5 uplifting stories this week

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July 30 — Here’s a look at five positive stories from Butler County that made headlines this week:

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McCrabb: born with asthma, this Olympic gold medalist has become a running legend

When Robert “Bob” Schul was born in 1937, he was diagnosed with asthma, an illness that worsened during the summer due to pollen on the family farm in West Milton.

Little Bob spent most of his time on the farm because there were days when he felt like he was going to die.

“I didn’t think I would get there,” Schul said. “There were tough times. I didn’t know if I would live another day.”

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Butler County Fair: Importance of ‘Fair Families’ Exposed for Support and Connection

Part of the Butler County Fair that exhibitors look forward to the most is reuniting with their “fair families” – a phrase commonly used in the 4-H community that meets every summer for festivities and competitions.

To have a “fair family” is to be part of a group that all share a common love and admiration for the Fair and 4-H life and lifestyle. They see themselves as a family with a bond as strong as blood.

Erin-Simpson Salone, 4-H program assistant, said being part of a “fair family” and the importance it has for the youngest competitors of the fair up to the alumni of the fair. 4-H show the power of the program.

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Book written by beloved Butler County gardener, 99, to be released next month

A book written by a longtime operator of a small farm and nursery in Hamilton is expected to be released on the same day that a celebration of life is sure to take place.

Mary E. Harrison, who died in March at age 99, was best known to Mary’s Plant Farm & Landscaping, and she spent much of her time during the pandemic writing about her gardening life for the upcoming book, “Mary’s Plant Farm: A Love Story. ” It will be released on August 14.

“The book is her life in the garden, but it’s also a mixture of things about how she started her family, how she became interested in gardening thanks to her father and her development of a nursery. C ‘So it’s a book about the garden during the January to December transition, ”said Harrison’s daughter Sherri Berger, who ran Mary’s Plant Farm with her.

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Edgewood grad thrills family and friends back in Ohio with Olympic gold

Everyone who knows Zach Apple stayed up late Sunday night to watch him win Olympic swimming gold in Tokyo.

In Trenton, in the same neighborhood where Apple grew up, his former Edgewood High School coach Ben Johnson watched the 4×100 relay final at home with his family, including his son AyeJay, who grew up with Apple.

As emotional as Johnson was watching the race, which started at 11:05 p.m. in Ohio – 12:05 p.m. Monday in Japan – it didn’t make much noise.

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From acting school janitor to Fairfield business manager: meet Lance Perry

Fairfield Schools’ new director of business operations knows school buildings inside and out like few in senior positions in the district.

It happens when you started working your first job in schools as a backup caretaker two decades ago, and then moved on to a principal position like Lance Perry did.

Perry, who was hired as business manager for West Clermont Schools in Clermont County this spring, now oversees the facilities and bus fleet for Fairfield’s 10 schools, 10,000 students and hundreds of teachers.

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AND, for a sixth additional story of the day …

Wright State “felt right at home” for Fairfield Sr., who commits to Raiders

Logan Woods, a 6-foot-4 senior guard at Fairfield High School, announced his commitment to the Wright State Raiders on Wednesday.

Woods becomes the first member of Wright State’s 2022 recruiting class.

“I think he’s a really good fit for them,” said Fairfield coach DJ Wyrick, who knows Wright State well, from spending time there with Brad Brownell and Billy Donlon. “He’s a longer wing player. He plays very hard. He has a very good motor. He can defend at a very high level. He can hold several positions – roughly one to four. I think it is. what Wright State really liked about him is just how competitive he is. He shoots well, and that’s very important. ”

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