The Bethel Village Council voted July 23 to adopt a new village property maintenance code. The code is designed, said Councilwoman Donna Gunn, to make the village better than what current state and county codes will accomplish.
Reigning supreme over this year’s Clermont County Fair are newly crowned 2007 Junior King and Queen Kellie Howerton and Jeff Carlson. In opening ceremonies held on the fairgrounds July 22, the junior fair king and queen were selected after each candidate was given an opportunity to introduce themselves, give a brief speech, and then answer a final question in front of the more than 200 people assembled for the royalty contest.
Clermont Northeastern Middle School student Taylor Faecher has been selected to participate in the National Young Leaders State Conference in Columbus next spring. Faecher, 12, who was nominated by his seventh grade CNE math teacher Mrs. Dorsey and will enter the eighth grade in the fall, will join the hundreds of outstanding and exemplary eighth and ninth grade students across the nation who have been invited to take part in the leadership development program.
The friends of deceased Batavia resident Betty Wright, who died of cancer last November, have raised $1,400 in her name to help send kids to camp. Held at the YMCA June 24, the picnic was hosted by the many friends that Betty Wright made during her 22 years as a YMCA charter member.
Bethel councilman Gary Hutchinson hopes to see motorists drive slower in town, and he plans to do something about it. The councilman recently moved to petition the state to have the speed limit on a portion of Plane Street lowered to protect neighborhood children.
U.C. Clermont College honor students Nicole Schindler and Tony Johnson have each received scholarships from the two-year college international honor society known as Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). These individual scholarships were based on the Pinnacle Silver Scholarship that was awarded to the Alpha Iota Theta chapter at UC Clermont by the PTK national organization, according to Director of College Relations Mae Hanna.
Goshen residents are being encouraged to visit a new Goshen Park District website in the hopes of creating a better park experience for the township. The Goshen Park District recently launched the new website, which includes a survey designed to give residents a chance to voice what they would like to see in a park.
The Pierce Township Police Department have uncovered a potential $1 million elaborate marijuana cultivation operation. On June 15, Pierce Township Police Officers received a 911 call and were summoned to the home of Amelia resident Randall Clark regarding an alleged assault offense.
Felicity resident Davina Dunn has been appointed the new director of the Moscow Village Community Center. Of the many applicants who expressed interest in the directorial position, it was Dunn who offered the most impressive vision for the center, said Moscow Village Administrator Sandra Ashba.
Child Focus, Inc. is participating in a state-wide initiative called Step Up To Quality. The state program, which was piloted two years ago and just made available statewide this year, is a completely voluntary, quality rating system for early care child centers and their early childhood education programs.