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Democrats to hold rally at Veterans Memorial Park

Ted Strickland’s “Turnaround Ohio” bus tour will be in Clermont County Saturday, Aug. 19. Strickland, the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate, will be appearing at Union Township’s Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 9 a.m.

Holy Trinity celebrates 100 years with a festival

Batavia Holy Trinity Church commemorated 100 years as a local parish by inviting the Clermont County community to a festival Aug. 12.

Thieves strike in Owensville

Many residents of Owensville woke up Aug. 10 to find their automobiles had been illegally entered into overnight and their personal belongings stolen.

Court ruling may aid Bethel’s annexation plans

The village, which has been seeking annexation from surrounding property owners for years, is examining an apparent boon to their efforts that came from a March 29 decision from the Ohio Supreme Court.

Wood raises $1,802 for burn institute

Williamsburg resident Sharon Wood raised $1,802 for the University Hospital’s Burn Institute in a raffle that took place at the Williamsburg Chase Bank Aug. 12. “The catalyst for raising money started seven years ago when my husband Robert Wood was killed in a gas explosion in 1998,” Wood said. “The first year after he was gone, I started thinking that I would like to give back to the community that had given he and I so much.”

Alert store security helps nab meth makers

Four individuals were arrested last week on drug charges after alert Meijer employees reported some suspicious purchases. Three men and a woman were arrested in separate incidents Aug. 1.

Triathlon training tragedy sets stage for giving

Friends of a local man injured while training for a triathlon in June are hoping to see large crowds at a benefit community party for the man. Matt Frye, the father of two, is continuing to recover after being struck by a van while bicycling in mid June.

Berry picking tradition continues

Since 1984, the Rouster’s Apple House in Williams Corner has maintained a tradition of allowing people to pick their own blueberries and blackberries. Rouster’s grows apples and peaches as well, but only the berries are a you-pick and according to Rouster, the people come out in droves to do it.

Dentistry is a family affair for the Labedas

As far as the Labedas are concerned, dentistry is a family affair. “My dream was to always make this a family business,” said Jan Labeda, D.D.S. His dream came true two months ago when his 26-year-old son Bartosz Labeda, D.D.S., graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry and decided to partner with his father (who also graduated from the Indiana School of Dentistry) in the family’s dentistry practice.

New barbershop opens in New Richmond

The new Riverview Barbershop has opened its doors for business on Front Street in New Richmond. “Riverview Barbershop is the first new venture under the ‘new’ New Richmond economic development initiative,” said owner and master barber Douglas Hammack. “We are the first heartbeat of the new heart in historic downtown New Richmond.”

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