After a long wait, the gardening gloves filled by former OSU Extension horticulturist Gary Gao have again been brought to life. Cindy Burskey, who recently began service as the new horticulturalist for the Clermont County Extension, said that she looks forward to endorsing and enhancing the practice of agriculture and horticulture in the county.
The village of Batavia has been an official member of the Ohio Main Street Program since 2004. The program, which is administered statewide by Heritage, Ohio and locally by the Village Association of Batavia (VAOB), is a national initiative designed to restore and revitalize downtown commercial districts.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. The proclamation, which was read by Clermont Commission president Bob Proud and accepted by Clermont County sheriff Tim Rodenberg and Miami Township Fire/EMS chief Jim Whitworth, is a way for the county to reflect upon and remember the thousands of people who died in the Sept. 2001 terrorist attacks.
The Clermont County Commissioners are expected to reach a decision in the next 30 days regarding the controversial annexation of just over six acres of land from the Stonelick Township into the village of Owensville.
As U.S. soldiers fight and die to preserve freedom, a grateful nation looks for ways to memorialize their sacrifice. A committee paired with Batavia Township has brought this concept together with their inspiration, and soon hope to see their efforts realized in a war memorial to those who have fought in the war on terror.
What began as a small Buick car lot in downtown Batavia 62 years ago has turned into Cincinnati’s number one single-point GMC volume dealer. Holman Motors GMC Truck is celebrating 25 years as a GMC family franchise.
The council was approached at its Sept. 10 meeting by a couple whose home has been targeted for reform by the recently-adopted property maintenance code. The couple attended council at the behest of the administrator, Michael Shiverski, who requested they attend to negotiate a plan with council for the cleanup of their property on Cherry Street.
A Batavia man is alive, if facing charges of inducing panic, after a bizarre incident Aug. 29 at East Fork Lake. Kevin Wilcox, 32, of Batavia, was rescued from a submerged vehicle by a Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy after the car somehow ended up in the lake with Wilcox handcuffed to the steering wheel.
Many local businesses have partnered with the Clermont County Public Library system to promote and encourage library card sign-ups by offering special offers and discounts this month.
After coming under fire from an employee over a minor dispute with the village, the Bethel Village Council is hoping to stem further episodes, but is still examining how. Last month, councilman Gary Hutchinson suggested the council create a new committee that would act as a liaison between the village employees and the council, giving them someone to go to when problems arise.