Several ideas for connecting with village residents were discussed by council members during the Amelia Village council meeting on Monday, May 18. Mayor Leroy Ellington suggested that council consider breaking the village down into six wards with a council person assigned and acting as liaison for the residents in each area.
As the Amelia Village Council meeting began Monday, May 18, Mayor Leroy Ellington made the recommendation to council that they consider video taping the council meetings.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s office is reporting an apparent murder/suicide at approximately 2:40 p.m. Monday, May 25, at a residence on Happy Hollow Road, in Bethel. According to the report, the Clermont County Emergency Communications Center received a call from a Teresa Centers and her husband Earl Frank Centers on Monday, May 25. The couple reported that they were attempting to visit Kurt and Debbie Russell at 3830 Happy Hollow Road, when they looked through the glass door and observed a gun and blood on the floor of the residence.
A crowd of more than 100 people met in Milford at the Firefighters Community Hall for a day of celebration on Thursday, May 21. The Fourth Anniversary of the Thursday Morning Senior Gathering held many surprises for those in attendance. Bill Knepp hosted the event which included a video presentation, special awards ceremony, entertainment by ventriloquist Gary Lare and a visit from a chicken.
Cancer survivors from the area will be walking in the first lap of the Relay for Life scheduled to begin 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Milford High School. Survivor Brenda Carter will be among those walking and she is also the captain of her team. Carter is a two year breast cancer survivor and doesn’t mind telling her story to others.
The Bethel-Tate Board of Education met Wednesday, May 20 for the first time since an operating levy for the district failed to meet voter approval on May 5. The district has made huge budget cuts and eliminated high school busing, but voters denied their request for a 5.9 mill, five-year emergency operating levy. The issue failed with 1,500 votes against and 907 votes for the levy.
ew Richmond Police discovered a vehicle submerged up to its roof in the Ohio River near the boat ramp on Augusta Street, in New Richmond at approximately 7:20 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The joint Task Force One Dive Team consisting of divers from Hamilton and Clermont counties and Loveland Symmes Fire Department, was called to the scene and assisted with extracting the vehicle from the river.
Batavia Township trustees met Tuesday, May 19 to discuss plans for a war memorial. A humvee donated by BAE Systems more than two years ago will serve as the focal point for the memorial. A Military War Memorial Committee was established to raise funds for the memorial, but recently turned over ownership of the memorial along with the keys to the humvee to township officials.
A Clermont County resident was welcomed home during the Clermont County Commissioners meeting Wednesday, May 20. United States Army Staff Sergeant Chad Keirns, of Amelia, has returned to the states after serving a third tour of duty in the mideast. Keirns recently completed a year-long deployment to Afghanistan where he flew unmanned reconnaissance aircraft for the 101st Airborne Division.
The weather cooperated for students at Willowville Elementary School on Friday, May 22 when the school hosted its 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade. The school has been celebrating Memorial Day with a parade since 1977.