Hamersville Baptist Church members discovered this month there certainly is strength in numbers – numbers of volunteer construction workers, that is. An estimated 65 men from nine states were at the church this week helping to build a new and bigger sanctuary around the current smaller sanctuary at 1661 State Route 125 in Clark Township.
Union Township will have no problem finding road salt this year due to the efforts of township administrator David Duckworth. During the township meeting Tuesday, June 9, he made a recommendation to the board to accept a bid submitted by the Cargill Company.
Mayor Mary Ann Lefker commented during the council meeting Thursday, June 11 on the participation of council members with the dunk tank fund-raiser at June in Olde Williamsburgh. The course for the run took participants down part of the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike trail and back up by the high school. Derek Jones was the overall winner of the 5K “Run for the Funds” with a time of 19:59.
The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission are hosting the 20th annual Ohio River Sweep from 9 a.m. – 12 – p.m. Saturday, June 20. Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from the Ohio River shoreline, riverbank and river tributaries.
A one car crash on Amelia-Olive Branch Road just south of Old State Route 74 in Batavia Township killed one man and sent another to University Hospital. The crash occurred at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 and claimed the life of Timmy Allan O’Neal, 20, of Bethel. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post is investigating the crash.
The Burke Park Log Cabin Committee will hold the Third Annual Founders Day celebration from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday June 26, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and from 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28.
The backdrop, bright lights and microphones were new additions to the Amelia Council meeting on Monday, June 15, as the village began video taping the proceedings for Union Township Television and Clermont County Communications Channel.
During the Bethel-Tate Board of Education meeting in May, a proposal was presented by Tanya Robinson to reinstate athletics by charging fees for participation. The board organized an Athletics Committee to review the proposal and make a recommendation. At its meeting Wednesday, June 10 the committee presented their report to the school board and a room filled with interested parents, teachers and coaches.
The Thomas A. Wildey School, in Owensville, received a spring cleaning on Friday, June 12, when 100 volunteers entered the doors ready to help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Loveland, has a volunteer program which provides youth opportunities to be of service to the community.
A senior housing complex is planned for an eight-acre site near the spot where Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in Batavia in 1797. On Wednesday, June 10, the public was invited to a special meeting at Batavia village offices for an unveiling of the plans for the project.