The Batavia Village Council failed at its regular November meeting to pass an ordinance authorizing the village to reimburse the chief of police for attorney fees. Council heard the third reading of an ordinance to authorize the reimbursement of $3,008.69 to Police Chief Mike Gardner, but no vote was taken on the measure.
The Rivertown IGA, in New Richmond, was the site of the presentation of an award it co-sponsored, the Hometown Hero. The event took place Oct. 29. Winning the Rivertown IGA honor was Tom Dorman of Independence, Ky.
The school bus drivers for the New Richmond Exempted School District held a free outreach dinner in the village last weekend. Held for five hours at the New Richmond civic center Nov. 1, the outreach dinner was a way for the school district’s transportation department to get to know the people and the students who live and work in the district, and as a way to just get more involved in the community, said event organizer and New Richmond School District first-year transportation director Prescott.
Republican Tom Niehaus has been re-elected to his 14th District seat in the Ohio State Senate. Niehaus, who was first elected to represent the 14th district in 2004, defeated Democratic challenger Greg Napolitano and Independent candidate Mary Ann Leech.
Jean Schmidt has defeated Victoria Wulsin and David Krikorian in the Second Congressional District race. Schmidt received 141,498 of the 314,319 votes cast in the race to represent the second district, which consists of Clermont, Brown, Adams, and Pike Counties, and parts of Hamilton, Scioto, and Warren counties.
The local school issues on Tuesday’s ballot had mixed results. The Bethel-Tate Local Schools proposed one percent earned income tax failed to muster a majority of votes Nov. 4.
A motor vehicle accident in Stonelick Township left one man dead and another person critically injured last week. Beaver, Ohio resident James Shaw, 44, was killed at 5:55 a.m. Oct. 29 when he failed to stop before crashing into the back of a Rumpke garbage truck that was parked along State Route 276 in Clermont County.
Sue Riggs has been appointed as the new assistant director of the Clermont County Public Library (CCPL). Riggs has worked for the library system for the last 14 years, beginning in 1994 at the Milford Miami Township Branch. Her first position was a part-time youth services specialist.
Republican candidates Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey both defeated their Democratic rivals to win seats on the Clermont County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Proud, the current commission president, was first elected to the board in 1989; he was being challenged for the seat by local businessman Tom Auxier.
The Owensville branch library is inviting teens to join a graphic novel discussion group. The first meeting only attracted a couple of interested parties, but group organizer Natalie Winland is hopeful that the group will catch on as more and more people become aware of it.