Pierce Township residents approved a 2.9 mill police levy in a special election May 8. The unofficial results, with all 12 precincts counted, show that the police levy passed with a margin of 872 voting for and 718 voting against the tax levy.
Clermont County residents assembled on the Batavia courthouse steps to observe the 54th annual National Day of Prayer May 3.
Williamsburg will celebrate June again with the annual June in Olde Williamsburg festival, which will be held June 8-10. The celebration, a street festival, started more than six years ago as a celebration of Williamsburg’s bicentennial.
The custody battle for the three children of Amy Baker continued in a Clermont County courtroom May 7. Baker’s Father, Bob Ramsey, and husband, Brian Baker, both appeared in court to fight for custody of Amy Baker’s three children.
It was a rainy afternoon Friday, May 4 when Marcus Fiesel was laid to rest in a small coffin after a brief funeral attended by a small crowd of family and friends at the Baker-Stevens Funeral Home in Middletown.
Students at William Bick Elementary School in Bethel enjoyed their role in a yearly tradition last week when the annual career day was held, bringing dozens of professionals from around the area to present a little about what their job is all about.
A first-grade class at the Batavia Elementary School has received a $500 reading grant from Duke Energy. Batavia Elementary is in the process of acquiring first-grade level books that are age appropriate and is also looking for ways to organize those newly acquired books. This is where the grant will come into play, Fussnecker said.
The Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous was held at Community Park in Williamsburg April 27-29. This was the 15th annual rendezvous, which featured a 1700s living history encampment, Native American dancers, story tellers, and demonstrations in blacksmithing, gun smithing, weaving, and many other frontier crafts. Shouse said that this year, more than 200 living history enthusiasts dressed in period clothing and camped at Williamsburg’s Community Park.
An incident over the weekend has resulted in one man facing jail time for felonious assault, among other things, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. Kurtis A. Mathers, 31, of Ireton Trees Road, is charged with firing a gun in his parent’s home at members of a paramedic team that was examining his father.
As prom season gets into full swing, communities around the nation are trying to send a message to teenagers. Locally, Milford students will be enjoying what seems to be one of the most exciting safety programs around, the annual after prom.