The construction work on Batavia’s Fifth Street should be completed by the end of the year. According to Batavia village administrator Bob Stewart, the construction project, which commenced in early September, is expected to be completed by Dec. 31.
The historic Midway Theater in Bethel will be reopening Nov. 21 under new management. Williamsburg resident Ken Aultz, who is a retired electrical engineer from Cincinnati Bell, leased the theater and finalized the deal with previous owner Debbie Brooks earlier last week.
The fourth annual fund-raiser for the Nick Erdy Foundation will take place at the Norlyn Manor Nov. 22. Erdy, an Owensville resident, was killed in Iraq from injuries sustained in a roadside bombing in May of 2005.
A semi truck jack knifed on State Route 32 and fell over on its side last week. On Nov. 6, a straight box 2006 Ford truck driving in the left lane, driven by Jeffrey Whittaker, and a 1997 semi-truck from Bob Myers Towing, traveling in the right lane, both eastbound on state Route 32.
Due to the failure of the Bethel-Tate Local School District’s earned income tax issue on Election Day last week, financial cuts from the school district will now have to be considered at the Nov. 20 school board meeting. Issue 22, which would have provided a continuing operational school earned income tax levy, failed despite the fact that it had marked the first time in 19 years that the school district had gone to the tax-payers for assistance.
The Clermont County Board of Elections is reporting that Election Day 2008 was one of the smoothest and most organized in its history. Despite the lengthy lines at almost every polling location in the county, there were no major problems, and no one complained about the wait.
Robert P. Ringland is the first judge from Clermont County to ever be elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. Defeating his opponent Bruce Carter in the Nov. 4 election, Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Ringland will take his seat on the 12th District Court of Appeals in Middletown Jan. 1.
Clermont County Commissioner Mary Walker pleaded no contest to violating state ethics law in a Clermont County Common Pleas courtroom Nov. 10. After being found guilty of violating state ethics law, the beleaguered commissioner entered the no contest plea and then resigned her commission post as part of the plea deal that was offered and accepted by visiting judge Matt Crehan.
The peak season for deer-related automobile crashes has arrived. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers to drive defensively and cautiously, and to be constantly vigilant when it concerns the deer population, especially considering the current explosion in the deer population and ever-expanding urban sprawl.
The village of Amelia thanked and celebrated its hundreds of local veterans, and all current members of the United States military, at its fifth annual Salute to Veterans Ceremony. The celebration, which was held at the Amelia Elementary School Nov. 8, attracted close to approximately 100 people.