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Public meeting held in Batavia to discuss property guidelines

The Batavia Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Association of Batavia, which met with approximately 25 village residents at a public meeting Dec. 18, have finalized the design guidelines and are almost ready to submit them to village council for final approval.

Pedestrian struck on state Route 125

A pedestrian was struck early Friday, Dec. 28 on state Route 125 in the area of Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road in Union Township. Lisa McIntosh, 45, from Cincinnati, was attempting to walk across state Route 125 at 5:47 a.m. when she was struck by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle involved, a 2007 Pontiac G6,

OSHP commander urges motorists to exercise caution while driving

As road conditions worsen due to the winter weather and traffic receives a boost from Christmas shopping and seasonal travel, Lt. Randy McElfresh of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that motorists are encouraged to slow down and consider their surroundings when driving.

Trustees approve change to Bayberry Crossing zoning

A long-running effort to further develop the Bayberry Crossing apartment complex in Batavia Township may have finally come to an end. The trustees approved a plan Dec. 18 that will change the property’s zoning and allow for the construction of numerous new apartment and storage facilities in the development. In all, seven new apartment buildings will be added.

Bethel woman arrested for stealing drugs

A Bethel woman is under arrest after a confidential source alerted the Bethel Police Department that she had been stealing drugs from the CVS Pharmacy. Melissa Dempsey, 24, was charged with trafficking in drugs and theft of drugs after an investigation determined that she had been slowly “skimming” drugs from the pharmacy while she worked there.

Milford students raise $5,200 for annual Mary Miller Fund Drive

The junior and senior DECA students at the Milford Senior High School have raised $5,200 and collected 750 toys for the Mary Miller Fund Drive. The toys and the $5,200 check were presented to Mary Miller, representatives from the Milford Miami Ministries, and the Landmark Baptist Church at a recognition and appreciation breakfast at the High School Dec. 20.

Earnings tax is being considered in Amelia

The possibility of implementing a 1 percent earnings tax for all village residents is being considered by the Amelia Village Council. A finance subcommittee formed in 2006 announced in council chambers Dec. 17 that, after looking at various other alternatives, they have contacted and met with the Columbus based RITA (Regional Income Tax Authority) to learn more about the implementation of an earnings tax.

Local police chiefs to appear on national cable crime show

Local fans of crime scene and forensic investigation shows will be able to delve into a true case that occurred in Union Township more than a decade ago. The Oxygen network will be featuring the family and investigators involved in a murder case from 1994 on the show “Captured” sometime in mid 2008.

CNE Middle School students are ‘Outsiders’

It was the Greasers vs. the Socials as students at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School participated in an “Outsiders” Dress-Up Day Dec. 19. The eighth grade Language Arts class has recently finished reading and studying the coming-of-age novel “The Outsiders.”

New Richmond choir wins $10,000

The season’s greetings coming from the New Richmond High School Choir may sound a little sweeter this Christmas, after the popular group received a gift from Pontiac in the form of an oversized check for $10,000. Douglas Heflin, Director of Vocal Music at New Richmond High School, said that the gift is a huge one for the choir. The contest was the brainchild of local Pontiac dealers who wished to do something for area schools suffering from poor funding.


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