Goshen Township can now purchase four new laptop computers thanks to grant money awarded by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grant. The “Recovery Act” grant is in the amount of $13,073 and will be used to purchase four new laptop computers to be placed in police cruisers.
During the Batavia Township meeting Tuesday, July 7, administrator Rex Parsons opened the bids for the 2009 paving project. Parsons received six bids from local companies ranging in price from $139,057 – $254,708. Service director Ken Embry was asked to review the bids during the meeting and make a recommendation to the board before the close of the meeting.
A public meeting is scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 in Williamsburg to get public comments on an updated Regional Water Quality Management Plan for the village. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg Community Building, 107 West Main Street.
An arrest was made on Friday, July 10, in connection with a John Deere Gator that was reported stolen from the Bethel Boosters Association June 27. According to authorities, the shed that stored the Gator was located behind Hill Intermediate School. Ryan Petrey was arrested by Deputy Pike for allegedly receiving stolen property.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s office has been investigating a series of reports from churches in Monroe, Washington and Ohio townships regarding thefts. The thefts have occurred at Calvary Baptist Church, Spring Grove United Methodist Church, Nicholsville Pentecostal Church, and Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.
The Bethel community could get a boost from the county with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, according to Jim Taylor, grant coordinator for the Clermont County planning department. Taylor spoke about the program during the Bethel Council meeting on Monday, July 13.
The weather was picture perfect for the Batavia Rotary Club golf outing on Monday, July 13. The annual outing was held at Elks Run Golf Club, in Batavia Township and a total of 124 golfers turned out for the event. Golfers who participated included county government officials, township trustees, bankers, business leaders and members of the chamber.
On March 22, along the banks of the Missouri River, in North Dakota, M. J. “Eb” Eberhart, 70, started a 4,400-mile journey across the North Country National Scenic Trail. On Monday, July 6, with 2,800 miles behind him, he spent the night at East Fork State Park, in Clermont County.
A Clermont County man was killed during an attack in Afghanistan Wednesday, July 8. United States Army Specialist Gregory James Missman, 36, had been serving in the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 704th Brigade Support Battalion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, since early June. The brigade is based at Fort Carson, in Colorado. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire.
To commemorate the opening of Mercy Medical Center Mt. Orab the Center will open its doors to the public for tours, information and meet the staff. The Open House will be held from 3 – 8 p.m. July 31 at the new medical campus and will include touring the facility, meeting the staff, and viewing the new equipment.