Chilly temperatures, overcast skies, and the threat of rain could not deter the hundreds of volunteers who showed up Saturday at the Milford Eastside Christian Church to build houses for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Help Build Hope, an organization formed by the church last year to help hurricane victims, raised the money and organized the event. Working in cooperation with Habitat International and the Crossroads Missions, Help Build Hope wanted as many people as possible in the community to show up and offer their time and services.
The Miami Township Police Department has also announced that three of its officers recently graduated from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.
Two Miami Township men and two juveniles have been apprehended in relation to a pair of vandalizations at Miami Meadows park in January.
Emergency management and environmental crews working throughout the night have contained a gasoline spill that traveled less than a mile from the point of origin. A leak at the Taylor Glenn Golf Club was discovered and reported last night, sending fire and rescue and hazardous spill cleanup crews to the scene in Monroe Township.
The mother and father of a 7-month-old Felicity child are now both facing jail time after a supposed accident resulted in child endangering charges. On March 13, Jonathan R. Foster, 21, of Felicity, was charged in the injury of his son.
Bethel-Tate youth who may view the first day of school with embarrassment because they can
Jim Venters, a business development director for the Bracken Ridge Center for Professional Development, celebrated his 50th birthday in an odd fashion. The running enthusiast threw off the prime opportunity to take a day of relaxation and, instead, ran 50 miles in just under 10 hours. The day began for Venters with the 5:13 a.m. kickoff of the run to commemorate his 5:13 a.m. birth some 50 years before.
In a March 24 ceremony at the Smith Martial Arts Academy in Loveland, Grand-Master Randolph Smith, Sr. and Operations Manager R.J. Trustey, donated $250 to the the Greater Cincinnati Eastern Chapter of the YWCA. Accepting the donation on behalf of the YWCA was the Eastern Area House of Peace Domestic Violence Services Director Cara Good and YWCA Court Advocacy Coordinator Laurie Coots.
Over the Rainbow
If you are looking for an evening of fun, entertainment, and fantastic food, look no further than the Clermont Inn. The Clermont Inn Players, a local performing troupe, have been been presenting