The library at Bick Primary School in Bethel was filled with educators from around Clermont County to hear Ohio Governor Ted Strickland explain his planned educational reforms Wednesday, July 22.
Clermont County lost a hero Wednesday, July 8 and laid him to rest Friday, July 17. Residents from around the county shared in the sorrow with the family of U.S. Army Specialist E-4 Gregory James Missman, 36. Spec. Missman died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.
When Wayne Holtgrewe attended the Live Oaks Career Campus in 1985, he launched a career in woodworking that has spanned more than two decades. Holtgrewe is a 1985 Milford High School graduate who says he wanted to expand his education after high school.
The Bethel-Tate Board of Education is in line to receive some federal stimulus money and as a result, three staff members will be rehired, at least for a while. When the operating levy failed to pass in the November 2008 election, Bethel-Tate school district had to tighten its belt.
Bethel residents are invited to take part in the village’s annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 4. All of the usual children’s activities will be held, and equipment from the Bethel-Tate Fire Department, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio Highway Patrol will be there.
Goshen Township can now purchase four new laptop computers thanks to grant money awarded by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant. The “Recovery Act” grant is in the amount of $13,073 and will be used to purchase four new laptop computers to be placed in police cruisers.
During the Batavia Township meeting Tuesday, July 7, administrator Rex Parsons opened the bids for the 2009 paving project. Parsons received six bids from local companies ranging in price from $139,057 – $254,708. Service director Ken Embry was asked to review the bids during the meeting and make a recommendation to the board before the close of the meeting.
A public meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 in Williamsburg to get public comments on an updated Regional Water Quality Management Plan for the village. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Community Building, 107 West Main Street.
An arrest was made on Friday, July 10, in connection with a John Deere Gator that was reported stolen from the Bethel Boosters Association June 27. According to authorities, the shed that stored the Gator was located behind Hill Intermediate School. Ryan Petrey was arrested by Deputy Pike for allegedly receiving stolen property.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s office has been investigating a series of reports from churches in Monroe, Washington and Ohio townships regarding thefts. The thefts have occurred at Calvary Baptist Church, Spring Grove United Methodist Church, Nicholsville Pentecostal Church, and Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.