Thanks to the quick thinking of a Union Township woman, animals in the township can breathe a little easier. After seeing a news story about obtaining oxygen masks for pets who have suffered from smoke inhalation from a house fire, Sherry Cooper decided to act. Now, the township fire department has a pet oxygen mask set for each of the five stations.
If spelling is your thing, you just may be in luck; the 15th annual literacy spelling bee will be held June 22 at the Milford Firefighter’s Bingo Hall. The event, the biggest fund raiser of the year for the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, will pit teams of three against each other in a battle that will shake them to the depth of their vowels.
The New Richmond Business Association and the New Richmond Garden Club have announced the winners of the 2007 village’s roadside beautification awards. First place went to New Richmond Auto Sales, second place went to New Richmond Florist, third place went to Hunter Custom Homes, and fourth place went to the Creative Kids Corner.
The members of the Phoenix Place in Amelia are making and selling “Care Critters” as part of a micro-enterprise business. For the past three years, the interested members have been working together to produce the hand-made ‘critters’ for sick children.
The 350-pound fiberglass buffalo that was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck in a New Richmond grocery store parking lot May 17 has been found and returned in one piece.
Amy Baker’s parents have been denied custody of her three children. The ruling was made by Clermont County Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler in a courtroom custody hearing June 4.
A new project conceived by Clermont County Veterans’ Services is aimed at recognizing every deceased veteran in the county. “Operation Grave Marker” is a push to let people know that free grave markers are available at veteran’s services for the graves of anyone who fought in an American war.
The River Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted its second annual JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics, and Sportsmanship) field event June 2. Held at the Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, the field day event attracted more than 100 children of all ages accompanied by their parents. The outdoor activities included trap-shooting, still target shooting practice with shotguns, archery, air rifle shooting, and creek exploration.
Amy Baker has decided to give up on her extradition fight. Baker, 25, appeared before Judge James Shriver in a Clermont County courtroom May 30 to sign the necessary paperwork waiving her extradition hearing to Mason County, Ky., where she is charged with tampering with evidence in last summer’s murder of foster child Marcus Fiesel.
Kindergarten students and parents will receive new treatment this year at Bethel-Tate Schools when a new kindergarten format will be tested. According to Bethel-Tate Superintendent Jim Smith, the district will be moving to an all day, every day model for kindergarten this year.