Richmond native and economic development expert Robert Lees, the restoration has been underway for the past 60 days.
Voters won’t have to wait much longer to learn the official outcome of the Nov. 7 general election. According to Clermont County Board of Elections Director Mike Keeley, the board will convene Tuesday, Nov. 28 to certify the results.
Batavia’s third annual Christmas in the Village will take place Dec. 1. The event is designed to encourage new people to visit and spend a holiday evening in the village.
After voters in Bethel’s precinct C voted to allow alcohol sales within that precinct, residents of the village can expect to see beer and wine available locally either at the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007.
River Valley Longbeards, the Clermont County chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF), donated 50 frozen turkeys to the Clermont YWCA food pantry, the YWCA House of Peace, and the Christian Help Center Nov. 17. This is the second year that the River Valley Longbeards have participated in the NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care Program.