Voters in New Richmond will get an opportunity in February to support their fire department and emergency medical personnel when an additional two mill levy appears on the ballot during a special election scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
After an executive session of the Bethel-Tate School Board on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the board approved a 2009-2010 staffing plan which includes a reduction of 10 certified, four classified and two administrator positions. Certified positions include teachers, classified positions include aides, custodians, bus drivers and secretaries.
In a special swearing-in ceremony Friday, Dec. 19, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud took the oath of office. He was reelected to the commissioner seat in the November election. Proud welcomed everyone to the ceremony and introduced State representative and Marine Corps Colonel Danny Bubp.
The economic slump that has the country in it’s grip hasn’t damaged the holiday spirit or affected local agencies that distribute food, gifts and toys to those in need. The demand may have increased but the supply has also increased to meet the needs.
Grandparents in the Bethel Tate School District were treated to a special show featuring Hill Intermediate third, fourth and fifth grade students Friday, Dec. 12. The students, under the direction of Connie Crissman and Marcie Patrick, presented “The Sounds of Children.”
An auction fund-raiser was held to benefit the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Live Oaks Vocational School, in Milford. The Literacy Council is a not-for-profit volunteer agency which provides one-on-one reading, writing and spelling education skills to adults in Clermont and Brown counties. Most of the adults who are tutored have lived with reading challenges all of their lives.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The crash happened on Woodville Pike, near Rollaway Drive, in Goshen Township.
Christmas came a little early for senior citizens in the Clermont Northeastern School District Wednesday, Dec . 10, as Citizens Bank of Higginsport sponsored and Clermont Northeastern School District hosted their annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon. The schools have been playing host to the event for more than 30 years, according to Wayne Johnson, director of special education and principal of the Early Childhood Education Center.
Bethel’s new skateboard park is in the works but there is no official ground breaking ceremony scheduled yet. Burke Trust Committee Chair Donna Gunn reported that attempts to get the members of the Burke Trust Commission to attend the council meeting were refused because the commission meetings are private meetings and they didn’t feel that they needed to come to a public meeting.
Pierce Township police are searching for a man who is suspected of shoplifting at the Walmart store, located 1815 Ohio Pike, in Clermont County. According to police reports, a man and woman entered the store 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and were involved in a shoplifting scheme when they were confronted by and detained by store security personnel.