The Batavia Village Council heard the first reading of an ordinance at its regular meeting Oct. 6 to reimburse the chief of police $3,008.69 in attorney fees. An ordinance prepared by Village Solicitor George Leicht authorizing the village clerk to pay the bill was presented to council at the Oct. 6 meeting.
Voters in the Clermont Northeastern school district will see a 5.8 mill bond issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. If passed, Issue 23, a $26,200,000, 28-year bond issue, will help pay for new construction, renovations and additions to existing school facilities, improvements, and equipment, furnishings, and site improvements, all over the next 28 years.
Fastiques Rod and Custom of Southern Ohio presented the 33rd annual Pumpkin Run at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Oct. 3-5. Over the past 33 years, the annual classic car show known as the Pumpkin Run has become one of the most popular events in the county, drawing tens of thousands of people to Southwestern Ohio from all over the country.
More than 100 pugs descended upon Stonelick Lake Park for the second annual Pug Fair charity event Oct. 4. Pug Fair 2008, which attracted about 300 people and their costumed pet pugs (and many other breeds of dog), is an event designed to celebrate the popular breed of dog, and to especially raise money for the Ohio Pug Rescue Organization.
The Parts Connection business located at 670 College Drive has received the Village Association of Batavia’s Property Home Improvement Award for the month of September. Opened in May, the family-owned and operated Parts Connection store specializes in heavy-duty construction parts and equipment sales.
The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a Tailgate Luncheon for the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Sept. 26. Attended by about 120 people, the tailgate party (minus the cars) is a chance for the convention bureau and the chamber members to mingle, network, and further enhance the mission of making Clermont County a destination and a future home to all potential businesses.
Amelia Residents for Fiscal Responsibility, a group formed to have the village formally dissolved, has once again come up short in collecting enough valid signatures to have the dissolution petition placed on the November ballot.
Bethel police chief John Wallace has resigned effective Sept. 30. Wallace, who has been the village police chief for the last three years, read a resignation letter to the Bethel Council at its Sept. 22 meeting.
A barn fire in Jackson Township sent one local man to the hospital Sept. 26. After receiving a 911 call around 1:20 a.m. Thursday, the Jackson Township Fire Department was called to 5814 State Route 133, on the border of Wayne Township.
The street, water, and electric departments in the village of Bethel have been restructured into one public works department. Village administrator Travis Dotson told council at its regular Sept. 22 meeting that streamlining the village’s public works department under one supervisor will accomplish many things, but mostly it will better coordinate the work to be do done on a daily basis and reduce the number of village vehicles out on the road.