News Archive

Vandals hit public, private property

Union Township Police are hoping to put an end to a longtime warm-weather tradition. Late last week, a number of vehicles at the Willis Heating and Air facility near Eastgate Mall were targeted by vandals with spray paint, who left their calling cards in what Lt. Scott Gaviglia says is a common problem when the weather turns warmer.

Paperwork error delays Baker extradition

An paperwork error has delayed the extradition hearing for Amy Baker. Prosecutors in Kentucky, who have charged Baker with the tampering of evidence in her role and cover-up in the murder of 3-year-old foster child Marcus Fiesel, will have to wait until a mid-July hearing to find out if Baker will be extradited across the river.

Milford Schools superintendent Frye to resign

Citing comments from the public that indicate his status as a stumbling block for community support, Milford Schools superintendent John Frye announced his intentions to resign, effective July 31. The seven-year superintendent of Milford Schools said that he wishes to end his tenure with the district after various critics of recent levy and bond issue attempts blamed him for creating a strained relationship with the public.

Bands on Broadway ice cream social held

The Batavia Band Boosters Association held its second annual ‘Bands on Broadway’ ice cream social at the Batavia Elementary School May 19. The event, which attracted more than 300 people, was designed to celebrate and support local bands, said booster’s vice-president Martha Enriquez. The three and a half hour event included musical performances from the Batavia High School Bulldog Marching Band, the Sycamore Community Band, and the Williamsburg Community Band.

Nascar Days held at Batavia company

The American Micro Products Company located in Batavia held its third annual Nascar Days May 18. The National Nascar Days started three years ago when racecar driver Kyle Petty’s son Adam was killed.

‘Big Bad Bob’ stolen from the back of a pick-up truck in New Richmond

A 350-pound fiberglass buffalo named Big Bad Bob was stolen from the back of a pick-up truck that was parked overnight in the New Richmond IGA parking lot May 17. Big Bad Bob, a parade mascot mainstay and a county icon for more than a decade, is the property of Cindy Cassell and her husband David Uible.

Video helps teens to make the right choices

A new video called “Choices” is now available for law enforcement agencies and schools throughout Clermont to help educate teens about the consequences of their actions if they make poor choices.

Burglary at Batavia Elementary cancels classes

Batavia students will be greeted with safer buildings next year after a series of break-ins and vandalism incidents this year prompted the school board to contract for security systems in all three buildings.

Glen Este sends academic teams to Columbus

There is no lack of academic excellence within the hallways and classrooms of the Glen Este Middle School. Approximately 30 talented sixth, seventh, and eight-grade students traveled to Columbus recently to compete against other middle school student teams in three state programs known as Youth For Justice, We The People, and Project Citizen.

‘Courtyards’ opens in Amelia

The “Courtyards at Olive Branch” in Amelia celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 9. The new 72 unit community, which advertises modern and convenient ranch style condominiums (with two bedrooms and upstairs option) and boasts individually designed accompanying courtyards, took three and a half years to complete.

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