President Barack Obama spoke to students in schools around the country at noon Tuesday, Sept. 8 in a live presentation. However, with the controversy surrounding the possible political ramifications of the speech and the short notice to prepare for the presentation, many schools in Clermont County opted not to present the speech to students.
The parents of an 11-day-old infant girl who died Dec. 20, 2008 were in court on Aug. 28. Samantha Smith, 25, of Loveland and John Foster, 26, of Milford were each charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering children in the death of their daughter.
The Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services is one of the first departments in the county to implement a cost saving plan. On Sept. 2, Clermont County commissioners passed a resolution to establish guidelines for the implementation of a cost savings program consisting of mandated unpaid furloughs for departments within the county.
The Batavia Township Board of Trustees heard three requests for zoning updates during a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1. An 18-month extension was requested by Nick Grammas for Bayberry Crossing, a planned development located on Laub Road.
Two creative events are slated for New Richmond’s Hausserman Park in September and October. In years past, local artists were invited to the park to display their work and show some of their techniques. This year, families are invited to come to the park to create their own art and take part in a community creative experience.
Dr. Bernard Gendreau, a Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University for 50 years has donated much of his lifetime accumulation of books to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library.
The Goshen Police Department is continuing its fight against drug trafficking throughout the township with the recent arrest of a man trafficking in cocaine. David Jordan, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Goshen Police after he sold drugs to a plain clothes police officer.
The Ohio Department of Education released the results of school report cards for the 2008-2009 school year Aug. 25. According to the report, more districts have earned a rating of effective or higher than in the previous 10 years. More than 85 percent of school districts and almost 72 percent of school buildings received ratings of effective or higher.
Voters in the village of Batavia will be deciding on a one-quarter percent earnings tax on election day. The tax, which council voted to place on the Nov. 3 ballot to pay for safety services, will raise an additional $175,000 for the village, according to fiscal officer Anne Lock.
Union Township Administrator David Duckworth reported on the progress of the State Route 450/Union Gateway Project when the board of trustees met Tuesday, Aug. 25.