News Archive

Prospective developers are looking at land in Amelia

Amelia Village Council heard a preliminary plan for developing seven acres of land within the village at its meeting on Monday, June 1. Mayor Leroy Ellington welcomed Joe Iannelli, commercial realtor, and Roger Paul, a developer, who are looking at the possibility of building a number of duplexes in Amelia.

Bethel Building and Loan celebrates 120 years

Bethel Building and Loan is celebrating its 120th birthday with a party. Everyone is invited to attend a community appreciation event 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 at Bethel Building and Loan, 503 West Plane Street, in Bethel. The event will include food with hot dogs, brats and hamburgers being served beginning 11 a.m. There will also be popcorn and birthday cake.

Truck crashes through UDF store front in Batavia

On Thursday, May 28, Judith Henschen, 63, of Manchester, filled up her 2001 Chevrolet Silverado at the Marathon Station located on Winemiller Road, in Batavia. According to the police report, after filling the pick-up truck, she was attempting to pull up to the front of the store when her oxygen tank fell to the ground.

Public meeting to be held at Batavia Elementary

The Batavia Local School District Board of Education is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 to gather community input about a possible building project. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the elementary school. Tours of the building will be available at 6 p.m.

Township moving ahead with projects

After a lengthy process of acquiring the easement from property owners along Schoolhouse Road, Union Township officials are set to begin the bidding process for the road improvement. At their meeting on Tuesday, May 26, township administrator David Duckworth spoke to township trustees.

Discovery Shop opens in Cherry Grove Plaza

The American Cancer Society has developed some creative ways to help in the fight against cancer. They have been operating upscale resale shops around the country for more than 40 years. On April 2, the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop opened its doors in Cherry Grove Plaza. The shop that operated on Galbraith Road for nine years had outgrown the space.

Scholarship winners announced

Bethel Village Council held a special meeting on Monday, May 18, to interview 25 applicants for the annual Edmund G. Burke Educational Grant. Each year 10 Bethel-Tate graduates are selected to receive $2,000 grants from the Burke Trust Fund. The fund was established by Burke to help with college expenses for Bethel graduates. The grant winners were announced at the 2009 Bethel-Tate graduation held on May 22 at Northern Kentucky University.

Promont House Museum to feature children’s books

Summer visitors to the Promont House Museum, in Milford, will get a rare opportunity to view a special display of vintage children’s books. The “Read Me A Story” display features popular children’s books from the 1920s to the 1950s. This colorful collection of children’s books and they are on display in the cases and the hallways of Promont.

Police officers recognized at annual banquet

Law enforcement officers were recognized during the 26th Annual Police Appreciation banquet Thursday, May 28. The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce and Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association presented awards to some of the areas finest officers during the event held at the Eastgate Holiday Inn.

Bethel police clerk fired following state audit

As state auditors have been going over the financial records in Bethel to discover just how accounting errors dating back several years have affected the general fund, they also discovered a discrepancy in the mayors court account. “We found out a week ago last Thursday (May 21) from the auditor’s office that there was a problem with the mayor’s court account,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator.

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