Mixed with the smells of gasoline, oil, and exhaust, the sounds of banjos, fiddles, and harmonicas can be heard the first and third Thursday of every month at 32 Ford. The 32 Ford car dealership and auto parts/service store in Batavia is hosting bluegrass music jam sessions twice a month as a way to bring the community together in a fun environment and to show customer appreciation.
Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, far right, performed the swearing-in ceremony for three Bethel politicians Dec. 10. From left are Gary Hutchinson, Tim Cherry and Travis Dotson were sworn in as members of council and mayor, respectively. Each have served in such capacity for some time, but this marked the first time that they were elected to their positions after being appointed to fill vacancies on council.
The Union Township Police Department is putting a bit more time into the Christmas season through increased patrols in some shopping locations. Officers will be pulling extra duty for about two weeks to make sure that people remain safe and relatively secure through the holiday shopping season.
The West Clermont Board of Education unanimously reached a settlement agreement for the termination of Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby’s district contract Dec. 10. Nesselroad-Slaby, 40, was the assistant principal at the Glen Este Middle School whose 2-year-old daughter Cecilia died of heatstroke after being accidentally left in the back seat of her mother’s car during a hot day Aug. 23
Fresh off a victory at the polls with a bond issue in November, Milford schools are hoping that the support shown by the community will continue. The Milford school board recently voted to place an operating levy of 5.9 mills on the March ballot.
The warm holiday cheer that was mixed in with the cold, misty, wintry air was palpable as the village of Williamsburg celebrated the holiday season last weekend. The Trains of Williamsburg 2007 Christmas Walk, which took place Dec. 7-8 in the heart of downtown Williamsburg, was an incredible success, said event chairperson Terri Ousley.
New Richmond’s Village Chritmas celebration was held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8. The event featured crafts, food, and many activities. The ceremonial lighting of the village Christmas tree took place at 8 p.m. Friday, and there was seasonal music to enjoy at various locations in the downtown area.
The 27th Annual Amelia Village Christmas Parade was held at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 9. The Parade was sponsored by the Amelia Business Association and the Amelia Village Recreation Commission.
Since politicians are generally known for what comes out of their mouths, one Clermont County man is being recognized instead for what he hears instead of what he says. Tom Niehaus, an Ohio State Senator representing Clermont and a handful of other counties, was recently named by Columbus Monthly as the “best listener” in the Ohio legislature.
Pleasant Hill, the historically significant Miami Township home of Scot and Theresa Conover, is one step closer to being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before the Conover family bought the home in the Spring of 2004, and knowing that the home had some historical significance, they had done extensive personal research on the history of the house, as well as a unique barn, also located on the property.