The Bethel-Tate Board of Education met in a special session on Thursday, Aug. 6 to approve a resolution asking the board of elections to put a 4.3 mill tax levy on the ballot in November.
A local hero was remembered for his service to the country and his zest for life on Friday, Aug. 7. A large crowd of family, friends, military families and Clermont County residents gathered at the Union Township Amphitheater to pay tribute to Marine Corps SSgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski.
Horse and Pasture School is on Aug. 13. Registration starts at 5:30 and the speakers will start at 6. There will be displays, door prizes, and refreshments and the cost is $10 per person. The event will be held in the Agricultural Service Center, 4H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of an elderly Jackson Township man. Bernard Martin, 79, of 4927 Burdsall Road, was reported missing from his residence by his daughter Shawn Butts at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9. Martin was last seen at his residence by another relative Saturday, Aug. 8 at approximately 2 p.m. Family members say it is unusual for Martin to be out walking, however, there was a probable sighting of Martin walking west on Blue Sky Park Road from Burdsall Road around 7 p.m. Sunday. The witness was unable to provide a clothing description.
The Board of Clermont County Commissioners has proclaimed August as Child Support Enforcement Month to increase awareness about the importance of making timely child support payments.
The Clermont County General Health District is accepting applications through Friday, Aug. 21 for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to repair or replace failing household sewage disposal systems.
The sluggish economy was hurting the construction industry and Greg Edwards was feeling the pinch as a drywall installer. When the remnants of a hurricane blew through the county in 2008 it knocked out power in the area for as long as 14 days in some areas. Edwards said he began making candles more than 30 years ago as a hobby. Through the years he has perfected the craft and learned some new tricks of the trade.
The Williamsburg School District is in line to receive federal Title and IDEA money and officials have found some ways to use the restricted funds to positively impact students. Beginning this month, students in grades three to five at Williamsburg Elementary School will be involved with a new Center for Strategic Intervention program.
Amelia Council voted for DVDs of council meetings to be made available to residents through the Amelia Branch of the Clermont County Library during its meeting July 20. However, a revision was made on that request during the meeting on Monday, Aug. 3.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s budget is being cut an additional 5 percent and that means an end to some long-standing services, including the DARE program. The programs have been operating in county schools for nearly 20 years and according to Sheriff Rodenberg.