In the aftermath of a state audit released last week, Union Township trustee Barb Wiedenbein, in a special meeting held Aug. 20, said that the township will be changing the way it operates.
A measure to dissolve the village of Amelia will not be seen on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington, administrator Mark Menz, and village solicitor Laura Abrams were told Aug. 25 by the Clermont County Board of Elections that the petition submitted by the Amelia Residents for Fiscal Responsibility, the group leading the charge to dissolve the 108-year-old village, did not contain enough valid signatures to make the official ballot.
Amelia is raising questions concerning the validity of some of the signatures on the petition calling for a village dissolution measure to be put on the Nov. 4 ballot. Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington, who received the dissolution petition from the newly-formed group Amelia Residents For Fiscal Responsibility at the Aug. 18 council meeting, said that there are about 10 pages that have questionable signatures.
A complaint has been filed in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas against the village of Batavia. In the complaint, which has been filed by village resident Summer Tyler, the village is accused of violating the Open Meetings Act by failing to give proper notice of public meetings and making them open to the public.
The rejection of a bond issue by the voters Aug. 5 is sending the Batavia Local School District “back to the drawing board,” according to Superintendent Barbara Bradley.
Students at the Holly Hill Elementary School started the new school year with surprise gift back packs from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA).
The Southwest Ohio Veterans Bike Show was a terrific success, according to organizers. Held all day at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Aug. 24 and attracting an estimated 2,000 people, the first annual bike show was sponsored by the Clermont County Veterans of America (CCCVA) Chapter 649 and the Ohio National Guard, in cooperation with the Clermont County Veteran’s Service Office.
The Batavia High School Marching Band is tuning up for the 2008-2009 school year. The Batavia band program, under the direction of David Smith, features a concert band, a marching band, a percussion class, and a color guard section.
The West Clermont School District held its 10th annual Redi-Fest Aug. 14. An annual event held to distribute school supplies for the K-5 students in the West Clermont School District, this year’s Redi-Fest attracted 450 students to the event.
Homeschooled students who reside in the Milford Exempted Village School District can now participate in extracurricular school activities and attend classes on a part time basis. In the past, Milford had a policy that did not permit students who are homeschooled to attend classes, despite parent requests that students be allowed to attend advanced high school classes, and music and art classes at the elementary level.