A concept that began in 2007 with a donated Humvee, became a reality on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 when Batavia Township trustees invited the public to attend the official dedication of the Veterans Memorial Plaza located at the Batavia Township Community Center. A Humvee, which was damaged while in service in Iraq, was donated to the township.
The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, in cooperation with the City of Milford, the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Miami Township, will host an open house meeting to obtain public input for the US 50/SR 131 and Milford Parkway/Chamber Drive Improvements Project.
The Bethel Community Choir will present a Christmas musical during the Down Home Christmas weekend with two performances. They are set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 at Bethel United Methodist Church located on Plane Street in Bethel.
The Down Home Christmas is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, and officials in the Village of Bethel are concerned with appearances. One of the biggest concerns has been the exterior of the Grant Memorial Building. Fiscal officer Angel Burton told council members that the state auditor had taken into account the need for the village to leave more than $5,000 in the general fund.
The Public Works Department in the Village of Bethel has been trying to determine whether streets in the Easter Valley subdivision are dedicated streets and under the village’s jurisdiction. According to Tim Cherry, councilman, the streets in the subdivision have never been accepted by the village.
Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington reported at council’s Nov. 2 meeting that he met recently with Ohio Department of Transportation officials Pat Madl and Don Shvegzda about traffic issues on state Route 125. Ellington said that the traffic flow along state Route 125 and Main Street in the village has been an issue for some time. The Ohio Department of Transportation did a study of the traffic flow and number of accidents along that stretch of roadway some time ago.
What do you do when you receive notice that the plant you are working for is closing? Melvin and Rhonda Royster were both employees of the Ford Transmission Plant in Batavia at the time the plant announced its closing. He told his wife that what he learned at the meetings was if you wake up with a “Woe Is Me” attitude, you have set the tone for the day.
It is rare for an employees to work for the same employer for more than 45 years and even more rare for that employee to begin working at age 8. Earl Carter has been working in the maintenance department for Batavia Township since he was 8-years-old. Carter says at 8 years old, he was able to see over the steering wheel, but he wasn’t too good at backing the truck.
A crowd of Clermont County community leaders was on hand at TCS Seven Hills Park in Milford to hear a report to the community on Thursday, Nov. 5. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland was also in attendance at the event hosted by Tata Consultancy Services. Tata Consultancy Services Seven Hills Park is the location of the TCS North American Training Center.
Veterans in Clermont County have a new facility that can attend to most of their health care needs. The 15,600 square foot Veterans Administration Medical Center Clinic opened its doors on Sept. 1 this year and held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10.