The Down Home Christmas held on Dec. 6 in the Village of Bethel was heralded as a great success by council members at their meeting Dec. 8. Three Bethel-Tate students, Jessica Martin, Abby Cherry and Stacy Caskey were awarded gift cards from Best Buy for their part in painting pictures on the windows of the village offices in preparation for the event.
An early-morning crash Monday, Dec. 8 claimed the life of Williamsburg School District treasurer Robin Davenport. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that the two-vehicle fatal crash occurred at 6:05 a.m. on Route 32 at the intersection of McKeever Pike in Williamsburg Township.
Amelia celebrated two Christmas events with Santa Claus last weekend. The Amelia Recreation Commission, in partnership with the Phoenix Place and Families Connected, presented its second annual Sensitive Santa event Dec. 6.
Sixty-seven years to the day, five men that survived the 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet docked in Pearl Harbor were celebrated and honored as heroes at a remembrance ceremony in New Richmond. For the last 22 years, the Clermont County American Legion has held the annual event as a way to remember and honor the survivors of that December morning that embroiled the U.S. in WWII.
Batavia Township held its community tree-lighting and decorating ceremony Dec. 2. The annual holiday party, which is in its third year as a township event, was attended by more than 200 people, more than half of those being excited and enthusiastic Batavia School District children.
The Clermont County Board of Commissioners has approved the appropriations for next year. The commissioners, in session Dec. 3, approved the 2009 appropriations at $57,388,033 for all of the department’s in the county’s general fund.
The cover of the new edition of the Cincinnati Bell Yellow Pages, Clermont County, features the board members of the Veteran’s Service Commission, one active duty Marine Corps soldier, and two military veterans.
The Clermont County James Sauls Homeless Shelter opened its doors Dec. 9. To mark the occasion, Clermont Community Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility Dec. 8.
The Union Township Police Department discovered a body Dec. 1. Details are still sketchy, according to Union Township Police Lieutenant Scott Gaviglia, but at approximately 2:06 Monday afternoon, the township communications center received a 911 phone call from a person who found a man’s body in a wooded area.
Old Boston Pizza is now open in Owensville. Opened Nov. 19, the pizzeria, which is owned by Owensville residents Mike and Marilyn Fetter, is in the heart of Owensville, located in the strip mall at 227 West Main Street.