At the conclusion of the Amelia Village Council meeting Monday, March 16, council members accepted the resignation of Amelia Village Administrator Mark Menz. In the face of the upcoming May 5 election, Menz has been limited in his role as administrator.
New Richmond High School recently held an inaugural event to induct two members into the Performing Arts Hall of Fame. During the winter concert held on March 10, two charter members were recognized along with three additional members.
Amelia Village Solicitor Laura Abrams received a letter dated March 16 from Pam Barker of the “Dissolve Amelia Now” group. In her letter, Barker alleged that the Union Township Fire Department had breached a contract with the village by failing to staff the department in accordance with the contract.
It was a sweep for Clermont County. The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) Southwest District board awarded Richard Crawford of Amelia and Enos Pennington of New Richmond for their outstanding and long years of work. Crawford and Pennington received Media Service Award plaques. Emphasis for the earning of these plaques is on sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity.
New Richmond Police Chief David Willoughby was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury Wednesday, March 18 on six charges. He has been on administrative leave with pay since Sept. 22, 2008 and has been under investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation on complaints of using village property for personal use and improper use of a special computer for law enforcement.
A large crowd filled the Clermont County Commissioners chambers Wednesday, March 18 to honor two local service members. Second Lieutenant Matthew Dean of the U.S. Army and Lieutenant Junior Grade Dean Ritchey of the U.S. Navy were recognized for their military service by local officials.
The first Wellness Walk and Kids Run in support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Miami Meadows Park, in Milford. A luncheon was held March 20 to set the walk in motion. This is the inaugural wellness walk for Clermont County and Judy Bonhaus, executive director of NAMI in Clermont County, welcomed a large crowd to find out more about the fund-raiser.
The Union Township Board of Trustees have requested detailed reports from all the departments in the township and during the meeting on March 10, the fire and police chief shared collected data and information with the board. Fire Chief Stan Deimling also had several requests for funding.
During the Amelia Village Council meeting held on Monday, March 16, the recreation commission chair Derrick Campbell reported that phase two was complete for the skate park and that the exercise zone was now ready for assembly in Spencer Shank Park.
The Union Township board of trustees approved a zoning amendment at its meeting March 10. Cory Wright, planning director and assistant zoning director, presented the board with a proposal from CUC to build a day care center at 4375 Ferguson Drive. The All About Kids Daycare planned development would be situated on 1.4 acres and hold 10 classrooms. The proposed center would be located next door to a pediatrician office.