It is rare for an employees to work for the same employer for more than 45 years and even more rare for that employee to begin working at age 8. Earl Carter has been working in the maintenance department for Batavia Township since he was 8-years-old. Carter says at 8 years old, he was able to see over the steering wheel, but he wasn’t too good at backing the truck.
A crowd of Clermont County community leaders was on hand at TCS Seven Hills Park in Milford to hear a report to the community on Thursday, Nov. 5. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland was also in attendance at the event hosted by Tata Consultancy Services. Tata Consultancy Services Seven Hills Park is the location of the TCS North American Training Center.
Veterans in Clermont County have a new facility that can attend to most of their health care needs. The 15,600 square foot Veterans Administration Medical Center Clinic opened its doors on Sept. 1 this year and held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lcpl Nicholas B. Erdy, the Fifth Annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia.
In the early hours of Thursday, Oct. 29, members of the Clermont County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with officers from Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Sheriff’s office, began serving 55 suspects with arrest warrants.
Bethel Police Officer David Wood was at Frisch’s in Batavia on Sunday, Oct. 18, when a Sardinia woman, Constance Skidmore, was pinned between two vehicles. Chief Mark Planck told council members during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, that Wood was the first to call 911 for assistance.
In the race for Amelia Village council four seats were up for grabs and only one incumbent was seeking reelection. Derrick Campbell held onto his council seat by receiving 358 votes. Others elected to fill the vacancies include Todd Hart with 402 votes, Chuck Thacker with 350 votes and Bob Pollitt with 328 votes. Campbell was appointed to council in February 2008.
The 29th annual holiday parade in Amelia may yet take place if organizers can find a way to overcome the safety and logistical issues which are causing concerns. During the Amelia Council meeting Monday, Nov. 2, a concerned resident, Jack East, expressed his desire to continue the annual event.
A proposed 4.2 mill bond issue to build a new elementary school was rejected by Batavia Local School District voters at the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3. The bond issue would have raised $13.9 million for a $24 million elementary school that was planned for the current high school campus in Batavia Township. The remainder of the $24 million would have come from the Ohio School Facilities Commission.
Dedication of the new Veterans Memorial Plaza at Batavia Township Community Park 1535 Clough Pike will be held at 2:30 p.m. Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. The public and veterans are welcome to attend. For more information, call (513) 732-3888.