“I know that drinking and driving is a serious matter. Some of my friends do it, others do not. It all depends on who you hang out with.” Those were the words spoken by a Batavia High School junior (who wanted to remain nameless) before a M.A.D.D. presentation called “The Spot” at the high school Sept. 11.
You don’t know it yet, but tomorrow you might be living next to a star. Jonalee White, a Batavia resident, is currently facing stiff competition in NBC’s new internet star search competition, Star Tomorrow, and hopes to make it to the final cut and a chance to spread a little joy while having a little fun.
Union Township residents who rely on natural gas may soon find themselves in a better bargaining position. Last month, the board of trustees voted to give township voters a chance to decide on the issue of aggregation, which could introduce a little stability into the local natural gas market.
Victory Industrial Products has announced plans to build a 70,000 square-foot facility in Batavia Township. The expansion was announced after the Board of Clermont County Commissioners, Victory Industrial Products, and the Batavia Township trustees approved an enterprise zone tax agreement for the new facility Sept. 5.
A 52 year-old Clermont County woman was exposed to the deadly E. coli bacteria and hospitalized on Sept. 15 after consuming store-bought bagged or packaged spinach, according to Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Contaminated spinach has sickened more than 100 people nationwide.
Shortly after learning that Bethel-Tate Schools received an excellent rating from the state of Ohio, the district has also received recognition from a private source for their work with economically disadvantaged children.
The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies held its 15th annual Museum Day Sept. 16. There are a total of 12 historical museums in the county. The 11 museums that welcomed the public were the Bonaventure in Loveland, the Anchorage in Goshen, the Promont House in Milford, the Owensville Museum, Harmony Hill and the C.C. Historical Society Museum in Williamsburg, the Ross-Growdy House in New Richmond, the President Grant birthplace in Pt. Pleasant, the Grant Memorial Building in Bethel, the Lafayette school in Monroe Township, and the Lock #34 park museum in Chilo.
The recently formed beautification committee of the Batavia Village Council will hold its first meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 19 in the council’s regular meeting room. The committee was formed to identify small beautification projects not covered by the Main Street Project.
More than 400 students at the Brantner Elementary School participated in a patriotic assembly Sept. 8. Principal Melissa Stewart said that the assembly was the school’s special way of honoring and recognizing the men and women who serve and sacrifice on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the community and the nation.
The Village of Bethel is reexamining its plan to restructure village government after word came that there is no interest by the public in forming a village charter.