Clermont County recognized Memorial Day with many events and parades May 26. The Victor Stier Post #450 in Milford sponsored its annual Memorial Day parade Monday morning. Led by the American Legion Post Color Guard, the parade included the Legion Auxiliary, the sons of the American Legion Color Guard, the Milford High School marching band, the Milford fire and police departments, life squad vehicles, and many girl and boy scout troops.
The Clermont County Fair Board has announced that Amanda Bolton is the winner of its second Fair Book Cover Contest. Bolton is a senior at Milford High School, and is already an accomplished artist, having won numerous awards for her work. The theme the Fair Board chose for this year’s fair is “Something for Everyone.”
The Willowville Elementary School’s tradition of celebrating Memorial Day continued this year with its annual patriotic parade. Waving American flags amid a colorful sea of red, white, and blue, the more than 500 students at Willowville Elementary honored the men and women of our country who have given their lives for the rest of us to live in freedom on the school grounds May 23.
Financial advisor Robert O’Brien has joined the Edward Jones Investment Firm in Amelia. To welcome him to Clermont County and introduce him to the firm’s clients and the community, a customer appreciation open house was held for him at the Edward Jones offices May 15.
Clermont County’s office of Economic Development has been authorized to submit a grant application in the amount of $2 million to the Ohio Department of Development Job Ready Site for the Ivy Pointe Commerce Park.
To capture the energy of the West Clermont School District gifted students, both high schools will be participating in a pilot program concerning energy next year. A unique partnership between the Ohio Energy Project, Duke Energy, and the Ohio Department of Development, West Clermont was recently selected to be the first school district in the nation to participate in the new energy program.
An estimated 400 people attended the Destination CycleSafe event held at the Midland Company in Amelia May 18. Sponsored by the Clermont County General Health District and Safe Communities, the event was held this month, which is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, to increase the safety of riders and to raise awareness of motorcycle safety.
A drug deal gone terribly wrong may have led to the death of a man in Milford. The body of Judson Dalton, 56, was found dead near the Robbie Ridge Apartments in Milford in the early morning hours of May 16.
The Village Association of Batavia is sponsoring an Open House in the village June 1. The Open House, which will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1 is a chance for residential and business owners to show the public their properties that are available for sale or for rent.
McCormick Elementary School has become a member of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrator’s (OAESA) 2008 Hall of Fame. Nominated for Hall of Fame recognition by a member of the community, the elementary school received a site visit by the association last month; school officials were then notified that they had been selected for the Hall of Fame on April 30.