Several dangling issues were tied up at the Aug. 27 Bethel Village Council meeting, including a county inspection of a building that had been described at the previous meeting as a clear and present danger to the residents of the village. According to village business owner Russ Whitley, an abandoned structure on the west end of town behind the Sunoco station was in danger of collapse.
CASA for Clermont Kids, an organization that helps children in the court system who have been abused or neglected to find stability, will be the beneficiaries of a unique auction activity. Queen City Direct Sales Network will be holding a monthly quarter auction, the proceeds of which will be given to CASA to help the non-profit operate and touch lives.
The best in local food and entertainment is once again coming to downtown Batavia as part of the 4th annual Taste of Clermont, Sept. 7 – 9. The annual taste, to be held from 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, is sponsored by the Village Association of Batavia and will feature returning local restaurants as well as several new participants.
A benefit concert was held at the Lovin’s Ball Field Aug. 24 to raise money to build the Farquar family a brand new home. The concert was sponsored by The Center Pointe Christian Church, in partnership with the Landmark Baptist Church. The concert attracted more than 100 people and raised more than $23,000 in cash, construction material, and labor.
Amelia officials are hoping to widen the narrow stretch of Main Street that runs through the village. In 2000, the village adopted an in-depth comprehensive plan with many goals and objectives that reflect the aspiration of Amelia residents (and council) in order to achieve the highest possible quality economic, social, and environmental vitality for the village, said administrator Mark Menz.
Get ready to deck out those dogs and costume those cats. Animals of all sorts are invited to participate in Batavia’s first annual Clermont Critter Costume Parade.
The New Richmond School District has once again received an “effective” rating on its report card from the Ohio Department of Education. “We had an idea of what our rating would be when we saw our test scores,” said Superintendent Thomas Durbin. “We were a little bit disappointed, but not too terribly surprised. We thought we had done better with our 11th grade scores in science and social studies, but we were very close to the state’s requirements in all areas.”
The Milford School District has announced their sixth year as an excellent rated district. The honor marked the fourth straight year that the district has been rated excellent on the state report card.
The 9,267 students attending the 12 schools in the West Clermont local school district have received a combined “continuous improvement” rating from the Ohio Department of Education; this is a significant drop from last year’s “effective” rating.
Williamsburg schools are wrestling with a new set of indicators on the state report card, which has left the district wondering just exactly where they stand academically. While retaining an effective rating, the change in the quantity of indicators leaves superintendent Jeff Weir at a loss to say exactly how well the district improved over the past year.