Completing the regular portion of their meeting in just over 11 minutes total, the Bethel Village Council last week endured over an hour and a half of grilling from Tate Township residents who were concerned that the village may try to strong-arm them into annexing into the village.
The Clermont County Public Library wants local students to turn off the television and design a bookmark instead. The first category is students in kindergarten through eighth grade and the second category is high school students.
The New Richmond Police Department is investigating a suspected drug overdose. The preliminary autopsy results for 19-year-old Clayton Brown, found dead in a New Richmond mobile home April 10, may have indicated a possible drug overdose.
Two women have been arrested in Amelia for possessing illegal narcotics. At 3:20 a.m. April 6, Amelia Police officer Matt Braden pulled over a vehicle on Main Street for an equipment violation.
A new grant received by the Wayne Township Police Department may help increase patrols in an effort to crack down on some of the township’s most common crimes, said a press release from the department. According to Police Chief Joseph Mullins, a grant of more than $11,000 will go to help the new department address some of the nagging issues in the township.
The Batavia Ridge Club will be celebrating 50 wet and wonderful years of service this spring. The club, which began in 1957, is hoping that past members will turn out at the festivities, and bring memories and pictures along with them. Located on top of the hill on East Main Street in Batavia, the Ridge Club is one of the few community swim clubs still open in the area. Offering classes, activities, and a range of other amenities, the Ridge Club is planning to embark on some improvements this year.
Representatives of Clermont County and Miami Township were on-hand last week to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at one of the township’s newest businesses. MilAir, a startup business that will be creating and constructing military-grade air conditioners to the armed forces, opened shop for the first time last week in preparation for what is hoped to be a big addition to the county economic system.
Clermont County recently released the Annual Citizen’s Report, a somewhat comprehensive look at what has happened in the county over the past year concerning government and public works.
When it comes to academics, Glen Este High School students have it down to a science. Last month, several Glen Este High School students took top honors at the annual Clermont County Science Challenge. Held on the U.C. Clermont College campus March 20, the annual science challenge is an academic high-school competition designed to determine aptitude of the participating team’s reasoning and logic skills, problem-solving, and scientific/engineering knowledge.
The board of Clermont County commissioners proclaimed April 17 as “UC Clermont Cougars Day” in honor of the local team’s success in the 2006-2007 basketball season. The team finished the season as the national Division II champions, winning 81-72 against Penn State Dubois in Portland, Maine. The win represented the 800th for coach Don Hurley’s career. The team boasts two USCA All American players, Stefan Dunn and Maurice Brown. Dunn said that the team was often at odds due to their egos during the past season.