Attended by an estimated 100,000 people, the 2007 Clermont County Fair, which took place July 22 – 28, was once again a success. “The 158th Fair was a huge success,” said Agricultural Society Fair Board Director Bea Faul. “It was a whole new world this year. It was a success for all of the many participants, vendors, and everyone else involved, especially the outstanding young people involved in the junior events of the fair. The weather was more than cooperative, with only one evening of rain.” Considering all of the changes and additions that were made this year, there were no problems and everything ran very smoothly, Faul said.
An estimated 3,500 people lined the streets of Owensville to enjoy the 158th Annual Clermont County Fair Owensville Firemen’s parade July 22. The annual parade is organized each year by the Stonelick Township Firefighter’s Association.
Gatch and Lytle are names of great importance in the history of Clermont County, and once again these families are being brought together. They are uniting to conduct an auction at the home of John and Virginia Gatch. Mrs. Gatch recently passed away at the age of 86. Her husband died years before. The auction will take place Aug. 11, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Gatch home, 5689 Bee Lane, Milford.
The Batavia Township cemeteries recently received a facelift, when rusty old fencing was removed and replaced with new fencing, courtesy of the township trustees. Being replaced are fences at five cemeteries, including the Lucy Run, Olive Branch, Greenbriar and Christian cemeteries, as well as a small private cemetery.
The Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will present “Niche Marketing 101,” a free and informative workshop that will assist small business owner.
The Clermont County Humane Society will be celebrating a golden year. This marks the 50th year of operation for the society, which seeks to find homes for suitable lost pets and reduce the amount of stray dogs and cats in the county.
Fire-fighter and fire-safety advocate Robert Hauck, 66, passed away on July 14. He leaves behind not only a loving family, but an unsurpassed legacy of community service and civic-minded recognition. Hauck, who was born and raised in Williamsburg, became a junior volunteer firefighter for the Bethel-Tate Fire Department as a teenager after tragically losing some aunts and cousins who were burned to death in a house fire.
More than 60 young Potter-ites of all ages attended an event at the Amelia branch library to celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” July 21. The spellbound children, some dressed up as muggles or magicians, filled out raffle tickets as they entered in the hopes of winning a copy of “Deathly Hallows,” the final installment of the wildly popular series of Potter books written by J.K. Rowling.
The Amelia Village Police Department is joining forces with thousands of other nationwide communities in fighting crime by participating in the “24th Annual National Night Out” Aug. 7. The police department will be hosting a variety of special events that evening, starting with a parade from Groh Park to Spencer Shank Park, which is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.
Russ Whitley approached Bethel Council Monday, July 23 and announced that he will be seeking to make Bethel’s precinct A open for alcohol sales. Last year, Whitley successfully opened up two other Bethel voting precincts to alcohol sales on the November ballot.