Batavia Local School District voters will decide Aug. 5 on a 9.8 mill bond issue which would pay for the construction of two new schools. If voters approve the bond, a middle school and an elementary school will be built at the site of the high school in Batavia Township. The two new schools would replace the elementary and middle schools currently located within the village.
The village of Amelia is being sued over restrictions on political signs. Tammy Robinson, who could not be found or reached for comment, is suing village officials, claiming that the zoning restrictions concerning placing political signs on her property violate her First Amendment right to free expression.
Bethel residents will soon see increased rates for their electricity, garbage, and water services. Village council passed legislation to establish the new electric rates, new garbage rates, and new water rates at its regular meeting June 9.
U.S. Army Sergeant Nathan Klick has been honored by the Clermont County commissioners for his exemplary military service to the country. Born in Louisiana and raised in Batavia, Klick, 26, recently home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, was recognized by the county commissioners June 3.
Robert Farrell is the new superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District. “I want to thank the school board and the citizens of Milford for the opportunity to serve the students of the Milford Exempted School District,” Farrell said. “I am looking forward to being the permanent superintendent of the Milford School District.”
The 46th annual Frontier Days in Milford was once again a great success. Kicking off Milford’s largest annual event last weekend was the festive parade, which was sponsored this year by the Sardinia Concrete Company, and attracted close to 100 participants. The theme of this year’s parade was “Building Bridges Together.”
This year’s Founder’s Day celebration will take place in Bethel’s Burke Park June 20-22. This is the second year for the Founder’s Day festival, which is sponsored by the Burke Park Log Cabin Committee, Coldwell Banker West Shell, and New Point Construction, to celebrate Bethel’s historical heritage.
The Pattison Elementary School in Milford held a bell dedication ceremony June 3. The new bell, which was acquired by official Clermont County town crier Bill Knepp on a recent vacation to Branson, Missouri, was presented to the elementary school by the Milford-Miami Glen performing Arts amidst much pomp and circumstance.
The humid weather could not deter the thousands of people who attended the June in Olde Williamsburg festival last weekend. The annual festival, which was started in 1996 when the village turned 200 years old, took place June 6-8 and was a great success, said Williamsburg village administrator Patti Bates.
With the news of yet another serious car crash in Clermont County on state Route 133, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with all local and county law enforcement officials, is stepping up enforcement on that stretch of roadway between Bethel and the Ohio River.