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.
The Bethel Village Council heard the second and third presentations concerning the proposed construction of a new municipal building.
Michael Pierson received an unusual package just before Christmas. The Vietnam veteran was contacted out of the blue by a couple claiming to have found his missing dog tag while on a trip to Vietnam.
Voters in Pierce Township will have a chance to either support or defeat a 2.9 mill police levy that has been approved by the trustees for inclusion in the May 8 special election.
Aspiring musicians are receiving training with the opportunity to learn more about the art of guitar playing through the offering of music theory classes. The class group, which meets at the Owensville branch library every Wednesday night, began 10 months ago with the intention of studying music theory, said volunteer group instructor and library cataloguing and reference services director Aaron Smith.