The Bethel-Tate Board of Education will be implementing a million dollars in spending cuts by July 1, 2009. In its first post-election board meeting Nov. 20, Bethel-Tate’s Board of Education, meeting before a crowd of more than 200 people, informed the public that, since the earned income tax levy failed Nov. 4, the promised school district cuts were now imminent.
Airman first class Jeff M. Clark will be departing for his first deployment to Iraq next month. The Clermont County native, who was recognized and honored for his upcoming service to his country by the Clermont County Board of Commissioners Nov. 19, said that he was very humbled by the recognition.
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, The River Valley Longbeards, the Clermont County chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF), donated more than 100 turkeys to the Clermont County YWCA food pantry Nov. 21. This year, the NWTF’s Turkey Hunters Care Program, which is in its fourth year, teamed up with the Clermont County 4-H Program and the Clermont County Farm Bureau to provide needy families in the area with not just turkeys, but a complete and traditional Thanksgiving meal.
A welding class at the Grant Career Center has built a new leaf box for the village of Amelia. The blue leaf box, which is affixed to one of the the village’s public works trucks, will be used to catch the leaves, brush, and wood chips that the village clears from village streets, sidewalks, and parking lots every day.
Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg was re-elected this November, and in January will begin his fourth term in the office he has held since 1996. Rodenberg ran unopposed in the election, and in fact hasn’t faced an opponent since the primary race before he was elected to his first term.
Convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll have given up custody of their children. Appearing before Clermont County judge Stephanie Wyler Nov. 13, David and Liz Carroll both surrendered permanent custody of their four children.
The Village of Amelia has decided not to place an earned income tax issue on the ballot at this time. The village, which has been considering an earned income tax for village residents, has decided to place the issue on hold and not have it placed on a special election ballot in February.
The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will take place Dec. 5. The annual village holiday family event, which continues to be a more than 20-year tradition in the village, is a community walk and a day of festive activities designed to bring attention to the businesses in the village, and as a way for village residents to enjoy the Christmas holiday.
The Felicity-Franklin School District held its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 11. The annual assembly is held as a chance for the for the student body and the local community veterans to get together and recognize Veteran’s Day.
The construction work on Batavia’s Fifth Street should be completed by the end of the year. According to Batavia village administrator Bob Stewart, the construction project, which commenced in early September, is expected to be completed by Dec. 31.