The Clough Pike Elementary School held its fifth annual Fall Festival Oct. 27. According to PTO Fall Festival Chairperson Mae Hanna, the event raised close to $17,000 in funds, a total that far surpasses what the festival made last year. All funds raised at the festival will go directly back into the school and to the kids in the classrooms, principal Crahan said.
Voters in the Williamsburg School District have two candidates on the ballot this November for two school board seats. Shelly Nooe and Beth McManus, both current members of the board, are running unopposed to remain on the school board and help continue what they said has been years of progress in the district.
Five candidates will compete for two open seats on the Wayne Township board of trustees this November. One incumbent will face off against four challengers, one himself a veteran trustee, in a race that largely seems to revolve around the defunct Wayne Township Police Department and land use issues. Running are Donald Wilson, Tim Budai, Allen Carrier, Paul Ritchey and Keith Federle.
In honor of its 20th anniversary next month, Batavia Floral Designs is inviting the community to an Open House Nov. 9-10. In the last 20 years, the Parrott family-owned and operated Batavia Floral Designs store, which is located at 229 E. Main Street, has grown into one of the largest and most respected stores of its kind in the county.
Spreading the important message of a drug-free lifestyle, Clermont County Safe Communities held its sixth annual Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off at the Union Township Civic Center Oct. 18. Designed to educate students, mostly of elementary age, on the perils of drug use, Red Ribbon Week is a national initiative that will be observed by most Clermont County schools Oct. 23-31.
Andrew McCreanor has been named the 2006 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. Alongside his business pursuits, McCreanor has made the time for many personal commitments to community service and civic-minded projects, including serving on the Board of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and serving as the board secretary/treasurer of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce.
A tentative truce was struck between residents of Hartman Lane and Elmwood Road and a land developer after nearly 12 years of concerted efforts to stymie development at the intersection of the two roads.
Representing convicted foster mother Liz Carroll, Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Elizabeth Agar argued before the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals attempting to get her client a new trial Oct. 16.
The Batavia Planning and Zoning Board and the Village Association of Batavia are in the process of finalizing design guidelines for a new historical district in the village. But at a special public meeting held to discuss the historic guidelines Oct. 16, many residents expressed opposition and displeasure concerning the proposed guidelines.
Speeders beware, deputies patrolling the Batavia Township roads will soon be able to more closely monitor speeding in the township. The trustees have approved the purchase of two mobile radar units that will serve the purpose of alerting drivers to their actual speed.