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Williamsburg schools rated ‘effective’

Williamsburg is hoping to overcome the final hurdles and achieve a state rating of excellent next year, after coming in just shy of the district rating this year.

Batavia district rated ‘effective’

Students of the Batavia Local School District will be feeling the heat this year as the district plans to kick academics up a notch. Presenting the “212 Degrees” theme this year, the district is hoping to perform well enough on the state district report card to reach excellence status.

New Richmond Police Chief retires

New Richmond Police Chief Karl Hassebrock has his announced plans to retire. In a resignation letter read in council chambers at the Aug. 22 meeting, Hassebrock said that he has appreciated the opportunity to serve as the police chief and will miss the friends he has made over the years.

Felicity schools rated ‘effective’ by state for the fifth straight year

Felicity-Franklin Schools have earned an effective rating on the state report card for five years now, and superintendent Glenn Moore said that they hope to climb above this plateau soon, hopefully by next year’s test.

Goshen has been rated ‘effective’

The Goshen Local School District is already hard at work in assuring that next year’s rating from the Ohio State Department of Education is excellent.

Rumpke to make collection change

Rumpke has made plans to automate the Amelia village trash program. It was announced in council chambers at the Aug. 21 meeting that Rumpke will be giving every Amelia resident a new 96 gallon trash can as part of the new system that will make garbage pick-up easier and more cost effective.

Senior Services auction to be held Sept. 8

The 7th annual Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques, and Collectibles Auction will be held at Eastgate Receptions Sep. 8. According to Executive Director George Brown, last year the auction raised more than $30,000 to support the work of Clermont Senior Services.

Third annual Taste of Clermont coming to Batavia

Folks looking for the best in local food and entertainment will find just that and more at the Taste of Clermont, coming to downtown Batavia Sept. 8-10. The Taste, to be held from 6 – 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, and 12 – 6 p.m. Sunday, will feature returning restaurants as well as several new participants.

Union Township Police launch outreach program

The Union Township Police Department is working to revive an old outreach program in the hopes of creating a better working relationship with the people it serves.

Bethel woman attains goal

Everyone is acquainted with the idea of overcoming adversity. However, it can mean different things for different people. One Bethel woman is not only familiar with the struggle of overcoming adversity, but has now become familiar with what lays on the other side of that mountain.

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