Symmes Township teenager Grady McGoff recently finished renovating the Ohio State University Alumni Club vendor booth on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. “The booth was a mess - it had truly outlived its life,” McGoff said at the fair July 23. “My grandmother suggested that I fix up the booth for my eagle scout project. I began working on it two months ago and just finished up in time for this year’s fair.”
The Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors is currently exploring options to raise money in order to add more stalls to the horse barns located on the fairgrounds. On the average, 120 kids participate in the Junior Fair every year.
Amy Baker, the 26-year-old Clermont County woman who admitted under oath to being involved in last summer’s cover-up of the murder of 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, was indicted in Kentucky July 27 for tampering with evidence.
Milford Schools officials are hoping to clear the air concerning a new bond issue attempt, which is intended to maintain current taxation rate with homeowners in the district. Two special meeting dates have been set by the board to discuss the bond issue with the public. Those meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 and at 11 a.m. Aug. 10.
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.