Clermont County celebrated the life of the beloved and accomplished James ‘Fred’ Herbert with a traditional firefighter funeral service and parade in New Richmond Nov. 7. Herbert, who passed away at the age of 91 on Oct. 30, was a native of Clermont County who loved his family and the New Richmond community that he called home for most of his exemplary life.
Clermont County veterans now have an additional thing to take pride in. A recent renovation of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission offices has created a new environment for veterans to enjoy while utilizing the help offered by veterans services. Danny Bare, Executive Director of Veteran Services, said that the new complex is a focal point for the overall outreach program for local veterans.
A proposed walking trail for Batavia Township may never get beyond the proposal stage, said township officials, if planners can get the trail across a major roadway.
An investigation launched after a Glen Este High School football player was arrested on drug charges could have the potential to bring indictments against a number of drug users in the area.
Batavia Township residents will soon be able to enjoy a picnic no matter what the weather is. A picnic shelter is scheduled to be finished and ready for use in early November in the Batavia Township park. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said that the shelter project was virtually free for the township.
Hundreds of local veterans and current members of the U.S. military were thanked and honored at the village of Amelia’s fourth annual Salute to Heroes Ceremony. The ceremonial celebration, which took place at the Amelia Elementary School Nov. 10, was attended by more that 75 people.
The third annual fund-raiser for Clermont County fallen Marine Nicholas Erdy will take place at the Norlyn Manor Nov. 17. Owensville resident Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, 21, was tragically killed in Iraq from injuries sustained in a roadside bombing on May 11, 2005. His body was returned to the United States on May 23 to a heroes welcome; after a military honor parade that drew more than 200 mourners, he was interred in the St. Louis Cemetery on May 26, 2005.
New Richmond has received a mini-grant for new signage to promote the village’s historic underground railroad sites. The grant, which is from the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in Columbus, totalled $1,100. The village itself contributed $550, and Renaissance New Richmond and the New Richmond Business Association both contributed $275.
Mary Shelley is undoubtedly turning over and smiling in her grave. Drawing unearthly inspiration from Mary Shelley’s renowned novel ‘Frankenstein,’ the senior class at Batavia High School had the opportunity to design and then build creatures based upon the novel’s description of Victor Frankenstein’s gruesome creation.
Speedpro Imaging, a large-format imaging/printing specialist company in the Eastgate area, is now open for business. Open since early April, the Speedpro Imaging franchise, which is owned and operated by Lee and Mary Hobson, is a premier imaging center with the capacity to provide high quality reprographic products, renderings, and signage.