Eight Clermont County women have been nominated for the 2006 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. Sponsored by the Clermont County League of Women Voters, the award is given annually to a local woman who exemplifies the energy, optimism, and trust of the early suffragettes by being actively involved in civic service and volunteer activities to better her community.
Emotions were running high as Clermont County welcomed home one of its own American soldiers after a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. The welcome home party for Major Boudine Donohoo, which took place at the Blue Ribbon Restaurant on the Clermont County Fairgrounds Aug. 6, was a way for his family, friends, and loved ones to welcome him home from Iraq and thank him for the sacrifices he has made over the past year.
The Clermont County weather-alert sirens were accidentally activated at approximately 10 a.m. Friday.
The Clermont County Public Library has issued an immediate recall of bendable toy animals given as one of the prizes in the 2006 Summer Reading Program. Information from the Ohio Department of Health – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Indiana State Department of Health has indicated the possibility that the toys contain a higher than acceptable level of lead.
Gary Gao, the Clermont County Ohio State University Extension Director, is moving to the Delaware County OSU Extension offices outside of Columbus. In his 12 years working for the county, Gao started the master volunteer gardening program and the Southwestern Ohio perennial school. He has helped coordinate and implement fall landscaping seminars and home outreach gardening classes.
More than 1,000 people toured the recently completed Union Township firehouse headquarters at an open house Aug 1. Union Township Trustee Matt Beamer said that there has been an extraordinary interest in the new 150,000 square foot firehouse and that the open house was a way of satisfying that interest.
Batavia Township residents are one step closer to having the chance to approve or deny the increased police protection that many of the residents have been seeking.
Stonelick Township residents living near the Jackson Township border and patrons of the Cedar Trace Golf Course are fuming over what could be a speedy proposition for those who like to go fast.
Harold Herron has announced plans to retire from the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors at the end of the year. He currently serves as the board’s executive secretary.
One of the highlights of the Clermont County Fair is always the general projects demonstrated by 4-H and FFA participants and this year was no exception. In honor of senior citizen day at the fair, the first and second place 4-H junior winners had the opportunity to entertain the seniors with their project demonstrations July 26.