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Village Association laying groundwork

The village of Batavia has been an official member of the Ohio Main Street Program since 2004. The program, which is administered statewide by Heritage, Ohio and locally by the Village Association of Batavia (VAOB), is a national initiative designed to restore and revitalize downtown commercial districts.

Clermont County Commissioners proclaim Sept. 11 ‘Patriot Day’

The Clermont County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. The proclamation, which was read by Clermont Commission president Bob Proud and accepted by Clermont County sheriff Tim Rodenberg and Miami Township Fire/EMS chief Jim Whitworth, is a way for the county to reflect upon and remember the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 2001 terrorist attacks.

Commissioners expected to make a decision on Owensville annexation

The Clermont County Commissioners are expected to reach a decision in the next 30 days regarding the controversial annexation of just over six acres of land from the Stonelick Township into the village of Owensville.

Humvee donated to Batavia Township for war memorial

As U.S. soldiers fight and die to preserve freedom, a grateful nation looks for ways to memorialize their sacrifice. A committee paired with Batavia Township has brought this concept together with their inspiration, and soon hope to see their efforts realized in a war memorial to those who have fought in the war on terror.

Holman Motors celebrates 25 years as a GMC franchise

What began as a small Buick car lot in downtown Batavia 62 years ago has turned into Cincinnati’s number one single-point GMC volume dealer. Holman Motors GMC Truck is celebrating 25 years as a GMC family franchise.

Residents approach Bethel Council about property improvements

The council was approached at its Sept. 10 meeting by a couple whose home has been targeted for reform by the recently-adopted property maintenance code. The couple attended council at the behest of the administrator, Michael Shiverski, who requested they attend to negotiate a plan with council for the cleanup of their property on Cherry Street.

Deputy pulls man from submerged automobile at East Fork State Park

A Batavia man is alive, if facing charges of inducing panic, after a bizarre incident Aug. 29 at East Fork Lake. Kevin Wilcox, 32, of Batavia, was rescued from a submerged vehicle by a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy after the car somehow ended up in the lake with Wilcox handcuffed to the steering wheel.

Flash your library card at Clermont businesses and save

Many local businesses have partnered with the Clermont County Public Library system to promote and encourage library card sign-ups by offering special offers and discounts this month.

Bethel Council considers formation of committee for employee complaints

After coming under fire from an employee over a minor dispute with the village, the Bethel Village Council is hoping to stem further episodes, but is still examining how. Last month, councilman Gary Hutchinson suggested the council create a new committee that would act as a liaison between the village employees and the council, giving them someone to go to when problems arise.

Two found dead in Union Township

The Union Township Police Department is investigating the mysterious deaths of two people who were found in an apartment on Rue Center Court. Dead are Mark Thiele, 44, and Kimberly Butler, 48, both with an address in the apartment complex on 763 Rue Center Court.


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