The first meeting of 2010 was filled with preparation in the village of Amelia. In addition to three new council members, the village also welcomed a new fiscal officer. Mayor Leroy Ellington introduced Steve Force who joined the village staff on Jan. 4.
The Clermont Northeastern School Board voted to approve a 3 mill inside millage increase at its meeting Dec. 17. The money raised from the tax millage will be used to improve the current facilities in the district.
Acting on a tip from concerned residents in Tate Township, Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputies and Animal Control workers obtained a search warrant for a residence on Donald Road in Bethel from Municipal Court Judge Tom Herman Monday, Dec. 28. No one was home at the time of the warrant and animal control seized horses from the location which had been neglected.
The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce has selected five winners in their annual Small Business Best Practices search for those who excel in Clermont County. For the past 10 years, the Chamber has been recognizing businesses in the county.
Batavia’s first town crier, Maybelle Murphy, took her oath of office and read her first proclamation at the village offices Thursday, Dec. 31. Murphy will appear at civic and holiday events, and at other special occasions in the village.
Two auxiliary police officers have been added to the Bethel Police Department. On Monday, Dec. 14, Mayor John Swarthout recommended to council the appointment of Aaron Warren to the police department. On Monday, Dec. 21, he recommended Jillian Rudd. Council approved both of the appointments and they were both sworn in.
The Board of Clermont County Commissioners currently is accepting applications for a position on the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Board. The applicant must be the parent of a child who is eligible for CCDD services.
Several transportation projects were discussed by Union Township officials during their regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 22. According to Township Administrator David Duckworth, a recent open house was well attended. A display of the proposed changes can be viewed at the Union Township Community Center and comments and suggestions will be considered.
A yearly tradition continued at Clough Pike Elementary School Tuesday, Dec. 22 with the annual toy donation to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Two Milford women have been sentenced for their roles in a plot to kill a 7-year-old child and her mother. The sentences came after the pair entered guilty pleas in the murder-for-hire plot, which was planned to affect the rape trial of Michael Gray. According to court records, Michael Gray was entrusted as the babysitter for the girl in 2008 when the rape occurred.