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Batavia High to hold a renaissance festival

To honor and recognize student achievements, Batavia High School is having a renaissance festival April 26. According to Assistant Principal Steven Schad, there are presently almost 200 students in the Renaissance.

Township residents appeal to trustees for help

Residents of one Batavia Township planned development are asking for help after community planning gone awry has resulted in a sharp increase in crime for their neighborhood. Residents of Braxton Park spoke with the trustees at the April 18 meeting to plead for help after a connector road was opened, linking them to another neighborhood and opening up new avenues for miscreants to make life a little harder.

Landmark in Batavia to change focus

A fixture in the village of Batavia will soon close its doors and open under a new name and format. What many knew as the Ben Franklin, now Batavia Crafts and Variety, will close in June to become a photography studio and custom framing store. The business, which endured for decades, once served as the county

Crashes reduced on SR 125 between Bethel and Amelia

State Route 125 from Amelia to Bethel has seen a dramatic drop in crashes due to stepped-up traffic patrols. According to figures released by the Highway Patrol, in the first two months since patrols were increased, the number of crashes dropped 31 percent from the three-year average of crashes during February and March.

Opposition to election deputy continues

With less than a week to go before the May 2 primary election, the Clermont County Board of Elections remains incomplete without a sitting deputy director. For two months, attempts to determine a deputy director as part of a routine reorganization done every two years has resulted in stalemate on the board, which is composed of two republicans and two democrats.

Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers recognized

Three local high school students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare industry were recognized at Mercy Hospital Clermont

New Richmond residents express concern about police cutbacks

A new plan to make cuts in the New Richmond police department has drawn opposition from local residents Jim Bernard and Dale Knapp, both of River Valley Boulevard. At the April 11 Council meeting, they expressed their concerns.

Business leaders plan golf outing

The Amelia Business Association, Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. on May 11 at Abbots Family Restaurant to plan their annual golf outing. The ABA, which meets the last Thursday of each month, is dedicated to providing a positive environment for the growth and development of new and existing businesses in the Amelia area.

Clermont task force finalizes plans for May 4 Day of Prayer

The Clermont County Task Force will meet on April 27 to finalize plans for the May 4 National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer was organized by a joint effort of Congress in 1952.

Volunteers wanted for Clean and

Continuing their efforts to improve the quality of life for Clermont County residents, Clermont 20/20, Inc. and Clean and Green Collaborative are looking for volunteers to participate in the 8th Annual Clean and Green Spring Litter Pick-up.


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