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Board considers new Batavia school building, tax levy

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.

Hill addresses trustees about planned update of history of Clermont County

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.

Sharing Gardens Project planned to help others

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.

Batavia Township approves truck purchase

Batavia Township Service Director Ken Embry addressed the board of trustees about several issues during their meeting Tuesday, April 7. Embry had prepared a map showing the salt truck routes throughout the township. Each route had a breakdown of round-trip miles from the salt barn through the township.

Bethel administrator addresses utility rate concerns

Bethel Village Administrator Travis Dotson addressed residents’ concerns about the cost of utilities in Bethel during the council meeting on Monday, April 13. “A flier has been circulating around town about utility rates,” said Dotson.

Grassy Run to be held next weekend

The 17th annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous will be held at the Williamsburg Community Park April 24-26. Sponsored by The Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, the event celebrates the history of Clermont County and is an excellent educational opportunity not just for students, but for anyone interested in the area’s pioneer history.

Autism awareness event planned

April is National Autism Awareness Month and a “Walk Now for Autism” event is scheduled for Saturday, May 16. The event includes many families from Clermont County and is set to begin 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Coney Island, in Cincinnati. The walk route will be approximately one to two miles, running through the park. Registration begins 8 a.m. at Coney Island, located 6201 Kellogg Avenue, in Cincinnati.

Williamsburg welcomes new businesses to town

Several new businesses opened their doors in Williamsburg recently and Mayor Mary Ann Lefker officially welcomed them to the village during the council meeting Thursday, April 9. Four new businesses were announced: PC Mechanic, 314 West Main Street; Louiso Photography, 220 West Main Street; DelVest Restaurant, 305 S. Fifth Street and Shaved Ice, corner of S. Fifth and Spring streets.

Update on hike/bike trail presented

Former township trustee Debbie Clepper addressed the Batavia Township Board of Trustees regarding the progress of the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike Bike Trail April 7. The planned 13-mile trail, which will reach from Williamsburg through East Fork State Park, into the campgrounds and end in Batavia, has been 10 years in planning. According to Clepper, the organizers are starting to see progress.

CNE teachers get new teaching tools

Clermont Northeastern Middle School teachers have several new interactive teaching tools available to them after their requests were granted from the Parent Teacher Organization. According to Principal Heather Powell, the PTO asked middle school teachers for their input regarding purchasing new technology for the students and the teachers requested Smartboards and MP3 players.

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