East Fork State Park held its 20th Annual Gold Rush Days Campout on May 5, 6, and 7 to kick off the 2006 camping season. Gathering at the Park Campground in Williamsburg, the public celebrated local history and participated in numerous fun activities such as primitive cooking, sundial reading, fire starting, knife and tomahawk throwing, black powder demonstrations, panning for gold, and scouting, tracking, and survival techniques. There was also a free lunch, a cornbread cook-off, and old-fashioned bean soup for everyone.
It is estimated that a rape occurs every two minutes in the United States, and that a woman is battered once every nine seconds, and that one of every three girls and one of every five boys will be victimized by a friend or relative.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners began for the third time what is coming to be a useful public relations and improvement tool in the county. On April 26, the commissioners held their first town hall meeting of 2006, a tradition began four years ago when it started to seem that the board was a little too distanced from the public they serve.
CNE Junior and Senior High School students, who may have considered drinking and driving on their April 29 prom night, may have reconsidered after witnessing the staged, horrific drunk driving accident put on by Owensville Fire and Rescue in the high school
Clermont County residents used their feet to raise money and awareness for premature babies at the March of Dimes WalkAmerica which took place at the Legendary Run Golf Course on April 29. An estimated 300 people from Clermont County and surrounding areas registered and participated in the annual WalkAmerica event to help the March of Dimes in its fight to save premature babies.
LEAD Clermont, a Clermont 20/20 organization comprised of both business and community leaders, is holding its 6th Annual Leadership Day at the Oasis Conference Center on May 10.
More than 300 people showed up to recognize and honor educators and students at the Milford School District
New Richmond Mayor Terry Durrette has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month. Reading the proclamation at the April 25 Village Council meeting, Mayor Durrette, who drives a motorcycle himself, told residents to be aware that warmer weather means more motorcyclists on the roads and highways.
Based upon the continued failure of the Eastgate Buffet to comply with food safety regulations, the Clermont County Board of Health moved April 12 to revoke its food service license.