Several issues will be on the Tuesday, May 5 ballot in Clermont County. Voters from around the county will be deciding on the future of four school districts and the fate of one village. In the Village of Amelia, voters will be deciding on the future of the village.
There’s a new business in Bethel that is attracting a lot of attention. Bethel Hometown Flea Market opened its doors on April 18 and will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and from 12 – 8 p.m. the first Friday of every month. Owner Anna Bingamon has lived in Bethel for 15 years and says that she wants to keep that “hometown feel” with the new business.
The power was off in Bethel as the Clermont County Trustee Association began its 58th Annual Banquet in the darkened cafeteria at Grant Career Center, but association president Tom Dix, of Washington Township, used a megaphone to assure those in attendance that the evening would go on as planned.
A large crowd of law enforcement officials from southwest Ohio met in Loveland for a special luncheon Thursday, April 16. Mothers Against Drunk Driving hosted the Third Annual Recognition and Top Cop Awards to honor outstanding efforts in the community to stop impaired driving.
Earth Day was celebrated throughout Clermont County with the Clean and Green Program. Clermont 20/20 sponsored the Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup in Amelia, Batavia Township, Bethel, Goshen, Milford, New Richmond, Owensville, Union Township, Williamsburg and Withamsville on Saturday, April 18. The event will be held 9 a.m. – noon. Saturday, April 25, in Felicity and from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Point Pleasant.
Union Township Junk Days, sponsored by the township trustees, will be held 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday April 25.
Amelia High School senior Morgyn Robinson addressed the Batavia Trustees at their April 7 meeting about her senior project. Robinson is raising funds to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator to be kept at Bachelier Baseball Park.
The Batavia Local School District Board of Education is in the process of considering options to deal with inadequate space and aging facilities at the elementary and middle schools. Board members held a work session April 7 to look at half a dozen possible building plans to address the district’s needs.
Batavia Township officials welcomed Ron Hill to their meeting Tuesday, April 7. Hill, a Clermont County historian, addressed the board with the possibility of publishing an updated history book about Clermont County.
A Loveland woman is promoting the idea of Sharing Gardens in the area and wants others to participate. During World War II, people planted Victory Gardens to help supplement their pantries when food was being rationed and today we hear about Recession Gardens, which are planted by families to help supplement their food budgets.