More than 200 people helped the Amelia Public Library celebrate its 20th anniversary April 5. For two hours last Saturday, the public was invited to the library to celebrate 20 years of service to the community. The Amelia Public Library, which opened in March 1988 and is the third busiest branch of the Clermont County Public Library System, has a collection of 76,910 items.
The West Clermont Local School District will be displaying some preliminary drawings that will give the public an idea just what two new elementary floor plans will look like. The drawings will be on display at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14 in the Union Township Civic Center prior to the West Clermont Board of Education meeting. This will also allow a time for public input.
Due to a break in a 10″ water main near Race Street in the City of Milford, a boil advisory remains in effect as of Monday, April 7 for those residents and businesses whose water was off or affected by low water pressure until such time as bacteria test results are received.
The Clermont County Engineer’s Office has closed Gaynor Road near Fay Road in Goshen Township, as the result of a landslide. The roadway will be closed until further notice while repairs are made.
Batavia Mayor John Thebout has sworn in Tracey Derico as the village’s clerk/treasurer. Derico has been appointed by the mayor to fill the April 1, 2008 – March 31, 2012 term. “We are fairly new to the community,” Derico said. “Both my husband and I would like to contribute. I applied for this position to try to be an asset to the community.”
The Huntington Bank at 734 Ohio Pike in Union Township was robbed March 31. Union Township police chief have confirmed to The Clermont Sun that at around 10:24 a.m. Monday morning, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money.
The final credits will roll on Bethel’s Midway Theater screen April 4. Owner Deborah Brooks has announced plans to close the historic Bethel theater this week and will have a customer appreciation party on April 4. The 280-seat theater, which was illustrious for showing family-friendly fare, was opened in 1937 by Brook’s grandfather Earl Hewett.
Amelia mayor Leroy Ellington is making good on his campaign promise to reconnect the village residents to its representative government. The town hall meeting, held at the Amelia Public Library March 31, attracted more than 65 people and included introductions and reports from all elected and appointed officials, the Amelia Police Department, the Union Township Fire Department, and many different committees.
A bowling benefit for kids living with autism will be held later this month in memory of former West Clermont speech pathologist Katie Haumesser. Haumesser, 27, was killed by a drunk driver in Clermont County in Feb. 2006 on the way home from taking her 10-year-old daughter Emma to Children’s Hospital after treatment for an asthma attack.
Two Batavia Township residents were robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion March 25. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the Clermont County communications center received a 911 call from Erica Collins on Pochard Drive.