While ticker tape was in short supply, red ribbons were prevalent at a parade earlier this week at the Batavia Elementary School. To celebrate Red Ribbon Week, students at Batavia Middle School prepared a parade that was held for the elementary students to get the point across: say no to drugs. Typically, students participate in some classroom exercises involving drug facts, or maybe go to an assembly or hear from a guest speaker. This year, however, the idea came up that maybe something completely different was in order.
A partnership between the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas is hoped to create a much nicer environment for recovering drug and alcohol offenders.
For the second consecutive year, West Clermont Board and School District Treasurer Alana Cropper has received the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.” The award was presented to Cropper at the board’s Oct. 23 regular meeting.
She says that she’s done her time, and now she’s getting parole. However, after 30 years, it may not be easy for her, or for the law officers that she got to know over the years. Woodruff, 53, retired from the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Tuesday morning after 30 years behind the desk as a dispatcher.
Three men are charged and two are being sought for a series of thefts involving copper. A grand jury indicted the three Oct. 18 with the listed charges. In all, some $9,000 in copper was lifted by the three men during August and September of this year.
According to Clermont County Sheriff Tim Rodenberg, the most powerful tool in the fight against crime is the public.
A group seeking to preserve the historical log cabins located in Bethel’s Burke Park has shown promising results in their search for volunteers and funding. Ron Shouse, a Tate Township resident, volunteered his time a month ago at a village council meeting, asking the village council to stop the sale of the two cabins to an out-of-state buyer and allow local history buffs to look into preserving the structures locally.
KONNECT, a mentoring program for children with incarcerated parents, is looking for mentors in the Clermont County area.
Clermont County voters will determine this November who sets as judge in the county’s court of common pleas. On Nov. 7, Clermont Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry McBride will face challenger Ron Mason for the position which McBride has held since 1995.
The Union Township Police Department has been awarded $10,000 from the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI).