Despite some changes in its leadership team, the Village Association of Batavia continues in its mission of preserving the village’s historic character and stimulating the economic growth of Batavia’s Main Street District. In April, Batavia resident Tony Thomas became the new association president.
CKS Solution Inc., a new business in Batavia Township, is now open for business. The 72,000 square-foot warehouse, production, and storage facility site, located at 4101 Founder’s Boulevard (off Clough Pike) opened in mid-February. The grand opening was two weeks ago.
Amelia eighth graders are saving lives – one glass of water at a time. Twenty-five eighth grade students at the Amelia Middle School are collecting money to purchase a product called PUR which purifies drinking water.
The New Richmond Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred in the village. Police chief David Willoughby said that the RiverHills Bank branch, located at 1041 Old U.S. 52, was robbed by a suspect, now identified as Kevin Scott Kleinwachter, at 5:50 p.m. May 21.
Clermont County recognized Memorial Day with many events and parades May 26. The Victor Stier Post #450 in Milford sponsored its annual Memorial Day parade Monday morning. Led by the American Legion Post Color Guard, the parade included the Legion Auxiliary, the sons of the American Legion Color Guard, the Milford High School marching band, the Milford fire and police departments, life squad vehicles, and many girl and boy scout troops.
The Clermont County Fair Board has announced that Amanda Bolton is the winner of its second Fair Book Cover Contest. Bolton is a senior at Milford High School, and is already an accomplished artist, having won numerous awards for her work. The theme the Fair Board chose for this year’s fair is “Something for Everyone.”
The Willowville Elementary School’s tradition of celebrating Memorial Day continued this year with its annual patriotic parade. Waving American flags amid a colorful sea of red, white, and blue, the more than 500 students at Willowville Elementary honored the men and women of our country who have given their lives for the rest of us to live in freedom on the school grounds May 23.
Financial advisor Robert O’Brien has joined the Edward Jones Investment Firm in Amelia. To welcome him to Clermont County and introduce him to the firm’s clients and the community, a customer appreciation open house was held for him at the Edward Jones offices May 15.
Clermont County’s office of Economic Development has been authorized to submit a grant application in the amount of $2 million to the Ohio Department of Development Job Ready Site for the Ivy Pointe Commerce Park.
To capture the energy of the West Clermont School District gifted students, both high schools will be participating in a pilot program concerning energy next year. A unique partnership between the Ohio Energy Project, Duke Energy, and the Ohio Department of Development, West Clermont was recently selected to be the first school district in the nation to participate in the new energy program.