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Batavia Trustees are in support of mental health levy

The Batavia Township Trustees voted Oct. 3 to support the .5 mill mental health levy that will be on the November ballot.

Council members stress need for street levy

As a vote draws near to approve or deny a levy issue for the village of Bethel, the council reported on Oct. 9 that you sometimes have to spend money to save it. A new police cruiser, said Councilwoman Donna Gunn, averages almost double the gas mileage of their old cruisers.

Vigil held for domestic violence victims

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Village Association of Batavia notes improvements

Two Batavia residences have received property home improvement awards from the Village Association of Batavia. Receiving the recognition are the Gardner’s home, located at 191 S. Second Street, and the Crawford’s home, located at 155 S. Second Street.

Accident ties up evening drive near Bethel

Three people sustained injuries when two vehicles collided head-on near the center of State Route 125 between Amelia and Bethel at 2:40 p.m. Oct. 2.

West Clermont Local School District honors administrators

Amelia High School has received the Project Lead The Way grant for the 2006-2007 school year. The project is being offered at Amelia High in cooperation with the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development.

New cycle patrol to bring flexibility to Miami Township Police

After about four months of organization and training, the Miami Township Police Department has placed four more patrol tires where the rubber meets the road, but Lt. Steve Rogers said that the tires on these “district cars” are a little more independent of each other. The four tires represent two motorcycles, which began service about two weeks ago, and said Lt. Rogers, they have already shown their worth.

Bethel to give decaying cabins another shot

About a dozen members of local historical groups and residents of the area attended the Bethel Village Council meeting on Sept. 25 to plea with council to keep two log cabins currently resting in Burke Park.

Proposed Gulf War monument outlined

The new Batavia Township Park could soon be the permanent home of a memorial for veterans of the Gulf War. Linda Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, presented a rough plan to the trustees on Sept. 20 that outlined what her group would like to do in the construction and placement of a memorial.

Residents tour Amelia Elementary

In order to highlight the specifics behind a bond issue push, the West Clermont School District invited members of the public to participate in a bond issue kickoff last week that included a tour of Amelia Elementary School, the district’s oldest and most needy school building. Built in 1931, the structure has existed as a centerpiece for the village well over 70 years, but has lived past its usefulness as a modern center of learning.

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