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Construction of Veterans Memorial Plaza begins

A memorial to honor veterans in Clermont County which began with a donated Humvee is becoming a reality in Batavia Township. The Humvee, which will serve as the centerpiece, was donated by BAE Systems more than two years ago.

Respite day to be held at Wildey Center

The Clermont County Board of MRDD will sponsor “Get A Break At Wildey” on September 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wildey Center.

Union Township to hold a public auction

Union Township will hold a public auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The auction will be held at the Service Department garage, in back of the police department, at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

Township needs donations for memorial project

Batavia Township will dedicate a Veterans Memorial Plaza Nov. 11, Veterans Day, on property adjacent to the Batavia Township Community Center. The memorial will include a Humvee, an American flag, plaques, and benches.

Local author holds book signing

Local author Denise Gwen was signing her newest book at the Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia on Friday, Aug. 14. Gwen, who has been writing for more than 20 years, was celebrating the release of her newest book, House of Wacks, on Aug. 14. The book is her first young adult romance novel and tells the story about a young girl’s summer job and first love.

Batavia board votes to place bond on ballot

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has voted to place a 4.2 mill levy to build a new elementary school on the Nov. 3 ballot. The board voted 4-0 Wednesday, Aug. 12 to place the measure on the ballot.

Zoning change is on hold in Union Township

When MI Homes of Cincinnati requested a zoning change from Union Township officials for two subdivisions they met with a number of disgruntled residents. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to discuss the proposed changes which include modifying the existing plan to include single family, first-time home buyer homes in an effort to finish the project in Shayler Ridge.

Financing approved by county for old Ford plant

Clermont County Commissioners have approved a resolution to authorize financing for the purchase of the former Ford Transmission plant in Batavia. The approval paves the way for the Ohio Department of Economic Development to issue $6.125 million Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund bonds to finance the acquisition and renovation of the 1.8 million square foot building located on 230 acres in Batavia Township.

Educators have a new tool to help teach non-English speaking students

Students new to the United States always have a difficult time assimilating into a different culture and learning in a classroom where everyone speaks a language foreign to them. Not only is it difficult for the students, but mainstream teachers are met with a big challenge as they do their best to overcome language barriers to teach these new students.

Water tower gets a lift

The Village of Williamsburg will soon have two operational water towers. The water tower located on North 8th Street on the west side of the village has been off-line waiting for crews to raise the tower to the same height as the Wildcat Tower on the east side of town.


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