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.
Sometimes a familiar face gets a new name, and that is exactly what has happened with the former Munafo’s Jubilee stores. The Cox Food Group recently purchased three Munafo’s stores located in Bethel, Ripley and Maysville, Ky., from the former owners who have been planning to retire.
With $1 million needing to be cut from the Bethel-Tate School District budget, the school board is exploring all its potential options. The defeat of the earned income tax levy in November means that the school district will not be collecting the hoped-for funding and will have to operate the excellent rated schools on less.
Amelia student Cameron Williams has raised more than $1,000 to help send care packages to our troops stationed overseas. Her W.O.L.F. project, which stands for Warriors Open Lines of Freedom, was her own idea started in January of this year. She enjoys designing art, which inspired her to start creating handmade jewelry to raise money to help pay the postage/shipping to send care packages to military men women fighting in conflict zones.
When the Thomas A. Wildey Center was built in 1973, there were as many as 300 students attending the school designed to teach and train children with developmental disabilities, but as school districts assimilated many of those children into their own programs, the number of students has dwindled to 50.