With two open seats on the Batavia Township trustee board voters had to make a choice between six candidates. They spoke loud and clear with the winners each receiving nearly 25 percent of the votes. Incumbent Archie Wilson received 2,039 votes to keep his seat on the board and Jim Sauls Jr. received 2,016 votes. Sauls was appointed to the board in January 2009.
The Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Guild hosted its fifth annual weekend quilt show at Rowe Woods from Friday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 25. The group, comprised of 65 local artists, had prepared more than 200 entries for the show. There was original artwork displays of quilting, weaving, embroidery, rug hooking, doll making, wearable art, knitting, beading and crochet on exhibit.
The unexpired term for mayor of the Village of Bethel will be filled by James Dick. Two residents were seeking to fill the term, which will expire Dec. 31, 2011. James Dick received 378 votes and Rus Whitley received 224 votes. Dick has vowed to become a community facilitator in his role as mayor.
The village of Batavia’s Beautification Committee is planning “Holiday in the Village,” an event for the entire family. Holiday in the Village will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Village Administration Building, 389 East Main Street.
The 2.95 mill safety services levy in Union Township passed by a narrow margin on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters approved the levy with 5,789 voting for the levy and 5,517 voting against the levy. Passage of the levy will provide and maintain fire and emergency medical equipment, fire and police personnel at the current level.
Voters in the Bethel-Tate Local School District defeated a 4.3 mill emergency operating levy at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3. The levy was defeated by a vote of 1,829 against the levy and 1,196 votes for the levy.
A large crowd of business leaders from Clermont County met for dinner at the Early Childhood Education Center at Clermont Northeastern Tuesday, Oct. 27. The CNE Local Schools hosted the third annual Business Partners Dinner to honor those businesses and organization who partner with them throughout the year and invite others to share in the support.
Each year, thousands of children in the Cincinnati area join the Reds Heads Kids Club. Membership into the official fan club offers the kids a chance to win a Halloween visit from the two Reds mascots, Gapper and Rosie Red.
An area Marine was one of 11 U. S. troops killed in the helicopter crashes in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Monday, Oct. 26. Loveland, was assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 based in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
The New Richmond Exempted Village School Board will have three open seats in December 2009 and seven candidates have filed petitions for election. There are two incumbents, current board president Kim Hayden and Kevin Walriven, seeking to retain their seats. The term of board member Ralph Shepherd is expiring and he is not seeking reelection. Michael Bennett is a lifelong resident of Clermont County and the New Richmond School District.