When the Batavia Township board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday, Oct. 6, they heard about an upcoming initiative for balanced growth in the Middle East Fork region. Becky McClatchey, a representative from Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, told the board that the district is seeking to become part of a two-year planning grant for the Middle East Fork watershed region.
The second annual Java Jazz’n Art event was held in New Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 10 and according to organizers, the event drew more than 2,000 people to the village. Most of the events took place along Front Street in the village and included artwork from a number of area artists, as well as art students from New Richmond High School.
Union Township will hold its fall Junk Days from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22 and 23, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, behind the police department at 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
Clermont Northeastern Schools is holding its Third Annual Business Partners Dinner Tuesday, Oct. 27. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Early Childhood Education Center building, located at 2792 U.S. 50 in Batavia. Superintendent Neil Leist will be speaking to business partners about the continued growth of the partners during the past year.
The race for Municipal Court Clerk in Clermont County is on and the incumbent, Tim Rudd, says that the job should remain with an elected official, while his opponent Gregg Conrad is basing his platform on the idea that what are now two positions should be combined and handled by one elected clerk, as was the case in the past.
There’s a new athletic program in the area for kids with physical or cognitive disabilities. The Outreach Program for Soccer, or TOP Soccer, takes place at Batavia Township Community Center and children ages 4 to 20 are encouraged to come and participate. Cincinnati TOP Soccer was founded in 1998 for children with special needs.
The Clermont County Health District has received its first shipments of H1N1 vaccine, according to Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Lambert said that the vaccine will be administered to emergency medical responders first. Those include hospital workers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers.
When former teacher and lifelong Clermont County resident Grace Duchemin turned 100 this week, several celebrations were held in her honor. She is now a resident at Batavia Nursing Care Center, and fellow residents and staff held a party for her Thursday, Oct. 8. Several area dignitaries were on hand to extend birthday wishes to her.
The public is invited to learn more about plans to rehabilitate the historic Stonelick Covered Bridge. The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, in cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, will host an open house meeting to discuss the Rehabilitation of the Stonelick Williams Corner Covered Bridge Project.
The Clermont County General Health District is looking for a number of nurses, available on a short-term basis, to help with the H1N1 vaccination program. Work hours for the nursing positions are flexible.