News Archive

Batavia Trustees reject planned development

The latest reincarnation of a planned development that has been almost four years in the making bought the farm at the Batavia Township Trustees meeting Jan. 15.

Personalized pavers are being sold for street project

The Village of Williamsburg is banking that residents are desiring to see their names set in stone, or at least in brick. An ambitious revitalization project for the main street area is in the works, and interested parties can help out, one brick at a time.

Improvements coming to East Fork

East Fork State Park has received a grant to make improvements and upgrades to its William J. Harsha Lake facilities. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is funding the $560,000 improvements project through its Cooperative Boating Facilities grant program.

New judge named in Amy Baker case

With a new judge assigned to the Amy Baker case, her Kentucky trial can now move forward. After Mason County judge Stockton Wood recused himself from the case Dec. 27, the Kentucky Supreme Court named Judge Lewis Nicholls to hear the case.

Delaney has been named Director of Development at UC Clermont

Meredith Delaney is the new Director of Development at UC Clermont College. The Director of Development is responsible for all of the many fund-raising activities held on the campus throughout the year.

Williamsburg receives $394,000 in federal money

A federal infusion of cash will help propel plans for a renovated wastewater treatment plant in Williamsburg, said village administrator Patti Bates. Nearly $400,000 was recently obtained by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s office for the project, which will go a long way toward fixing an aging facility up to become a viable, and more importantly, permitted plant for the future of the village.

Students participate in conference

The New Richmond High School advanced Chemistry II class of students recently participated in the 4th annual Earth Expeditions World Community Conference. The 11 were invited to participate in the conference held at the Cincinnati Zoo Jan. 12. New Richmond was the only student group invited to present. The senior students presented a lab activity that calculated the amount of energy in peanuts, almonds, pecans, and soybeans.

Farrell Inc. Accounting opens in Eastgate

What started with the $300 sale of three calves and only one client has turned into a successful family accounting enterprise. Family business founder Connie Farrell said that she when she started the accounting business in 1970 she never dreamed that it would have grown the way that it has.

Bethel-Tate is working on an anti-bullying policy

A new state regulation may leave playground bullies looking for a new source of lunch money. According to Jim Smith, superintendent of Bethel-Tate Schools, a recent state mandate is providing for a mandatory approach to combating school bullies and other forms of intimidation in schools.

Bethel-Tate is weighing levy, budget cuts

Residents of the Bethel-Tate school district may soon face the decision to pass or defeat a school levy issue. Then again, said district superintendent Jim Smith, they may not. The final decision has not been made, but the current status of funding in the district leaves little room for the district planners to move in.


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