The Family Dollar store in Felicity celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 2. “It’s about time we had a store like this in the village,” said Felicity village councilwoman Grace Wagner. “It really has been a long time coming and we are thrilled – this is going to be great for the community. We hope that this is only the first of several new businesses to come to Felicity.”
An agreement reached between authorities and family members of David and Liz Carroll has resulted in the Carroll children being placed in the custody of their grandmother. According to the Clermont County’s office of public information, Debra Hounshell, paternal grandmother of the children, will retain custody of the children for the time being.
With the new school year poised to begin, the Milford Athletic Boosters are looking to inject a little more enthusiasm into the Eagles sports program. Long known for their charitable donation of sports equipment to the various teams at Milford, the boosters are now hoping to crank their efforts up a few notches and see some capital improvements done on the Milford campuses.
Batavia Boy Scout Nathan Braswell has collected and donated 2,000 pounds of food to the YWCA. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Braswell, 15, along with about 30 helpful volunteers, collected the food in one day from five local neighborhoods. The large amount of food was then bagged up and donated to the YWCA July 30.
A five-alarm fire choked traffic during afternoon rush hour Friday along state Route 125 between Amelia and Bethel. The blaze, which destroyed a business and several attached apartments, is believed to have been started by a child playing with a lighter, and has left several people homeless.
Felicity teen Katelin Jarman has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Clermont County Ohio State University Alumni Club. Jarman, 18, who will be attending OSU in the fall to study animal science, has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She said that the $1,600 scholarship from the Club will assist her in making her dreams come true.
Michael Mootz, of Mootz Construction, recently surprised himself with a first-place win in a heavy equipment skill competition. He decided on a whim to climb out of the cab of his track hoe and head up to a competition.
Allan Green visited the offices of The Clermont Sun to relate what the Hillsborough, N.C., resident was doing walking through Clermont County and its seat of government. Clermont County actually began not too far away, the village of New Hope that is located on United States route 68 in Brown County, Ohio. The trail will eventually for end for him in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.
Kelli Ellison has been appointed the new principal of the Milford Junior High School. “I was so excited,” she said in her school office July 30. “Clermont County is my home and I am thrilled to be working for the Milford School District in this new leadership role.”
The Village Association of Batavia has announced the winners of this month’s village property home improvement awards. Receiving the recognition for the month of July are the homes of Michael and Sherrie Beerman and Jeff and Kelly Turner.