As road conditions worsen due to the winter weather and traffic receives a boost from Christmas shopping and seasonal travel, Lt. Randy McElfresh of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that motorists are encouraged to slow down and consider their surroundings when driving.
A long-running effort to further develop the Bayberry Crossing apartment complex in Batavia Township may have finally come to an end. The trustees approved a plan Dec. 18 that will change the property’s zoning and allow for the construction of numerous new apartment and storage facilities in the development. In all, seven new apartment buildings will be added.
A Bethel woman is under arrest after a confidential source alerted the Bethel Police Department that she had been stealing drugs from the CVS Pharmacy. Melissa Dempsey, 24, was charged with trafficking in drugs and theft of drugs after an investigation determined that she had been slowly “skimming” drugs from the pharmacy while she worked there.
The junior and senior DECA students at the Milford Senior High School have raised $5,200 and collected 750 toys for the Mary Miller Fund Drive. The toys and the $5,200 check were presented to Mary Miller, representatives from the Milford Miami Ministries, and the Landmark Baptist Church at a recognition and appreciation breakfast at the High School Dec. 20.
The possibility of implementing a 1 percent earnings tax for all village residents is being considered by the Amelia Village Council. A finance subcommittee formed in 2006 announced in council chambers Dec. 17 that, after looking at various other alternatives, they have contacted and met with the Columbus based RITA (Regional Income Tax Authority) to learn more about the implementation of an earnings tax.
Local fans of crime scene and forensic investigation shows will be able to delve into a true case that occurred in Union Township more than a decade ago. The Oxygen network will be featuring the family and investigators involved in a murder case from 1994 on the show “Captured” sometime in mid 2008.
It was the Greasers vs. the Socials as students at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School participated in an “Outsiders” Dress-Up Day Dec. 19. The eighth grade Language Arts class has recently finished reading and studying the coming-of-age novel “The Outsiders.”
The season’s greetings coming from the New Richmond High School Choir may sound a little sweeter this Christmas, after the popular group received a gift from Pontiac in the form of an oversized check for $10,000. Douglas Heflin, Director of Vocal Music at New Richmond High School, said that the gift is a huge one for the choir. The contest was the brainchild of local Pontiac dealers who wished to do something for area schools suffering from poor funding.
The boat ramp at Chilo Lock 34 Park will enjoy a little more usage in the spring. According to Chris Clingman of the Clermont County Park District, a large grant awarded to the county will translate into a major improvement of the facility.
Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, former assistant principal at the Glen Este Middle School, will apply for disability retirement benefits. According to the termination settlement agreement reached with the West Clermont Board of Education, which was made public Dec. 11, Nesselroad-Slaby, who is under a physician’s care, will apply for the retirement benefits with the State Teachers Retirement Disability System.