News Archive

Village doubts validity of petition signatures

Amelia is raising questions concerning the validity of some of the signatures on the petition calling for a village dissolution measure to be put on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington, who received the dissolution petition from the newly-formed group Amelia Residents For Fiscal Responsibility at the Aug. 18 council meeting, said that there are about 10 pages that have questionable signatures.

Complaint filed against Batavia

A complaint has been filed in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas against the village of Batavia. In the complaint, which has been filed by village resident Summer Tyler, the village is accused of violating the Open Meetings Act by failing to give proper notice of public meetings and making them open to the public.

Batavia to begin levy process once again

The rejection of a bond issue by the voters Aug. 5 is sending the Batavia Local School District “back to the drawing board,” according to Superintendent Barbara Bradley.

Free book bags distributed at Holly Hill

Students at the Holly Hill Elementary School started the new school year with surprise gift back packs from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA).

Veterans Bike Show held at fairgrounds

The Southwest Ohio Veterans Bike Show was a terrific success, according to organizers. Held all day at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Aug. 24 and attracting an estimated 2,000 people, the first annual bike show was sponsored by the Clermont County Veterans of America (CCCVA) Chapter 649 and the Ohio National Guard, in cooperation with the Clermont County Veteran’s Service Office.

Batavia marching band is growing

The Batavia High School Marching Band is tuning up for the 2008-2009 school year. The Batavia band program, under the direction of David Smith, features a concert band, a marching band, a percussion class, and a color guard section.

Redi-Fest held in West Clermont

The West Clermont School District held its 10th annual Redi-Fest Aug. 14. An annual event held to distribute school supplies for the K-5 students in the West Clermont School District, this year’s Redi-Fest attracted 450 students to the event.

Milford to allow homeschoolers to attend classes

Homeschooled students who reside in the Milford Exempted Village School District can now participate in extracurricular school activities and attend classes on a part time basis. In the past, Milford had a policy that did not permit students who are homeschooled to attend classes, despite parent requests that students be allowed to attend advanced high school classes, and music and art classes at the elementary level.

Effort to rename Front Wheel Drive being made

Clermont Senior Services Director George Brown has requested that the Clermont County Board of Commissioners rename Front Wheel Drive after local businessman and county philanthropist James E. Sauls Sr.

Residents concerned about convicted sex offender

A registered sex offender who has moved into New Richmond has caused some outrage among village residents. James Ritchie, a convicted child rapist who spent 12 years in prison, has moved into the 200 block of Front Street, directly next door to a village day care center. New Richmond resident Kelly Painter said that she, and many others, are concerned with him living that close to the day care facility.


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