The Milford Area Black Heritage Project was held at the Milford Firefighter’s Community Hall Feb. 25. Several hundred people attended the festival, which was designed to coincide with the conclusion of black history month. The event was sponsored by the Milford Ebenezer Baptist Church, and was held under the direction of event chairperson Karen Gans-McKitric and Ebenezer Church associate Rev. Thomas Graves Jr. This is the first year that the church has done this as a community project, but the Ebenezer Church has been doing a black history program for nearly 20 years.
Goshen Township is hoping that a little research will go a long way towards fixing an image problem, that image problem being a lack of image. Goshen officials are hoping to create an image through a process called “branding,” which will basically give the township a way to identify itself to the rest of the world.
A new auction consignment gallery has opened in Batavia. Craig Lytle Auctioneer LLC has moved from Milford and opened at 675 College Drive. Lytle first got into the auction business 15 year ago, and received his license four years ago. He is a certified appraiser and estate specialist.
Clermont County residents can enjoy a warm home again after power was restored and lines repaired after a winter storm blew through last week. Portions of the county, especially in the Goshen area, were blanketed with ice that snapped limbs and power lines, leaving some without power for days.
Eighteen Batavia High School students have formed an international service projects group called Interact. The Interact program, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club, is a volunteer-based, high-school service project. It is open to all students of Batavia High School, aged 14-18, with no academic requirements for membership.
At the end of the school day, enthusiastic smiles and cries of excitement can still be heard throughout the classrooms and hallways of the Batavia Elementary School. The school is currently offering after school activities to 400 students. The After School Program, which is open to all elementary students grades one through four, consists of 21 classes that students can sign up for and participate in.
The Felicity-Franklin School District has subscribed to a mass calling system called One Call Now. With the new calling system, the school district can now get in touch with the home of every student and every staff member within a matter of minutes.
A New Richmond man was arrested after he admitted to breaking into the Laurel Country Store. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jason D. Sprague, 22, on Feb. 16 for the crime.
Batavia singer Jonalee White is hoping to share a minute or two of your time. Country music fans just may get the chance to spend a few minutes each day with the singer, who recently released her first single to radio.
Clermont County dentist Dr. Neil Blackburn is a doctor with a heart. As a special Valentine’s Day gift to needy residents in the community, the doctor and his staff offered a complimentary day of teeth cleanings and emergency dental services Feb. 15. Dr. Blackburn opened up the Amelia dental practice 28 years ago. He said that from early childhood on, he always wanted to become a dentist.