Despite the sweltering heat and rain showers scattered throughout the afternoon, the 15th Annual Bethel American Legion, Post No. 406 Car Show was deemed a success by winners, spectators and Post members. Commander Dwight (Butch) Loudon said although the numbers did not quite compare to last year’s, all in all, it was a good turnout in spite of the rain.
The Miami Township Fire and EMS department will continue a tradition this month with its annual safety fair. The Aug. 25 event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kroger store in Mulberry Square on Ohio 28, and will feature a wide range of safety demonstrations and fun activities for families.
Nobody knows what it is, or who it is, or very much else for that matter, but “Operation Blade” may well make an appearance in Clermont County, and bring a number of high-paying jobs with it. The mysterious project, part of some sort of space program, may be moved to the county sometime in the near future.
A civic-minded woman in Batavia Township is hoping to enhance the safety of their neighbors as part of a home improvement project. Elaine Miller, who lives on the border of Batavia and Williamsburg townships, spoke with the Batavia Township Trustees last week concerning a pond that she hopes will become a hedge against fires in the area.
The Clermont County Citizen Corps is hoping to find a few good volunteers, 100 to be exact, for an upcoming exercise to test their volunteer management plan. The preparedness test, said Marty Lambert, Clermont County Health Commissioner, is designed to both train potential volunteers on how to act in the event of a real emergency, and show the local citizen corps just how foolproof their planning is, or isn’t.
A fatal accident that occurred on Aug. 12 is being investigated by the highway patrol. According to officials at the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a single vehicle crash at 8:38 p.m. on state Route 132 near Amelia killed a 16-year-old Bethel man.
The Milford school district and many residents of the Milford/Miami Township area are pleased with the efforts of multi-church organization that got together earlier this summer to spend some time sharing. Sharefest, the local incarnation of a program started nearly a decade ago in Little Rock, Ark., brought five churches together to do some service in their community.
Bethel businessman Russ Whitley approached the Bethel Village Council Aug. 13 with some complaints regarding some safety issues in the village. According to Whitley, an unsafe building is currently threatening nearby children who have begun to play within the crumbling structure.
New Richmond is once again expecting smooth sailing at this year’s RiverDays. The village’s annual riverside and beach festival, which takes place Aug. 18-19, offers fun and entertaining activities every year for the thousands of people who line the Ohio River to take part in the traditional event.
After spending nearly an hour in executive session with an employee’s lawyer discussing job issues, the Bethel Village Council was berated by another village employee who was angered by another employee’s recent promotion.