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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission is available to help veterans in a number of ways. Most recently, they helped secure medals for seven area veterans who had either lost their medals or never received them. On Wednesday, June 10, a special award ceremony was held at the VSC offices to present awards to seven veterans and their families.
The Union Township Police Department now has the capability to perform National Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI) web checks.