News Archive

Erdy Foundation fund-raiser to be held

To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lcpl Nicholas B. Erdy, the Fifth Annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia.

Residents’ complaints lead to drug bust in Union Township

In the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 29, members of the Clermont County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with officers from Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Sheriff’s office, began serving 55 suspects with arrest warrants.

Bethel officer was first on scene

Bethel Police Officer David Wood was at Frisch’s in Batavia on Sunday, Oct. 18, when a Sardinia woman, Constance Skidmore, was pinned between two vehicles. Chief Mark Planck told council members during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, that Wood was the first to call 911 for assistance.

Amelia to seat three new members of council

In the race for Amelia Village council four seats were up for grabs and only one incumbent was seeking reelection. Derrick Campbell held onto his council seat by receiving 358 votes. Others elected to fill the vacancies include Todd Hart with 402 votes, Chuck Thacker with 350 votes and Bob Pollitt with 328 votes. Campbell was appointed to council in February 2008.

Plans for Amelia parade continue

The 29th annual holiday parade in Amelia may yet take place if organizers can find a way to overcome the safety and logistical issues which are causing concerns. During the Amelia Council meeting Monday, Nov. 2, a concerned resident, Jack East, expressed his desire to continue the annual event.

Voters reject Batavia school building issue

A proposed 4.2 mill bond issue to build a new elementary school was rejected by Batavia Local School District voters at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3. The bond issue would have raised $13.9 million for a $24 million elementary school that was planned for the current high school campus in Batavia Township. The remainder of the $24 million would have come from the Ohio School Facilities Commission.

Veterans plaza to be dedicated

Dedication of the new Veterans Memorial Plaza at Batavia Township Community Park 1535 Clough Pike will be held at 2:30 p.m. Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The public and veterans are welcome to attend. For more information, call (513) 732-3888.

Batavia Township is preparing overlay district

With the financing in place for the Industrial Realty Group to begin renovation of the former Ford Transmission plant in Batavia, township trustees are concerned about the zoning regulations for the project. An overlay district was discussed by trustees during the Batavia Township meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Williamsburg streetscape issues have been resolved

The street scape issues in the Village of Williamsburg have been resolved, according to administrator Patti Bates. Bates told council members at their meeting Oct. 22 that Bansal Construction had been working in the village to take care of the discoloration of the concrete which had not bleached the proper color.

Three elected to New Richmond Board of Education

Only one school board member was reelected by voters in New Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 3. With three open seats and seven candidates, the voters made their choices. Kevin Walriven received 1,215 votes to keep his seat on the board.

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