News Archive

Two vie for mayor’s seat in Bethel

Bethel Village voters have two choices to fill the unexpired term for mayor. Travis Dotson was elected to the position but was later hired by the village to fill the administrator position. Councilman John Swarthout was then appointed to fill the mayor position until a general election was held. The term for mayor will not expire until Dec. 31, 2011 and two residents have filed petitions for the position.

Election Day dinner to be held

On Tuesday, November 3 The Women’s Auxiliary of Williamsburg American Legion Post #288 will hold its annual Election Day Dinner at the Post home, 208 East Main Street Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Bethel Council expresses support for school levy

When Bethel Village Council members met Tuesday, Oct. 13 they heard a presentation from Ed Dyer, president of the Bethel-Tate board of education and Scott Hobart, candidate for the board and campaign manager. The pair were seeking support from council members for an upcoming operating levy for the school.

Members for committee are being sought

The Pierce Township Board of Trustees seeks individuals interested in participating on a Committee to study the feasibility of creating a Veterans Memorial in Pierce Township. The Committee would be voluntary and report directly to the Board of Trustees.

Six in race for two Batavia Township seats

There are six candidates vying for two open seats on the Batavia Township board of trustees. The seat vacated by Debbie Clepper when she was elected Clermont County recorder has been filled this year by appointee Jim Sauls. The other seat is currently filled by Archie Wilson. His term ends in December 2009.

Holiday parade is scheduled

During the Amelia Village Council meeting Monday, Oct. 19 Mayor Leroy Ellington announced that the recreation commission had formed a committee to host the 29th Annual Holiday Parade. According to Michelle Balside, chair for the recreation commission, the committee is working to ensure that the parade is as wonderful as those parades in the past.

Mental Health Board receives $9 million grant

Many of the services already offered in Clermont County to families in crisis received a boost this month with the announcement of a $9 million grant. The grant money will be divided over the next six years to benefit children and youth with serious mental health challenges and their families. Clermont County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services along with 20 agencies nationwide were selected to receive $170.5 million in funds.

Doherty writes horticulture therapy ‘how-to’ book

A love of gardening was instilled in Janice Hoetker Doherty at a young age by her parents. She was taught how to plant vegetables in a straight row by her father and how to grow flowers from seed by her mother. Her recently published book, “A Calendar Year of Horticulture Therapy: How tending your garden can tend to your soul,” was written by Doherty in honor of her parents.

Walk for cancer awareness held

An event was held Friday, Oct. 16 at the Wildey Center Campus to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Walkers arrived at the campus to spend 20 minutes walking through the halls of the center. Students, adults, staff members from Clermont County Developmental Disabilities and the public were invited to take part in the event.

Francis Fagin Way dedicated in ceremony in Goshen Township

Francis Fagin Way was dedicated in front of the former Goshen Township Firehouse, on the former Wood Street (now Francis Fagin Way), Oct. 10. Francis “Smoke” Marion Fagin is described in the street dedication program as the patriarch and founder of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. He served the people of Goshen Township from 1948 into 1979.


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