News Archive

Union Township Trustees reject request to change no-dogs policy

The Union Township Board of Trustees has rejected pleas by some residents to allow pet owners to walk their dogs in the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The July 8 unanimous decision by the trustees followed remarks by Clough Pike resident Tim Walker, requesting a reversal on the no-dogs policy, and by Union Township resident and veteran Tom Hessner, opposed to any changes.

Goshen Township hopes to build a civic center

Goshen Township is hoping to build a $3.4 million community civic center. The proposed center, with an accompanying amphitheater, pavilion, and park, would cost an estimated $3.4 million; it would seat more than 100 and provide a site for hundreds of activities, concerts, and shows.

Boys and Girls Club to open this summer in Felicity

The Cardinal Club, a unique county partnership that has been formed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County, is a new after-school club for students ages 6 through 18 at the Felicity-Franklin School building.

Bethel looking into billing for services

Bethel is exploring the option of billing village property owners for the cost of dispatching emergency and medical personnel who must respond to private residences as a result of trouble at private parties.

Milford board approves 5.5 mill levy

Milford School District voters will have another chance to approve or reject a 5.5 mill levy that will appear on the November ballot. Unanimously approved by the Milford Board of Education in a July 9 special meeting, the 5.5 mills was agreed upon after other millage amounts, that would have started collecting funds in the next few years, was rejected.

Clermont County Fair to get underway July 20

There will be “Something For Everyone” at the 159th annual Clermont County Fair. Sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society, which recently adopted the “Something For Everyone” theme for this year’s annual event, the Clermont County Fair will take place at the Owensville fairgrounds July 20 – 26.

Amelia priest honored with proclamation

Father William Stockelman was honored for his 30 years as a priest in the Clermont County area at the St. Bernadette Church’s annual parish festival July 13. Stockelman, who has been the parish priest of Amelia’s St. Bernadette Church since July of 2005, had no idea that the parish had decided to honor his service and his contributions to the Amelia community at its annual picnic.

Complaint against Batavia board dismissed

The Ohio Elections Commission, by vote of two to one, last week dismissed a complaint that the Batavia Board of Education had published false and misleading information about an upcoming tax proposal. The decision came after two members of the panel, Chuck Calvert and John Mroczkowski, said they thought the material in question was misleading

Water treatment plant nears completion

The Tate Monroe Water Association’s new Water Treatment, Supply, and Storage Facility project is expected to be completed by the end of September. In the planning stages since 1994, when the land was purchased along U.S. 52 on the Ohio River, and with a 2007 construction start date, the $17.5 million association project will include a water treatment facility, a collector well, and an intermediate storage facility.

Pipeline to help meet growing demand

Construction on Duke Energy’s natural gas pipeline running from the Ohio River to Bethel is almost complete. The 12-inch natural gas transmission pipeline, which originates in Bracken County, Ky., and travels southward to a terminus in Bethel at state Route 125, is 16.4 miles long. In the planning stages for the last five or six years, construction started in the early Spring.

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