Voters in the Bethel-Tate Local School District defeated a 4.3 mill emergency operating levy at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3. The levy was defeated by a vote of 1,829 against the levy and 1,196 votes for the levy.
A large crowd of business leaders from Clermont County met for dinner at the Early Childhood Education Center at Clermont Northeastern Tuesday, Oct. 27. The CNE Local Schools hosted the third annual Business Partners Dinner to honor those businesses and organization who partner with them throughout the year and invite others to share in the support.
Each year, thousands of children in the Cincinnati area join the Reds Heads Kids Club. Membership into the official fan club offers the kids a chance to win a Halloween visit from the two Reds mascots, Gapper and Rosie Red.
An area Marine was one of 11 U. S. troops killed in the helicopter crashes in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Monday, Oct. 26. Loveland, was assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The New Richmond Exempted Village School Board will have three open seats in December 2009 and seven candidates have filed petitions for election. There are two incumbents, current board president Kim Hayden and Kevin Walriven, seeking to retain their seats. The term of board member Ralph Shepherd is expiring and he is not seeking reelection. Michael Bennett is a lifelong resident of Clermont County and the New Richmond School District.
Six candidates are running for the three open seats on the Bethel-Tate School Board. Long-time board member Ed Dyer said he decided last year that he would not run for reelection. However, two incumbents are in the race. Kathy Adams has lived in Bethel for 25 years, she has raised her children in Bethel and says that it is a great place to live.
The problems which have plagued Union Township over the past few years have played a role in the number of candidates who have come forward to seek two open trustee seats. There are 10 candidates interested in serving on the Union Township Trustee board, and two of those candidates are currently serving on the board. Bob McGee is serving his second term on the board and is seeking to retain his seat.
There are five candidates running for four open seats on Amelia Village council. Only one incumbent is seeking reelection. Derrick Campbell was appointed to council on Feb. 18, 2008. He is running for the office of village councilman because he sees it as a way for him to give back to the community and help make the village a better place to live and raise his children.
There are four open seats on Bethel Village Council and four write-in candidates are vying for those seats. Donna Gunn was elected to council in 2005. Because of her current job responsibilities, she initially opted not to run for reelection.
In the past, Batavia Township trustees have nominated community leaders for the Clermont 20/20 Salute to Leaders Award, but this year they are asking for input from community residents for nominations. The 2010 Salute to Leaders represents the 20th anniversary of Clermont 20/20. The 17th Annual Salute to Leaders Awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at Holiday Inn Eastgate.