This year’s Founder’s Day celebration will take place in Bethel’s Burke Park June 20-22. This is the second year for the Founder’s Day festival, which is sponsored by the Burke Park Log Cabin Committee, Coldwell Banker West Shell, and New Point Construction, to celebrate Bethel’s historical heritage.
The Pattison Elementary School in Milford held a bell dedication ceremony June 3. The new bell, which was acquired by official Clermont County town crier Bill Knepp on a recent vacation to Branson, Missouri, was presented to the elementary school by the Milford-Miami Glen performing Arts amidst much pomp and circumstance.
The humid weather could not deter the thousands of people who attended the June in Olde Williamsburg festival last weekend. The annual festival, which was started in 1996 when the village turned 200 years old, took place June 6-8 and was a great success, said Williamsburg village administrator Patti Bates.
With the news of yet another serious car crash in Clermont County on state Route 133, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with all local and county law enforcement officials, is stepping up enforcement on that stretch of roadway between Bethel and the Ohio River.
The Goshen Township Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a proposed safety services levy. The 4.5 mill levy, which was approved by the trustees in a special meeting May 17, is needed to update the aging, and in some cased outdated, equipment, as well as to purchase new equipment for the township’s fire and emergency medical services department.
Shauna Willenburg, the Brown County resident who caused a wreck in Jackson Township that killed an unborn child last year, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. An intoxicated Willenburg ran a stop sign and struck a 2002 Buick Rendevous on US 50.
The village of Bethel has new crosswalk signs. The old signs, which were rusted, had faded over time, and were very difficult to see, have now been replaced with newer, shinier signs. They have a “hurt-your-eyes” green color, said Bethel police chief John Wallace.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that Morrow resident Thomas L. Williams may have suffered a heart attack that led him to crash his automobile in Goshen Township May 26. The car crash that claimed the life of 56-year-old Williams occurred around 9:53 p.m. on State Route 28 and Goshen Road in Goshen Township.
The 46th annual Milford Frontier Days festival returns this weekend, June 5 – 8. The Frontier Day’s annual parade, sponsored this year by the Sardinia Concrete Company, kicks off the four-day festival in Milford at 6:30 p.m. June 5.
Ford Motor’s Batavia Transmission plant, which was scheduled to halt production and close May 30, will now stay open until the end of June or early July. The extension announcement, which was made in Clermont County last week, is temporarily some very good news for the plant’s more than 780 employees.