Sometimes, simpler is better. That’s something that Eric and Tammy Yarger have discovered as they have turned a love for horses into a profitable enterprise. The Bethel couple have been involved in logging with horses for several years now, and have found that it is more economical and ecologically-friendly than conventional mechanical logging with heavy equipment.
In his recent State of the State Address, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland outlined a proposal to overhaul the education system in Ohio Public Schools. According to Barbara Bradley, superintendent of Batavia Local School District, the school district had a guidance counselor on the governor’s first group of 40 who met to start the conversations on school reform.
People come to the Literacy Council of Brown and Clermont counties for a lot of different reasons, according to Joy Brown, student/teacher liaison for the Literacy Council. According to Brown, one out of four people in Clermont and Brown counties can’t read or write and the Literacy Center is matching tutors with students to help change those numbers.
The Williamsburg Board of Education isn’t wasting any time returning to voters and asking for their help to keep the schools operational. At the board meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, board members adopted a resolution to declare it necessary to renew and increase a levy on a tax in excess of the 10 mill limitation for a total sum of $996,826.
Bethel police report that their search for John Kopkowski, of Batavia, has ended with his arrest Friday, Feb. 6 in San Diego, Calif. Kopkowski was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on 50 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.
As the Amelia Village Council meeting opened on Monday, Feb. 2, Mayor Leroy Ellington read two letters from Clermont County residents who had nominated Pastor David Curington for Citizen of the Year. Ellington read the letters to a large audience of community members.
Batavia Township Trustees Archie Wilson and Lee Cornett came to an agreement on a replacement for trustee Deborah Clepper at a special meeting on Friday, Jan. 30. Clepper gave up her position as trustee after being voted into office as Clermont County Recorder in November 2008. Her term is set to expire Dec. 30, 2009.
Clermont County 20/20 Leaders spent part of their day with Pierce Township canine officer Jay Shaw and his partner, Razec, Thursday, Feb. 5. Pierce Township Police Chief Jim Smith gave the group an overview of the drug problem in Clermont County as an introduction to the canine program.
Clermont County Commissioners welcomed Colonel Danny Bubp to their meeting on Monday, Feb. 9 and presented him with a certificate of appreciation. Bubp, who serves as a state representative for the 88th District, served with the Marine Corps in Iraq from January to November 2008.
A fire which destroyed the Horn residence in Miami Township on Thursday, Feb. 5, has left the family of eight with nothing. Two teenage boys were trapped in the second story bedroom when they made the call to 911.