The 2008 Clermont County Fair organizers are estimating that close to 100,000 people attended this year’s annual event. “The Fair was once again a great success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul.
Voters in Batavia Local School District will decide next Tuesday, Aug. 5, on whether to approve a total of 10.3 mills in new school taxes. That total includes a 9.8 bond issue, which would fund construction of a new middle school and a new elementary school, repair and expand the high school, and provide other improvements. In addition, a 0.5 mill tax levy, required by the state, would be for maintenance.
“I wanted to learn everything there is to know about veterinary science.” Those words, spoken by 15-year-old Ryan Knox, encompass why the All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia holds veterinarian camps for high school age kids every year.
A massive fire destroyed the Burns Service Center in Bethel July 28. Owner Greg Burns was transported to Clermont Mercy Hospital with first and second degree burns on his arms and torso after the two-hour fire decimated the towing and service center that had been serving Bethel residents for decades.
Voters in the Batavia Local School district will decide in a special election Aug. 5 whether to approve a 9.8 mill bond issue and 0.5 mill maintenance levy for new schools.
The YWCA Eastern Area has announced the winners of the 10th annual Karen and Warren Haug Scholarships. The two eastern area high school seniors who have received the scholarships this year are graduating students Lauren Lefferson and Heather Bennett.
The Amelia Village Police Department has joined forces with hundreds of nationwide communities in fighting crime and spreading citizen goodwill by participating in the 25th annual National Night Out Aug. 5. This is the fifth year that Amelia has participated; the Amelia police department will be hosting a wide variety of special events to celebrate the event.
The Clermont Northeastern School District has announced that the Ohio School Facilities Commission would pay for 29 percent, or $6 million, of the cost of building a new high school campus soon after passing a bond levy.
One of the more popular events held every year at the Clermont County Fair is the general project demonstrations by the junior and senior level 4-H and FFA members. There are 14 4-H clubs in Clermont County and the programs are open to anyone with an interest between the ages of eight and 18.
More than 3,000 people braved the heat and lined the streets of Owensville to enjoy the 159th Annual Clermont County Fair Owensville Firemen’s Parade July 20. The annual firemen’s parade, organized by the Stonelick Township Firefighter’s Association, kicked off the Clermont County Fair and attracted more than 100 participants.