Clermont County native Donald Eugene Patton will be posthumously inducted into the Ohio Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Nov. 8. Patton, who is one of only 20 state veterans who will be inducted this year, was known in Clermont County as “Mr. Veteran” before his death in 2001 at the age of 68, so named because of the indefatigable energy he displayed in his support for and his years of service to the veterans in the county.
While the sequence of events remains unclear, a mystery 911 call was solved when a woman and child with wounds from being bitten by a dog appeared at Mercy Hospital Anderson. The mystery call originated from a cell phone, and the incident was eventually traced back to the residence of Bengal player Deltha O’Neil.
The Felicity-Franklin local school district has implemented a unique energy conservation program. Felicity-Franklin buildings supervisor David Diesel recommended that the superintendent and the Board of Education approve a small purchase order for Innovative Energy Solutions.
The Clermont County Board of Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities (MRDD) will be asking voters to renew a .75-mill levy in November. “We are asking voters to support the renewal levy,” said MRDD superintendent Sharon Woodrow. “It is crucial to renew the levy this year because the five-year levy that voters approved in 2003 expires next year.”
Amelia is amending its curfew ordinance. In place for decades, the curfew ordinance as it exists now needs revision and some adjustments to meet the changing times, said mayor Mike Scharf.
After a long wait, the gardening gloves filled by former OSU Extension horticulturist Gary Gao have again been brought to life. Cindy Burskey, who recently began service as the new horticulturalist for the Clermont County Extension, said that she looks forward to endorsing and enhancing the practice of agriculture and horticulture in the county.
The village of Batavia has been an official member of the Ohio Main Street Program since 2004. The program, which is administered statewide by Heritage, Ohio and locally by the Village Association of Batavia (VAOB), is a national initiative designed to restore and revitalize downtown commercial districts.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. The proclamation, which was read by Clermont Commission president Bob Proud and accepted by Clermont County sheriff Tim Rodenberg and Miami Township Fire/EMS chief Jim Whitworth, is a way for the county to reflect upon and remember the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Clermont County Commissioners are expected to reach a decision in the next 30 days regarding the controversial annexation of just over six acres of land from the Stonelick Township into the village of Owensville.
As U.S. soldiers fight and die to preserve freedom, a grateful nation looks for ways to memorialize their sacrifice. A committee paired with Batavia Township has brought this concept together with their inspiration, and soon hope to see their efforts realized in a war memorial to those who have fought in the war on terror.