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Batavia trustees discuss future development

The Batavia Township trustees discussed the future of economic development with the probable loss of the Batavia Transmission Plant. While the future of the facility, which is scheduled to close in two years, is in question, the trustees discussed the efforts on several fronts to find a replacement for the revenue created by the facility. Also, the trustees discussed what will likely be the early ending to a hefty tax abatement on the facility.

Williamsburg mayor appeals to Batavia for trail funds

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Bethel pool referendum may not go to voters

Momentum has flipped again in the ongoing saga concerning the former Bethel Swim Club pool property with the announcement at the Feb. 13 meeting that the petition to create a referendum to stop the sale of the property was incorrectly created. Village solicitor George Leicht addressed the issue with council, saying that a couple of flaws concerning how the petition was created may prove fatal to the effort.

Goshen High School graduate is the only Clermont athlete to hold a national record

Goshen resident and wrestling legend Paul Dunaway was honored Feb. 11 at the Southern Buckeye Conference tournament at Bethel High School for being the only Clermont County athlete to hold a national record, and for being the only wrestling record holder from Clermont County at the state level. Just before the championship finals at the tournament, Dunaway was recognized and presented with a plaque for the achievement of pinning 12 consecutive opponents in under 30 seconds each.

Bethel residents question charter committee

A packed crowd full of questions seemed to be an encouraging sign for members of the Bethel Village Council charter committee who have been seeking input on the creation of a charter form of government for the village.

Police nab two for car break-ins

While owner negligence was in-part to blame for a series of car break-ins over the past few weeks in Miami Township, neighbor vigilance was responsible for catching the thieves in the act on Feb. 2.

Local heroes honored for making local life better

Joe Golfman goes about his day much as he has for years: spending time with his great granddaughter, tinkering with things around the house, lending a helping hand to a neighbor in need or working on a miniature model of one of the many war machines that he saw first-hand as a soldier in Patton

Milford schools hope to avoid cutbacks

Milford Schools Superintendent John Frye has begun to outline more clearly where possible cuts may be made should an upcoming operating levy not be passed by voters. The vote will be held on May 2 for the 7.9 mill levy which, if passed, would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $242 a year.

Suspect leads police on chase, shoots woman

A chaotic and tumultuous series of events led to an accident and brief police standoff on IR 275 Feb. 2 when a Cincinnati man allegedly beat one man, shot his girlfriend, kidnapped her and then led police on a high-speed chase before crashing and attempting to take his own life.

Felicity students construct a

Nine students from the seventh and eighth grade classes of Felicity Franklin Middle School headed to Columbus Jan. 21 to participate in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition. The students received three special awards: best use of energy, best moving part, and best use of water resources engineering.


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