Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington reported at council’s Nov. 2 meeting that he met recently with Ohio Department of Transportation officials Pat Madl and Don Shvegzda about traffic issues on state Route 125. Ellington said that the traffic flow along state Route 125 and Main Street in the village has been an issue for some time. The Ohio Department of Transportation did a study of the traffic flow and number of accidents along that stretch of roadway some time ago.
What do you do when you receive notice that the plant you are working for is closing? Melvin and Rhonda Royster were both employees of the Ford Transmission Plant in Batavia at the time the plant announced its closing. He told his wife that what he learned at the meetings was if you wake up with a “Woe Is Me” attitude, you have set the tone for the day.
It is rare for an employees to work for the same employer for more than 45 years and even more rare for that employee to begin working at age 8. Earl Carter has been working in the maintenance department for Batavia Township since he was 8-years-old. Carter says at 8 years old, he was able to see over the steering wheel, but he wasn’t too good at backing the truck.
A crowd of Clermont County community leaders was on hand at TCS Seven Hills Park in Milford to hear a report to the community on Thursday, Nov. 5. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland was also in attendance at the event hosted by Tata Consultancy Services. Tata Consultancy Services Seven Hills Park is the location of the TCS North American Training Center.
Veterans in Clermont County have a new facility that can attend to most of their health care needs. The 15,600 square foot Veterans Administration Medical Center Clinic opened its doors on Sept. 1 this year and held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.