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Former pastor charged with sexual battery

A former youth pastor at Saltair Church of Christ was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The subject had been a youth pastor at the Saltair Church of Christ, located between Bethel and Felicity on State Route 222, since November of 2007. Evans’ bond was set for $250,000 and he has applied for a public defender.

Trustees celebrate holidays

The Clermont County Trustee Association met at Pattison Park in Owensville for their annual Christmas dinner and meeting on Thursday, Dec. 10. Representatives from all 14 townships were in attendance and both newly elected and reelected officials were sworn in during the evening.

CNE treats Senior Citizens to luncheon

More than 260 senior citizens in the Clermont Northeastern School District were invited to the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at CNE for lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The annual luncheon was served by CNE High and Middle School students in the honors programs and sponsored by Merchants National Bank.

Amelia tradition continues

The 29th Annual Amelia Christmas Parade was held Sunday, Dec. 13 in spite of the drizzling rain. There were 45 floats entered in the parade which usually boasts 75 or more entries, but organizers were pleased with the results.

Batavia celebrates with Christmas in the Village

The Village of Batavia Beautification Committee sponsored Holiday in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the administration building. This is the third year for the event and Batavia Mayor John Thebout expressed his gratitude for all those who helped with the planning.

Clermont County to receive roadwork development grant

The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District received word Nov. 30 that it will receive $500,000 in roadwork development grants for fiscal years 2010 and 2011. This money will help support the management of public roadwork improvements within the district.

Goshen man grows pot to supplement his income

A Goshen Township man admits to growing marijuana in his home and blames the poor economy and lack of a job as his motive. Goshen Township Police executed a search warrant at 1785 state Route 28 426AA in Goshen Township on Thursday, Nov. 26.

Highway Patrol presents Bengals with safety award

The Cincinnati Bengals received the Ohio State Highway Patrol 2009 Partners for Safety Award Wednesday, Nov. 25 during their weekly press conference. Ohio Department of Public Safety director Cathy Collins-Taylor and Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post Commander Lt. Randy McElfresh presented the annual award to Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice president.

Plans move forward on sale of Ford plant

When Batavia Township trustees met Tuesday, Dec. 1, they heard about the most recent developments in the Ford plant sale from Clermont County Administrator Dave Spinney. According to Spinney, IRG will be using Ohio Enterprise bonds issued by the State Department of Development to help in the purchase of the property.

Holiday in the Village is this Saturday

Batavia’s ‘Holiday in the Village’ will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Village Administration Building, located at 389 East Main Street. The event, sponsored by the village’s Beautification Committee, is an event for the entire family.

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