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Stabbing sends man to hospital

A stabbing at Homewood Court in Amelia at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, has left Michael Lee, 35, of Union Township in stable condition at University Hospital. The Clermont County Communications Center received a 911 call from Beth Lee, 39, of Amelia stating that her soon-to-be ex-husband, Michael Lee, had been stabbed at her residence located on Homewood Court.

Batavia Union Cemetery Board holds annual meeting

Once a year the Batavia Union Cemetery board meets in a joint meeting with Batavia Village Council and Batavia Township Trustees. The board met Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the community center in Batavia Township. An overview of the cemetery board finances was presented by Steve Shinkle, clerk/secretary of the cemetery board.

Deltec recognized by Batavia Trustees

During the regular meeting of Batavia Township Trustees Tuesday, Feb. 2, administrator Rex Parsons introduced Jason Dugle, the president of Deltec, to the trustees. Deltec’s founder, Thomas Dugle, had a patent on a ham press which was used in giant ovens and purchased by large food manufacturers such as Kahns.

Amelia seniors are keeping active

The village of Amelia can boast of television celebrities after residents from Amelia Crossings participated in the cable show “Cooking with Rita” on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The group made chicken soup with cheese ravioli, wilted lettuce salad with warm salad dressing, Rita’s favorite pasta (whole-wheat pasta) with fresh veggie sauce and pineapple angel food cake with fresh fruit.

Williamsburg trustees, council hold joint meeting

During a joint meeting of Williamsburg Village Council and Williamsburg Township Trustees Thursday, Jan. 28, several issues were discussed. The Hike Bike Trail from Williamsburg to Batavia was one of the topics.

Union Township seeks to rehire Geis as administrator

The Union Township Trustees voted to consider rehiring Ken Geis to the position of township administrator when they met Thursday, Jan. 28. Former administrator Geis has expressed an interest in the position. He held the job previously until his retirement in 2006.

Two Brown County teens killed in car crash

A one-vehicle crash took the life of Zachary R. Carnahan, 16, of Mt. Orab at 4:24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 and later, Ricky Morgeson, 16, of Mt. Orab died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Study results presented to Williamsburg officials

For several years, the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District has been exploring ways to promote safe travel, encourage economic growth and make the best use of the land along the state Route 32 corridor. On Thursday, Jan. 28, Andy Johns with the Board of County Commissioners Planning Department presented the results of several studies to a joint meeting of Williamsburg Village Council and Williamsburg Township Trustees.

Batavia fires its village administrator

Batavia’s village administrator has been terminated by the village council. Near the end of council’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 1, councilman Kent Teague made a motion to terminate the employment of the administrator, Rebecca Prem Groppe.

Amelia Council approves first step for replacement levy

The Amelia Village Police Department received a vote of confidence from council members during the meeting on Monday, Feb. 1 when they agreed to ask voters to approve a replacement levy for the police department. After hearing a presentation by Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher, council members voted to begin the process of putting a levy on the ballot in May.

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