Williamsburg resident Sharon Wood raised $1,802 for the University Hospital’s Burn Institute in a raffle that took place at the Williamsburg Chase Bank Aug. 12. “The catalyst for raising money started seven years ago when my husband Robert Wood was killed in a gas explosion in 1998,” Wood said. “The first year after he was gone, I started thinking that I would like to give back to the community that had given he and I so much.”
Four individuals were arrested last week on drug charges after alert Meijer employees reported some suspicious purchases. Three men and a woman were arrested in separate incidents Aug. 1.
Friends of a local man injured while training for a triathlon in June are hoping to see large crowds at a benefit community party for the man. Matt Frye, the father of two, is continuing to recover after being struck by a van while bicycling in mid June.
Since 1984, the Rouster’s Apple House in Williams Corner has maintained a tradition of allowing people to pick their own blueberries and blackberries. Rouster’s grows apples and peaches as well, but only the berries are a you-pick and according to Rouster, the people come out in droves to do it.
As far as the Labedas are concerned, dentistry is a family affair. “My dream was to always make this a family business,” said Jan Labeda, D.D.S. His dream came true two months ago when his 26-year-old son Bartosz Labeda, D.D.S., graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry and decided to partner with his father (who also graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry) in the family’s dentistry practice.
The new Riverview Barbershop has opened its doors for business on Front Street in New Richmond. “Riverview Barbershop is the first new venture under the ‘new’ New Richmond economic development initiative,” said owner and master barber Douglas Hammack. “We are the first heartbeat of the new heart in historic downtown New Richmond.”
The process of moving 10 section eight tenants from rental properties in Felicity to new housing is expected to be completed later this month after a contract dispute between Bullock Rental Properties and the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) ended in a breach of contract ruling.
In an effort to continue funding for emergency medical technicians and services, the Milford City Council has passed a measure to place a five-year, 5.2 mill replacement levy on the Nov. 7 ballot.
Eight Clermont County women have been nominated for the 2006 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. Sponsored by the Clermont County League of Women Voters, the award is given annually to a local woman who exemplifies the energy, optimism, and trust of the early suffragettes by being actively involved in civic service and volunteer activities to better her community.
Emotions were running high as Clermont County welcomed home one of its own American soldiers after a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. The welcome home party for Major Boudine Donohoo, which took place at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant on the Clermont County Fairgrounds Aug. 6, was a way for his family, friends, and loved ones to welcome him home from Iraq and thank him for the sacrifices he has made over the past year.