Sunday, July 25, 2004

Local News briefs

155th annual fair begins today

The 155th annual Clermont County Fair begins today at 1 p.m. with the Owensville Firemen Fair Parade, the fair's traditional kickoff event. The fair, featuring a week's worth of tractor pulls and demolition derbies, livestock competitions and country music concerts, is at the county fairgrounds on U.S. Route 50 in Owensville. For information, visit or call (513) 732-0522. Rides will begin operating on Monday.

Memorial honors war wounded

A granite memorial that honors veterans who have earned the Purple Heart will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. The public is invited to attend the ceremony in the museum's Memorial Park. The dedication coincides with Purple Heart Day, which is observed annually on Aug. 7 by Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Med center offers free bike helmets

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be offering free bicycle helmets to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati. The helmets and bike safety instruction will be available at the third annual summer safety fair from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Leblond Boys & Girls Club, 1621 Logan St., Over-the-Rhine.

Bring computers to be recycled

The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District will hold its final computer recycling event of the year Aug. 26-28 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. Businesses, nonprofits, schools and individuals from Hamilton Butler, Clermont and Northern Kentucky counties are welcome, but are required to register by July 30. Registration forms can be found at or call 946-7732. More than 240 tons of computer equipment - 17 truckloads - were collected during the spring event. About 180 businesses and 190 individuals participated.


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