Bethel residents will soon see increased rates for their electricity, garbage, and water services. Village council passed legislation to establish the new electric rates, new garbage rates, and new water rates at its regular meeting June 9.
U.S. Army Sergeant Nathan Klick has been honored by the Clermont County commissioners for his exemplary military service to the country. Born in Louisiana and raised in Batavia, Klick, 26, recently home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, was recognized by the county commissioners June 3.
Robert Farrell is the new superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District. “I want to thank the school board and the citizens of Milford for the opportunity to serve the students of the Milford Exempted School District,” Farrell said. “I am looking forward to being the permanent superintendent of the Milford School District.”
The 46th annual Frontier Days in Milford was once again a great success. Kicking off Milford’s largest annual event last weekend was the festive parade, which was sponsored this year by the Sardinia Concrete Company, and attracted close to 100 participants. The theme of this year’s parade was “Building Bridges Together.”
This year’s Founder’s Day celebration will take place in Bethel’s Burke Park June 20-22. This is the second year for the Founder’s Day festival, which is sponsored by the Burke Park Log Cabin Committee, Coldwell Banker West Shell, and New Point Construction, to celebrate Bethel’s historical heritage.
The Pattison Elementary School in Milford held a bell dedication ceremony June 3. The new bell, which was acquired by official Clermont County town crier Bill Knepp on a recent vacation to Branson, Missouri, was presented to the elementary school by the Milford-Miami Glen performing Arts amidst much pomp and circumstance.
The humid weather could not deter the thousands of people who attended the June in Olde Williamsburg festival last weekend. The annual festival, which was started in 1996 when the village turned 200 years old, took place June 6-8 and was a great success, said Williamsburg village administrator Patti Bates.
With the news of yet another serious car crash in Clermont County on state Route 133, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with all local and county law enforcement officials, is stepping up enforcement on that stretch of roadway between Bethel and the Ohio River.
The Goshen Township Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a proposed safety services levy. The 4.5 mill levy, which was approved by the trustees in a special meeting May 17, is needed to update the aging, and in some cased outdated, equipment, as well as to purchase new equipment for the township’s fire and emergency medical services department.
Shauna Willenburg, the Brown County resident who caused a wreck in Jackson Township that killed an unborn child last year, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. An intoxicated Willenburg ran a stop sign and struck a 2002 Buick Rendevous on US 50.