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Batavia Township Trustees discuss sufficiency of emergency access road

The Batavia Township Trustees hope to resolve the placement and creation of an emergency access road at the Lexington Run development after Central Joint Fire Chief Kevin Riley said that current plans would not be sufficient to support the department’s fire trucks.

Trains of Williamsburg to be held Dec. 8-9

The annual “Trains of Williamsburg” Christmas Walk steams into the village this weekend. Williamsburg Mayor Mary Ann Lefker said the annual Christmas celebration has been a 20-year-old tradition in the village and that everyone is invited to attend.

Schmidt defeats Wulsin in 2nd Congressional District race

Republican Jean Schmidt has officially defeated Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin in Ohio’s 2nd District Congressional Race. In the three weeks since election day, the seven counties that make up the second district have been counting all of the provisional and absentee ballots before certifying the official results.

Christmas tree to be lighted in annual Miami Township ceremony

A Miami Township Christmas tradition will continue, but in a different location this year. The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held once again this year, but now at the location of the new civic center, which was recently completed.

West Clermont to place levy on ballot

With little discussion, the West Clermont Board of Education has passed a resolution to return the $53 million bond levy to voters in a special Feb. 6 election. The Nov. 20 unanimous vote on the resolution has directed board Treasurer Alana Cropper to submit the resolution to the Clermont County Board of Elections.

CASA searching for Christmas sponsors

CASA for Clermont Kids is hoping that local residents will find it in their hearts to help a child in need this Christmas season. The child advocacy group is coordinating an effort to sponsor foster children they work with in order to make sure that their Christmas morning is a special one.

State reviews Clermont DJFS, Fiesel case

In regard to the fatal foster-care placement of Marcus Fiesel with his accused murderers David and Liz Carroll, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) has concluded that Clermont County did comply with state requirements in investigating child abuse and neglect allegations.

Milford schools to place levy on Feb. 6 ballot

While repeated attempts at passing a levy have failed over the past two years, Milford Schools are placing an emergency levy on the ballot in hopes of restoring bus service and saving the neighborhood schools program.

Bethel council to look at municipal building plans

Sometime in late December or early January the Bethel Village Council will interview a pair of engineering firms concerning plans to build a new village municipal building.

County prepares crews for snow removal duty

Despite the warm weather that’s characterized the beginning of this holiday season, the Clermont County Engineer’s office has been hard at work making sure that everything is prepared for the first winter storm. The salt barns are currently stocked, and will be refilled in January when a cheaper salt price takes effect.


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