Convicted murderers Liz and David Carroll have given up custody of their children. Appearing before Clermont County judge Stephanie Wyler Nov. 13, David and Liz Carroll both surrendered permanent custody of their four children.
The Village of Amelia has decided not to place an earned income tax issue on the ballot at this time. The village, which has been considering an earned income tax for village residents, has decided to place the issue on hold and not have it placed on a special election ballot in February.
The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will take place Dec. 5. The annual village holiday family event, which continues to be a more than 20-year tradition in the village, is a community walk and a day of festive activities designed to bring attention to the businesses in the village, and as a way for village residents to enjoy the Christmas holiday.
The Felicity-Franklin School District held its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly Nov. 11. The annual assembly is held as a chance for the for the student body and the local community veterans to get together and recognize Veteran’s Day.
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.