News Archive

Union Township locks in low road salt rates

Union Township will have no problem finding road salt this year due to the efforts of township administrator David Duckworth. During the township meeting Tuesday, June 9, he made a recommendation to the board to accept a bid submitted by the Cargill Company.

June in Olde Williamsburgh deemed a success

Mayor Mary Ann Lefker commented during the council meeting Thursday, June 11 on the participation of council members with the dunk tank fund-raiser at June in Olde Williamsburgh. The course for the run took participants down part of the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike trail and back up by the high school. Derek Jones was the overall winner of the 5K “Run for the Funds” with a time of 19:59.

Ohio River Sweep will be held this Saturday, June 20

The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission are hosting the 20th annual Ohio River Sweep from 9 a.m. – 12 – p.m. Saturday, June 20. Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from the Ohio River shoreline, riverbank and river tributaries.

Crash on Old 74 kills one

A one car crash on Amelia-Olive Branch Road just south of Old State Route 74 in Batavia Township killed one man and sent another to University Hospital. The crash occurred at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 and claimed the life of Timmy Allan O’Neal, 20, of Bethel. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post is investigating the crash.

Founders Day to be held in Bethel June 26-28

The Burke Park Log Cabin Committee will hold the Third Annual Founders Day celebration from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday June 26, from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and from 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

Amelia Council meetings are now being televised

The backdrop, bright lights and microphones were new additions to the Amelia Council meeting on Monday, June 15, as the village began video taping the proceedings for Union Township Television and Clermont County Communications Channel.

Bethel-Tate approves athletics proposal

During the Bethel-Tate Board of Education meeting in May, a proposal was presented by Tanya Robinson to reinstate athletics by charging fees for participation. The board organized an Athletics Committee to review the proposal and make a recommendation. At its meeting Wednesday, June 10 the committee presented their report to the school board and a room filled with interested parents, teachers and coaches.

Thomas Wildey School gets a spring cleaning

The Thomas A. Wildey School, in Owensville, received a spring cleaning on Friday, June 12, when 100 volunteers entered the doors ready to help. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Loveland, has a volunteer program which provides youth opportunities to be of service to the community.

Plans for Dimmitt Woods senior complex have been unveiled

A senior housing complex is planned for an eight-acre site near the spot where Ezekiel Dimmitt built the first cabin in Batavia in 1797. On Wednesday, June 10, the public was invited to a special meeting at Batavia village offices for an unveiling of the plans for the project.

Support needed for Special Olympics

There are plenty of athletes around the state who excel in a variety of sports, but nowhere in the state can athletes be found who perform with the guts, intensity and determination that special Olympians display. The Ohio Special Olympics are slated for June 26 – 28 in Columbus and James “Spudd” Sasak, Freemason, of Grand River, is promoting the event by bicycling around the perimeter of the state.


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