Voters will choose the next municipal judge of Clermont County in the November election. Judge Tony Brock, who was appointed to fill the seat a year ago, is up for election and will face local attorney Curt Hartman.
For the first time in years, motorists on state Route 28 traveling east from Milford will be able to do so without encountering a single orange barrel. The state Route 28 corridor improvement project, which has included road widening and relocation, has reached its conclusion after three years of constant work.
Students at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School participated in a Science Fair Sept. 20-21. Presented by Crystal Clear Science, a science outreach program that travels to schools throughout the tri-state with do-it-yourself science days, assemblies, and teacher workshops, the biology and physics fair provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about science in a hands-on, fun, and entertaining way.
The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies held its 16th annual Museum Day Sept. 15. “An estimated 500 people visited the county museums as part of our annual Museum Day,” said CCCHS president Ron Hill. “The Museum Day is a unique and wonderful opportunity for the residents of our many communities to see all of the county museums at no cost. It is the collaborative’s way of highlighting the availability of the museums in Clermont.”
The fate of less than five acres of land is still undetermined, but if nearby residents have any say, it will likely have something to do with either houses or a retirement village. The plan would have created a small planned development for a mixed use application, including the possibility of office space, restaurant space and retail space.
The death of two Union Township residents remains shrouded in mystery as the investigation into the incident continues. The Union Township police have found leads, however, but are unable to release that information, including the cause of death.
The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office announced the capture of four individuals that are believed to have been operating a theft ring involving mainly all terrain vehicles. According to the sheriff’s office, a fortunate call from an alert citizen helped break the case.
Four have announced their intent to become the next member of the Bethel-Tate school board, which currently has one seat up for election in November. The race includes an incumbent, who is seeking to retain her seat, as well as three newcomers who seek to take their turn helping the district move into the future. Running are Pam Sandker, David Brannock, Ray Courts and Tammy Kenneda.
Six candidates, Bill Dowdney, Lee Cornett, Larry Richmond Jr., Dan Haglage, Louis Moore and Kate Henson-Arlinghaus, are vying for one seat on the Batavia Township Board of Trustees. While the high number of candidates makes the race one of the hottest in the county, incumbent Lee Cornett said that there is nothing new about that.
A recent narcotics sweep by the Clermont County Narcotics Unit resulted in 123 marijuana plants being found and destroyed. The plants were found in Jackson, Williamsburg and Franklin Townships, with another 96 being discovered just across the border into Brown County.