The West Clermont School District has breathed a sigh of relief and is not wasting any time in planning the replacement of the two schools that district voters approved with the passage of last week’s $30 million bond issue. West Clermont School District Director of Operations Edward Dyer travelled to Columbus Nov. 12 to meet with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission to begin the planning stages.
A tense tug-of-war in regard to Amy Baker is transpiring between Ohio and Kentucky. Did Kentucky state prosecutors make a promise to Clermont County authorities not to charge and prosecute Amy Baker with a crime for her involvement in the murder cover-up of Marcus Fiesel?
Clermont County celebrated the life of the beloved and accomplished James ‘Fred’ Herbert with a traditional firefighter funeral service and parade in New Richmond Nov. 7. Herbert, who passed away at the age of 91 on Oct. 30, was a native of Clermont County who loved his family and the New Richmond community that he called home for most of his exemplary life.
Clermont County veterans now have an additional thing to take pride in. A recent renovation of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission offices has created a new environment for veterans to enjoy while utilizing the help offered by veterans services. Danny Bare, Executive Director of Veteran Services, said that the new complex is a focal point for the overall outreach program for local veterans.
A proposed walking trail for Batavia Township may never get beyond the proposal stage, said township officials, if planners can get the trail across a major roadway.
An investigation launched after a Glen Este High School football player was arrested on drug charges could have the potential to bring indictments against a number of drug users in the area.
Batavia Township residents will soon be able to enjoy a picnic no matter what the weather is. A picnic shelter is scheduled to be finished and ready for use in early November in the Batavia Township park. Batavia Township Administrator Rex Parsons said that the shelter project was virtually free for the township.
Hundreds of local veterans and current members of the U.S. military were thanked and honored at the village of Amelia’s fourth annual Salute to Heroes Ceremony. The ceremonial celebration, which took place at the Amelia Elementary School Nov. 10, was attended by more that 75 people.
The third annual fund-raiser for Clermont County fallen Marine Nicholas Erdy will take place at the Norlyn Manor Nov. 17. Owensville resident Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, 21, was tragically killed in Iraq from injuries sustained in a roadside bombing on May 11, 2005. His body was returned to the United States on May 23 to a heroes welcome; after a military honor parade that drew more than 200 mourners, he was interred in the St. Louis Cemetery on May 26, 2005.
New Richmond has received a mini-grant for new signage to promote the village’s historic underground railroad sites. The grant, which is from the Governor’s Office of Appalachia in Columbus, totalled $1,100. The village itself contributed $550, and Renaissance New Richmond and the New Richmond Business Association both contributed $275.