Bethel Building and Loan is celebrating its 120th birthday with a party. Everyone is invited to attend a community appreciation event 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Bethel Building and Loan, 503 West Plane Street, in Bethel. The event will include food with hot dogs, brats and hamburgers being served beginning 11 a.m. There will also be popcorn and birthday cake.
On Thursday, May 28, Judith Henschen, 63, of Manchester, filled up her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado at the Marathon Station located on Winemiller Road, in Batavia. According to the police report, after filling the pick-up truck, she was attempting to pull up to the front of the store when her oxygen tank fell to the ground.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 to gather community input about a possible building project. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the elementary school. Tours of the building will be available at 6 p.m.
After a lengthy process of acquiring the easement from property owners along Schoolhouse Road, Union Township officials are set to begin the bidding process for the road improvement. At their meeting on Tuesday, May 26, township administrator David Duckworth spoke to township trustees.
The American Cancer Society has developed some creative ways to help in the fight against cancer. They have been operating upscale resale shops around the country for more than 40 years. On April 2, the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop opened its doors in Cherry Grove Plaza. The shop that operated on Galbraith Road for nine years had outgrown the space.
Bethel Village Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 18, to interview 25 applicants for the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. Each year 10 Bethel-Tate graduates are selected to receive $2,000 grants from the Burke Trust Fund. The fund was established by Burke to help with college expenses for Bethel graduates. The grant winners were announced at the 2009 Bethel-Tate graduation held on May 22 at Northern Kentucky University.
Summer visitors to the Promont House Museum, in Milford, will get a rare opportunity to view a special display of vintage children’s books. The “Read Me A Story” display features popular children’s books from the 1920s to the 1950s. This colorful collection of children’s books and they are on display in the cases and the hallways of Promont.
Law enforcement officers were recognized during the 26th Annual Police Appreciation banquet Thursday, May 28. The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce and Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association presented awards to some of the areas finest officers during the event held at the Eastgate Holiday Inn.
As state auditors have been going over the financial records in Bethel to discover just how accounting errors dating back several years have affected the general fund, they also discovered a discrepancy in the mayors court account. “We found out a week ago last Thursday (May 21) from the auditor’s office that there was a problem with the mayor’s court account,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator.
In 1994, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife established a program to encourage schools to improve their school yards with a habitat for wildlife that could also serve as a training ground for students. The school was presented with a plaque for the school and two road signs for posting to let the community know that the school is designated as a Wild site.