Opposition to the Batavia Local School District’s proposed building project and bond levy has become organized. Several Batavia residents have formed a community group to oppose the proposed levy.
Pleasant Hill, the historic Miami Township home of Scot and Theresa Conover, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On April 30, the National Park Service announced the listing of the home, located on State Route 131, to the National Register, the federal government’s official list of significantly historic properties that are deemed worthy of preservation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that last weekend’s Memorial Day holiday was the safest holiday weekend on record in the past 38 years. From 6 p.m. May 23rd through midnight May 25, there were a total of six people killed on Ohio’s roads, two on motorcycles and four in automobiles.
Two deadly car accidents on State Route 133 claimed the lives of four people May 22. The first accident, which occurred in Franklin Township about three miles north of Felicity, happened when Felicity High School student Krystal Delaney drove her 2001 Ford Focus across the middle line and crashed head on into a 2000 Chrysler Concorde being driven by Joshua and Rita Day with their three children in the back seat.
Despite some changes in its leadership team, the Village Association of Batavia continues in its mission of preserving the village’s historic character and stimulating the economic growth of Batavia’s Main Street District. In April, Batavia resident Tony Thomas became the new association president.
CKS Solution Inc., a new business in Batavia Township, is now open for business. The 72,000 square-foot warehouse, production, and storage facility site, located at 4101 Founder’s Boulevard (off Clough Pike) opened in mid-February. The grand opening was two weeks ago.
Amelia eighth graders are saving lives – one glass of water at a time. Twenty-five eighth grade students at the Amelia Middle School are collecting money to purchase a product called PUR which purifies drinking water.
The New Richmond Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred in the village. Police chief David Willoughby said that the RiverHills Bank branch, located at 1041 Old U.S. 52, was robbed by a suspect, now identified as Kevin Scott Kleinwachter, at 5:50 p.m. May 21.
Clermont County recognized Memorial Day with many events and parades May 26. The Victor Stier Post #450 in Milford sponsored its annual Memorial Day parade Monday morning. Led by the American Legion Post Color Guard, the parade included the Legion Auxiliary, the sons of the American Legion Color Guard, the Milford High School marching band, the Milford fire and police departments, life squad vehicles, and many girl and boy scout troops.
The Clermont County Fair Board has announced that Amanda Bolton is the winner of its second Fair Book Cover Contest. Bolton is a senior at Milford High School, and is already an accomplished artist, having won numerous awards for her work. The theme the Fair Board chose for this year’s fair is “Something for Everyone.”