News Archive

Engineer’s Office is prepared for the snow

The six inches of snow that mother nature dropped on the county last week was no match for the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. The county engineer’s office has three salt storage sites in Batavia, Miami Township, and Washington Township. Villages and townships maintain their own sites, but the county does share with any county areas that may run short on supplies. Last week’s snow event, Feb. 6 and 7, cost the county close to $70,000. Included in this cost was the 50,000 pounds of salt that drivers dropped on the roads, fuel and other miscellaneous maintenance expenses, and the labor involved.

Batavia to continue funding for Main Street Program

The village of Batavia will be continuing its financial support of the Main Street Program. Council voted 5-1 to authorize the third and final $7,000 payment to the Heritage Ohio, the organization which administers the Ohio Main Street program, at it February meeting. The lone dissenting vote was cast by councilwoman Summer Tyler.

West Clermont bond issue fails

The West Clermont School District suffered another defeat at the polls after a snowy day of voting. On Feb. 6, approximately 7,000 voters cast their ballots and of that, about 57 percent cast a dissenting vote for the bond issue.

Milford voters reject operating levy

Milford voters once again derailed an attempt to pass an operating levy, this time by around 450 votes. In all, 5,698 voters cast their vote against the levy, while 5,243 voiced their support of the emergency levy.

Milford has been designated a Tree City, USA community

The city of Milford has been designated a Tree City U.S.A. community by The National Arbor Day Foundation. This is the second year in a row that Milford has received the national designation.

McElfresh named Batavia Post Highway Patrol Commander

Lt. Randy McElfresh is the new commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post #13. In his new role as commander, McElfresh, 34, will be primarily responsible for the daily management and oversight of the post’s operations.

Williamsburg woman arrested for manacing

A Williamsburg woman has been arrested and faces charges of telephone harassment and menacing by stalking.

House Bill 343 tightens the restrictions on young drivers

House Bill 343, tightening up restrictions on teenage drivers, passed both state houses in December and was signed into law by Governor Taft Jan. 4. The new state law has changed teenager driving privileges into what is known as a graduated driver’s licensing program.

Carroll’s murder trial postponed

David Carroll, Jr.’s Clermont County murder trial has been postponed until March 19 and he has until Feb. 22 to decide whether or not to accept a plea bargain in the death of his three-year old foster son Marcus Fiesel.

First meeting held for mine relations in Jackson Township

The first meeting of the mine relations committee in Jackson Township was held on Feb. 1 at the township hall, and focused primarily on creating avenues to deliver information to the public concerning the new industry in the township.

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