At the end of the school day, enthusiastic smiles and cries of excitement can still be heard throughout the classrooms and hallways of the Batavia Elementary School. The school is currently offering after school activities to 400 students. The After School Program, which is open to all elementary students grades one through four, consists of 21 classes that students can sign up for and participate in.
The Felicity-Franklin School District has subscribed to a mass calling system called One Call Now. With the new calling system, the school district can now get in touch with the home of every student and every staff member within a matter of minutes.
A New Richmond man was arrested after he admitted to breaking into the Laurel Country Store. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jason D. Sprague, 22, on Feb. 16 for the crime.
Batavia singer Jonalee White is hoping to share a minute or two of your time. Country music fans just may get the chance to spend a few minutes each day with the singer, who recently released her first single to radio.
Clermont County dentist Dr. Neil Blackburn is a doctor with a heart. As a special Valentine’s Day gift to needy residents in the community, the doctor and his staff offered a complimentary day of teeth cleanings and emergency dental services Feb. 15. Dr. Blackburn opened up the Amelia dental practice 28 years ago. He said that from early childhood on, he always wanted to become a dentist.
Liz Carroll has been convicted and sentenced to 54 years in prison for her involvement in the death of Marcus Fiesel. Concluding five and a half hours of deliberations, the members of the jury did not look directly at Liz Carroll as they entered the courtroom Feb. 21. The jury of nine women and three men found Liz Carroll guilty of all the charges of which she was accused.
The fate of Liz Carroll now lies in the hands of nine women and three men. The testimony in the Liz Carroll murder trial is over and both sides had the opportunity to present closing arguments to the jury Feb. 21. During closing arguments, the prosecution and the defense went over the facts one last time to remind the jurors of what they heard and saw during the eight-day trial. Liz Carroll is accused of murder and four other charges in the death of her 3-year-old foster son Marcus Fiesel.
When winter snows make travel difficult and time outside a bother, curling up with a good book can be a fine way to pass the afternoon. Books, however, can be expensive, and take up space once you’re done reading them.
The Batavia McDonald’s restaurant unveiled a fresh new look with a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 7. Taking a little over a month to complete, the major remodeling project has made many changes and improvements to the interior of the store.
The annual Clermont 20/20 salute to leaders banquet and awards ceremony will be held March 8, and final selections have been made as to who is being recognized for their work in the county this year.