Housing official starts Aug. 9
Elizabeth Brown has been named executive director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal. Brown replaces Karla Irvine, who retired after 27 years with the agency. Brown was previously employed with the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she worked with home ownership, public housing, community development and fair housing programs. Brown is a graduate of Boston College School of Law. She will start on Aug. 9.
Army veterans gather this week
More than 300 local veterans of Army's 5th Battalion 7th Cavalry Association are holding its seventh annual reunion this week at a hotel near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The battalion was in active service in Vietnam from 1965-71 as part of the Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division. The battalion traces its heritage to Gen. George Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment.
The reunion is at the Holiday Inn on 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Meetings will be at the hotel today. The banquet will be Friday evening. There will be a memorial service Saturday morning with a 21-gun salute and the playing of bagpipes. The reunion will end with a dinner and dance. For information, visit www.cav57.org.
33 kids enjoy their new status
Thirty-three children from around the world became U.S. citizens Wednesday during a visit to Paramount's Kings Island. The children, who came from such places as Russia, Bosnia and the Philippines, received their certificates during a morning ceremony. The third annual Child Citizenship Day was held in conjunction with the Cincinnati office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Troops recognized during fair events
Clermont County's heroes of the Iraq War will be at the forefront of a special salute to the troops before tonight's demolition derby at the Clermont County Fair in Owensville. Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver, the New Richmond native seriously injured three weeks ago by an exploding rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, will speak at 7 p.m.
After patriotic music, Keith and Carolyn Maupin, parents of captured U.S. soldier Spc. Keith "Matt" Maupin of Union Township, will join Glenda Kiser, mother of slain Army reservist Sgt. Charles Kiser, formerly of Amelia, to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, said organizer Bob Proud. The demolition derby will follow at 7:30 p.m.
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