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Local author holds book signing

Local author Denise Gwen was signing her newest book at the Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia on Friday, Aug. 14. Gwen, who has been writing for more than 20 years, was celebrating the release of her newest book, House of Wacks, on Aug. 14. The book is her first young adult romance novel and tells the story about a young girl’s summer job and first love.

Batavia board votes to place bond on ballot

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education has voted to place a 4.2 mill levy to build a new elementary school on the Nov. 3 ballot. The board voted 4-0 Wednesday, Aug. 12 to place the measure on the ballot.

Zoning change is on hold in Union Township

When MI Homes of Cincinnati requested a zoning change from Union Township officials for two subdivisions they met with a number of disgruntled residents. A public hearing was held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to discuss the proposed changes which include modifying the existing plan to include single family, first-time home buyer homes in an effort to finish the project in Shayler Ridge.

Financing approved by county for old Ford plant

Clermont County Commissioners have approved a resolution to authorize financing for the purchase of the former Ford Transmission plant in Batavia. The approval paves the way for the Ohio Department of Economic Development to issue $6.125 million Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund bonds to finance the acquisition and renovation of the 1.8 million square foot building located on 230 acres in Batavia Township.

Educators have a new tool to help teach non-English speaking students

Students new to the United States always have a difficult time assimilating into a different culture and learning in a classroom where everyone speaks a language foreign to them. Not only is it difficult for the students, but mainstream teachers are met with a big challenge as they do their best to overcome language barriers to teach these new students.

Water tower gets a lift

The Village of Williamsburg will soon have two operational water towers. The water tower located on North 8th Street on the west side of the village has been off-line waiting for crews to raise the tower to the same height as the Wildcat Tower on the east side of town.

County remembers Lois Brown Dale

Senior citizens, as well as many others in Clermont County and throughout Ohio, lost an advocate Sunday, Aug. 16 with the death of Helen Lois Brown Dale. She was instrumental in getting funding for senior services through tax levies and was the founder of Clermont County Senior Services. Dale, 91, a resident of Milford, was working as an administrator in Clermont County offices in 1967 when she had the idea to get senior services funded through a county-wide tax levy.

Williamsburg looks at village finances

Village of Williamsburg fiscal officer Mike Murray shared an updated report with members of council during its meeting Thursday, Aug. 13. With the economic downturn, council members had requested that Murray prepare a “snapshot” of the village financial condition.

Friends, coworkers help paralyzed man

An event is taking place in the Summerside area that is evidence of the compassion and caring of Clermont countians. Phillip Bryant of Summerside recently experienced a 24-foot fall that has left the 39-year-old as a quadriplegic.

Union Township to conduct high-visibility patrol

The Union Township Police Department will conduct a high-visibility enforcement patrol during this Labor Day/”Over the Limit, Under Arrest” season, from Friday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 7.

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